Living a Keto lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to give up all of your favorite foods!
You can still have delicious apple butter but without all of the sugar and carbs when you make my Keto Sugar-Free “Apple” Butter recipe.
And it is made with easy-to-find ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores.
It does take a bit of time to make my sugar-free “apple” butter recipe, but it makes a huge batch – about 2 ½ cups per batch!
And you can easily double the recipe because it can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks. But I’m sure it’ll be gone long before then!
How I Made This Recipe Keto
The first thing you probably noticed is that my recipe doesn’t contain any apples. And while apples are delicious, they aren’t very Keto-friendly.
Just one medium-size apple contains about 20 net carbs, which is how many net carbs you should have each day when you are following a Keto diet.
To replace apples in the recipe, I used yellow squash (sometimes known as summer squash) instead.
Yellow squash is a very mild-tasting vegetable, which is why it’s perfect for this recipe. You’ll never taste the yellow squash in it! All you’ll taste are the other delicious ingredients, especially the cinnamon powder.
I only tested this recipe using yellow squash, but I would imagine peeled and chopped zucchini would work as well.
Zucchini has a slightly stronger flavor than yellow squash. So, after it is cooked, you might want to add a bit more cinnamon or nutmeg if you think the zucchini flavor is too noticeable.
I also used a carrot in the recipe for its gorgeous orange color. It also helped the consistency to be more like traditional apple butter.
While I did not test the recipe without a carrot, I would guess that you can omit it and use additional squash. However, it definitely won’t have a color similar to traditional apple butter without it.
For the sweetener, I used granulated erythritol. Personally, of all the Keto sweeteners, I prefer erythritol the most.
In my opinion, erythritol cooks and bakes like traditional sugar. And it doesn’t have an odd aftertaste like some Keto sweeteners.
However, if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, feel free to use less erythritol than the recipe suggests. You could start out with 1/4 cup (48 g) of erythritol and add more until the “apple” butter is sweet enough for you.
As for the spices, the cinnamon and nutmeg is what gives my recipe the taste of traditional apple butter.
However, feel free to use more or less cinnamon and nutmeg depending on your tastes. You can even use a dash of cloves if you want.
How To Use “Apple” Butter
Of course, you can spread my “apple” butter on a slice of Keto toast. However, here are a few other ways you can use it, and each of them is delicious!
You can use my “apple” butter as a topping on your favorite Keto pancakes or Keto waffles. Or stir some into a bowl of your favorite Keto oatmeal.
But one of my favorite ways to eat to enjoy “apple” butter is to use it on topping for Keto ice cream. I know it might sound odd, but it’s absolutely delicious.
Of course, I won’t tell anyone if you decide to just eat your “apple” butter with a spoon!
And don’t forget to check out all of my Keto condiments and sauces recipes. Healthy living never tasted so good!
Enjoy all of the flavors of apple butter but without the sugar and carbs with this Keto Sugar-Free “Apple” Butter recipe.
- Place the chopped summer squash, chopped carrot, granulated erythritol, water, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the squash mixture from the heat and let cool slightly. Place the cooled mixture in a high-speed blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Place the pureed mixture, cinnamon powder, ground nutmeg, and salt in the saucepan and continue to simmer for 50 to 60 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning, until the mixture reaches desired consistency.
- Let cool slightly before serving. Refrigerate the leftover “apple” butter in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Serving Size: Approx. 2 Tablespoons [30 ml] per serving
- Calories: 14
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 1 g