Thursday, September 20, 2012

Single Serve Shortbread recipe using Nectresse natural sweetener!

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I have always been on the hunt for a natural no calorie sugar replacer, and I think I have found my favorite so far!  NECTRESSE™ is a 100% natural sweetener and its the only one made from fruit- monk fruit extract.  I also love that you can grab it at your local store, no need for a special trip to the health food store!


I decided to put it to the test in a few ways.  First, I tried some in my morning coffee- and it passed with flying colors!

Then I sent a sample to my Dad, who has type 2 diabetes.  He tried it this morning and liked that it didn't have a funny aftertaste like a lot of other no calorie sweeteners.  I guess I know I will be using NECTRESSE™ to make him a treat for Thanksgiving!

The final test was to try it in one of my favorite sweets recipes- this is the BIG test for a sweetener because of baking.  So I went for an all-time favorite, SHORTBREAD!!!  I decided to make a single-serving portion recipe for those of you like me who are watching our calories.  No leftovers to nibble on!  Of course, the NECTRESSE™ makes it much lower calories too!

Single Serving Whole Wheat NECTRESSE™ Shortbread

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F



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-2 tablespoons organic butter, chilled

-4 tablespoons organic whole wheat flour

-5 packets (1 tablespoon) NECTRESSE™


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Step One:

Place ingredients in a small food processor (I have a small manual one that I love!)  Process until butter is rice-sized.

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Step Two:

Use your hands to knead into a dough.

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Step Three:

Shape if desired (I made mine a heart!)  Then prick with a fork.

Step Four:

Bake for 40 minutes.

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Step Five:

EAT!!!  I broke mine in two to share with my husband, guess who took the bigger half???


So I guess you are wondering, did it pass my taste test?  YES!  In fact, I almost think I could cut back one of the packets because it has such a nice sweet flavor you can use less.  Want to taste for yourself?  SInce I can't come to all of your houses bearing NECTRESSE™ treats, you can get a free sample and try it for yourselves!  I'd love to hear what you make.

FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener



Still need more convincing?  The always fantastic Lisa Ling loves NECTRESSE™!  Check out this video of her telling you what she thinks.

I'm going to grab the canister next time I'm at my local grocery store so I can save the packets I have left for my coffee and use the canister for baking.  So glad to have had the opportunity to try out NECTRESSE™ since I hadn't heard about it yet!

Have a great day!

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  1. Easy recipe and exactly what I was looking for.

    I think a gluten-substitute like Xanthan Gum might bind them together more, though - mine fell into crumbs the minute I touched them...but they were Delicious crumbs!!

    1. ...Oh, and I also wanted to mention that I cut the Nectresse from 5 to 4 packets, as you suggested and it was plenty sweet enough. I also used Brown Rice Flour instead of whole wheat. =)


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