The Low Carb Luxury Newsletter: 
Volume III / Number 20: October 25, 2002: Page 3
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 Advice Lady         
A well-known low-carber in the community answers your questions about everything from nutrition to family issues, stress, and heck — even your love life. She's been the "go to gal" for awhile now when people need a little advice. And who is she? Well, we're not telling. She remains anonymous so that she can better give very frank advice. She doesn't pull any punches. You can remain anonymous too if you want — Just think "Dear Abby" — you know, signing off like "Harried in the Workplace" or "Desperate for Carbs in Detroit". Send in your question to The Advice Lady at

Dear Advice Lady,

For the last several years, I have been making banana mini muffins for my family, who always really loved them. Now that our family is sugar free (and my husband and I are low carb), we don't have them anymore. But we sure miss them. My husband keeps asking me to write and ask if there's a recipe that might give us a chance to enjoy them again. My attempts at experimenting have been a dismal failure.

Any ideas? You'd win some big points from us if you can give these traditional treats back to this banana-loving famiy!

Thank you,

Margo Dean

Dear Margo,

I do have a favorite recipe that will probably fit the bill. They are strictly speaking "mini-muffins", but we've always called them (lovingly) "Babycakes." This recipe does require a couple of low-carb products, but they're items easy to find. We love them, and they're very low carb. Here's the recipe! Let us know how your family likes them.

                                                     Banana Creme Babycakes
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup Atkins Bake Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon banana extract
  • 2/3 cup Splenda
  • 2/3 cup Keto Banana Creme Pie dry shake mix
  • 3 eggs
Banana Creme Babycakes Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray like PAM. In a medium bowl, mix almond flour, bake mix and baking powder until thoroughly combined.

In a large bowl, beat butter, Splenda, and extract with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in shake mix. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in almond flour/bake mix mixture with a spatula. Divide batter into muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 full.

Bake 20 minutes, until set and lightly brown. Spreading these while a little warm with soft butter, lightly sweetened with Splenda and a drop of vanilla is just pure heaven.

Makes 18 babycakes.  2.7 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Keto Shake Mixes and Atkins Bake Mix can be purchased from The Low Carb Connoisseur

Hope this fits the bill. And if so, where can I redeem these "points"? (giggle)

                                                                             The Advice Lady

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