Eat sugar. Don’t eat sugar. Good Sugars. Bad Sugars….the never ending debate is endless. Go on a diet, drink diet soft drink and then cut fruit from your diet because of the sugar (Hmmmm)…Crazy!
Problem isn’t the actual sugar, it’s what we do to sugar! Many of us (guilty) in good faith have turned to artificially or man made alternatives. So, instead of consuming those ‘bad sugars’ we’re now sweetening our food with aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, dextrose, maltrose, high fructose corn syrups, glucose, maitadextrin and more.
Rapadura- is sugar! So, why is Rapadura sugar better for us? Like raw honey, pure maples syrup and palm sugar, rapadura sugar is made by juicing the sugar cane, which is then dehydrated. This process ensures that the vital minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus aren’t lost and that’s a good thing
300g plain flour
2 tsp of baking powder (mixed into the apple sauce)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch of salt
2 cups of Apple sauce
160ml of sunflower oil
160g of Rapadura sugar
2 tsp of vanilla powder or paste
200g of blueberries
6 whole strawberries
50g of shredded coconut flakes
Preheat oven to 180c or 350 f
sift together flour, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
Whisk together apple sauce, oil, vanilla, sugar blueberries and strawberries.
Blend flour mix and wet mix.
Fold in coconut
Spoon into lined muffin tins
Top with crumble mixture and bake for 25 minutes
PS… the flavour will improve after a couple of hours. Top with yogurt or eat alone, with tea (of course) x
50g of butter, 75g of plain flour, 50g of Rapadura sugar, 50g of rolled oats. Rub butter into dry ingredients and then add; 25g of sunflower seeds and 25g of pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle onto muffin before baking x
LOVE an alternative; Replace the strawberries with 2 bananas and 200g of dates. Lessen the sugar to 120g (Dates are great alternative to sugar)!