I know. I know. I can’t get out of the kitchen! I love cooking! Yes I’m weird! I love sharing my successes with you and being smug and pretending there are no failures (trust me there are lots!)
|Nutty Clusters! Back off kids, these are for mumma.|
I had accidentally ordered half a kilo of flaked almonds the other day. Normally we chuck these into our yoghurt for a bit of crunch, but half a kilo? Crap. What am I going to do with all of these?
Last night the kids were driving me bananas so I put them to bed early. I closed all the blinds at 3pm and exclaimed it was “very late and it’s time for bed” at 5.30pm in the afternoon. Then it came over me. I needed to get my baking on. The urge was strong. I needed to use these almonds! Soon I was gazing into the pantry wondering what they could be combined with to make a “Cornflake kisses” type of treat, using real food and not a tonne of sugar! So I pulled a few things out of the pantry and here we have it!
These little gems have a delicate sweetness about them. Add more Rice Malt or a pinch of stevia if you like them sweeter.
Yes you can quit sugar and eat yummy sweet things (you know…if you want….)
Fructose Free and Gluten Free – Easy Nutty Clusters
Makes 24 small clusters
3 dessertspoons of Rice Malt Syrup
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 cup of natural peanut butter made from 100% peanuts with no sugar and nothing else. Buy it or make your own. Crunchy or smooth, doesn’t really matter.
1 1/2 cups of flaked almonds
2 pinches of sea salt
Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan. When the butter and RMS is well combined, let the mixture cool slightly, then spoon clusters onto a baking paper lined tray. Put into the fridge to set.
If you have a Thermomix, chuck it all in, Give it 100 deg Celsius for 2 minutes and put the blades in reverse position. Scoop onto your tray and put in the fridge.