You are making a great dish from a keto recipe and need to know what are the best thickening ingredients.
Heavy Whipping Cream
Boil until reduced to desired thickness (whisk continuously, do not burn or it will change the flavor
Thickening with xanthan gum is simple. Just blend the xanthan gum with the recipe ingredients you wish to thicken. The ingredients will thicken rapidly. For sauces that are thicker, and may be sitting for a while, whisk them for improved flow.
If you can handle the dairy, grated cheese can also be a thickening agent. Any recipe that would taste good with grated cheese is a candidate.
Glucomannan powder is made from the roots of the Konjac plant. Glucomannan powder is a soluble fiber that can help in creating that “full feeling” which is great for weight loss. It’s a gluten-free food that can be used as a thickening agent in your favorite KETO recipes.
Not a thickening agent specifically, it can be used to thicken dips and sauces where needed. This is also a great way to add fat to your recipes. I myself love adding sour cream to my eggs.
Psyllium Husk Powder
Psyllium husk is a great source of fiber and works well as a thickening agent. Use about 1/2 teaspoon for each serving to thicken your gravy, sauce and, smoothies.
Use 1 part coconut flour for each part cold water to thicken sauces, stews, and soups that generally call for wheat flour. Whisk to desired consistency.
Add this natural thickener to recipes that need to be thickened, such as gravy. As with shredded cheese, Cream Cheese is a healthy fat and is often a great keto recipe additive.
Raw Egg Yolk
Raw egg yolk can be used to thicken a cream-based sauce or cheese sauce. Whisk with heavy cream. This is another way to add healthy fats to your ketogenic lifestyle.