Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls...keto style

Ben has loved cinnamon rolls since the first time he was introduced to them by his dad. 

It was their Saturday morning tradition.

When he was two he called them, "cici ro-ro's" and loved to watch them baking in the oven.  This picture was taken on vacation with friends when he was two - he couldn't wait to eat them.

So we have discovered a keto version of cinnamon rolls for Ben. 

He can eat 7 grams of 'oopsie roll' along with 3.5 grams of butter sprinkled with cinnamon.  This gives him a total of 50 calories at a 3.5:1 ratio.

It's descibed as a pita style snack, but it's much more spongy.


108 grams egg white, whipped into stiff peaks
48 grams egg yolk
84 grams Philapdelphia cream cheese
1 gram splenda (1 packet)
1 pinch cream of tarter
1 pinch salt

Add cream of tarter to egg whites and whip into stiff peaks. 

Beat the egg yolk, salt, splenda, and cream cheese together.
Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites. 

Make 6 mounds on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

Enjoy!  He savors each bite (about 5 of them) and it's usually gone in about 3 seconds.  I cut the others into the correct portion and freeze.

I think he's growing tired of his snack choices.  Up until this weekend, all he's wanted to have for snacks are the sugar cookies, these cinnamon rolls, and popcorn that is swimming in butter.  But the last few days he has complained that he wants something else.  I need to get back to the cook book to see what else I can offer him.  It's hard to find something to stay within the 50 calorie range - remember this? 

It's hard to get excited about offering him 1/2 grape and 1 ounce of cream as a snack.  So it's back to research!

Ben still continues to be seizure free!  We don't take this blessing for granted.  We are so thankful for God's unending grace.

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