IN THE CHRISTMAS BAKERY…
…there are a lot good treats to see. In addition to all kinds of cookies and cinnamon stars, the smell of fresh vanilla crescents is guaranteed to be present in almost every Christmas bakery. A classic, which I dared to try this year. As you can probably imagine, I have combined all my baking skills to create a recipe that not only tastes irresistibly delicious, but is, of course, also vegan and gluten-free. A healthy variant of the popular traditional recipe. The combination of fresh oatmeal, loose linseed meal and nutmeg makes these vanilla croissants easy to make and they taste particularly nutty and airily tender.
OAT FLOUR EASY HOMEMADE
Did you know that you can produce your own oat flour easily and without complications? All you need is conventional oats. Just put them into your blender or food processor and let it pulse until the delicate flakes are crushed into a loose flour mixture.
Oats are gluten-free by nature and therefore a good alternative to flours that contain gluten if you want to avoid it. Sometimes, however, it can happen that very small amounts of other gluten-containing cereals mix with the pure oats during the cultivation phase, harvest, storage or processing. So if you want to be on the safe side, make sure you buy gluten-free oats from the health food store to make your baking experience as pleasant as possible.
RECIPE FOR HEALTHY VANILLA CRESCENTS
- Serves: 30 mins
- Serving size: 36
- Calories: 78,3
- Fat: 4,4
- Saturated fat: 0,3
- Carbohydrates: 8,1
- Sugar: 3,4
- Sodium: 6,4
- Fiber: 0,6
- Protein: 2,2
- 180 g oatmeal
- 220 g almonds, ground
- 10 g linseed meal
- 175 ml date syrup or other syrup
- 60 g hazelnut puree
- fresh vanilla
- 1 pinch of salt
- Vanilla powder and powder Xucker* to sprinkle
- Mix the ingredients to a dough.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Roll the dough into 2 strands and cut into slices of equal size.
- Form the pieces into croissants and line them up on the baking tray.
- Bake the croissants for about 8-10 minutes or until they are lightly brown.
- When they come out of the oven, they are still slightly soft.
- Sprinkle the slightly cooled vanilla crescents with vanilla powder.
- I use powder Xucker.*
Now, of course, I am curious what you will say about my healthy Christmas baking. If you have tried my vanilla crescents, you can comment here or share your creation on Instagram and tag me.