Sugar Free Gluten Free Mini Peppermint Cream Puffs


For the shells:
3 egg whites
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3 egg yolks
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp sugar substitute equivalent
For the filling :
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp sugar substitute equivalent
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
3 drops red food coloring


1. Preheat oven to 300 degree Fahrenheit.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until thick, stiff peaks form, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl, combine egg yolks, cream cheese and sweetener.
4. Carefully fold yolk mixture into whites.
5. Spoon batter into greased cupcake pans (large for bigger cream puffs; small for tiny cream puffs).
6. Bake for 30 minutes.
7. While rolls are still warm, loosely separate from the pans.
8. In a mixing bowl, whip heavy white cream, sweetener, peppermint extract and food coloring until still peaks form, about 3-5 minutes.
To Assemble:
Carefully pull apart or slice shells.
Spoon whipped cream into shells.
Place top shell and refrigerate until serving.


This is such a cute sugar free, gluten free and low carbohydrate dessert recipe, and because you’re cute, too (don’t argue with me. This is my site, damn it), you deserve something fun and tiny to take the edge off of those cravings. This recipe is fine for induction, so long as you don’t eat more than a couple a day. The heavy white cream should be limited to two tablespoons per day in Atkins induction.
This recipe is also a lot of fun since we’re nearing Valentine’s Day. Serve these to your sweetheart and Cupid’s arrow will strike your thinning heart!

The shells are made from the batter used to make oopsie rolls. Whether you love these as standard buns or not, they make divine cream puffs! If you haven’t tried making oopsie rolls, the use of cupcake pans for this recipe ensures a perfect result. So what are you waiting for? Give these darling desserts a try and dish to tell me what you think.

Nutritional information:
For 1/12 recipe (large cream puff or 2 small): Calories: 111, Carbohydrates: .8 g, Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: .8 g, Protein: 2.5 g, Fat: 11 g
Per entire recipe: Calories: 1332, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 132 g

Other Names:

Low carb Cream Puffs


Makes 12 large cream puffs or 24 small when using one shell cut in two.


Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 7:19am


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