I know what you are thinking “Seriously yummy deserts under 100 calories that actually taste nice It can’t be true?”
Well Button Up Ladies And Gents Cause It Is No Lie! And Right Now I Am Going To Share A Select Few With You!
Lets be honest we all love deserts but when calorie counting it can be hard to get home made ones that are not high in calories so we often look in shops for alternatives which then leads to eating yucky processed food!
So This first one is just 30 calories and one of my top 10!
Mini Orange shortbread biscuits! At just 30 calories per shortbread they are the perfect mini desert! Makes approx 80 shortbread and preparation time is just 10 minutes cooking time just 12 minutes.
- 250g (80z) plain flour sifted
- 175g (60z) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
- grated rind of 1 orange
- 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
- 75g (3oz) caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons cold water
- 2 teaspoons icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Place flour in a bowl add the butter and rub in with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the remaining ingredients with the water and mix to form a dough.
- Roll out a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 2.5mm (1/8 inch( using a 1.5 cm (3/4 inch( plain cutter cut out approximately 80 rounds.
- Place the rounds on a nonstick baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven, 200c (400f) gas mark 6 for 10-12 minutes until golden. Then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Mix together the icing sugar and cocoa powder and dust a little over the shortbread’s before serving!
Another Yummy and healthy recipe is this one another one of my top 10!
Just 60 Calories per cookie and this recipe makes approx 30 cookies prep time is 10 minutes and cooking time is just 6 minutes!
- 50g (2 oz) unsalted butter softened or polyunsaturated margarine
- 40g (1 1/2 oz) granulated sugar
- 25g (1 0z) soft light brown sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- a few drops vanilla essence
- 150g (5oz) self raising flour sifted
- 50g (2 oz) rolled oats
- 50g (2 oz) dried cranberries and 40 g (1 1/2 0z) hazelnuts toasted and chopped
- You can substitute the cranberries for another dried fruit and same the hazelnuts.
- Preheat oven at 180c (350 f) gas mark 6
- Beat together the butter sugars, egg and vanilla essence in a large bowl until smooth
- Stir in the flour and oats then the dried cranberries and chopped hazelnuts.
- place teaspoonfuls of the mixture on to a baking sheet lined with grease proof paper or nonstick baking paper and flatten them slightly with the back of a fork
- Place in the preheated overn for 5-6 minutes until browned and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Now finally one your all wanting! A yummy chocolate one! Don’t worry there is not just one! I have so many more to share with you over the next few weeks! This one of my favorite low calories ones.
White chocolate biscuits 98 Calories per biscuit, makes 20 biscuits prep time is 10 minutes and cooking time is 20 minutes.
- 50 g (2 oz) white vegetable fat
- 50 g (2 0z ) butter
- 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 200 g (7 oz) brown rice flour
- 1 teaspoon ground almonds
- 50 g (2 oz) white chocolate grated
- 2 teaspoons icing sugar to serve.
- Preheat oven at 180 C (350 F) gas mark 4
- Place the fats and sugar in a large bowl and beat together, then beat in the egg yolk followed by the remaining ingredients. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 1 hour.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator, unwrap and place on a surface dusted lightly with flour. Knead the dough a little to soften it, then divide into 20 balls.
- Place the balls on two baking sheets flatten them and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until golden remove and transfer to a wire rack let cool and dust over with icing sugar before serving.