Fruity Cocoa Gingerbread, Choco-Mint Fudge Brownie Cookies and a WORLDWIDE NuNaturals Giveaway!

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While I’m sure stevia and NuNaturals need no introduction, if you happen to not know what I am going on about, you can find out all about this amazing product here and for some ideas on how to use stevia, I’m sharing some yummy recipes with you below, by way of cookies and cake!

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And for some more inspiration….

Banana Bread Green Smoothie

Choca Mocha Green Smoothie

Key Lime Pie Green Smoothie

Cherry Bakewell Green Smoothie

Banana’s Foster Green Smoothie

Orange, Carrot and Mango Green Smoothie

Strawberry and Mint Green Smoothie

Sweet Yoghurt Cheese

Cherry Vanilla Lip Scrub

Five Ingredient Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies – Sugar Free, Oil Free

Apple, Lime and Pomegranate Cooler

Cherry Limeade

White Chocolate Latte Cookies

Jaffa Cake Green Smoothie


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NuNaturals Giveaway!

Four readers will win one bottle of the Cherry Vanilla Stevia Liquid, a 50 packet box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets, PLUS a bottle of the new, amazing Cocoa Syrup, & a bottle of the new delicious Mint Cocoa Syrup.  Each of the 4 winners will receive the complete product selection of all 4 items with the retail value of $ 54.00 , PLUS A FREE BONUS PRODUCT!

This giveaway is open to readers WORLDWIDE, so go ahead and enter wherever you are! Click the link below to enter via Rafflecopter and make sure to get more entries by following NuNaturals and Bunny Kitchen on Twitter and more!

Enter Giveaway

All readers can receive 15% DISCOUNT on all orders placed on the NuNaturals website: www.nunaturals.com until  June 30, 2015 by entering the discount code BLG0615 at the checkout page!

Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U.S. on all orders exceeding $35.00 after discounts.


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These cookies are so delicious, I was pleasantly surprised since I wasn’t happy with them when they first came out of the oven. They appeared bready and they hadn’t spread so they didn’t have beautiful round edges. But, none of that matters, the breadiness eased with cooling and the shape just adds to their rustic charm. The highlight however is the moist and fudgy texture and the taste, the oh so perfect balance of mint and cocoa and delicious with generous chocolate flecks throughout. I dare you to try and have just one.

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Choco-Mint Fudge Brownie Cookies – Sugar Free

Ingredients: Makes 12

Dry:

  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Wet:

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp NuNaturals Cocoa Mint syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non dairy milk
  • 3/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chunks or chips

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F and line a large baking tray with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, make a well and add the wet ingredients, mix well and then fold in the chocolate chips. The dough will be stiff.
  3. Use an ice cream scoop to portion (approx. 2 tbsp) rounds on to the baking tray, spaced a couple of inches apart, flatten with your hand bearing in mind they do not spread much at all. Bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
  4. Cool on a wire rack, they’re best when the chocolate has re-solidified.

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The fruit speckled throughout this spiced cake make it extra special. It’s perfect with a cuppa tea or a glass of cold almond milk.

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Fruity Cocoa Gingerbread

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Ingredients: Serves 12

  • 350g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 small tonka bean, finely grated (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g vegan margarine
  • 100g unrefined brown sugar
  • 100g dried mixed fruit
  • 3 tbsp NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup
  • 150ml unsweetened non dairy milk

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F and line a 9 inch square tin.
  2. Place the flour, ginger, tonka bean (if using) and cocoa in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the margarine and pulse until breadcrumb like. Add the sugar and fruit and pulse again just to combine. Mix together the syrup and milk then add to the mixture and blitz until blended.
  3. Spread into the tin, smoothing the top well. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until skewer inserted is free of wet batter, but just a few crumbs.

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25 Responses to Fruity Cocoa Gingerbread, Choco-Mint Fudge Brownie Cookies and a WORLDWIDE NuNaturals Giveaway!

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  2. Marfigs says:

    Yuuuummmm! I love the sound of that gingerbread deliciousness – ginger is a big weakness, next to chocolate, so this an epic combo. I *adore* NN products with such a passion, especially their cocoa syrup. I gave away a precious bottle to my MIL since she didn’t win my giveaway, and there was much sadness at that parting :p

    As for the syrups – I use them on *everything* – jelly, cake, in my soy milk, over steamed zucchini (that’s a favourite because then I feel extra healthy ;p).

  3. Terri Cole says:

    Poppy, that gingerbread looks delicious! (I have never heard of tonka beans though, must Google.) I haven’t had a chance to try the NuNatural syrups yet, so fingers crossed on the giveaway.

    • Poppy says:

      They aren’t the easiest thing to track down Terri but they are worth hunting. They are like a floral vanilla, beautiful. I’m seeping some in vodka to make an extract so they go further 🙂 Fingers crossed for you on the giveaway, the syrups are incredible and then you could make the gingerbread 😉

  4. Carly Jor says:

    I Love to use them in ultra healthy protein smoothies so it takes away some of the aftertaste of the vitamin/protein powder!

  5. Joan Kubes says:

    I would like to try Nustevia syrups in baking cookies.

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  7. kellyjo walters says:

    I have used these for years now.. they are great just in coffee and baking

  8. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  9. Mmmmm…we love our NuNaturals, don’t we girl :-)?

  10. Marie says:

    Yum… I would make a banana split and drizzle some cocoa syrup on it.
    Or maybe some cocoa-mint syrup on a brownie? Or oatmeal? Oh, the possibilities…

  11. Antonia says:

    Yum! Those look great! My favourite is definitely the cocoa syrup!

  12. Barbara says:

    I am from Germany so unfortunately I never tried NuNaturals, but I heard many good things about it. We don’t have something comparable so I am very interested in how these products taste. Well, you can buy stevia here but it’s not so common and nothing flavoured or a syrup.I like your Jaffa Cake Green Smoothie Recipe. This sounds great!

  13. Lovlie says:

    I’ve actually never tried these products. I tried stevia once and just did not like the taste at all. I know, I am probably the only person who doesn’t like stevia! It just has an aftertaste that I can’t get over. Consequently, I don’t buy anything with stevia in it. Maybe I should give these a try if I come across them…

    • Poppy says:

      There are so many types of stevia products, and each brand is different so don’t write them all off! I hated stevia when I first tried it too but NuNaturals specialises in removing the bitter aftertaste so you may find you like this brand!

  14. Inge Speemanns says:

    I have never tried NuStevia before, but it sounds fantastic! I am not so creative in the kitchen (haha) but I would love to try this through some plain yogurt and fruit. I would also definitely try some smoothie combos!
    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

  15. Morgana DeLarge says:

    I’ve never tried NuStevia but I’d like to cook sweets with it 🙂

  16. Coline T. says:

    I would make a laced carrot cake 🙂 Thanks for this lovely giveaway ♥

  17. Anne Taylor says:

    I have used these porducts before and love them in coffee, tea and in baking!

  18. The Vegan 8 says:

    Poppy these cookies look glorious!! I make some similar cookies with almond flour and regular flour as the base and they are chocolate chip as well, but they are espresso and chocolate. I’m moving this mint and chocolate combo, it’s such a classic combo. Who cares f they don’t look perfect:…I’d have no issues scarfing these down, haha!!

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