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Cacao Nib Friands (Keto)

Brought to you by Teresa Mitchell-Paterson
Serves Makes 6 friands


1 ½ cups of almond meal

1/3 cup of cacao powder

Two tablespoons of Coco Earth ®Keto oil

2/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk

6 mini scoops of Nirvana ®100% pure stevia extract powder

Two tablespoons of organic cacao nibs

1 tablespoon of organic vanilla essence

Two teaspoons of psyllium powder

½ teaspoon of baking powder

2 medium organic eggs

Note: other light oils can be used instead of keto oil and, 2 tablespoons of honey can be substituted for stevia (to taste) if preferred (not keto).


Heat the oven to 180C

Oil a 6 muffin tray

Mix the dry ingredients to a bowl, almond meal, cacao powder, nibs, psyllium, baking powder and stevia together to ensure there are no lumps

Add the eggs, (honey if using) vanilla essence, oil and almond milk into the dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed

Divide the mixture evenly into the six muffin holes

Bake until the friands do not bounce back to the touch in the middle (20-30 minutes)

About the Author

Teresa is a skilled naturopath with a career that spans over 20 years. Her assistance in the treatment of chronic illness comes from a solid knowledge of human biochemistry, physiology and natural treatment protocols. Teresa bases her therapies on both traditional and evidence-based medicines and a thorough understanding of her patients. An advocate of integrative medicine, Teresa has a particular interest and experience in chronic illness, chemotherapy and radiation support, chronic infection, chronic joint and muscle disorders, chronic gastro intestinal conditions, low mood and energy.

Teresa Mitchell-Paterson is a tertiary academic at Torrens University and is completing a PhD. Teresa has extensive experience in educational management, curriculum development, compliance, governance and alumni mentoring. She has been in continuous naturopathic practice for over 25 years (Bioceuticals Practitioner of the year 2015 – 2017 highly commended, 2019 ATMS practitioner highly commended) and is currently at a integrative practice in Sydney. She is also a FILEX 2016 presenter, member of the Health and Wellness panel for the Memorial Winston Churchill Trust, Ambassador and fellow of ATMS and holds a Nutritional Advisory position with Bowel Cancer Australia.