Easter is on our door step and it is the time of the year when we usually spoil ourselves with tasty cakes, biscuits and chocolate Easter eggs…What about our teeth? Will they cope with extra load of sugar?? Well…here is a solution that you might like – swap normal sugar and sweeteners with natural occurring sweetener: xylitol. This type of sugar is not only good for your teeth but it also contains around ½ of the calories that regular sugar has.

There is plenty of good baking recipes with xylitol online. Here is one that I found for Almond and Vanilla Biscuits:

Ingredients:

  • 250g ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3-5 tbsp xylitol, depending on how sweet you like them
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 / 175°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  2. Mix the ground almonds, xylitol, salt and bicarb of soda in a bowl
  3. Add the eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract – mix until you end up with a sticky dough
  4. Shape into flattened biscuit-like shapes with your fingers and arrange on the baking tray
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they are lightly gold on top and firm to touch

Bon Appetite!