Please don’t hate me for sharing this 3-ingredient recipe with you. Just lemon, almond butter and pecans.
It’s one of those treats that is so easy to whip up when you’re in the mood for something sweet and creamy. We’re talking 2 minutes max.
And it’s just so so good.
Bursting with fresh lemony goodness and that lovely natural sweet creaminess of almond butter. With some crunchy roast pecans to keep the texture interesting.
Reminds me of cheesecake. In the best possible way.
Who needs sugar and dairy? Definitely not me.
Little Lemon Delicious Puddings
- 75 g lemon juice 1/3 cup
- 75 g almond butter 1/3 cup
- 25 g roast pecans small handful
Mix lemon juice and almond butter in a small glass or bowl until smooth and creamy and thickened like whipped cream. It will take a while to come together but you'll know when it does.
Top the pudding with chopped pecans. Serve with a teaspoon.
NET CARBS 16g/ serve
Sugar 6g / serve
Variations & Substitutions for Lemon Almond Butter
keto / ultra low carb – skip the lemon and pecans serve almond butter with dark chocolate (95% cocoa solids).
nut-free – use sunflower seed butter or tahini. You might need a pinch of sugar or stevia to sweeten as it won’t have the natural sweet flavour of almond butter.
more substantial (carb lovers) – add fresh berries or cherries.
more substantial (low carb) – double it!
different nuts – walnuts, macadamias, almonds, pistachios, cashews are all good.
different fruit – also amazing with lime juice. And if you don’t mind the carbs orange juice or pomegranate juice will work.
more fancy / for entertaining – use your prettiest cups.
Problem Solving Guide Lemon Almond Butter
too tart – add a little icing sugar or stevia to balance. Make sure your almond butter is unsalted next time.
bland – add a little icing sugar or stevia.
too runny – sounds like your almond butter had the oil separating out. Next time stir the almond butter before measuring out. For now add a little more almond butter and mix again.
too thick – add more lemon or if you don’t want it any tarter, use water.
Absolutely! Just prepare as per the recipe but keep the pecans separately. Will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week or can be frozen. Serve chilled with the freshly chopped pecans.
More Low Carb Treats
- Chocolate Pecan ‘Cake’
- Zucchini, Honey & Almond Cake
- Can Chocolate for Breakfast be Healthy?
- Strawberry Almond Shortcakes
- Chocolate Walnut Birthday ‘Cake’
Have fun in the kitchen!
These are great! Thanks and Happy Birthday ?
I’m just starting my journey to reducing sugar and eating more real food, and was excited to try this! It was so interesting! Tart, ridiculously creamy, rich… I added a pinch of Monkfruit too. I found it wonderfully addicting! The other 1/2 is in the fridge for tomorrow night! Thank you for helping me be excited about taking control of my blood sugars!
Oh good for you Debbi! So glad you enjoyed :)
Crikey! Another simple quick winner.
So glad you enjoyed Annette!
This is delicious! I ate it with some baklava crumb – a mix of crushed nuts and spices that taste like baklava without all the sugar. I love finding desserts that don’t have sweeteners – because I avoid sugar even things like Stevia are just too sweet for me. I really enjoy making the most of naturally sweet ingredients. This felt indulgent without feeling naughty! Happy birthday!
So glad you enjoyed Rita! And loving the sound of your baklava crumbs :)
to stop any of the nut butters from the oil separating…. store them upside down…. as soon as they are at your house
it works….. wonderfully simple