Low carbohydrate soft Amaretti biscuits

I wanted to make another carb-free biscuit… A biscuit that my son (who has diabetes) won’t end up having to inject insulin for. And that’s exactly the case with these low-carb soft amaretti biscuits! They are so easy to make, contain only 1.5 grams of carbohydrates, are low in saturated fat, gluten-free and lactose-free… Oh, and most importantly, they’re super delicious!

Preparation time

15 min preparation + 12 min cooking

Portion

15 biscuits

Level

Easy

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Ingredients

For 15 biscuits
  • 2 egg whites
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 250 g almond flour
  • 175 g Zùsto + extra for dusting

Equipment

  • baking tray
  • baking paper
  • 2 mixing bowls

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt until stiff. When the egg whites are almost stiff, add the almond extract.
  3. In another mixing bowl, mix together the almond flour and the Zùsto.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the beaten egg whites. Mix into a paste (in the final stages, you can use your hands to ‘knead’ the last bits together).
  5. Roll balls of the dough (30 g per ball) with your hands. Press and flatten them a little bit and place them on the oven plate.
  6. Bake the biscuits for 12 to 15 min.
  7. Leave them to fully cool on a wire rack.
  8. OPTIONAL: (finishing touches) Put a few tablespoons of Zùsto in a deep dish and roll the biscuits around in it.

Nutritional values

Amaretti biscuits 30g batter 
Energy (in kcal) 121 kcal
Fat (g) 8.7 g
Of which saturates 0.6 g
Of which unsaturates 8.1 g
Carbohydrates (g) 1.5 g
Fibre (g) 3.5 g
Protein (g) 3.8 g

About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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