Affordable, tasty recipes for the whole family – to sustain your energy and suitable for those with diabetes.
Chocolate and coconut clusters
Makes about 24 clusters
Ready in 1 hour
Carb key: less than 30 g carbs per portion
The banana adds a natural sweetness to these clusters, making them a tasty treat without any added sugar.
1 egg, beaten
8 tsp (40 ml) sunflower oil
2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla essence
1 tbsp (15 ml) brown sugar
¼ cup (60 ml) desiccated coconut
1 cup (250 ml) uncooked oats
2 tbsp (30 ml) cocoa powder
¼ cup (60 ml) chopped raw almonds
- Preheat the oven to 200 ˚C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Mash the banana in a large bowl and beat in the egg, oil and vanilla.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined and place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked. Allow to cool and store for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
Serve 3 clusters as a portion for a tea time treat or even as a dessert with coffee.
Nutritional information per 3 clusters
Energy 715 kJ
Protein 3,5 g
Fat 10,4 g
Carbohydrates 12,7 g
Salt 0,1 g