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JALAPENO POPPER CHEESE PUFFS

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JALAPENO POPPER CHEESE PUFFS


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Keto Jalapeno Popper Cheese Puffs are modeled after the favorite bacon wrapped jalapeno popper rolled up into a yummy bite sized bit these babies will help you stop asking how to increase fat on Keto.

CHEESE PUFFS


My absolute all time favorite appetizer next to hot wings are bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers for years and years my mom would make them for special occasions New Year’s Eve, Football games and such. Instead of cutting the jalapenos in half and stuffing them with the cream cheese filling we would core the peppers and pipe the cream cheese mixture inside, then wrap in bacon this helped to hold the cheese in as well as give the peppers a ridiculously crisp outside. Now I want them.  OK. moving on…  

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Our Keto jalapeno popper cheese puffs are different from the bacon wrapped jalapeno appetizer in the way use a mixture to form bite sized balls and roll them in the bacon the addition of almond flour makes them just a little more decadent. A cheesy bacon crusted mini biscuit almost they are a great way to up the fat in your Keto diet if you aren’t hitting your macros.

But are they cheese puffs?  Ok so they aren’t cheese puff in the sense that you might be thinking there is no florescent orange cheese to stain your fingers or hard crunch to tear the roof of your mouth. Did that happen to anyone else pre-keto days, or just me? These cheese puffs are light, airy and creamy. The addition of almond flour and egg to the mixture creates a little bite that will puff up and be a cross between a fritter and a popper try stuffing a square of chedder cheese in the middle and rolling the mixture around it. 

HOW TO INCREASE FAT ON KETO 


Hitting a daily goal of 3 or 4 different macros can be hard on the Keto diet it is recommended to maintain a 75% Fat, 20% Protein and 5% Carb macro ration that amount of fat can over whelm and sometimes even scare people. The fact is the fat adds up fast and there are a few easy changes you can make to increase fat on Keto: 

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Eat more avocado is high in fat and fiber snack on Nuts- nuts like almonds, cashews and walnuts, A small handful can yield up to 18 grams per ounce. Add MCT Oil to smoothies and dishes- MCT oil is high in good fat bombs fat bomb recipes like this one pack a fat power punch in a small amount of food for those of us who get full fast and still need fat macros for the day.

WHY FAT IS IMPORTANT ON KETO


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Fat is important on keto because well fat basically is everything Keto when you cut carbs down to under 40g per day and enter ketosis you are switching your body from burning carbs to burning fat. Afterall that is the whole concept behind the Ketogenic Diet.  The ketogenic diet is a high fat the good kind diet. When you eat a Low Carb high fat diet your body enters ketosis the process at which the body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs. Therefore it is important to hit your fat marco levels daily. This will help maintain Ketosis. Cripsy on the outside, creamy and cheesy on the inside just look at that the pic is a touch blurry and over exposed we were exhausted that day as you can probably tell though- these are delicious.

INGREDIENTS


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  • 4 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ c. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten 
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers finely chopped
  • 6 Slices of bacon, cooked crispy, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp Ranch seasoning

Instructions:


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  1. In a small mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth. 
  2. Mix egg into almond flour until well combined. 
  3. Add Shredded cheddar cheese, jalapenos and ranch seasoning to the cream cheese, mix well. 
  4. Stir in almond flour egg mixture until fully incorporated.
  5. Crumble the bacon pieces and place them on a plate.
  6. Form a tablespoon of the jalapeno mixture into a ball, and roll it in the crumbled bacon.
  7. Place on cookie sheet, refrigerate 30 mins. 
  8. Preheat oven to 425.   Bake 10 minutes or until golden and puffed. 
  9. Allow to cool a few minutes before eating. 

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