Enter low carb lifestyle. Exit sausage rolls. Until this morning. Tired of eggs, I decided to try something new. I don't have any classes this week, so I had some time to play. John and I both liked these. I knew we would because I simply modified my coconut flour doughnut recipe. I added some maple flavoring. Yum. The tender crumb and slight sweetness really is similar to the doughnut shop variety.
The idea came into my head with all the work I have been doing with the next issue of the Diner News. It is going to feature ways to use an outdoor grill during your weekly prep day. One idea is to grill several packages of sausages. This is one of the ideas to put pre-grilled sausages to use for quick mid-week meals. All I did was slice up a sausage and whip up the batter. Easy Peasy. Done in under 30 minutes start to finish.
Sausage Roll Bites
1 5-6 ounce link sausage, pre-cooked
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 packets sweetener
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp water
1/4 tsp maple flavoring
Cut cooked sausage into 16 slices. In a microwavable bowl, combine coconut flour, sweetener, salt and baking soda. To the dry ingredients, add eggs, coconut oil, water and maple flavoring. Stir well. If mixture is thick, place into the microwave for 15-20 seconds. This will melt the coconut oil. Divide the batter among 16 mini muffin cups. Place a sausage slice on top and press slightly to bring batter up around the sides of the meat. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from the muffin cups.
4 bites per serving 233 calories 2 net carbs
Note: Coconut flours can vary, so if you find your batter is dry, add some additional water or melted butter.
Now I had better use my time away from school to get that new cookbook done---again. Grr. Even though I have to reformat all those recipes, I am still so honored to be a part of Low Carbing Among Friends. If you don't have all the books in the set, go get them. They truly are indispensable for our way of eating! http://amongfriends.us/24-7-LCD.php