Sugar-Free Meringues, practically 0 net carbs!

Nothing beats a summer evening, out in the garden with sugar-free meringues, succulent summer berries and friends to share it with! This healthy but indulgent recipe will create 8 crisp and sweet meringue nests and serves 4 people, the best part is they have hardly any NET CARBS! Practically ZERO! (0.1g/serving)

Ingredients:

2 large egg whites
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tbsp Lemon Zest / 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)

Method:

1.

Preheat the oven to 130°C(fan), 250°F or Gas mark 1/2 and prepare a  baking tray by lining with baking parchment paper.

2.

Beat the egg whites in a large bowl using a whisk on medium speed until opaque and frothy in appearance.

3.

Add the lemon juice and increase the speed to high, beat until the mixture stiffens and can make peaks.

4.

When stiff, add the NKD Living Powdered Erythritol slowly, whisking as you go to incorporate the sugar replacement.

5.

Fold in the lemon zest or vanilla extract if you prefer.

6.

Transfer the mixture using a spatula into a piping bag. Pipe 8 meringue nests onto the baking parchment.

7.

Bake for 1 hour, but set your timer to 30 minutes and check how they are baking. You may need to reduce the temperature at this stage if they are looking brown at all. The nests are done when firm and will peel from the baking paper easily, if at all tacky, turn over to expose the sticky underneath and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

8.  When you are happy they are baked, turn off the oven and open the oven door, leave to stand for at least an hour to cool completely until dry and crisp.

 

Nutrition Facts*

 Per serving (serves 4)
Energy 8.6kcal
Fat     1 g
Carbohydrates: 25.1 g 
   Of which sugars 0.1 g -> NET CARBS!
  Of which polyols    25 g
Protein      2 g
Salt      0 g

 

*We provide nutritional information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. The data is calculated using the MyFitnessPal app. We include the sugar alcohol, erythritol, in the final carbohydrate count however it does not affect blood glucose levels in most individuals in the same way as active carbohydrates. We try to be as accurate as possible but we encourage you to calculate nutritional information on your own.

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