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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Cashew Parsnip and Coconut Cake

What could be a more heartening sign of Spring than this plumptious, little cake? This sweet offering is the result of some tinkering with a recipe that I found in a Leon cookbook. Coconut, cashew and parsnip – wow! It seemed such an intriguing combination, I couldn’t resist further investigation.  Read more

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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 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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Ginger Cake

It’s an ongoing voyage of discovery making low sugar, low carb cakes. From time to time there are baking trays of disappointment when experiments don’t work out as anticipated. Equally though there are the thrills and triumphs. Take this ginger cake for example. 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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