In the mood for something keto-friendly, crunchy, and satisfying?
These low-carb pecan pie bites will fit the bill perfectly.
They're made with only a handful of ingredients—all of which contain plenty of healthy fat and very few (if any) carbs.
What makes them so satisfying then, you ask? Well, the pecans themselves add texture and flavor. And the almond flour and eggs in the recipe make each individual bite feel like a real treat.
The key, though, is monk fruit sweetener. It's one of our favorite low-carb sweeteners because it contains absolutely no carbs, yet it's just as sweet as table sugar.
We think you'll be keeping more pecans and monk fruit sweetener on hand after you try these low-carb pecan pie bites. Enjoy these sweet and crunchy treats!
Health Benefits of this Recipe
These low-carb pecan pie bites pack a serious nutritional punch into each bite. Just consider the benefits of these healthy ingredients!
- They're made with almond flour: Almond flour is just finely ground almonds, and these healthy nuts are packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and have been linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease [*].
- Each batch calls for three eggs: Considered a superfood by many health experts, eggs contain protein, healthy fats, no carbs, and more than a dozen essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy [*].
- Monk fruit is a natural, low-carb sweetener: Monk fruit sweetener comes from a small round fruit from China. The extracted liquid is actually more sweet than traditional table sugar—but at the same time, it contains zero calories and zero carbs [*]!
If there's one ingredient to highlight in these low-carb pecan pie bites, though, it's the pecans.
Ingredient Spotlight: Pecans
If you want to change it up from your normal low-carb nut routine, give pecans a try. Often overlooked, pecans offer many of the same health benefits as more popular nuts (almonds and walnuts).
As far as macronutrients go, pecans are the perfect option. They contain only 8% carbs and 87% healthy fats! [*].
They also offer benefits like:
- 2.7g of fiber per one-ounce serving(!) [*]
- 2.6g of protein per one-ounce serving.
- A host of B vitamins like thiamin, which promote healthier mitochondria in cells that give you energy and regulate your metabolism [*].
- A healthy dose of manganese, which helps promote healthy blood glucose levels [*].
- Other essential minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
See? There's a lot to love about pecans. And after you try these pecan pie bites, it's unlikely that you'll need any convincing to keep more of these healthy nuts on hand.
Other Low-Carb Dessert Recipes You’ll Love
- Paleo Cheesecake Bites
- Paleo Ginger Snap Cookies
- Low-Carb Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter Cereal Bites
Low-Carb Pecan Pie Bites Recipe
- Yield: 10 servings
- Serving Size: 1 pecan bite
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 18 minutes
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup monk fruit sweetener
- 1 cup almond butter
- ½ cup monk fruit sweetener
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup pecans
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, butter, and sweetener for the crust. The mixture should be crumbly and well incorporated.
- In a cupcake baking tray, add in one heaping scoop of the mixture. Use a flat bottom handle to pack the crust in so it doesn’t come apart. It should be a thin layer.
- Place in the oven to bake for 8 minutes.
- In the meantime, combine the almond butter, sweetener, vanilla, and butter in a medium bowl.
- Add in the eggs, one at a time.
- Add in the pecans and stir until they are evenly coated.
- Remove the cupcake tray from the oven. The crust should be slightly golden and crunchy.
- Evenly distribute the batter in each compartment. Bake for about 18 minutes.
Nutritional Facts Per Serving:
- Fat: 35.5g
- Protein: 10.8g
- Total carbs: 9g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar Alcohol: 0g
- Net Carbs: 4g
- Fat: 80%
- Protein: 11%
- Carbohydrates: 9%