Marie’s Parmesan Pepper Granola Bars

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Spooner Marie who travels a lot but doesn’t like the usual on-the-go savoury bars she can buy in shops wanted to prepare some granola bars for her next journey. Whilst experimenting a bit with different spice combinations she created a parmesan, pepper combination which she loved. Give this recipe a go to get some delicious, savoury granola bars, perfect for travel or work.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 85g The Low Sugar One

  • 70g Crisp rice cereal

  • 70g Grated parmesan (or parmesan alternative)

  • 2 tsp Chia seeds

  • 30g Flaked almonds

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper

  • 2 large egg whites, beaten (or vegan alternative)

  • 110g butter (or butter alternative)

METHOD:

In a large bowl, mix The Low Sugar One, the rice cereal, grated parmesan, chia seeds and almonds together. Add in the spices and mix again.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they build a slight foam. Whilst doing that also melt the butter whilst stirring.

Mix the wet ingredients together with the dry ingredients until well combined. Now take a baking dish and foil it. Add the mix to it and press down firmly.

Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool down. Once cooled down, cut into 8-10 bars and let them cool down fully.

Store them in an airtight container.

Sue’s Tiramisu with a twist

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Coffee lover Sue, who recently retired was craving for a delicious dessert. She didn’t have any ladyfinger biscuits at home so thought she’d amend the recipe slightly and use The Low Sugar One instead. The perfect alternative as she is trying to cut back on sugar anyway without losing the possibility to indulge every now and then.

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 g The Low Sugar One granola

  • 225 ml whipping cream

  • 225 g mascarpone cheese

  • 75 g sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto liquor or Brandy (optional)

  • 250 - 350 ml espresso

  • Cocoa powder for dusting the top

METHOD:

Crush The Low Sugar One to remove any bigger pieces. Put aside.

In a bowl, beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks are formed.

To the mix add mascarpone cheese (and amaretto if you like) and continue to whip to stiff peaks.

In a small bowl add half of The Low Sugar One and add about 100ml of espresso. Mix well until it’s slightly soggy. Add the remaining granola and some more espresso. Mix well and put it aside for about 10 minutes.

Grab some nice glasses and add a layer of The Low Sugar One mix to it. Push it down with a spoon.

Spread a layer of the whipped cream mixture on top of the first layer. Repeat process until the glasses are filled.

Dust the top of dessert with cocoa powder.

Refrigerate for about 2-4 hours before serving.

Ashleigh's Granola Cake Bites

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Spoonie Ashleigh, who is a passionate personal trainer and studies sports science loves creating balanced recipes. On her channel @balancednotclean she created these delicious Granola Cake Bites. The perfect snacks for on-the-go or when you invite your friends around for coffee.

Give them a go and comment your thoughts below or give it a thumps up if you liked it.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Bramley apples, chopped into cubes

  • 50g margarine or butter

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/8 tsp ginger

  • 1 egg

  • 150g demerara sugar

  • 75g plain flour

  • 90g whole wheat flour

  • 100g The Low Sugar One

METHOD:

Heat the chopped apples with the butter until the butter is melted.

Mix in the spices.

Take half of the apple mixture and any juice in the bowl and food process it until blended fairly smooth (it needs to be pourable, but don't worry about skins not blending). Set aside the other apple pieces.

Lightly beat the sugar and egg into the blended apples. Stir through the flours and the granola and then finally mix in the remaining apple pieces.

Put the mix in a 7 inch baking tin and bake for 25-30 minutes gas mark 4 160C fan.

Place onto a wire rack to cool.