Sugar Free, Flour Free, Delicious?
March 13, 2010 4:28 PM Subscribe
Are there any delicious treats or confections that can be made without refined sugar or white flour that can be mailed?
posted by mccarty.tim to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have a good friend going to college in California (I'm in NJ) who's been a bit down in the dumps lately. I'd like to send her a gift to cheer her up. While reading about the Marshmallow Test, I came to the conclusion that Divinity would be the best treat for her blues. However, while chatting with her, she said that she's decided to try eating healthier, by cutting out refined sugars and flours. That naturally ruined my first idea, and throws a wrench in my natural instinct to bake her something.
I'm pretty good in the kitchen, whether it is baking or making candies. Are there any decent whole wheat/sugar free alternatives/variations to the usual cookies and candies? I want this to be delicious in its own right, and not a fakey substitution. Honey and agave necter were specifically mentioned as sweeteners that she is okay with, so it's not like all sugars are banned. I just don't know how to make confections without cane sugar.
I'd really like for this to be homemade, as I feel it means more than if I sent her something packaged. I also don't want to hear about whether or not that diet is essentially wise, since it's not my choice and I don't want to break her rules.