This Cinnamon Sugar Keto Pork Rinds recipe might sound a little weird, but add a little cinnamon and sweetener to pork rinds and suddenly you’ve got an addictive, zero-carb snack.
Today I'm going to talk about one of my favorite subjects: Keto snacks. I might sound like a broken record on this point, but the fact remains, snacks are EVERYTHING when you are on a low-carb diet. If you don't have a Keto-friendly snack handy when you are feeling peckish, then it's easy to reach for a bag of chips and wreck your whole diet. So it's great to have treats like Cinnamon Sugar Keto Pork Rinds on hand for just such situations.
💬 Keto Dieters Often Ask
Pork rinds, also called chicharrones, are pork skins that have been either boiled or slow-cooked, drained, and then deep-fried in oil. This process makes a puffed-up snack with a salty taste and a wonderful crunch. Because of their crispness, fried pig skin often acts as a replacement for popcorn, crackers, or tortilla chips.
Yes, very! Pork rinds are a zero-carb food. That's right, 0 net carbs. The big 0. So they make a great low-carb snack when you are on a Keto diet. They will not cause any blood sugar spikes, so you will stay in the state of Ketosis. It's a way to counteract your cravings for crispy high-carb high-fat fried foods.
Keto pork rinds basically act like a potato chip substitute, so you'll find the same flavors you would find in potato chips. You can buy BBQ, Pizza, Nacho Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion, Salt & Vinegar, and Sea Salt & Black Pepper flavors of Keto pork rinds in grocery stores and on Amazon. You can even buy chicken skin that is prepared like pork cracklings.
🥣 Pork Rind Dips
You can dip Keto pork rinds in anything you might normally eat with potato chips or crackers. Just make sure that the dips are low carb. So some good Keto recipes are Cauliflower Hummus, Salsa, and Queso Cheese Dip.
🐖 Pork Rind Panko
Because of their crisp texture, pork rinds work great as panko breadcrumbs. And in addition to being low carb, they are gluten-free. Some great pork rind panko recipes on this site are Keto Chicken Strips and Keto Fried Pickles.
😍 Sweetened Pork Rinds
Savory pork rind flavors are great, but have you ever tried sweetening Keto Pork Rinds? It might sound a little funny, but if you are on a Keto diet, I'm sure you've tried weirder things. These Cinnamon Sugar Keto Pork Rinds have the taste and texture of Taco Bell Churros.
So let me show you how to make them.
- pork rinds
- salted butter
- Swerve Confectioners
- ground cinnamon
- Add pork rinds to a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag.
- Pour melted butter in and shake to coat.
- Mix cinnamon and sweetener together in a small bowl. Pour into the bag and shake until coated.
- Cinnamon Sugar Keto Pork Rinds will lose their crispness over time. To crisp them back up, place them under the broiler for a few minutes.
And that's all she wrote!
In two shakes of a lamb's tail, you can mix up a batch of Cinnamon Sugar Keto Pork Rinds. These zero-carb beauties will tide you over until the food comes. Or try one of the savory suggestions I mentioned. Nothing better than pork rinds and queso.
Alright, time for me to say goodbye.
Cinnamon Sugar Keto Pork Rinds
Add a little cinnamon and sweetener to pork rinds and suddenly you’ve got an addictive, zero carb, Keto snack.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 1
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
- 1 (3.5oz) bag pork rinds
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 6 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1. Add pork rinds to a gallon sized resealable plastic bag.
2. Pour melted butter in and shake to coat.
3. Mix cinnamon and sweetener together in a small bowl. Pour into the bag and shake until coated.
4. The pork rinds will lose their crispness over time. To crisp them back up, place them under the broiler for a few minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 oz
- Calories: 145
- Fat: 9
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 14
Keywords: Sweet Cinnamon Pork Rinds, Low Carb Sweet Pork Rinds, Keto Sweet Pork Rinds
OF YOU LIKED THIS SWEET PORK RIND RECIPE, THEN YOU MIGHT LIKE MY RECIPES FOR MUDDY BUDDY MIX, CARAMEL KETTLE CORN OR CHOCOLATE COVERED PORK RINDS.
This recipe is EXCELLENT!!!! I actually wanted to eat the whole bag but made myself stop. This will definitely be a staple in my home!
Great! I know though, it's really easy to eat too many of these. Thanks for letting me know that you liked it.
How addictive are these😱 I had to force myself away from the bowl. Think I'll try putting them under the broiler later, if I can keep them away from you know who! Thank God he was drinking a zero carb Gatorade and said they don't go that well together.lol thanks, I needed this!
Sure thing! So glad it hit the spot.
I'm snacking on these right now as I type and OMG THANK YOU!!! I was craving something crunchy & sweet, which doesn't happen so often. I used different brands and was confused as to the net carbs you are coming up with. Here's what I had on hand and used:
Mac's Original Pork Skins: 0 carbs
Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener (w/ erythritol): 0 net carbs (4 g - 4 sugar alcohol = 0 net carbs)
Kirkland's Saigon Cinnamon: 0 net carbs
Land O'Lakes salted butter: 0 carbs
Sooooo...if I'm understanding this right, 0 net carbs all the way around! SCORE! Not that I'll be eating the entire bag. LOL! There's still the calorie count to take into consideration if I'm trying to keep withing my range for the day. Still. Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe! It's perfect!
So glad you like the cinnamon twists. If you liked them, then you might like my recipe for caramel corn that uses pork rinds with a caramel coating. https://www.resolutioneats.com/blog/low-carb-keto-caramel-kettle-corn/
The only thing that adds carbs to this recipe is the cinnamon. So I don't recommend eating the whole bag, but if you did you'd actually consume about 5g net carbs. Still, a bargain.
OMG! Thank you! These are SO good! And I hate pork rinds! My understanding is the "net" carb count for the entire bag would only be around 4, since 1 tbsp had 6 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fiber. Does that seem correct to you?
No, the pork rinds that I used had 0g carbs and 0g fiber.
The nutritional info is for 1/7 of the bag. It sounds like a small amount, I know, but I used the same serving size as the company that makes pork rinds.
Delicious! Toasted them and then put them under the broiler for about 2 minutes...game changer!! Warm, sweet and extra crunchy, the swerve got crispy like cooked sugar!!
I'm so glad you liked it. Popping it in the oven is a great tip, thanks!
These are sooooo good but how are they keto friendly the swerve has a lot of carbs just curious
Swerve is actually one of the most popular Keto sweeteners. It uses sugar alcohols which aren't digested as carbohydrate so you can subtract the alcohol amount from the total carb amount to get a net carb count of zero. So it's a sweetener which has no effect on blood sugar. It is confusing though, because it has the same amount of total carbs as sugar. But after you subtract the alcohols, it's a zero calorie zero carb sweetener. And it tastes most like sugar to me. (I could never get on board with Stevia and other sugar-free sweeteners.)
So glad you like the cinnamon twists though. Hopefully now you can enjoy them guilt free.
How is there carbs in these? I'm just curious.
It's the cinnamon. It's not something you usually think about, but there are surprising carbs everywhere, once you start looking.
OMG I cannot stop eating these. They're so good!
Don't overdo it though, or you will feel very oogey. When I eat too many pork rinds I feel kind of greasy. It's not good.
Kristen Moore says
I could not have stumbled upon this recipe at a better time. Just what I needed for a treat and I absolutely felt like I was cheating with every bite these are that good =) I’d offer endentured servitude of some kind but the kid and hubby might object. Keep up the good work!!
Ha, thank you for totally making my day. I have one more recipe to offer you. What do you think about pork rinds + chocolate?
Kristen Moore says
I will be trying those tonight!!!
Awesome! And if you like them, you might want to try pork rinds with chocolate. So good.