Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers

Ladyfingers are a classic cookie/biscuit that is shaped like a finger (sort of, haha).  When people hear Ladyfingers they usually think of Tiramisù or Trifles…  it’s not often that people will snack on Ladyfingers alone.  Surprise, surprise, though, these Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are not only delicious in homemade Tiramisù, but they’re delicious on their own too!

These Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers aren’t super dry and crunchy and crumbly like the stale, prepackaged kinds that you would find at the grocery store.  These are sweet, spongy, and full of flavor!

Oh, and another difference?  These are actually good for you too.

Did you know you can make Ladyfingers AT HOME?! Oh yes! These Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are soft, sweet, and full of flavor. Perfect in Tiramisu or completely on their own. You'd never know they’re sugar free, low fat, low calorie, gluten free, AND vegan! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low carb, high protein, dairy free, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Yes, I said it.  These Homemade Ladyfingers are healthy.  I adapted this recipe off of my Soft Sugar Cookie recipe because I knew that the recipe would work successfully…  and you know how unlucky I am in the kitchen sometimes (remember how it took me 14 trials to perfect this Single-Serving Chocolate Cake?  Or how about the 9 trials it took me to perfect my Red Velvet Cake…)

*laughs awkwardly*

Did you know you can make Ladyfingers AT HOME?! Oh yes! These Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are soft, sweet, and full of flavor. Perfect in Tiramisu or completely on their own. You'd never know they’re sugar free, low fat, low calorie, gluten free, AND vegan! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low carb, high protein, dairy free, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Thankfully, these Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers were a success on the first try.  They’re firm on the outside, soft and spongy on the inside.  Perfect for snacking, but also perfect for layering in desserts like Trifles and Tiramisù!

Did you know you can make Ladyfingers AT HOME?! Oh yes! These Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are soft, sweet, and full of flavor. Perfect in Tiramisu or completely on their own. You'd never know they’re sugar free, low fat, low calorie, gluten free, AND vegan! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low carb, high protein, dairy free, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

yields 24

Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Fat per serving: 2.5

Calories per serving: 180

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup + 3 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 96g (½ cup) Granulated Erythritol
  • 82g (⅓ cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Stevia Extract
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Paste (I used homemade!)
  • 120g (1 cup) Oat Flour
  • 102g (¾ cup) Sweet White Sorghum Flour
  • 40g (¼ cup, packed) Arrowroot Starch
  • 2 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Xanthan Gum
  • ⅛ tsp Turmeric (optional, just for color)
  • Powdered Erythritol, for dusting AFTER baking

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and prep a large pastry bag with large round tip in a tall glass for easy filling.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond milk, erythritol, applesauce, stevia extract, and vanilla paste.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, sorghum flour, starch, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum, and turmeric. Dump over the wet ingredient and fold together until completely even.
  4. Scoop mixture into the prepared piping bag and pipe 4″ lines onto the prepared cookie sheet. Pipe the fingers 2″ apart as they will spread a tiny bit.  Bake for ~9-10 minutes, or until the fingers are firm when tapped.
  5. Slide ladyfingers onto a wire cooling rack, dust the fingers with powdered erythritol, and let cool completely.
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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label (aka, PROOF that these Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are better for you than storebought!):

Did you know you can make Ladyfingers AT HOME?! Oh yes! These Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are soft, sweet, and full of flavor. Perfect in Tiramisu or completely on their own. You'd never know they’re sugar free, low fat, low calorie, gluten free, AND vegan! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low carb, high protein, dairy free, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Compared to storebought Ladyfingers, my Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are higher in fiber, higher in protein, and whole grain and sugar free too!  That means that these will keep you fuller for longer than those processed, sugary “things” at the grocery store.

So make these.  Make these NOW!!  😉

Did you know you can make Ladyfingers AT HOME?! Oh yes! These Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are soft, sweet, and full of flavor. Perfect in Tiramisu or completely on their own. You'd never know they’re sugar free, low fat, low calorie, gluten free, AND vegan! Healthy Dessert Recipes with low carb, high protein, dairy free, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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21 comments on “Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers”

  1. WOW. This blew my mind. I made a pretty epic vegan tiramisu the other (which I will blog about soon) but had to use Bourbon biscuits because I just could not find ladyfingers. At all. What’s up with that?? I’ll definitely try these — I bet they’d be lovely in a trifle!

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  3. I am surely gonna try this, if you can save some extra calories and still indulge why not right..thanks

  4. I tried them and they are delicious:) but will they be good at tiramisu? i mean could they be soaked well? ’cause original ladyfingers are lighter in texture

  5. Can we grind erythritol to make powder?? or use swerve, even Truvia?

    • Shweta-
      You can make powdered erythritol in a blender or food processor, but it takes a bit of time. You’ll need 1 tbs of starch per cup of erythritol. Swerve sells powdered erythritol already made, so that might be easier than making it yourself 🙂
      Truvia is 2x as sweet as sugar so I wouldn’t recommend using that here.
      -Jess

  6. Can I use oil instead of applesauce and cow´s milk instead of almond milk? Thanks (and sorry my bad English: I´m not from English-speaking countries)

  7. For the 96 g (1/2 cup) Homemade vanilla sugar OR (dry sweetener of choice), do you have any suggestions as to what i can use for the dry sweetener? I’m unfamiliar with alternate options.

    If i was to use powdered Stevia for example, the conversion chart says that i need only use 1/2 tsp for 1/2 cup of sugar. Is this accurate?

    Would it be okay to use 1/2 cup coconut sugar instead of 1/2 cup homemade vanilla sugar?

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  10. How do you make these without a piping bag…or is that impossible?

  11. THANK YOU THANK YOU for making this recipe vegan-friendly! I know what I’ll be snacking on very soon!

  12. hi, can i ce the oat flour? Can’t find a gluten free oat flour in my country…

  13. Dear Jessica, can I substitute the sorghum flour with other type of flour? May Whole wheat pastry flour, regular all purpose flour or cake flour? Or any other common flour you suggest. Your blog/website is great, Jessica. Always in the lookout for your great baking ideas/recipes

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