My review of Honeybuns Squillionaire and Fruity nut bar

Honeybuns  New Squillionaire is a gluten free polenta and date shortbread , topped with date and chocolate –  less sweet than your average millionaire square but still tastes like a treat. Containing no refined sugar its obviously still sweet but instead of refined sugar it contains date syrup and date paste . I love that it clearly says I’m a cake not a health bar .

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Its good to see Honeybuns listening to many of us requesting refined sugar free treats.

Honeybuns are hoping to make the Squillionaire bar Dairy free in the future . But please be aware that at present it may contain traces of dairy.

 

My next challenge to Honeybuns is for 100% dairy free treats using coconut oil and I would love to see a Grain free , refined sugar free treat too?

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I picked mine up from my local Waitrose cafe , located near the till. Priced at £1.85

 

I really enjoyed this new cake bar, I actually prefer the lower sugar taste and would select it again .

Also available online at Honeybuns.co.uk at £1.70 per slice.

The new Fruity nut bar is a dairy free and gluten free bar packed with cranberries, nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. This is still most definitely a treat and does contain a small amount of sugar in the sweetened cranberries  , the bar also contains dates. Each bite is full of delicious dried fruit and nuts.  I enjoyed it but not sure I would choose it again.

cost £1.70

Honeybuns say ” It tastes like a decadent cake, not a health bar ! ”

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online at honeybuns.co.uk it costs £1.70 per bar

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Follow Honeybuns on Twitter @honeybunsbakery 

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Blueberry and coconut slices

I have Deb from an Aussie with Crohns to thank for this delicious recipe. Her recipe is specific carbohydrate diet friendly and grain free, so perfect for coeliacs and those who are intolerant to gluten.

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A biscuit type base and a golden coconut topping, sandwiched together by a berry jam cut into squares. I chose to make a blueberry jam, again a recipe from @anaussiew

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Firstly I made homemade blueberry jam using this recipe

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I was really pleased with the jam, surprisingly sweet.

I combined the ground almonds and coconut flour

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then added the beaten egg ,coconut oil and honey and mixed together

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I tipped the mixture into a lined 8inch square tin

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and pressed it down.

this went in the oven for 5 mins

While it was in the oven I made the topping

combining desiccated coconut honey and egg.

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I spread a layer of the sugar free jam over the newly baked base

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then added the coconut topping and baked for a further 25 mins

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It was very tough leaving it to cool as it looked delicious.

Finally it was completely cooled and I moved it onto a cutting board and sliced into squares

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The berry and coconut slices stayed together quite well, I was impressed!

A very pretty treat, perfect for afternoon tea.

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With just a small amount of honey this treat is really quite low sugar. Perfect for a special occasion.

Here is the recipe for Berry and Coconut slices from anaussiewithcrohns , I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

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Check out the other  SCD and Paleo recipes from anaussiewithcrohns.com