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Looking for a lower-sugar snack for your day off tomorrow? You can’t go past these lower-sugar lamingtons! Not only are they a great source of Vitamin B12 (which is imperative for normal brain and nervous system function), but they are much lower in sugar than store-bought alternatives with only 6.3g per serve.

Better yet, the portion sizes are up to you – but if you follow our recommendations, they are smaller and freeze better than store-bought alternatives. This means, your New Years Resolutions can stay intact.

Lower Sugar Lamington

Serves: 10
Prep: Approx. 45 minutes

Ingredients

Lamington:

  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

Chocolate coating:

  • 100g 70% cocoa dark chocolate
  • 100ml low-fat milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 20cm baking tin.
  2. In a large bowl add eggs, vanilla extract and rice malt syrup and beat with an electric mixer.
  3. Add oil and beat briefly until combined.
  4. Add in flour and baking powder and stir through with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour mixture into greased baking tin and smooth over with back of spoon, sprinkle raspberries evenly over the top.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from the over and set aside to cool completely. Once cooled, slice the sponge into ~20 small squares.
  7. To make chocolate coating heat the milk in a saucepan until almost boiling. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate and allow to sit for ~2 minutes without stirring. Stir mixture until smooth.
  8. Dip each sponge square into the chocolate coating and then roll in coconut and place on a lined tray. Repeat steps for each square.
  9. Place lined tray of lamingtons in the fridge to set for ~2-5 minutes, then enjoy!

Lower Sugar Lamington Nutrition Stats

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 838kj 1053kj
Protein 6.1g 7.7g
Carbohydrates 13.5g 17.0g
SUgars 6.3g 7.9g
Fat (total) 13.2g 16.6g
Dietary Fibre 2.0g 2.5g
Sodium 115mg 144mg

 

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