Only once you’ve had to exclude sugar and starches yourself for health or other reasons, will you be able to fully understand how, sometimes, one really craves something sweet… or at least something that resembles something sweet.
These biscuits are not only extremely low in carbohydrates from sugar (only 1 g per biscuit) but are also very healthy. Why? They consist of predominantly almonds.
The recipes makes 20 biscuits (4 cm diameter) and takes only about 5 minutes to prepare – that is excluding baking time of 10 – 15 minutes.
They are ideal for people with diabetes, gluten intolerance, insulin resistance, cholesterol and those that avoid starch AND can substitute as a healthy meal with a mug of tea!
1 cup ground almonds (150 g) or almond flour
2 egg whites
2 tbs Demerara Sugar
Preheat oven to 190 degrees or make these when you switch on your oven.
Mix sugar and almonds. Beat egg whites till stiff but not dry. Fold the almond meal with sugar into the egg whites.
Spoon dollops of the mix onto a greased baking tray
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes till golden brown.
Serve as tea biscuits or with whipped cream and roasted fruit as dessert.
BetterEat Bread and Butter Index: 1 Biscuit = ¼ slice bread, ½ slice of butter BUT – the fat in the cookie is ALL better for you and the carbohydrates from the added sugar amounts to only 1 gram per cookie.
One teaspoon of sugar equals 4 grams of sugar.