All the recipes in this blog are free from refined sugar and use either zero or low sugar natural sweeteners. 

These include xylitol, stevia and yacon syrup - demonstrating that it's possible to enjoy sweet goodies without raising your sugar levels.

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Steamed Sponge Pud

When was the last time you had steamed pudding? Before I started experimenting with a low sugar/low carb version recently, the last time for me was probably decades ago.

In these faster, slicker times of instant gratification and the new cute baking fashion for instant microwaved cakes in a cup, it’s hardly surprising that this classic appears to have fallen into pudding obscurity. Read more

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Banana and Choc Cake

A few years ago, back in the sugary days, I used to make a gorgeous banana and chocolate cake a Nigella Lawson recipe. May the Lord forgive me for my lack of modesty but I think the recipe I’ve come up with here is even better.  Read more

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Warm Banana Comfort Pud

Yacon syrup is a win win natural sweetener in my opinion. It contains sugars called fructoligosaccharides that are not digested by the body, so they don’t effect blood sugars in the way other natural syrups do, such as coconut nectar and maple syrup. Just a tablespoon or two of yacon syrup is enough to add that extra woo hoo! to a fruit crumble or baked fruit. Read more

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Apricot and Almond Cake

I don’t know about you, but a cake recipe that involves little more than lobbing everything into a food processor and pressing the ON button – always gets my vote.
Until the happy day comes when bakers and retailers start catering for people on low sugar diets, keeping off sugar basically requires either a spiritual conversion to full-time savoury or a commitment make each sweet treat that passes your lips yourself. Read more

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Blueberry Muffins

One of the most wonderful things about muffins is that they give us full licence to eat cake for breakfast. What more compelling reason could there be for getting out of bed?  Particularly when they’re a classic blueberry and cake sponge combo and they’re as low in sugars and carbohydrates as these boys. Read more

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