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Florentines 3 Ways

December 23, 2022

Florentines Three Ways

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Rest Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 min
These Florentines have a delicious chewy snap, toffee-like flavour and crunchy texture, these sugar free florentines can be made in three ways using mixed nuts. Select from delicate gingerbread spices with white chocolate, decadent triple chocolate, and juicy cranberry & cinnamon with dark chocolate.

 

What ingredients do I need to make these Florentines Three Ways?

 

Vegan white chocolate: the hero ingredient for this white chocolate bark, we’ll be melting this with a simple tempering technique that doesn’t require a sugar or candy thermometer. Ensure it’s plant based white chocolate, and if you’d like refined sugar free opt for a white chocolate that suits, for example Pure Heavenly.

Maple syrup: this is the refined sugar free sweetener that’s used to make these and helps the recipe caramelise beautifully.

Odourless coconut oil: I recommend using odourless unless you’re happy for the coconutty flavour of the oil to come through into these florentines.

Keto hana cocoa granola or mixed nuts of your choice: these are roughly chopped before being added. The Keto Hana granola contains almonds, hazelnuts, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds so you can choose a mixture of similar or use cashews, macadamias etc.

Almond flour: this can be purchased on Amazon or your supermarket or health food store and is created using blanched almonds turned into a fine flour.

Milled flaxseed: this is flaxseed that’s been blended in a food processor or high speed blender to the texture of a coarse flour. It’s high in protein and omegas and acts as a binder instead of egg.

Chia seeds: these are whole chia seeds that are packed with antioxidants and other health benefits and also bind the recipe together

Now for each flavour different additions are used. The quantities also vary slightly per recipe so be sure to follow the recipe closely.


Triple Chocolate

Chocolate chips, cocoa powder and dark chocolate melted once they’re cooked to decorate

   Triple Chocolate Florentines

Gingerbread and white chocolate

White chocolate chips, a spice mixture of gingerbread and garam masala, and white chocolate melted to decorate once they’re cooked

Cranberry and Cinnamon

Dried cranberries, ground cinnamon and milk or dark chocolate to decorate once they’re cooked

Cranberry and Cinnamon Florentines

A complete list of ingredients, quantities and instructions are in the grey recipe card at the bottom of the page

 

Are these free from gluten, dairy, soy and egg and are they refined sugar free and vegan?

Yes – these are naturally free from all of these and are vegan and refined sugar free however they’re not nut or seed free.

Is this super quick and easy to make?

Yes! The prep phase is ready within 15 minutes and they don’t take long to bake either! Just ensure that you allow enough time to let them cool afterwards.

How to make these Florentines Three Ways?

 

Mix together the base

All in one non-stick saucepan you allow the maple syrup and coconut oil to bring briefly to the boil. Then add the other base ingredients and mix together, then add a powder (cacao, cinnamon or spice mix). In the instance of the cranberry and cinnamon, you add the cranberries at this stage. But for the ones with chocolate chips these are pressed in on the baking tray.

Scoop onto a baking tray

Now simply scoop 7 heaps of equal sized batter onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and use a silicone spatula to press down flat and then refine the edges. They won’t spread much so you want them to be relatively thin. Add chocolate chips to the appropriate recipe now.

Bake and cool

Pop them in the oven to bake, remove them and let them cool fully before decorating.

Decorate

Melt chocolate of your choice and dollop a teaspoonful onto the back or flat size of each Florentine. Now use a fork to make a wave pattern, let them set and then enjoy!

Florentines Three Ways

 

How to store these Florentines?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Looking for more healthy festive recipes you can give as a gift?

How about these healthy Cranberry and White Chocolate Biscotti or Blackberry Apple Crumble Cups or Tartlets.

Florentines 3 Ways

Florentines Three Ways

With a delicious chewy snap, toffee-like flavour and crunchy texture, these refined sugar free florentines can be made in three ways using Keto Hana Granola (or mixed nuts of your choice). Select from delicate gingerbread spices with white chocolate, decadent triple chocolate, and juicy cranberry & cinnamon with dark chocolate.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Rest Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
SEASON Winter, Autumn
ENERGY INTENSITY Medium
SERVINGS 7 florentines

Equipment

Small Saucepan
Silicone Spatula
Baking Tray
Fork
DIET LABELSGluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Plant Based, Vegan

Ingredients
  

Cinnamon and Cranberry

  • 60 grams maple syrup
  • 30 grams odourless coconut oil
  • 20 grams almond flour
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 80 grams keto hana cinnamon granola or mixed nuts roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 35 grams sugar free dried cranberries
  • 70 gramas sugar free and vegan chocolate melted

Triple Chocolate

  • 60 grams maple syrup
  • 30 grams odourless coconut oil
  • 100 grams keto hana cinnamon granola or mixed nuts roughly chopped
  • 30 grams almond flour
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 1/2 tsp cacao powder
  • 10 grams dairy free, sugar free chocolate chunks
  • 70 grams dairy free, sugar free chocolate melted

Gingerbread and White Chocolate

  • 60 grams maple syrup
  • 30 grams odourless coconut oil
  • 100 grams keto hana gingerbread granola or mixed nuts roughly chopped
  • 30 grams almond flour
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder without garlic - check as some brands include this
  • 10 grams dairy free, sugar free white chocolate chunks
  • 70 grams dairy free, sugar free white chocolate, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160C fan or 180C conventional.  In a non-stick saucepan on a medium-high heat, add the keto syrup and coconut oil and let it melt together and bubble for ~15 seconds. Remove from the heat. 
  • Pour in the chopped keto hana granola, almond flour, milled flaxseed, chia seeds and powdered cacao or spices. For the cinnamon and cranberry florentines, add the cranberries now. Use a silicone spatula to mix well until combined. Let it thicken for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, line a baking tray with parchment paper. Evenly distribute the mixture into 7 circular mounds. Press down with the back of the spatula until ~½ cm thick. Use the spatula to shape them into circles. This is the desired shape of your florentines. Ensure there’s at least 2cm between each florentine as they’ll spread a little. Now add ~3 white or dark chocolate chunks to the top of each.
  • Bake at 160C fan or 180C for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are ever so slightly golden and have spread a little, and throughout the florentines there are little air bubbles visible. 
  • Remove from the oven and use the silicone spatula to tuck the edges of the florentines gently back into the shape from before they were baked if they’ve spread. Leave them on the tray to cool fully (approx 20-30 min). Be careful not to touch them until cooled as they’ll be delicate and crumble easily otherwise. 
  • Melt the dark or white chocolate over a low heat in a saucepan or at 10 second intervals in a bowl in the microwave, stirring regularly. Spoon ~½ tbsp chocolate over each florentine. Wait a few minutes for them to cool then use a fork to create a wave pattern through the chocolate. 
  • Let them to set in the fridge for 10 minutes, then enjoy. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.
SUBS AND SWABS

Sub Keto Hana Granola for any mixed nuts of your choice

Keyword healthy florentines, refined sugar free florentines, gluten free florentines, gingerbread florentines, double chocolate florentines, cinnamon and cranberry florentines, chocolate florentines, florentines, vegan florentines
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