Cupcakes, pancakes, cakes, high teas and muffins a great selection of recipes containing coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut blossom sugar for healthy and delicious cooking and baking
The festive season is almost upon us! And you can enjoy tasty and delicious cakes, cupcakes, pancakes as well as hearty vegetarian snacks.
A healthy version can be made of every variety of cupcake and traditional cookie – delicious and healthy alternatives to traditional sweet treats. Most of the recipes are wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, and they are all vegetarian and some are 100% raw.
If you replace flour with meal you will improve the nutritional value of your dish. Flour is refined meal, which means it is completely made up of empty carbohydrates that have no health value. So always use meal instead of flour in your pancakes, cupcakes, cakes, cookies and muffins.
We’ve only included dishes that anybody interested in their health would like to savour. This includes diabetics, while people watching their weight will snack less. Healthy recipes help you to keep your insulin and blood sugar levels under control, and you’ll leave the table without that bloated feeling and enjoy your festive desserts without that guilty feeling. No stevia. There is no stevia (steviol glycoside) in any of our recipes – Amanprana rejects stevia. This is because stevia has a metallic and unpleasant taste and is a chemical substance extracted from the stevia plant. Under European laws it is not even considered as sugar, but rather as a food additive.
3 tips for staying energetic and healthy during the festive season:
- The more things that are done to food, the more nutrients it loses.
- 80% of supermarket food is processed and includes additives and chemical supplements.
- Lower your insulin levels by avoiding refined and simple sugars. That will be a first step towards losing weight. Always choose foods with a low glycemic index.
Top 3 natural sweeteners:
- coconut blossom sugar
- raw or unpasteurized honey
- maple syrup
Fruit, Medjool dates, lucuma powder and chocolate are also healthy and sweet alternatives.
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“Coconut oil or coconut fat is my favourite natural product. It’s a true silver bullet, and in reality everyone should have a jar of coconut oil in their larder and in their bathroom. It’s the perfect oil for frying and it’s extraordinarily good for your body and soul.” Amber Albarda, nutrition coach, author of the cookbook Gezond Bakken (Healthy Baking), p. 13
“Coconut flour. Did you know that, in small amounts, coconut flour is a delicious and healthy substitute for powdered sugar to decorate cakes? That’s smart.” Amber Albarda, nutrition coach, author of the cookbook Gezond Bakken (Healthy Baking), p.67
“When it comes to palm sugar, Amanprana’s Gula Java is highly recommended. Do take care when buying it that you get 100% pure, organic coconut blossom sugar with no additives. Some (cheaper) brands mix their coconut blossom sugar with cane sugar, which misses the point entirely.” Amber Albarda, nutrition coach, author of the cookbook Gezond Bakken (Healthy Baking), p.17