• Fruit rolls – gluten-free – no added sugar

    Posted on July 29, 2021 by in Even Healthier Recipes

    Fruit rolls

    Do you sometimes get upset when you go to buy biscuits that say NO ADDED SUGAR, but then you find out that they added artificial sugar?
    Don’t worry, I do it as well. Even with years of conditioning to carefully avoid the tricks of the supermarket and reading all the labels.
    Having said this, did you know that when we eat sugar we release chemicals in our brain that make us feel good?

    Bottom line, this is a great recipe, it has lots of sugar when you consider all the dried fruit. That said you at least know how much sugar you are eating. Because none has been added. These biscuits are naturally sweet, THEREFORE guilt free.

    Ingredients for 11 rolls of 80 g each

    For the fruit rolls

    • 100 g figs, dried – chop
    • 100 g apricots, dried – chop
    • 100 g raisins
    • 100 g almonds, ground
    • 80 g dates, dried – stone and chop
    • 75 g almond sticks – roughly chop
    • 75 g pecans – roughly chop
    • 1 organic orange – of which 60 ml juice + ½ teaspoon zest
    • 100 g chestnut flour
    • 100 g applesauce, with no added sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
    • 1 pinch of ginger powder
    • 1 pinch of cardamom powder
    • 1 pinch of clove powder
    • 1 pinch of cinnamon powder
    • 1 pinch of crystal salt
    Nutritional values per bun
    • Calories 276 kcal
    • carbohydrates 26 g
    • Protein 8 g
    • fat 15 g

    Preparation

    Time to prepare
    • Preparation time 20 min
    • Cooking / baking time 40 min

    1 step

    For the fruit rolls, first put the applesauce, the orange juice and zest in a bowl, add the dried fruits, mix and soak for 10 minutes.

    2 step

    Preheat the oven to 170 ° C top / bottom heat and have a baking rack lined with baking paper ready.

    3 step

    Then add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix everything thoroughly so that a compact dough is formed. This is best done by hand and with gloves.

    4 step

    Shape the dough into 11 rolls of 80 g each, place on the oven rack and bake in the oven for approx. 35 minutes. Then leave to cool on a wire rack.

    Tip: The dried fruits and nuts can be exchanged as you wish.

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