Low Carb Raspberry Coconut Slice
Buttery, Chewy, Sweet, Tart, Coconutty goodness! These Low Carb Raspberry Coconut Slice squares tick all the boxes when it comes to the perfect little sweet treat.
It’s sweet treats like this that feel so nostalgic, who remember enjoying these as kids, school bake sales, your local bakery, or perhaps your mum or nanna had a recipe that is STILL a family favourite.
Not only is this slice delicious, but it's low carb, keto-friendly with no added sugar, so if you are cutting sugar from your diet but still have a sweet tooth, then these are for you.
What makes this raspberry coconut slice sweet if there’s no sugar?
When it comes to sugar alternatives and sweeteners, there are so many to choose from. In our recipe, we’ve chosen to use erythritol for the topping and chia jam. The base is sweetened by the use of the low-carb vanilla cupcake mix.
What do I need to make this low carb raspberry coconut slice?
Low Carb Vanilla Slice Base- made with low-carb vanilla cupcake mix, almond flour, butter, egg, and a little vanilla essence. This buttery base can be used for any cake slice recipe. This low-carb raspberry coconut slice is just one of many toppings you could use. Another fantastic keto-friendly dessert you can make with this base is thebaked passion fruit cheesecake slice.
Raspberries - Bananas are such a convenient snack as they are and they add a beautiful sweet taste to your baking, which is just so comforting. Just remember, when it comes to baking, let your bananas get brown and spotty.
Chia seeds - They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, rich in fiber and protein, and — most important for our jam-making purposes — they turn any liquid into a thick gel. That’s right — chia seeds will absorb several times their mass in liquid, creating a jelly-like substance in the process.
Erythritol- While it is classified as a sugar alcohol, erythritol contains no alcohol whatsoever. And here’s the best bit…whilst it resembles sugar in its white granular form, Erythritol contains significantly fewer calories despite being approximately 70% as sweet as sugar.
Eggs - Eggs are best kept at room temperature when it comes to baking.
Coconut -We’ve used desiccated coconut in this recipe, as this adds to the recipe textually, giving it its chewiness. Desiccated coconut is commonly used in making cookies, cakes, pastries, desserts, and puddings.