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Healthy Low Sugar Florentines
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Healthy Florentines

You can use gluten-free low sugar cereal for this - cornflakes, even rice krispies. Mandarins are great substitute for orange zest (use two).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 9


For the Florentines

  • 5 Weetbix or other low sugar cereal
  • 1 cup chopped mixed raw nuts
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped macadamias
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 1 orange, zested
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp orange juice

For the ganache:

  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 30 g dark 70% cocoa chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced, 350F, gas mark 4). Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together crushed Weet Bix, nuts, chia seeds, orange zest and spices.
  • In a small saucepan set over low heat melt the rice syrup and vanilla.
  • Pour rice syrup into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Using a set of egg rings, form cookies on the baking sheet by pressing about 1/4 cup of mixture into each ring, repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the Florentines are golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the tray. Transfer to the fridge to set.
  • Heat cream in a small ramekin in a microwave for about 20 seconds. Add chopped chocolate and mix into the cream.
  • Remove cookies from the fridge, and turn over upside down. Ice each Florentine with some of the ganache and return to the fridge to set.
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