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sugar free/very low sugar cake or biscuit recipes please

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liveinazoo Sun 15-Jan-12 19:24:17

i make cakes and biscuits for my kids lunchboxs and prefer them to be either sugar free or very low sugar.

i make a tropical fruit cake and have a sugar free mufffin recipe but we need some variety!!

any recipes would be gratefully apreciated

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SoupDragon Sun 15-Jan-12 19:33:10

I assume you don't actually mean sugar free given that fruit is packed with it.

liveinazoo Sun 15-Jan-12 19:34:38

sorry.more added sugar

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googietheegg Sun 15-Jan-12 19:35:39

We have this loaf for breakfast -

One cup all bran
One cup oats &/or muesli
One cup milk
10/12 chopped apricots/prunes/dried fruit
Teaspoon mixed spice

Stir it all, leave for five mins
Add one cup sr flour
Cook in greased loaf tin for about 50 mins at about 180

Eat buttered, nude, with cheddar, peanut butter, chopped banana ...

googietheegg Sun 15-Jan-12 19:37:48

Oops, missed 1/3rd cup brown sugar from first list of ingredients, so it may not fit your criteria ...

Also, the cake can be nude, not necessarily the eater.

This also keeps you regular, hence it's name in thus house 'Bum Bun'.

MyBestTheory Sun 15-Jan-12 19:39:49

I've been looking for similar recipes, would you mind sharing your sugar free muffins recipe?

LaurieFairyCake Sun 15-Jan-12 19:43:29

Thats not 10-12 cups of dried fruit
Googie ? If you use mixed dried fruit roughly how much?

RecursiveMoon Sun 15-Jan-12 19:58:58

I'd love to try both of your recipes liveinazoo smile. I have a sugar-free banana loaf recipe that I'll try to find...

PrisonerOfWaugh Sun 15-Jan-12 20:31:40

Sugar-free carrot cake very easy to make - carrot is naturally sweet and I replace any added sugar with grated apples and bung in raisins for extra sweetness. In fact grated apple makes a good sugar substitute all round.

I picked up a BLW recipe for a wakey-cakey which is similar to googies - based around cereals like crushed weetabix, but includes some fruit juice and chopped prunes. Cooked in muffin cases the kids still like them and they freeze well. Look on Aitch's BLW forum for similar recipes.

googietheegg Sun 15-Jan-12 20:56:17

Oooh I'd love the banana loaf recipe please

No - woops! It's 12 dried apricots (or whatever fruit) chopped up (I use scissors)

googietheegg Sun 15-Jan-12 20:57:10

If it's dried mixed fruit use about half a cup, to two thirds

chipmunksex Sun 15-Jan-12 21:05:54

I keep linking to this and should really credit thumbwich for it because it has become such a favourite in our house being low sugar, high in fibre, gluten free, easy and good for using up overripe bananas. What more do you want? Delicious you say? Well they are that toogrin

banana cookies

liveinazoo Mon 16-Jan-12 13:46:39

i cant do links<technodinosaur stamps feet and snorts>
so heres my recipes for those that are intertested

tropical fruit cake
4oz butter or marg
12oz plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp mixed spice
3oz dry apricots,chopped
3oz dry pineapple,chopped
3oz dry papaya or mango,chopped
4oz raisins or sultanas
4floz milk(i use coconut milk powder mix with water/coconut milk)
2 eggs,beaten
5-6tbsp pineapple juice
i ripe banana,mashed

grease and line 8"round tin.preheat oven 180oc/350of/gas 5

sieve flour,baking powder and spice

rub in butter til resembles fine breadcrumbs

stir in the dried fruit

mke a well and add eggs and 5tbsp pineapple juice and mashed banana.mix to a spoft dropping consistency(adding the extra 1tbsp pineapple juice if nec)

bake for 1hour or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out in the tin

magical muffins
8oz wholemeal self raising flour
pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg
2oz chopped pecans-optional
6oz carrots,peel and grate
6oz sweet eating apples,peel and grate
3oz chopped dates
2 small eggs,beaten
4floz sunflower or rapeseed oil
1tsp vanille extract

preheat oven 180oc/350of/gs 4 muffin tin or bun tin and fairy cake cases

mix all dry ingredients.mix oil eggs and vnilla in a jug

mke a well.add nuts,fruit and veg along with wet mix.stir unil just combined-it will be lumpy but flour is just incorporated
spoon into approx 7 muffin cases,15 fairy cases
bake around 20mins til golden and spring back when pressed

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MyBestTheory Tue 17-Jan-12 07:52:21

Thanks Zoo!

Googie, I made the bumbun yesterday, impressed. It's actually a great breakfast loaf IMO!

googietheegg Tue 17-Jan-12 09:33:45

mybest so pleased you like it - it's not the most fun you'll ever have with a cake, but v healthy and ideal for breakfast. We also make it to take on long trips. My DH has also taken to singing 'Anal Slice' to the tune of Edelwiess when we have it, as a slight variation on the 'Bum Bun' theme. This amuses me greatly.

liveinazoo Tue 17-Jan-12 17:15:14

recursive moon any luck with the banana loaf recipe?
a mum at school i was talking to today is going to bring in a recipe tomorrow called date slice.apparently its flapjacky but sugarfree and has a date purre in the middle.i will post it as soon as its in my greedy little mittsgrin

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ChiefPotterer Tue 17-Jan-12 17:40:44

The banana cookies are delicious. I made them yesterday and they are all gone today! made another batch this time with chocolate added dont think they will last either. Thanks chipmunk.

chipmunksex Wed 18-Jan-12 12:20:41


liveinazoo Wed 18-Jan-12 19:57:23

ive just been told that mamacook.blogspot has nice recipes for muffins and flapjacks that are sugar free.pity i cant link it for yousad

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InmaculadaConcepcion Fri 20-Jan-12 14:42:29

Mmm...these recipes sound good!
<bookmarks thread>

One word of warning about dates (for those wanting to keep sugar low) - their GI rating is as high as refined sugar: 100!!

However, if you combine dates (or indeed, refined sugar) with plenty of fibre, fat and protein, it will bring the overall glycaemic load down.

If you search out some GI recipe books, they often have yummy low sugar/no sugar cake/bun recipes. smile

liveinazoo Fri 20-Jan-12 17:28:45

oooh,thanks for the tip!smile

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GrimmaTheNome Fri 20-Jan-12 17:41:45

chocolate banana muffins -
Dry bowl:
4oz each white and wholemeal flour; 2tsp baking powder; 1.5 oz wheat bran, 1oz cocoa powder.

wet bowl: mash 8-10oz bananas, ripe or overripe. mix in an egg and 2oz veg oil. The original recipe had some brown sugar but if the bananas are ripe enough you don't need them.

mix lightly together, add milk as needed to get soft consistency, spoon into muffin cases, 20-25 minutes at (can't remember. 180?)

I usually put in 50g plain choc chips too (yes, I know I'm mixing metric and imperial but its not that exact a recipe).

GrimmaTheNome Fri 20-Jan-12 17:44:03

Another biscuity idea - which really is sugar free - is cheesy oatcakes.

googietheegg Fri 20-Jan-12 20:33:55

grimma roughly how many bananas is that?

liveinazoo Sat 21-Jan-12 06:00:13

googietheegg 2-3 bananas,depending on size would be 8-10oz wink

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