Cinnamon Pork Chops Recipe

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Keto Cinnamon Pork Chops will satisfy your inner caveman and your inner chef at the same time.

They can be fried in a skillet or charred on the grill if you don’t want to heat up your kitchen.

If you haven’t ever tried cinnamon on pork, you are in for a treat. The flavors meld in the most delectable way.

The Keto Cinnamon Pork Chops Ingredients:

The ingredients and instructions are geared toward making Keto Cinnamon Pork Chops in a skillet. But it wouldn’t take much to convert them to a BBQ feast.

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Most people know how much salt and pepper they like. You can always wait until the end and everyone can season their own chops if you prefer.

If you are going to “dry brine” these chops, you might want to check out this post. It explains it well and since this is a recipe post I’ll let the meat experts guide you on dry bringing.

I used to do the traditional “wet brining” but dry brining is so much less wasteful and never gives you the “spongy” texture that wet brining sometimes does.

Plus, it makes for a tender and juicy chop that will have every one saying “mmmmm” when they take their first bite.

  • 4 pork chops boneless
  • 2 tbsp allulose * or whatever sweetener you like.

Does it sound strange to add sweetener to meat? If so, you aren’t alone.

But don’t worry, your chops wont taste like cinnamon toast. The sweetener is not prominent but it will bring out the cinnamon flavor and tenderize your meat too.

This is not an ingredient that you want to “wing” with extra.

I know, I know, some of us can’t help it.

I always add about twice as much garlic, pepper, and whatever spice I am using as any recipe calls for too.

But nutmeg is not one that you want to do that with…at least not in a pork dish.

I’m not the cooking police and I can’t tell you what to do, but be careful with this spice…to much will ruin your dinner.

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

You can use whatever kind of vinegar you like but the slight apple flavoring is divine with pork.

Instructions to Make the Keto Cinnamon Pork Chops:

  • Dry brine pork chops for best results. 

It’s not necessary if you are in a rush but makes the chops juicy and tender.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add pork chops and cook for 5 minutes.

If you want to cook these on the grill, skip this step and toss ’em on the barbie and continue ( you’ll need to adjust the times for your own grill of course)…..

  • Flip the pork chops and sprinkle, allulose, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider vinegar over the top. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the pork chops reach desired temp (145 F for medium rare, 160 for medium).

Yep, it’s okay to eat your pork “rare” if you dare. I like them at about 165F but NO HIGHER because they dry out like shoe leather.

  • If you like your meat charred you can place them under the broiler for a couple of minutes. Be careful not to dry them out.

Some say char broiling is bad for us and I am not a scientist. If you eat a lot of eat you should probably aviod this if you can but I choose to blacken my chops a bit when I have them.

  • Serve with lots of fresh veggies, salad or zoodles.

That’s all for the Keto Cinnamon Pork Chops!

I hope you love them as much as we do. And, as always, please leave a comment or question in the section below.

Cheers,

Brandy

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Thom Collins
Hearty, savory and packed with flavor is the best way to descibe this juicy and tender pork chop. See the post for the secret to perfect pork chops everytime…
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Dry Brining ~ If Desired 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Dry brine pork chops for best results. See the post if you havent done this before. It's not necessary if you are in a rush but makes the chops juicy and tender.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add pork chops and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the pork chops and sprinkle,allulose, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider vinegar over the top. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the pork chops reach desired temp (145 F for medium rare, 160 for medium).
  • If you like your meat charred you can place them under the broiler for a couple of minutes. Be careful not to dry them out. See post tips for extra juicy pork chops.
  • Serve with lots of fresh veggies, salad or zoodles.

Notes

Nutritional info is based on making four pork chops.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chopCalories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 29gFat: 18gSodium: 141mgFiber: 1gFat Ratio per Serving: 56.06%Protein Ratio per Serving: 40.14%
Keyword Cinnamon Pork Chops
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