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Baked Low-carb Sugarfree Malpua

by Sophie
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Happy Holi everyone! Once again, it’s this time of the year when we all welcome spring and celebrate the arrival of new life with colors. And, thus I have this healthy Baked low-carb sugarfree Malpua or the sweet Indian style pancakes for you.

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Holi, the Festival of colors, is all about celebrating a new year, new life and a new beginning. This festival, as it is celebrated in spring, is full of colors by every means. Whether it is the ritualistic color play or the food spread that include everything from fresh fruits to deep-fried savories and sweet dishes, and that must-have festive drink “Thandai.” I already have this recipe shared on my blog last year, and which is a favorite among most of my readers.

It’s been quite sometimes since I have posted. The reason: travel, flu and busy with my ever-demanding toddler and preschooler. My family and I took a long vacation traveling abroad during the holidays to celebrate my son’s first year birthday. It was a fun event with friends and family around. Now I am back home and trying my best to keep things organized and fall into place. With the raging cold and cooler temperature this winter, I can’t wait to see a glimpse of sun rays, feel the breeze and the warmth of spring. While my body is still recovering from flu, I am super excited to celebrate holi with my two little ones and dear husband.

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The idea to make malpua in a healthier way is to satisfy my sweet cravings while not overloading my body with sugar and unwanted calories. Malpua is a deep-fried pancake often made from wholewheat flour and cream. It is fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup flavored with saffron and cardamom. Malpua has a crispier texture but a melt-in-the-mouth feel with every bite you take.baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

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My baked low-carb sugarfree malpua is certainly healthier than its traditional counterpart. That’s because:

  • It’s baked, not fried.
  • It’s Sugar-free.
  • It’s low-carb because of almond flour.
  • And it can be made vegan or vegetarian based on your choice.

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Now, let’s discuss the recipe.

Baked Low-carb Sugarfree Malpua Recipe:

This recipe is a modified version of the traditional sweet malpuas made in Western parts of India. These malpuas are made with almond flour, table cream and sugar-free syrup.

Step-1: Shift the flour:

  • In a bowl, take 1.5 cups of almond flour.

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  • Use a sieve to shift the flour so that no lumps are left.

Step-2: Prepare the batter:

  • Add 2/3 cup of table cream/heavy cream/coconut milk or coconut cream and a tbsp of sour cream to the almond flour.

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  • Crush 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds and add to the mixture.

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  • Whisk well until smooth and all ingredients are well incorporated.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

  • If the batter feels thick, add 1 to 2 tbsp of almond milk or coconut milk to get the right consistency.
  • The batter should be of flowing consistency as shown in the picture. (Just like dosa or pancake batter)NOTE: You can keep the batter thick if you like thick malpuas.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degree F.

Step-3: Prepare the sugar-free syrup:

  • Bring two cups of water to boil in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add a pinch of saffron and a few cardamom pods.
  • Add 1/4 cup of swerve/setvia or any sugar-free granular sweetener of your choice.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

  • Bring the mixture to boil.
  • Now simmer and allow the mixture to thicken a bit while the pancakes are ready.

Step-4: Make the pancakes:

  • This is the first step before the baking.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

  • Heat a griddle and brush with oil or ghee.
  • Pour a small ladle of batter onto the griddle just like you do pancakes.
  • Cook the pancakes covered at a medium to low temperature.
  • When the pancakes brown around the edges, flip them.
  • Let both the sides brown before transferring each pancake/malpua to a greased baking dish.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

Step-5: Bake till crispy:

  • Now bake the malpuas or pancakes until they are crispy.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

  • The process took just five minutes in a preheated oven.

Step-6: Dip in syrup:

  • Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to cool a bit.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

  • Dip the hot and crispy baked pancakes in the warm syrup and allow them to stay for a minute of two.
  • Take them out and place on a platter.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and saffron.
  • Serve with extra syrup.

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  • Enjoy these guilt-free sweet malpuas or the baked low-carb sugarfree malpua as it is or with some sweetened cream.

Nutrition Facts:

This recipe yields 10-12 small pancakes or malpuas. Each serving is 116 calories with 3.8g carb, 3.5g protein and 10.6g total fat.

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

Baked low-carb sugarfree malpua

This holi, make these Aaamazing, scrumptious and super delicious almond flour baked low-carb sugarfree malpua. These are keto approved, low-carb and free of added refined sugar. Eat one or two, it's your choice but don't forget to share with your friends, family and with people who love this decadent dessert. They will be surprised how healthy and yum these modified malpuas are. I hope you will like the recipe as much I and my family do.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 116kcal

Ingredients

For malpua batter

  • 1 ½ cup almond flour (blanched)
  • 2/3 cup table cream/heavy cream/thick coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp crushed fennel seeds(optional)
  • 1 tbsp Oil or ghee

Syrup

  • 2 cups cups water
  • ¼ cup swerve/stevia(more if you like sweeter)
  • 4 cardamom pods(crushed or whole)
  • 1 pinch of saffron

Instructions

Shift the flour:

  • In a bowl, take 1.5 cups of almond flour.
  • Use a sieve to shift the flour so that no lumps are left.

Step-2: Prepare the batter:

  • Add 2/3 cup of table cream/heavy cream/coconut milk or coconut cream to the almond flour.
  • Crush 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds and add to the mixture.
  • Whisk well until smooth and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • If the batter feels thick, add 1 to 2 tbsp of almond milk or coconut milk to get the right consistency.
  • The batter should be of flowing consistency as shown in the picture. (Just like dosa or pancake batter)
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degree F.

Step-3: Prepare the sugar-free syrup:

  • Bring two cups of water to boil in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add a pinch of saffron and a few cardamom pods.
  • Add 1/4 cup of swerve/setvia or any sugar-free granular sweetener of your choice.
  • Bring the mixture to boil.
  • Now simmer and allow the mixture to thicken a bit while the pancakes are ready.

Step-4: Make the pancakes:

  • This is the first step before the baking.
  • Heat a griddle and brush with oil or ghee.
  • Pour a small ladle of batter onto the griddle just like you do pancakes.
  • Cook the pancakes covered at a medium to low temperature.
  • When the pancakes brown around the edges, flip them.
  • Let both the sides brown before transferring each pancake/malpua to a greased baking dish.

Step-5: Bake untill crispy:

  • Now bake the malpuas or pancakes until they are crispy. You can skip baking, if you like a soft malpua.
  • The process took just five minutes in a preheated oven.

Step-6: Dip in syrup:

  • Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to cool a bit.
  • Dip the hot and crispy baked pancakes in the warm syrup and allow them to stay for a minute of two.
  • Take them out and place on a platter.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and saffron.
  • Serve with extra syrup.
  • Enjoy these guilt-free sweet malpuas or the baked low-carb sugarfree malpua with some cream or as it is.

Notes

  • Skip baking if you like a softer malpua. In that case, cook the malpuas on the griddle for few more minutes.
  • The griddle temperature should be medium. It is common to see the almond flour batter spatter on the griddle. Once cooked, it will be easy to flip.
  • Don't put malpuas in boiling hot syrup.
  • If not baking, then pour syrups on malpuas instead of dipping them.
  • Baked and syrup dunked malpuas stay in refrigerator for three days without losing their crispiness.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal

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4 comments

Kalyani March 1, 2018 - 11:07 am

5 stars
Delicious. Yummy yummy??

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Sophie March 1, 2018 - 12:45 pm

Thank you so much!

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