Sticking to a low carb diet - or any diet for that matter - can be challenging for most, especially when it comes to resisting those cravings for something sweet. Thankfully, I've got many sweets and desserts recipe. As a huge fan of Atkins ... Atkins ALSO has a large collection of diet dessert recipes you can enjoy guilt free! Today, I'd love to share with you a diet-friendly recipe based on a classic French dessert, Blackberry Clafoutis.
Clafoutis - pronounced kla-foo-tee, sometimes anglicized as "clafouti," and more correctly (but esoterically) known as a "flaugnarde" - is a French dessert composed of blackberries arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick batter.
Traditionally, this comforting dish was baked with cherries, including the pits! The cherry pits contain a glycoside called amygdalin, the active chemical in almond extract, lending to the unique and specific taste. In order to go for lower carbs, we opted for black berries. Plus, who really wants pits in their dessert. They're the pits!
Finally, the recipe uses a cup-for-cup sugar substitute and stevia (a fantastic synergistic combination), so you can enjoy this dessert while still keeping your carbs low.
Enjoy your clafoutis!
Storage Tip: Clafouti should be served warm, but if you're not trying to finish the entire dish in a day, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.