Keto Disneyland Churro

We were supposed to go to Disneyland twice during this quarantine.  Small price to pay for health, but I still miss it.  It’s my happy place.

Disneyland posted the recipe for their churros and I decided to try to make it keto so I could pretend that I was at Disneyland.  And they turned out quite good!

I followed the recipe with a few keto changes…  For the dough, I used 236.5g water, 112g butter, 1.5g salt, .7g cinnamon, 125g almond flour, 12g coconut flour, 10g xanthan gum, and 51g egg.  For the “sugar” coating, I used 60g Lakanto classic and 1g cinnamon.  Instead of frying them, I baked mine for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

And the best part?  The churros are a 3:1 ratio!!  That’s not as good as being at Disneyland, but it’s close!

The entire recipe is 1696 calories, 164.14 fat, 35.98 protein, and 18.76 net carbs. Macros will vary depending on exact ingredients used.

For conventional measurements, it’s 1 cup water, 8 tablespoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 1/4 cup almond flour, a little less than 2 tablespoons coconut flour, 4 teaspoons xanthan gum, and 1 egg for the dough. And for “sugar” coating, about 1/3 cup sugar substitute and about 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon.

Now let’s hope the world can get back on track so I we can all celebrate @EpilepsyAwarenessDay at Disneyland in November!

14 Months Seizure Free

If the last couple years have taught me anything, it’s that there is nothing more important than our health.

I can’t believe it’s been 14 months since Reese’s last seizure.

We’re embracing this quarantine by staying home and taking it easy. Reese is living her best life by spending the entire day in her keto pajamas!

13 Months Seizure Free

Wow. So much has changed in 13 months… when Reese started keto, she was on 6 pharmaceuticals a day and still having 100 seizures a day. Now, she’s down to just one last pharmaceutical and has been seizure free for 13 months.

This feels like a dream. And if it is, don’t wake me!

They say that epilepsy doesn’t just affect one person – it affects the whole family. And I couldn’t agree more! I will forever be thankful for family that has supported us every step of the way. And for Reese’s #1 fan (her brother).