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Mother-In-Law-Approved Pumpkin Spring Rolls (Zero White Sugar, Gluten Free)
What is Halloween without pumpkins? And I mean not just for decorating and making scary lanterns.
Pumpkins are one of the symbols of the abundant autumn – full of color and plenty of harvested veggies and fruits!
So, I thought I could share a recipe with pumpkins you may have never heard of – it is a sugar-free pumpkin spring roll recipe – a gluten-free variation of the traditional pumpkin burek coming from my motherland – Bulgaria. Here we call it Tikvenik, which literally comes from the word for pumpkin (tikva).
Unfortunately, the original recipe is full of unnecessary substances like white flour and white sugar.
So, today I will show you another version of this deliciousness with much healthier alternatives – gluten free rice sheets, coconut sugar, and dry fruits (not treated with sugar or other chemicals). If you have a dehydrator at home, you can successfully use it to preserve your own organic fruits and veggies with zero sugar! Alternatively, you can use the kitchen oven at 50° C/ 122° F with the fan-assist option.
Fortunately, my variation turned out to be even better than the original! (Brag much?! 😀 ) Well, not every day you have your mother-in-law calling you to ask for the recipe! 😛
Now, for these pumpkin spring rolls, I used some raisins and dehydrated cherries left from the previous spring. But you can use whatever you prefer or have at hand – prunes, dates (mmmmm, I need to try the date version, I bet it will be awesome!), sour cherries, apricots, etc.
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To make this recipe a lot healthier, I also substituted white sugar with coconut sugar. This natural sweetener is produced by the nectar of the coconut palm blossoms. The good news here is that it has relatively low glycemic index and it does not cause such big insulin spikes like other sugary products.
It also cannot be processed – coconut sugar is produced by dehydrating the nectar, which naturally crystallizes. This product is full of nutrients, amino acids, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, and many more beneficial goodies. Sounds good, huh?
But, enough chit-chatting! Here is the recipe for my mother-in-law-approved pumpkin spring rolls (well, that’s a paradoxical name! 😀 ):
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Bon Appetite and stay healthy!