These sugar-free caramelised pecans are perfect for a ketogenic diet! They offer a sweet fix without having to spike your blood sugar level. They’re also a great way of increasing your fat intake, as pecans are a great source of fat.
Xylitol is the best sweetener to use for this recipe, but remember – do not use xylitol if you have a doggo! It’s really toxic for dogs and not worth the risk. Xylitol can spike your blood sugar level slightly, as it is a GI rating of 13. So make sure yo count at least 50% of the carbs from Xylitol when calculating your macro intake.
Erythritol is the perfect alternative, and you can deduct 100% of the erythritol carbs from your macros as it has a GI rating of 0! The only downside is, that erythritol will crystalise and go grainy. Due to this, you’ll need to reheat the caramel mix if you’re not using it straight away. Otherwise, if you’re pouring it directly over the pecans, you can eat without reheating; you’ll just find it a bit grainy.
For this recipe I have chosen to use pecans, however, you could also use this with walnuts. You could also give it a try with blanched almonds, although I recommend chopping em up a bit to make them easier to much on.