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Old 11-10-2011, 00:04   #1
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I have a friend who uses almond flour. Started looking out there for a good dessert when we were invited to a dinner. So I found a brownie recipe!

Ingredients:
5 eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups splenda
1 1/2 cups almond flour (almond meal)
1 T vanilla
1 8 oz bar of fat free or regular cream cheese

You can also squirt a blob of sugar free hershey for more flavor.

Mix and put in pan at 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.

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I have a friend who uses almond flour. Started looking out there for a good dessert when we were invited to a dinner. So I found a brownie recipe!

Ingredients:
5 eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups splenda
1 1/2 cups almond flour (almond meal)
1 T vanilla
1 8 oz bar of fat free or regular cream cheese

You can also squirt a blob of sugar free hershey for more flavor.

Mix and put in pan at 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.



5 eggs. 2.5 carbs
3/4 cup cocoa 36 carbs
2 cups Splenda 48 carbs
1 1/2 cups almond flour 36 carbs
1 8oz bar fat free cream cheese 8 carbs
Total carbs=130.5
130.5 divided by 12 = 10.8
Not bad if this is correct.

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5 eggs. 2.5 carbs
3/4 cup cocoa 36 carbs
2 cups Splenda 48 carbs
1 1/2 cups almond flour 36 carbs
1 8oz bar fat free cream cheese 8 carbs
Total carbs=130.5
130.5 divided by 12 = 10.8
Not bad if this is correct.
And you could reduce that with a different sweetener - use erythritol with a coupla drops of liquid Splenda (no maltodextrin) and knock out 48 carbs right there.

(NutritionData shows 8oz fat free cream cheese as 16g carbs. Full fat is the one with 8g of carbs)




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2 cups Splenda 48 carbs
Waitaminit...I was under the impression (as is the Splenda website) that Splenda was carb-free. What am I missing here?

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Liquid Splenda is zero carb, but the granulated version is bulked up with maltodextrin so it will measure spoonful-for-spoonful like sugar. In fact, maltodextrin is the primary ingredient. A teaspoon of it has 1g of carb. Source

I'm sure they aren't just ABOUT to tell us that on their website. They make the serving size small enough that they can say "less than" 1g.




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Great recipe, thanks!

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The cream cheese is less than 1 carb. I had calculated it out to about 5-6 carbs but will make sure I am correct so everyone is sure

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Yup...the 10 carb brownie! Thanks for the calculation! I bought packaged one high in fiber and they still were nearly 20 carbs!

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Liquid Splenda is zero carb, but the granulated version is bulked up with maltodextrin so it will measure spoonful-for-spoonful like sugar. In fact, maltodextrin is the primary ingredient. A teaspoon of it has 1g of carb. Source

I'm sure they aren't just ABOUT to tell us that on their website. They make the serving size small enough that they can say "less than" 1g.
Good gravy. So much for thinking it was harmless. Looks like I'll be picking up some of the liquid stuff today.

Thanks for the info!

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And you could reduce that with a different sweetener - use erythritol with a coupla drops of liquid Splenda
I really do apologize for raising my hand so often, but could you explain what you mean here? Why erythritol AND liquid Splenda? Wouldn't the proper amount of liquid Splenda alone do the sweetening?

(And where does one get just plain erythritol?)
(And was erythritol the one sugar alcohol that wasn't carby or something? Something about being metabolized by the liver...)

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