Frequently Asked Questions
Ingredient related questions
All of the ingredients are fairly common, readily available, and can be found in most grocery stores. I personally order protein powder online due to brand preference, but protein powder can also be found in most grocery stores. See the next two questions for information about protein powder.
The Keto Dessert Cookbook does not require any protein powder. Many of the recipes in the other four books require protein powder. The protein powder can be omitted from the frosting recipes in all eBooks, as well as from the cookie recipes in The Healthy Cookie eCookbook. Omitting the protein called for in the cake, donut, and brownie recipes will affect the texture, so I cannot guarantee the results if the protein powder is omitted.
I use a naturally sweetened, lactose-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and soy-free whey protein isolate from a company called ABOUTTIME. AboutTime protein comes in a wide variety of amazing flavors (think birthday cake, cinnamon swirl, and pumpkin spice latte!) as well as the classic vanilla and chocolate flavors. They also carry casein protein, vegan protein, superfood blends, coffee protein, pre-workout, and more. Vegan protein powder can be used in the recipes but may yield a slightly denser (but still delicious) texture. AboutTime carries a vegan pea protein isolate for those who need a dairy-free option. If you would like to try ABOUTTIME supplements, you may use the discount code BAKETOBEFIT for 15% off any order at www.tryabouttime.com If you have a different brand you would prefer to use, any whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, or a whey + casein blend should work well in the recipes – just keep in mind that the flavors and sweetness of the recipes are optimized using AboutTime protein. If you prefer not to use protein powder, I recommend checking out the new Keto Dessert Cookbook, as it does not use any protein powder.
I am located in the US, but from my experience so far, I know that people have purchased the eBooks from many different countries and have not had trouble making the recipes. I made an effort to use widely available ingredients and there is also a substitution section included at the beginning of all the eBooks with options for substituting the ingredients just in case there is something you do not have.
In The Healthy Series eBooks, you can find ingredients such as gluten-free flour, oats, protein powder, applesauce, coconut oil, nut butters, natural unrefined sweeteners, cocoa powder, yogurt (or dairy-free alternative), chocolate (see the next question for chocolate recommendations), salt/baking soda/baking powder etc. In The Keto Dessert eBook, you will find commonly used keto-friendly baking ingredients, such as almond flour, coconut flour, sugar-free sweetener (you may use any kind you prefer - I recommend Lakanto classic and powdered sweeteners, you can use code SARAH for 20% off), sugar-free chocolate chips, as well as more common baking ingredients such as cocoa powder, eggs, butter, cream cheese, etc. There is also an ingredient guide included in each eBook explaining all of the ingredients and possible substitutions.
I enjoy using Choc Zero (sugar-free, sweetened with monk fruit - you can use code SARAH for 10% off at www.choczero.com), Lily's Sweets Chocolate (sugar-free, stevia-sweetened) and Enjoy Life Foods chocolate (allergen-free). You may use any chocolate that you prefer in the recipes.
No. Only natural, unrefined sweeteners are used in the recipes. Examples of sweeteners used are stevia, erythritol, pure maple syrup, and/or coconut palm sugar. However, you may substitute any sweeteners you prefer. Instructions for how to substitute sweeteners are included in the eBooks.
Yes! Choc Zero: SARAH for 10% off at www.choczero.com (sugar-free chocolate & syrups) Lakanto Sweeteners: SARAH for 20% off at www.lakanto.com (my favorite sugar-free sweeteners) Try About Time: SARAH for 40% off at www.tryabouttime.com (whey & vegan protein powder) Banza Pasta: SARAH for 20% off at www.eatbanza.com (my favorite high-protein, gluten-free pasta)
Allergen related questions
Yes, all of the recipes are gluten-free.
Yes, many of them are. All of the recipes in the cake, cookie, and donut cookbooks are egg-free. Almost all of the recipes in the brownie cookbook are egg-free, aside from two of the bonus recipes. Please see below for details about dairy ingredients. Many of the recipes in The Keto Dessert eBook require eggs, so they may not be optimal for a vegan diet.
Many of the recipes in The Healthy Series eBooks use whey protein powder. The brand I use is lactose-free so it may be suitable for those who are lactose intolerant, but whey protein is derived from dairy, so it would not be suitable for those with a milk protein allergy. Dairy free alternatives can be substituted. For dairy-free protein powder, AboutTime carries a vegan pea protein isolate, and you may use the discount code BAKETOBEFIT for 15% off any order at www.tryabouttime.com. Some of the cake and frosting recipes use Greek yogurt or cream cheese. Dairy-free alternatives can be substituted. Simple instructions for how to make these substitutions are included in the eBooks. The Keto Dessert eBook does not use protein powder or yogurt, so it is easy to make dairy-free with simple substitutions for butter and/or cream cheese.
Aside from coconut, most of the recipes are nut-free. There are nut-free substitutions suggested in the “Ingredients and Substitutions” sections at the beginning of each eBook for any recipes that call for nut ingredients. Most people who are intolerant or allergic to nuts can eat coconut. If you cannot eat coconut, I would not recommend purchasing the eBooks, as coconut flour is used in many of the recipes and does not have a reliable substitution. However, if you simply do not like the taste of coconut, the use of coconut flour does not add any coconut flavor to the recipes. The Keto Dessert eBook requires almond flour in many of the recipes, so it is not as nut-free friendly. However, sunflower seed flower may be used as a substitute for almond flour.
Yes. None of the recipes contain any soy ingredients. Always make sure that the chocolate/chocolate chips you use are soy-free if you have an allergy, as many brands contain soy lecithin.
Download related questions
Immediately. After clicking "place order" in the checkout process, the next screen that appears will have download buttons for each eBook. Clicking on these buttons will automatically download the files. You will also receive an email containing the link(s) to the eBook(s) as well. Please make sure to save the file(s) to your computer, phone, zip drive, or other method of file storage in case the email with the download link gets deleted or misplaced. If you create an account during purchase, you will always be able to access your downloads by logging into your account.
Please try downloading from a desktop computer, then contact me if it is still not working.
Please make sure to check all junk mail folders, then contact me if you do not receive the email within 24 hours of purchase.
No, they are only available as PDF file electronic books at this time.
The eBooks may be viewed on a computer, phone, or tablet. I recommend importing them into an eBook reader such as iBooks.
After purchase, download the file(s), email or text the file(s) to yourself, then open them on the device you would like to import them to, tap on the file and click "copy to iBooks." Please contact me for additional assistance.
I ask that you please make sure to save the file directly to a computer, zip drive, or other method of file storage to reduce the risk of losing your files in the case of a lost/broken phone or loss of email access. I also recommend creating an account during purchase, as then you can always access your downloads by logging into your account. Download links cannot be replaced. There may be exceptions to this under extraordinary circumstances, so please contact me and I will help to the best of my ability.
Yes, gift cards are available here. This will provide a code that will allow the recipient to download the product of their choice for free, or with a discount, depending on the amount chosen. Please note this is a digital gift card. You may either enter the recipients information at checkout, and an email with the gift card code will be sent to them directly, or you may forward the code on to them yourself.
The eBooks are only available in English at this time. Hopefully I will be able to have them translated in the future.
Due to the digital nature of the products, there are no refunds. Please make sure to read the product description and FAQ page carefully before purchase to make sure the product is suitable for you. Please contact me with any additional questions or concerns. Your satisfaction is important to me, and I want you to always be happy with your purchase.