May 23, 2013
Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers
Ladyfingers — a classic cookie/biscuit that is shaped like a finger (sort of, haha). When people hear Ladyfingers they usually think of Tiramisu or Trifles because not many people eat the snack on its own. Surprise surprise though, these Healthy Homemade Ladyfingers are delicious on their own.
They aren’t super crunchy and crumbly like the dried up crispy kinds that you would find at the grocery store. And here’s another surprise: they’re healthy!
Yes, I said it. These Ladyfingers are healthy. I based 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 (it took me 14 trials to perfect this single-serving chocolate cake recipe and 9 trials to perfect my red velvet cake recipe!)
Firm on the outside and spongy on the inside. Perfect for snacking and perfect for layering in desserts like tiramisu and trifles!
- 1 tbs Ener-G Egg Replacer
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk*
- 1 tsp Stevia Extract
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 82g (1/3 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
- 20 drops Natural Orange Food Coloring
- 96g (1/2 cup) Homemade Vanilla Sugar (or dry sweetener of choice)
- 120g (1 cup) Oat Flour
- 120g (3/4 cup) Brown Rice Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Powdered Erythritol, for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and prep a large pastry bag with large circle tip in a tall glass for easy filling.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg replacer powder, almond milk and extracts.
- Whisk in the applesauce and food coloring, then whisk in the vanilla sugar.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, brown rice flour, baking powder and salt. Dump over the wet ingredient and fold together (batter should be thick, light and fluffy, kind of like muffin batter/cupcake batter)
- Scoop batter into the prepared piping bag and slowly pipe 4" lines. Pipe the fingers 2" apart, they will spread just a TINY bit, so don't pack them together.
- Dust the fingers with powdered erythritol and bake for ~15-18 minutes, or until the fingers are firm when tapped.
- Slide ladyfingers onto a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
*For non-vegans, omit the ener-g egg replacer and use one large egg and reduce the 1/2 cup of almond milk to 1/4 cup.
This recipe is: sugar free, low fat (no fat added), gluten free, vegan optional!
Here are the recipes’ nutrition labels (aka, PROOF that these homemade Ladyfingers are better for you than storebought!):
The eggless recipe’s nutrition label is on the left, the recipe using the egg nutrition label is on the right:
Compared to storebought, my homemade Ladyfingers are lower calorie, lower fat, higher fiber and higher protein, and sugar free too. That means that these homemade Ladyfingers will keep you fuller for longer than those processed, sugary “things” at the grocery store.
So make these. Make these now!
I said MAKE THEM NOW!! ;D