So what do you do with some butternut squash, eggs and Lo-Dough You make a cake of course! My mind is constantly ticking, wondering what flavours and textures work together. Sometimes I fail miserably and sometimes I succeed. The more you play with food, the more aware you become of what works well together. This recipe has the moist texture of a brownie, the speed element already thrown in if you are a Slimming Worlder – it contains speed and free foods, a win win recipe! It uses very little of your syns so that’s another plus. Oh and whilst I am thinking about pluses and minuses – it also has chocolate, get your speed and free foods in and have some choccy too! I can see those devil horns coming out already and I am smiling writing this!!
Oh, did I mention they are only 47 calories each? Or the fact that they are only 1 syn each?
And…… they are easy to make too.
Ok, enough waffling, get on with it Debs!!
To make these gorgeous little Chocolate Butternut Spice Bites you will need
1 flat silicone tray or similar
Cooling rack – raised mesh tray
Small microwaveable pot
2 pieces of Lo-Dough blitzed into crumbs – can be purchased here Low calorie bread alternative
250gms cooked and mashed butternut squash ( I blasted mine in the microwave for a few mins after I had weighed it and chopped it into cubes but you can boil it too)
2 extra large eggs
1/2 tsp each of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg
4 level tbsp sweetener
Pinch of salt
10gms milk or dark chocolate
Pre heat oven to Gas 6, electric 200, fan 180
Combine all the ingredients apart from the chocolate in a mixing bowl
Make sure the mixture is fully blended and smooth, you can use the back of a spoon for this – it should be like a wet cake mix.
Once mixed, spray your container with butter Frylight and spread the mix evenly. Use a knife to straighten the edges . You want the thickness of a brownie so don’t spread too thin. The mixture doesn’t really spread when baked so make sure you get the shape right with even thickness throughout
Place on a baking tray in the oven for 25 mins
Cut any uneven edges away, divide into 9 squares and leave on a rack to cool.
Meanwhile whilst cooling, place the chocolate into a very small microwaveable pot and microwave for 30 secs at a time until the chocolate is melted. Drizzle the chocolate over the squares and spread with the back of a teaspoon to cover. It’s a very fine layer but it’s enough!
9 servings, 47 calories each
1 syn each on Slimming World
Carbs 4.8 gms
Fat 1.9 gms
Protein 2.5 gms
Important : If you are on Slimming World please check your own syn values to protect your own weight loss journey