Friday, June 13, 2014

Chocolate ganache mini pies with strawberries

Strawberry ganache mini pies with strawberries

Yummy, luscious strawberries are in season, and they are so wonderful! I guess you can tell I love strawberries.

Unfortunately, they have a high fermentation potential (FP) because of the types of sugars they contain. Like most fruit, they can be malabsorbed providing food for the growth of bad bacteria in the gut. They are low in calories but individuals with irritable bowel syndrome need to look at FP. About 6 small strawberries have an FP of 6, and I need to keep my daily FP 20-25 until more of my symptoms resolve.

Sigh. I have strawberries infrequently which makes them a super special treat. Now, if you add chocolate or nuts or seeds to the mix, you have increased the FP yet again. It doesn't mean I can't still have these ingredients but I have to watch my portion size and what else I eat during the day, kind of like saving up FP points.

I'm making Chocolate Ganache Mini Pies with Strawberries for Father's Day. Individuals, like hubby, can eat a whole mini pie and garnish with tons of strawberries, if they like. I will stick with a mini, mini portion, topped with two strawberries.

Bailey gives my bike a safety check while on his new cat tree.
 Here's what you need for 2 chocolate ganache mini pies with strawberries:

For the crust:
4 T. almond flour or substitute sunflower seed flour if allergic to nuts
3 T. melted coconut oil
dash of cinnamon
1 T. cocoa powder
powdered stevia, to taste, or other desired sweetener

For the ganache:
2 T. melted coconut oil
2 T.. sunbutter or almond butter
1 T. cocoa powder
1-2 T. soymilk or other alternative dairy beverage
vanilla stevia, to taste, or other sweetener of choice

For the topping:
Strawberries, as many as you want

Here's what you do:

Mix almond or sunflower seed flower with cocoa, cinnamon, melted coconut oil and stevia. Divide the mixture and press into two mini tart pans with removeable bottoms. Place in the fridge or freezer to firm up the crusts.

 Next, mix up the ganache. Combine melted coconut oil with sunbutter. Stir in the cocoa and stevia. Add the soy or other milk and stir into a thickened chocolate mixture.

Spoon an equal amount of the ganache into each mini tart pan. Top with strawberries and serve.

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