• María Fernanda López

Single-Serving Chocolate Ricotta Flan (Keto & Gluten Free)

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Life is unexpected, it just keeps throwing random situations and constantly challenges us. The trick is to hold yourself together, think about the situation and how you'll turn everything in order to learn and to grow from it.


This recipe was an accident. I was baking a cheesecake, my Orange Chocolate Cheesecake to be exact, and I had leftover chocolate mix. I usually, savagely just pour everything on the recipe but I didn't want to overflow the cheesecake. I needed to keep the beauty and aesthetic.



Well, so I had this blend. It had a smoothie consistency and although I don't mind (entirely) eating a raw egg the leftover blend had potential to be something else! I gave it the chance and also, since the oven was already on... well, it was just begging to be bake!



So this is what happened. A delicious, creamy and dreamy Chocolate Ricotta Flan! I also was planning on doing a flan anyways, eventually. This was the day, accidentally but I'm glad it happened because this is going to be on repeat!


This this is a recipe inspired by the Mexican Flan, but without all the eggs. This is simpler but it also has the creamy and silky consistency of a flan. The trick here is to use the method of water bath, also known as sous vide.



What's water bath means?

It simply means that you bake your recipe, in this case this little flan inside of a baking container half filled with water. Water bath in this recipe:



I placed my little, single-serving dish inside of a baking dish 8x8 and filled it halfway with water, just like in the picture. This method takes longer to prepare but it creates that out-of-this-world silkiness and creaminess.



Also, a good thing about this recipe is that we are only using FOUR ingredients. That's right, minimal and simple ingredients that create this magical and dreamy recipe. Since this is also a single-serving recipe it makes it great snack whenever you've got time though since it stays one hour in the oven. But you can multiply the recipe to make more serving.



Here are the ingredients you'll need for this Single-Serving Chocolate Ricotta Flan:

  • Ricotta or farmers cheese

  • Granulated monk fruit

  • Cacao powder

  • Egg



You just blend all the ingredients, pour it in a baking dish, I used this little heart one.. super cute! And baked it using the water bath method.


Overall this recipe is:

  • Keto

  • Blender recipe

  • Gluten and Grain Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Nut Free

  • Delicious!



The end result

A dreamy and creamy dessert that you will want to make on repeat! It melts into your mouth, the rich flavor of the chocolate blends perfectly with the ricotta cheese blend. Moist and silky texture dessert.



Worth it of that hour in the oven, trust me. While it bakes you can take a shower and prepare your self care routine, at the time you are ready, this amazing dessert will be ready!



This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Simple and elegant (and super easy) no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a healthy gluten free and low carb cheesecake for the win!



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With love,

María


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Single-Serving Chocolate Ricotta Flan

By María Fernanda López

Serves 1


Ingredients

  • 1 cup or ricotta or farmers cheese

  • 1/4 cup of granulated monk fruit

  • 1 + 1/2 tbsp of cacao powder

  • 1 egg


Method

  1. Preheat the your oven at 350F.

  2. Blend all the ingredients until they are nice and smooth.

  3. Pour the batter into a little baking dish.

  4. Place this little dish into a bigger baking dish and fill it half way through with water. (like in the picture below).

  5. Bake for 30 minutes.

  6. Enjoy!

Water Bath Method:


Nutritional Information per serving (268 kcal)

Fat: 19g

Carbs: 8g

Fiber: 0g

Net Carbs: g

Protein: 16g




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