One of my favorite things to do is to tweek old recipes. You know – the unhealthy cookies you loved as a kid, but surely aren’t cutting it now. They most certainly had wheat flour, a ton of sugar and a total disregard for anything remotely healthy.
I personally love cookies and thankfully they can be a nutritious snack; yes, besides fruit and veggies – we love those too. I’m all about making things healthier and accessible – Diabetes and Celiac disease shouldn’t equate to a life of deprivation. Think about sweets made with: coconut oil, honey, dark chocolate, eggs and coconut flour; can you can lose the guilt?
I bet you can, and you won’t believe how delicious healthier treats taste.
What follows are a few of my tricks for decreasing sugar in recipes – via grains and sweeteners. It’s important to remember that sugar provides more than sweetness – it also gives baked goods structure and texture and helps with the beautiful golden brown color we know and love. [Read more...]