Curb your sugar cravings this winter with these tantalising homemade recipes.
Whether it be for your classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, your morning toast or to melt over a warm breakfast pancake with berries, this homemade peanut butter recipe is sure to deliver perfectly creamy and healthy satisfaction!
What you will need:
• Peanuts (Any) • Honey • Oil • Salt • Food processor.
• Firstly roast the peanuts for about 10 minutes. This will warm the natural oils in the nuts and will give your peanut butter a deeper, richer flavour.
• Throw those warm peanuts into the food processor and let it rip. At first, the mix may look dry and crumbly, but continue blending for up to five to seven minutes, until you have a golden brown, creamy, smooth peanut butter.
• For a creamier butter adding a bit of oil will do the trick. If you’d like your butter a little sweeter, adding some honey to the mix will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. Salt improves the overall flavour of the peanut butter. You have control over the amount you want to put in.
• There are plenty more creative and tasty versions you can experiment with. You could try different varieties of nuts, or even add some cocoa to make a delicious chocolate peanut butter from straight out of your dreams.
If lentils in a chocolate brownie don’t tickle your fancy, were not surprised, but we’d also bet you’ve never tried them. Don’t ruin your sugar-free diet because of the ever powerful allure of the sweet and delectable chocolate brownie. Here is an easy-to-do, homemade recipe for sugar-free, flavourful lentil chocolate brownies.
What you will need:
• 3 cups cooked black lentils
• 2 cups milk chocolate chips
• 1 cup chopped walnuts
• 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 2 eggs • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2 tsp salt • Food processor
• Preheat your oven to a toasty 180°C
• Toss your lentils, chocolate chips, applesauce, eggs and vanilla extract into the food processor and puree
• Then add the cocoa powder and salt, and continue to puree until well combined before stirring the walnuts into the batter
• Line a tray with baking paper and spoon the batter into the tray
• Bake for about 30-35 minutes
• Finally, leave the brownies to cool before cutting into cubes.
• Lentils are low in calories and high in nutrition and offer numerous health benefits, and can be served as a chocolate brownie, it can’t get better than that. For more flair you can melt down some chocolate chips and zigzag the syrupy goodness over your brownies.