School is almost about to start! I thought I would try and get ahead by preparing some sweet treats.
Chocolate chip muffins and chocolate coconut slice.
The Chocolate chip muffins is based on a recipe I have posted before.
But here it is 😄
Low Sugar Muffins
1/2 Cup Rice Bran Oil
1/2 Cup Rice Malt Syrup (you could also use honey)
1 teas Vanilla
1/4 Cup White Sugar (optional), could also be coconut sugar if you don't mind a darker colour muffin
Then fold in:
1 1/2 Cup GF Self-Raising Flour (you can also use Spelt/ Wheat based if this is your preference )
Plus flavour of your choice (see list for ideas)
Spoon into 12 muffin cases and bake in preheated oven 180C for 15-20 min. Let stand for 5 minutes and then put on cooling racks. Best eaten just warm or can be frozen.
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Raspberries & 1/2 Cup Choc-Chips (Well Naturally sugar-free brand)
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Raspberries & 1 Banana, mashed
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries & 1 teaspoon lemon zest
Zest of 1 Lemon, juice of lemon and 2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds (omit vanilla in base mix)
3/4 Cup Cranberries, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 Cup Raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) & add choc chips (optional)
Apple Crumble Muffins:
Use base GF Low Sugar Mix (omit vanilla - optional) and add 1 apple (peeled and diced very finely) and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Spoon into muffin cases and then top with crumble mix which is made up of 20-30 g shredded coconut, 40 g plain GF Flour, 50 g brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1½ tablespoons coconut oil mixed together to form the ‘crumble’.
The Chocolate Coconut Slice is very simple. I used a combination of 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup coconut sugar and 3 eggs. Then simply add 1 cup self raising flour, 1/4 cup cacao, 1 cup coconut and a dash of vanilla (optional ). Spread in a lined flat rectangle tin and bake 180°C for 10-15 mins until cooked. When cool spread with low sugar hazelnut spread (from IQS) and sprinkle with coconut.
It's not sugar free but I've tried to lower the amount of sweetness. You could also use Rice Malt syrup.