Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

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Though the weather is still warm, I thought a little baking wouldn’t be too uncomfortable.  So, it became “cookie time.”  These nut butter treats have no wheat flour, and no added sugar.  On this occasion I made them with crunchy peanut butter which was already in the larder, but almond butter works as well.

Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter 1 Cup (Crunchy) [or similar nut butter of your preference]
  • Eggs 2 large
  • Truvia granulated 1/3 cup
  • Almond Flour/ground Almond 2 heaped Tbs
  • Baking Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle

Method:

Preheat the oven to 175 C/ 350 F and cover a baking sheet with baking paper.  Then in a mixing bowl mix together the nut flour, sweetener, and baking powder.  In a separate bowl whisk the two eggs until frothy.  Add the eggs and nut butter to the dry ingredients and mix until even.  Roll the mixture into a dozen evenly sized balls.  Place the balls onto the baking sheet and press them flat with a fork in a crisscross pattern.  Place in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with sweet cinnamon.  Let cool thoroughly before serving.

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Coco-Cocoa (Lower Sugar)

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Here is a night-time warm drink which has become part of our evening bed-time ritual. It is a dairy-free, no added sugar, cocoa drink which has a hint of coconut. While not quite the flavour of a Bounty bar (UK) or Mounds (US), it does give a wink to this taste and is a nice variant on the “hot chocolate” theme.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut Milk Drink 450 ml
  • Pure Cocoa Powder 2 rounded tsp
  • Stevia 2 rounded tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence 1/4 tsp

Method:

Pour coconut milk into a saucepan and begin to warm over medium to medium high heat. Pour in the sweetener and stir, and then sprinkle in the cinnamon and vanilla. Then shake in the cocoa powder, stirring the liquid to limit the clumping. One ingredients are in, continue to stir regularly until all the dry items are fully dissolved.  You may need to small clumps of cocoa between the bottom of the spoon and the side of the pan to aid the dissolving.  Heat until it begins to steam, but do not allow to boil (5 – 7 minutes).  Serve in a mug.

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