Lakanto Monk Fruit sweeteners (+ a vegan oatmeal cookies recipe)
What is a natural substitute for sugar, is calorie and glycemic index free and has a neutral taste? Monk Fruit sweetener! Find out more about the Lakanto Classic and Golden Monk Fruit sweeteners.
Over a thousand years ago…
On the slopes of a pristine forest nestled in the remote highlands of Asia, a group of Buddhist monks called Luohan discovered and cultivated a rare fruit prized for its sweetness. This sacred fruit, named “Luo Han Guo” in honour of its devoted guardians, or “Fruit of the Monks”, was once used in elixirs to increase chi (life energy). It is in this same region that the Lakanto company (Saraya) still harvests the Monk Fruit today, according to traditional methods and respectful of the environment and humans.
The added value of Monk Fruit sweeteners
Interestingly enough, it is thanks to antioxidants called mogrosides that the fruit of the monks has its sweetening power. Lakanto’s Classic and Golden natural sweeteners, made with Monk Fruit and erythritol, are calorie, carbohydrate, and glycemic index free (hence why they are suitable for adepts of the ketogenic diet). In addition, they are gluten and artificial flavour free and have a neutral taste, making them ideal sugar substitutes in your favourite recipes!
Vegan oatmeal cookies recipe
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 6 tbsp. water
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups oats
- ½ cup of almond flour
- 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2. In a bowl, mix the chia seeds and water. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. In a second bowl, combine flour, oats, almond flour, baking soda and salt.
4. In a third bowl, combine sweetener, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir in the chia seeds, followed by the dry ingredients and finally the garnish.
5. Scoop dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes.
(This content was developed in partnership with Lakanto.)