Good Dee's Instagram Live - Tips & Tricks!

Good Dee's Instagram Live - Tips & Tricks!

Recently, we did an Instagram Live with Deana, the founder of Good Dee's low carb baking mixes and learned a lot about the company and some great tips and tricks for each of the mixes! Below you will find some great notes from the Instagram Live, but feel free to watch/listen to the video below: 

 

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How did Good Dee’s Come to Be?

  • Deana started her business after having her first baby. She noticed post-pregnancy body and metabolism changes that made losing weight the “calorie counting” way more difficult. After doing some research, she found the keto/low carb lifestyle.

  • Deana also discovered how much sugar is a trigger for her, which made sense since diabetes runs in her family.

  • This prompted her to start baking and experimenting with low carb flours and sweeteners.

  • With the support of her entrepreneur family, she then launched Good Dee’s!

Tips and Tricks for each Low Carb Baking Mixes!

1) Yellow Snack Cake


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  • Add 1 tsp lemon extract or orange extract to wet ingredients
  • Add ¼ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut to the dry mix
  • Top with berries and whipped cream

Oscar's tip:

2) Chocolate Snack Cake

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  • Add nuts to dry mix
  • Top with a peanut butter cream cheese swirl or whipped cream

 

3) Chocolate Brownies

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  • Make a “brookie!”: top one layer of chocolate chip cookie mix with the brownie mix. 

Stella's tip:

 

4) Blondies

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  • Add rosewater and sliced almonds (¼ cup to dry mix OR sprinkle on top and press in) for a middle eastern twist!
  • Add 1 tsp lemon extract to wet ingredients
  • Banana flavour: add 1 tsp banana extract to wet ingredients, mix some nuts into dry mix, and top with cream cheese layer, after baking!

 

5) Double Chocolate Chip Cookie or Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Back in 2019!

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  • Can be made with a flax or chia egg, for an egg free alternative
  • Add walnuts

 

6) Sugar (free) Cookie

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  • Add 1 tsp lemon extract to wet ingredients
  • Can use melted coconut butter instead
  • Can replace oil with peanut butter

Neha's tip:

  • Freezes amazingly and taste awesome out of the freezer!

 

7) Muffins

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  • For savoury muffins, use olive oil instead of butter or coconut oil
  • Add shredded mozzarella, shredded zucchini, or za’atar spice

Neha's tip:

Oscar made this 2 ways - pictures here

  • Chive & Cheddar
  • Dill & Goat Cheese 

 

Eden (our Customer Friend!) tip of the year: 

 

8) Pancakes

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  • Use pancake mix to make scones! Add one egg to the full mix with any flavouring of choice, and then bake on parchment paper
  • Can also use pancake mix to make a “quick bread”; use 2-3 eggs with ¼ cup oil.

 

Neha's tips for pancakes:

9) Corn Bread Mix 

 

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  • Came about from being born and raised in Austin, Texas
  • Has no sugar alcohols!
  • Recommends adding cheese and jalapeños or unsweetened sweet cream butter

10) Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Cookie

 

  • The newest hit in Canada at the our Good Dee's Bake Off Meetup in Toronto!
  • Top with your favourite sugar free nut butter and toasted pecans for a nutty flavour
  • Sift some sugar free confectioners sugar for a tasty snow cookie
  • Layer with sugar free raspberry jam for a great double layered snickerdoodle

 

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Good Dee's keto friendly snickerdoodle cookie with jam on SwitchGrocery Canada

Other Tips and Tricks?

For first timers:
  • Start with the brownie, blondies, or yellow snack cake mixes
What is a great “go to” mix for a party?
  • Brownies or sugar (free) cookies are usually a hit!
Tips for camping:
  • Individually wrap in in paper towel (for moisture) and then bag and bring with you! Should be good for a few days (2-4)

Tips for freezing:

  • The mixes freeze really well in a ziploc baggie!

FAQs?

Pricing:
  • Mixes can be a little pricey, as these are expensive to make.
  • Deana shares being “particular about what I make,” and focusing on the best ingredients possible, which can come at a certain price point
Fiber:
  • Fibres contained in mixes are prebiotic fibres from tapioca (grain free)
  • Particular brands used in mixes have been around for a long time
  • Chose these brands specifically because does not raise blood sugar

Craving More?

 

Not sure with which mix to start? Check out our limited quantity Low Carb Baking Mix Bundle, including each mix at 10% off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can learn more about Good Dee’s and Deana on her website or Instagram page! 

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