Sugar Free Natvia Healthy Biscuit Bites

September 12, 2013 at 9:26 am

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 Cup apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g softened butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 stevia (NATVIA) sugar
  • 1+ 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bucarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup LSA or if you wish you can use almond meal
  • 80g finely chopped sugar free chocolate (I use one with stevia or 70% dark chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadamias
  • 2 tablespoons moist coconut flakes

METHOD

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

2. Lightly whisk egg, apple, and vanilla in jug. If using butter beat butter and Natvia until pale and creamy. If using coconut oil warm it then dissolve sugar in it. Beat in egg mixture. Sift over flour and bicarb. Stir until combined.

3. Add LSA, chocolate, macadamias and coconut. Drop tblsp of mixture onto baking trays 2 cm apart.

4. Bake for approx 15 – 20 minutes swapping trays halfway through cooking.

5. Cook until golden brown and cool for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

Natvia Sugar Free Chocolate Brownie Caramel Hearts

August 11, 2013 at 7:14 am

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INGREDIENTS

  • ‘Wow’ 90g packet Sugar Free (stevia) chewy caramels chopped into thirds
  • 180g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150 g butter chopped
  • 2 tblsp NATVIA
  • 2 tblsp Vitarium Drinking Chocolate
  • 2 eggs lightly, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 tblsp cocoa
  • 5 x 4 (50g) Sweet William no added sugar low carb chocolate or 200g sugar free chocolate of your choice

METHOD

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius/ 160 degrees fan forced.

2. Grease an 18 cm x 28 cm rectangular slice pan.

3. Line base and sides with baking paper allowing a 2 cm overhang.

4. Place butter and dark chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in Natvia and Vitarium Drinking Chocolate. Set aside for 5 minutes.

5. Lightly beat eggs into chocolate mixture until combined. Add sifted flour and cocoa. Whisk to combine. Fold in chopped chewy caramels and sugar free chocolate.

6. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until tops are firm to touch.

7. Set aside to cool completely. Using a 5 cm heart shaped cutter cut brownie shapes. Serve with dusted cocoa.

 

Inspired from taste.com.au Feb 2010 page 8 Super Food Ideas Magazine.

 

Koulourakia Greek Easter Biscuits with Natvia

April 22, 2013 at 9:44 am

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 eggs separated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp MAHLEPI (found in Deli. Substitute will all spice if you wish)
  • 125g butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used NATVIA, the natural sugar substitute)
  • 150ml Light cream
  • 5 cups self raising flour 1 egg lightly whisked to brush on top
  • 1/4 cup oil for greasing the hands

METHOD

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. Beat sugar and butter until starting to change colour, pale looking.

3. Whisk egg yolks in a seperate bowl until starting to change colour and egg whites in a seperate bowl until soft peaks are formed.

4. In a large bowl add the beaten sugar and butter with egg yolks, vanilla extract and cream. Stir. Add MAHLEPI spice, and sifted flour to the bowl. Stir.

5. Add the egg whites half first, folding into mixture then add other half, folding again. The mixture will be really soft.

6. Wipe your hand with oil and grap 1 tblsp of mixture.

7. Roll into a log 1 cm thick roughly. Find the middle then let each side hang vertically. Fold one side over the other until you have a plait. The thinner the platt the crispier the biscuits. The bigger and thicker the softer. Personally I prefer them crispier. Brush with beaten egg and place in oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.

Cook in batches, 2 trays in the oven at a time for even heat distribution. Enjoy!

Amygthalota – Greek Almond Biscuits with Natvia

May 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

Natvia Greek Biscuits

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Cups Almond Meal (I used Lucky Chef Roasted Almond Meal)
  • 3 drops Almond essence
  • 3/4 cup Natvia
  • 3 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flaked almonds

METHOD

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

2. Combine almond meal, NATVIA and almond essence in a bowl. Add egg whites. Mix well.

3. Add 3/4 of the flaked almonds, mix well.

4. Roll level tablespoons of the mixture and press down to flatten into the remaining flaked almonds on both sides.

5. Place on baking trays and bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container. You can dust with icing sugar if you wish. Enjoy!