Vegan Apricot & Nectarine Crumb Squares

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / September 1, 2014

I am finally back to posting again after my week away and thought I would come back with a nice treat for you. I do really try and stick to making healthy recipes that are low in sugar but I just can’t resist sweet food and I actually really like making it. These squares are amazing though so I can recommend them and I did keep them reasonably healthy.

These little squares are packed full of goodness with spelt flour, almond flour and rolled oats plus I have got most of the sweetness from xylitol which is a naturally occurring sweetener that you can find in berries, plums and apricots. I have to be honest that too much of it is not good for you and can have a laxative effect but if you only have one square you will be fine. The hard bit will be sticking to just having one.

The main reason that I use xylitol to sweeten these squares is that it has a very low GL and so it keeps these treats lower on the glycemic scale. On calculation these treats have a GI of 41 and an estimated GL of 7.5. If you are following a low GL diet then these squares are quite big and so you could just have half a square as your dessert allowance. That way you get a treat and still stick to your diet, who can complain about that.

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On another matter, I am teaching my first yoga class this week, in fact I am doing 3 and am completely terrified. I know it will be fine but it is still a bit scary, I just need to get the first one under my belt and then it should get a lot easier.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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