Yacon Syrup Caramel Corn
So…it’s a rainy night and you’re not doing your best, you may need something that could bring you back to your feet, something that can lift up your spirit a little bit but what…what would it be?!? And it hits you … a movie, of course!!!
A great movie is always a good way to escape from all of the quotidian problems but a good movie always is even greater when you spoil yourself with a sweet treat, or, at least that’s the way I function, for all that matters 😉
So, today I’ve decided to bring to your attention the recipe for some delicious caramel corn with yacon syrup!
Why this recipe in particular? Because is not a heavy dessert, it’s sweet but with just a little amount of sugars due to the “special ingredient” that’s the yacon syrup. I have already presented you some benefits of using this syrup in your recipes but I can’t simply get enough of that.
There are so many good things I could tell you about this syrup but we have plenty of time for all them in all the recipes we would bring to your attention so, for now, I’m just reminding you that is an amazing substitute for sugar, is a prebiotic, low in calories and cholesterol so it’s healthy and it doesn’t get you fat…I know ladies but not only, have this issue all the time with all they eat or drink.
As I was saying, caramel corn with yacon syrup is a sweet treat, fast and easy to prepare and that, alongside your favorite movie, will lift up your spirit, our goal from the very beginning 🙂
So let’s get started by preparing the ingredients which are listed below.
- 3/4 cup of yacon syrup
- 1/ 5 ounce bag popcorn
- 1/2 cup of sesame seeds
- 1/2 stick butter (4 tablespoons)
- 3 sheets of Nori seaweed, toasted and ripped into little pieces
- 1-2 teaspoons of sea salt
- Pour the popcorn in a large bowl.
- Over low heat, melt the butter and stir in the yacon syrup. Pour this warm mixture over popcorn and gently toss to coat.
- Add the sesame seeds and torn Nori then toss one more time.
- Allow the mixture to cool, serve and enjoy your time!!
And, of course, let us know what do you think about our recipes in a comment below!!!
Yacon Syrup Chocolate Sauce Recipe
Chocolate, chocolate…what a beautiful word, isn’t it?!?
I simply adore chocolate and not only because it has the best taste in the entire world but also for all its implications.
Let me point to the obvious for you: health, beauty, happiness!!!
There are three words which easily sum up the benefits of including chocolate in your daily menus!
Well, it’s said that although chocolate has the short-term effect of lowering blood pressure, there is no evidence of any long-term cardiovascular health effect.It seems that cocoa consumption appears to benefit platelet and vascular function.
Consumed with moderation, it may be beneficial.
The cocoa bean is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids, a class of plant secondary metabolites, which are poorly absorbed in the human body (less than 5% ), and acts as a natural antioxidant, a great deal for our bodies. It’s also said that chocolate could prevent cardiovascular diseases, another health problem that concerns us.
According to Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D., M.S., Wellness Manager for Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program and YouBeauty Nutrition Advisor, dark chocolate relaxes blood vessels, which in turn reduces blood pressure.
Oh yes, – beauty – a goal everyone is trying to achieve, I think.
Chocolate is used in al kind of esthetic treatments.
For example, dark chocolate hosts a range of potent antioxidants which can help you protect your skin from free radical damage keeping it soft, supple and young for long.
At least but not the last, several studies suggest that it may also be a feel-good treat that increases production of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters.
By raising the serotonin level in the brain, a neurotransmitter that has numerous functions, including appetite, sleep and regulation of mood, chocolate can sure keep us happy, making it way easier to overpass the Quotidien problems that bring us the nasty wrinkles on our beautiful faces.
So, ladies and gentleman, let me introduce to you an extremely easy recipe of delicious chocolate sauce with yacon syrup!!
- 5 tablespoons of premium organic yacon syrup
- 5 tablespoons of unrefined organic raw coconut oil
- 8 tablespoons of organic unprocessed cacao powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of unrefined sea salt
- 2-3 tablespoons of water
Mix the ingredients with the appropriate amount of water to get your optimal thickness. Chill and enjoy!
Yacon Syrup Gluten Free Ginger Cookies
It is time for another recipe that includes the great yacon syrup…
That’s right, I’m crazy about yacon syrup and I just love sharing with you guys some of the great recipes I have found, recipes that contain this amazing product.
As usual, we’ll use it as a top ingredient in the ginger cookies we present you today…
Cookies are just fabulous…they’re simple to prepare, they are a great treat for you and your dear ones and of course, they’re perfect to help you when you are famished but you don’t have the time to fetch something to eat.
But today we are not presenting you just any cookies, no…we’re presenting you THE COOKIES, the gluten-free ginger cookies.
Ginger is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers.
Is indigenous to southern China, and was spread eventually to the Spice Islands, other parts of Asia and subsequently to West Africa and the Caribbean.
All around the globe, in different countries and cultures, ginger has been used since being discovered as a spice for different dishes, giving the food a hot, fragrant detail. If it’s simply boiled in water, you can prepare delicious ginger tea by adding a slice of orange or lemon fruit.
Another important fact is that ginger has been always used as a medicine. It contains a chemical that is used as an ingredient in antacid, laxative and anti-gas medications.
According to the National Library of Medicine, part of the NIH (National Institutes of Health), ginger is widely used throughout the world for treating loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting after surgery, nausea resulting from cancer treatment, flatulence, stomach upset, colic, morning sickness, and motion sickness.
But less talk and more work, guys 😉
Here are the ingredients and the “how to” for gluten-free, ginger cookies with yacon syrup.
- 2 ½ cups of blanched almond flour
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 3 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger (or 2 tablespoons of dried ginger)
- ½ cup of unrefined coconut oil
- ¼ cup of yacon syrup
- ½ cup of brown rice syrup or yacon syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Combine dry ingredients almond flour, salt, baking soda and dried ginger in a large bowl.
- Combine unrefined coconut oil, yacon syrup, brown rice syrup and fresh ginger in a separate bowl.
- Mix both bowls together.
- Place 1 tablespoon of mixture onto a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes.
- Let cool and serve.
Yacon Syrup Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies
“C” is for cookies and cookies is for “ME”…
Yes, definitely good cookies can make my day easier, happier…
They can keep me fed so I can easily run through all I have to do each day.
Of course, I’m not saying you should replace a proper meal with a cookie, this will just make faint away in a couple of days.
What I’m trying to say, and hopefully succeed, is that sometimes, when you have to finish something before the deadline but you’d also like something to eat or you just feel the need of a quick snack, cookies are always there to help you.
I personally prefer homemade cookies, so today we’d like to present to you guys another awesome cookie recipe.
This time, we’ve thought we should let you know how yo can prepare some delicious gluten-free pumpkin spice cookies with yacon syrup.
Yes, pumpkin spice and yacon syrup, two of the greatest products, by my point of view.
The pumpkin spice will give the cookies a nice pumpkin flavor and the yacon syrup, well…it will simply make the cookies not only delicious but even lighter so you can savor your cookies without having to worry about your weight because yes, yacon syrup can help you lose weight or keep in shape.
How it works?!? You use it as a sweetener, instead of sugar – or even in place of honey.
This syrup contains from 40% – 50% of an insoluble fiber known as, comprising insoluble sugars.
The rest includes the usual sugary substances found in sweet tubers and fruits such as fructose, glucose, and sucrose.
I bet on it!!! Try it and I am sure you won’t regret it!!!
- 1/2 cups of blended cooked pumpkin (canned or fresh)
- 2 cups of almond meal or flour (made with no skins)
- 1/2 cup of spectrum organic shortening or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of yacon syrup
- 1 tablespoon of pure real vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of grey sea salt (or any healthy salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice (4 parts ground cinnamon, 2 parts ground ginger, 1 part allspice, 1 part nutmeg)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Precook fresh pumpkin by steaming or baking. You can also use canned pumpkin.
- Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients including yacon syrup in one bowl. Mix.
- Use a blender to mix all ingredients together.
- Line a sheet with parchment paper and place large heaping tablespoons of batter on the paper. 6. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Cool and serve.
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