This month’s theme for Treat Petite was ‘Free From’. Which meant any recipe that was sugar free, flour free, butter free, egg free… you get the picture! A standard baking ingredient is removed or replaced so that the recipe is either lighter in texture or has less calories. Or just tastes better! Ingredients could also be removed for allergy reasons, like gluten, wheat or dairy.
Our first entry was from Janine at Cake Of The Week with these gorgeously girly Pink Vanilla Macarons that are free from flour. She made the macarons to top her 23rd birthday cake and they are filled with a white chocolate ganache.
Me and Ros have clearly been thinking along the same lines this month as I entered my Banana & Cranberry Breakfast Muffins. They are free from butter, versatile, freezable and the perfect grab ‘n’ go breakfast!
A stunning entry from Lou at Crumbs and Corkscrews with these butter-free Black Forest Brownie Stacks. Don’t they look gorgeous?! They are healthier because low fat mayonnaise is used as a fat substitute, and a shot of fresh coffee to the recipe eliminates any mayonnaise taste, baking science at it’s best!
Grace from Life Can Be Simple submitted her Flourless Chocolate Cake which she made to celebrate her 5 year wedding anniversary. This is super healthy and suitable for mot diets as it is sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, soy-free and corn-free. Her husband loved it and ate his piece very quickly!
The final entry is these gluten and dairy free Coconut Marshmallow Crispie Slices are from Ruth at Makey-Cakey. She used coconut oil instead of butter and marshmallows and peanut butter make the slices sticky and delicious. They were devoured by a group of teenagers, so these are a perfect treat for a hungry family or group of friends!
What a great round up of tasty and healthy treats! Thank you to everyone who took part! For the full recipes and to pass on the praise if you try out any of the petite treats above, head on over to the blogs involved. Keep an eye out for February’s theme annoucement soon from Cakeyboi!