November 26, 2018

A gluten free, low sugar, dairy free cake that is made without flour.  It gets its bulk from desiccated coconut, while the pear makes it wonderfully moist.  Coconut helps the thyroid and immune system, and although it is a rich in saturated fat, it is a type of fat that is used as energy rather than being stored as fat.  A winner all round.

Ingredients:

3 pears

250g desiccated unsweetened coconut

½ tsp baking powder (gluten free if necessary)

3 medium eggs

100g xylitol (or coconut sugar is a good alternative)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F

Cake version: Line a 20cm (8inch) cake tin with baking paper and grease the sides with a little oil or butter.

Cupcake version: Place cupcake cases into your muffin tin. The recipe makes 12 cupcakes.

Core the pears and puree them in a blender.

Mix the desiccated coconut and baking powder in a bowl and stir in the blended pears.

Beat and eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl until pale and creamy – the whisk should leave a trail when lifted out o...

August 22, 2018

Sometimes only cake will do! There is nothing like an afternoon cuppa with a slice of something delicious. If you find yourself scrounging for that something sweet try this delicious chocolate loaf. It also makes a great dinner party dessert served warm with fresh cream and berries. The protein from the eggs and almond flour balance out the banana and gives you a low sugar load treat. You should get about 12 slices from the loaf.

Prep Time          15 mins      Cook time    30 minutes

3 eggs

180g coconut oil

3 ripe bananas – choose small to medium size

200g ground almonds

2 tbsp. cacao powder

1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and set aside to cool slightly.

Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until thick and fluffy.

In another bowl mash the banana and mix with the remaining ingredients including the egg yolks and...

June 26, 2017

A firm favourite with my clients this delicious bread is a low carb, low sugar alternative which leaves you feeling satisfied. It is also great for freezing and toasting and the flax seeds and psyllium powder provide fibre for digestive health.

July 1, 2015

This healthy cake is delicious, pure indulgence and guilt free of course! The courgettes disappear into the cake, adding fibre and moisture, and no-one will know they are there. 

Ingredients:

  • 200g wholemeal flour / Soya flour for gluten free option

  • 100g xylitol

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 medium eggs

  • 180ml coconut oil

  • 170g 75% / 85% cocoa dark chocolate

  • 225g courgettes

  • 55g finely chopped almonds

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcious

  2. Line a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking paper and grease the sides

  3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Stir in the xylitol.

  4. In a separate bowl beat the eggs into the oil.

  5. Melt the chocolate.

  6. Grate the courgettes.

  7. Stir the eggs and oil into the dry ingredients, mix in the melted chocolate, courgettes and nuts.

  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 25 –...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Wholegrain Cheese Muffins

December 20, 2016

1/1
Please reload

Email address: 

marcelle@marcelledubruel.com

Skype: 

Marcelle Dubruel

Phone:

07710 234282

South West London based

Skype Consultations available