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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Banana Cheesecake

Here’s a great festive contender. I’d normally gird my loins to make cheesecake. Cheesecake prep is is synonymous with faff and fuss in my mind, and yet there’s no denying it’s a crowd pleaser. This little beaut doesn’t take that long to prepare at all though. Especially if you pop it in a freezer to cool and set. 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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Millionaire's Slice

In my previous life, when I was wolfing down sugary treats on a regular basis, the thought of a Millionaire’s slice - shortbread, covered in thick caramel squidge, topped off with a fat dollop of chocolate – was often a compelling one. Read more

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