Homemade Almond Nougat: Delicious And Healthy

This almond nougat dessert is not only extremely healthy, it will also taste great.

Homemade almond nougat: delicious and healthy

This Spanish recipe for almond nougat  tastes so delicious that it shouldn’t only be served on holidays. It does not contain sugar or hydrogenated fats.

Then learn more about this  almond nougat  and how you can prepare it.

Healthy Spanish almond nougat

Nougat usually contains a lot of sugar and hydrogenated fats. But at the same time nuts are used for the preparation, which are very healthy. Because they provide vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential fatty acids and fiber. 

In this recipe, unhealthy fats are replaced with virgin coconut oil. We also do  without sugar. You can use stevia instead, a sweet plant that has no calories.

Almonds

A bowl full of almonds fell over.

Almonds are rich in vegetable protein, healthy fats, and fiber. They are also high in calcium, which makes them an excellent alternative to milk for preventing osteoporosis.

This nut can also help balance your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It’s a great way to prevent cardiovascular disease.

This homemade almond nougat is perfect for children and athletes. However, pregnant women and nursing mothers can also benefit from it as it is beneficial for milk production.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a healthy source of fat that is becoming more and more important as it stimulates the metabolism and thus supports weight loss. Of course you have to be moderate!

Besides the fact that coconut oil an antioxidant, this vegetable oil is also rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins E and K.

You can also use it for cooking without altering the food in any way. This is why coconut oil is one of the best fats for cooking alongside olive oil.

Coconut oil is also great for beauty care. It is a natural and inexpensive home remedy for  skin and hair care. You can also use it as a toothpaste.

Stevia

Stevia - overeating

The stevia plant is native to Paraguay, where it has been used as a remedy for a variety of diseases since ancient times. It is also used in a variety of ways as a sweetener.

This plant helps to regulate the blood sugar level, which is why it is very suitable for diabetics and those with a sweet tooth.

Stevia is also good for your gums. This plant also slightly lowers blood pressure and strengthens the body’s defenses to protect you from all sorts of diseases.

Alternatively, you can use brown cane sugar, honey, or agave syrup.

Homemade almond nougat according to a Spanish recipe

Almond nougat

To make this soft Spanish nougat you will need the following ingredients:

ingredients

  • 300 g ground almonds
  • 4 tablespoons (56 mg) of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of refined liquid stevia

There are two types of stevia in health food stores: clear, refined stevia, which has no taste or medicinal properties, and a darker, thicker stevia. The latter is a remedy with a strong taste that is similar to that of licorice.

For cooking, you should always use the refined version so as not to change the taste of the recipe. Pure stevia is ideal for medicinal tea. Both types are calorie-free.

preparation

This is how the recipe is prepared:

  • If the temperature of the coconut oil is below 25 ° Celsius, the oil will solidify. So you first have to warm up the oil in a double boiler or in the microwave. But do not cook it, or it will lose its nutritional value.
  • Once the oil is liquid, you can mix it with stevia.
  • Then you can add the ground almonds. Mix everything thoroughly with a spoon or use your clean hands. 
  • Then pour this mixture into a silicone mold or on a flat baking sheet.
  • Cover with a plastic sheet and let cool in the refrigerator. The coconut oil solidifies in this way.
  • The nougat is ready to serve after an hour.

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