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Crunchy Cashew Meringues

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Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Today I’m sharing another diet friendly recipe that also happens to be delightfully satisfying. One of my new year’s resolutions was to lose some weight. Just because I’m dieting doesn’t mean I have to miss out on flavor. These Crunchy Cashew Meringues are gluten free, just 161 calories per serving and SO tasty. They’re filled with Silk Dairy-Free Vanilla Yogurt and berries, plus a little honey drizzled on top.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Crunchy Cashew Meringues are a wonderful way to treat yourself without breaking the calorie bank!

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt and Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk are easy to find in the Dairy section at Walmart. Even though they both are found in the Dairy section, they are both Dairy-Free and Lactose-Free.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Have you ever made meringues before? They aren’t hard to make. I highly recommend using an electric mixer for this recipe. You don’t have to have one but it makes it a lot easier. Start with 3 egg whites. Beat them with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Then add sugar, lemon zest and vanilla. Turn the mixer to high and beat until stiff peaks form. This is how it should look.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Fold in crushed cashews.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Meanwhile, line two large cookies sheets with parchment paper. Use a large glass to trace 6 circles onto paper with a pencil. Repeat for remaining paper. Turn papers over so you are using the pencil side. Pour batter into a large disposable pastry bag fitted with a half-inch round tip. Pipe batter in a spiral shape to fill up circle.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Fill all the circles with batter. Bake cookies in a 225°F. oven for 2 hours.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Serve with Silk Dairy-Free Vanilla Yogurt, mixed berries and honey. You can do one layer or two.

Not only is the yogurt dairy free, it also contains 6 grams of soy protein per serving, has no cholesterol, artificial flavors or colors.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Pick your favorite berries for this recipe.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Add a second layer of cookie, yogurt and fruit, if desired. It’s such a beautiful dessert. I think it’s pretty enough to serve at a dinner party. Your guests will be so impressed!

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

I love using Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk in my smoothies because it’s much lower in carbs and higher in calcium than regular milk. There’s less than 1g of carbs and 50% more calcium per serving. It’s lactose free, gluten free and non-GMO. It’s also a delicious beverage anytime.

Find more great recipes at the Silk website.

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 2 cookies

Calories per serving: 161 with yogurt (not including fruit or honey)

Fat per serving: 6.35g

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup evaporated cane juice*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews, toasted and crushed
  • 3 (5.3oz) containers Silk Dairy-Free Vanilla Yogurt
  • Mixed berries and honey for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a large glass (about 3.5" wide), trace 6 circles with a pencil on each piece of parchment paper. Flip the paper over, so you won't get pencil on your food.
  2. Place egg whites and salt in a large bowl. With an electric mixer, beat on high until soft peaks form. Add evaporated cane juice, vanilla and lemon zest. Beat on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in the cashews.
  3. Pour batter into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2" round tip. Pipe batter in a spiral shape to form circles on the parchment paper. Pipe 12 cookies.
  4. Bake for 2 hours.
  5. Add yogurt to 6 cookies. Add fruit and drizzle with honey. Repeat for a second layer of cookie, yogurt, fruit and honey. Note: 1/2 container of yogurt per serving. Serve immediately.
  6. *Note: Evaporated Cane Juice is all natural and looks similar to granulated sugar but it's more of a cream color. You can find it on the sugar aisle in most grocery stores. If you can't find it, you can substitute granulated sugar.

Notes

19.6g carbs, 6.5g protein per serving (not including fruit or honey)

http://www.momlovesbaking.com/crunchy-cashew-meringues/

Crunchy Cashew Meringues

What is your favorite berry? Not a fan of berries? What kind of fruit do you like best? Let me know in the comments.

14 Responses to Crunchy Cashew Meringues

  1. Carolyn West says:

    These look amazing. Great idea to put crushed cashews in the meringue. #client

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  3. Myles says:

    Yum! Looks wonderful!

  4. Yvonne says:

    Recipe sounds yummy but I’m a little confused with the recipe. It says evaporated cane juice..not sure what that is? and I thought it also called for Silk Unsweetened almond milk or is that just for smoothies?
    Thank you

    • Evaporated Cane Juice is all natural, it looks similar to granulated sugar but it’s more of a cream color. You can find it on the sugar aisle in most grocery stores. The Silk unsweetened almond milk is not in the recipe but I like to use it for smoothies.

  5. Leslie Sirag says:

    Sounds good, but my husband’s on a kidney friendly diet that bans phosphates as well as dairy, & all the non-dairy yogurt (Silk Almond) we’ve been able to find contains phosphates.
    Looking for a recipe using cashew or coconut milk.

  6. Rita says:

    How many points would this recipe be for a person who is on Weight Watchers. Thank you

  7. maria wright says:

    What is cane juice ?

  8. Yolanda Del Rey says:

    Nutritional value please?

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