Agave Nectar: skip the sugar please!!

April 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here at SWEETTABLESCAPES, we often have requests for recipes that will accommodate specific dietary requirements. Recently, a diabetic client wanted sugar free cookies and we went straight to this book: Baking with Agave Nectar.

Here is one of the recipes which also happens to be vegan.

Vanilla Crisps:

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup arrowroot powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

6 TBsp canola oil

2 TBsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup light agave nectar

Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a bowl, mix together flour, arrowroot powder, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine canola oil, vanilla extract and agave nectar, and whisk together thoroughly. Combine the 2 mixtures until juts blended. Drop batter by the teaspoonful onto the preared baking sheets.

Bake for 7 minutes or until slightly golden. Do not overbake.

Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. These cookies crisp up after cooling.

The author suggest several ways of eating those: dipped in chocolate, sandwiched with peanut butter or juice sweetened-jam. We did it all…

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I would LOVE to hear from vegan bakers or agave users, This was first try and the taste was unfamiliar. Would welcome tips!!

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