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Low Carb Pecan Sandies

By December 30, 2012December 3rd, 2020Moods and Hormones, Nutrition Education, Weight Loss

 Low Carb Pecan Sandies

My healthiefied low carb pacan sandies recipe.

Low Carb Pecan Sandies


3/4 cup pecan meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp  baking powder
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup Swerve (or erythritol)
1 tsp stevia glycerite
1 tsp Celtic sea salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, and natural sweeteners. Cream for a few minutes until very fluffy. In a separate bowl mix together the pecan meal (I grind my own pecans with THIS food processor), coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth. Roll 2 TBS of dough into a ball in your hands (for uniform shape) onto a cookie sheet, then press down to they are about ¾ of an inch thick. Place cookies about 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes or until golden around the edges. Cool completely on the baking sheet before removing and enjoy! I keep mine in the freezer (for portion control!:) Makes 12 cookies.

Traditional Cookie = 180 calories 25 effective carbs
“Healthified” Cookie = 115 calories, 1.5 effective carbs
VARIATION: Smoosh my “healthified” Butter Pecan Ice Cream in between to cookies!

Low Carb Pecan Sandies



I first want to say that most authors don’t mind leaving un-updated information and books out there for purchase, but as for me, after doing lots of research of the new and exciting science of nutrition, I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that people were reading information that I put out there that wasn’t up to my current standards. If you have my last revision, it is still good, but I often wondered why a small amount of my clients and readers didn’t have the results I was looking for, so I decided to sit down and update Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism so everyone can succeed. Some new information includes:

ALL NEW Pantry List: What is in MY pantry!

New Information on Oils

New Tidbits added in the chapter on Exercise

ALL NEW information on Alternative Sweeteners

  • What to use and why
  • What NOT to use and why

ALL NEW information on Alternative Flours

  • How to convert Almond Flour and Coconut Flour


  • Burning Brown Fat
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Protein Days

Other new tibits:

  • Chapter “Milk Does it ‘Do A Body Good’”
  • Nutrient Timing
  • How to get fiber without grains

New foods in the charts to balance you hormones

 Low carb pecan sandies

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Thank you for all of your support and interest!

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“I purchased your 30 day accelerated meal plan package around November and have lost over 35 lbs. (I started cutting out carbs in August by reading your blog) My doctor had warned me about my weight gain so when I saw her in January for routine blood test she was ecstatic about my results, both in my blood numbers and my weight loss. Thank you so very much for all of your shared knowledge! Now, my naturally thin husband and kids are on board…BTW, hubby and 1 son have genetically high cholesterol, looking forward to their blood test results after 6 months on your program! My best friend and her family have purchased your assessment and books and are on their way to great health also! I praise God for you Maria! Thank you!” – Susan

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Low Carb Pecan Sandies

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Vani says:

    congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.
    Pre Diabetes Diet

  • Stacy says:

    Maria – this recipe differs a little from your Nutritious and Delicious book. Does that mean you have improved upon the recipe in the book? Thank you.

    • If I find new techniques or get feedback that can improve the recipe, yes, I will sometimes update it here. So you could mark up the recipe in N&D to match for this one.

  • Anonymous says:

    can I replace the just like brown sugar with swerve?

  • Maggie says:

    According to an online conversion website, 1 stick of butter = 113.4g. Is that how much coconut oil to use? (I want to make these for a person with Alzheimer’s and the oil may help her.)


  • Anonymous says:

    First…your work with healthy recipes is a lifesaver! I’m one who likes to cook but I totally need a recipe, so thank you for your time and efforts!

    These, I made yesterday as well as the butter pecan ice cream. The rolling into a ball reminded me of Snickerdoodle days. I think I mushed mine too much (I know…the instructions say 3/4″, but I went further 🙁 So, they flattened out a bunch, but the taste was still there. They didn’t want to come off the cookie sheet, and they were chewy. Do you think that’s because they were so thin, or is this a chewy cookie? Maybe spraying coconut oil on the pan would have helped, but while they were cooking, the butter just oozed out, but then it soaked back in them. Also, I’ll need to cut back on the salt next time…just a little salty for me. But, so grateful for this recipe!

    • Not all coconut flours are the same. I usually test one cookie and adjust the dough based on the results (If spread thin, add a little flour, etc). Thanks! 🙂

  • karen says:

    Do you think I could grind up whole pecans instead of buying the pecan meal? How fine is the meal?

    • cemmerich says:

      Yes? You could grind up whole until they are a powder. Don’t do too much or it will turn into butter. 🙂

  • karen says:

    I made two batches of these yesterday. One with butter, One with coconut oil. The first atch with butter did flatten out but they taste delicious. The second batch I did add more coconut flour and they didn’t flatten and were more cakey. Hubby loved the 2nd batch better so now we both have to watch portion control (giggle giggle). I do think next time I’ll reduce the salt a bit too. Thanks very much!

  • Ann says:

    Dear Maria, Thank you so much for all that you have done to educate and assist me in improving my health and the health of my family. I have all of your books and constantly refer back to Secrets. I have recently become interested in the work of Konstantin Monastyrsky and his book, Fiber Menace. If you are familiar with his work, I would appreciate understanding your opinion on his views of dietary fiber. Thank you again. Best, Ann

    • cemmerich says:

      Thanks! I will look into that. 😉

    • cemmerich says:

      I just took a look and I agree with much of what he is saying. That is why I keep my total carbs to below 30g a day (from any source including fiber). 🙂

  • Ann says:

    I’m adding this so that I will be notified of your response. Thank you again. Ann

  • Natalie Chernyavsky says:

    I couldn’t find this book on Amazon -“Secrets……? Where else to get this one?

  • Phenomenal Curves says:

    Made these tonight and they turned out WONDERFUL! Such a great recipe, thanks for sharing.

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