Marzipan Easter Eggs

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 32KCAL

These Marzipan Easter Eggs have that lovely almond flavour of a traditional Simnel cake and are slimming friendly, low in calories and Points!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories32
  • Carbs0.1g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.5g
  • Sugars0.1g

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If you’re looking for a Simnel cake that’s low on calories and Points, then these Marzipan Easter Eggs are just the thing!

They’e so quick and easy to make – no whisking or folding of the egg whites required!  We like to add a little yellow food colouring to the mixture, just to brighten them up but this is completely optional.

Our Marzipan Easter Eggs have a classic almond flavour, but if you’re not keen on almond then you could use any other flavour – pretty much any flavouring would work really well.

You can also get really creative with these Marzipan Easter Eggs which is a great way to keep the kids occupied during the holidays.  We’ve decorated ours with icing and sugar balls, but the sky really is the limit!

What diets are these Marzipan Easter Eggs suitable for?

These Marzipan Easter Eggs are suitable for vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Marzipan Easter Eggs recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Marzipan Easter Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Marzipan Easter Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Marzipan Easter Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Marzipan Easter Eggs?

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Our almond flour of choice is Sukrin Almond Flour as it is also reduced fat and you can pick some up on Amazon UK. 

You could also use any defatted almond flour but just make sure you check the nutritional values as they do vary depending on brand.

We’ve also used Sukrin Gold in this recipe which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon UK.

Sukrin Gold doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar, unlike powdered sweetener.

If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

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We’ve also used Sukrin Icing which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to icing sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin Icing over on Amazon.

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Finally, you’ll need a silicone baking mould like this one which you can grab from Amazon.

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How many calories are in these Marzipan Easter Eggs?

There are 32 calories per portion in these Marzipan Easter Eggs which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Marzipan Easter Eggs are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with these Marzipan Easter Eggs?

These Marzipan Easter Eggs are the perfect addition to any Easter themed buffet, alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Marzipan Easter Eggs are cooked?

You should cook these Marzipan Easter Eggs for around 20 minutes or until they’re cooked through and golden.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you store these Marzipan Easter Eggs for?

You can keep these Marzipan Easter Eggs in an airtight container for around 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Marzipan Easter Eggs?

Yes you can! But we advise to freeze prior to decorating the cakes.  If you do choose to freeze your cakes, please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Marzipan Easter Eggs

These Marzipan Easter Eggs have that lovely almond flavour of a traditional Simnel cake and are slimming friendly, low in calories and Points!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 32
  • Carbs 0.1G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 3 large eggs
  • 25 g defatted almond flour such as Sukrin Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • icing sugar and sugar decorations optional for decorating

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. In a jug, whisk the eggs and granulated sweetener until fluffy.
  2. Add the defatted almond flour, baking powder and almond extract and whisk again. Leave to stand for a minute to thicken.
  3. Pour into Easter egg shaped silicone moulds. This made 10 in the mould we used but will depend on the shape and size of your mould. Do not fill completely to the top as the cakes will rise in the oven.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until cooked through and golden. Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the silicone mould for 5 minutes before carefully pushing them out onto a wire rack.
  5. When completely cool, decorate to your liking!

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Donna SwiftWednesday 25th October 2017

Hello there. So grateful for all you do. You’re so fab and help so many of us out here. Thank you. Anyway, was just wondering if you could maybe come up with something like these, for Christmas, as mini ish type stollens???

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JenniferThursday 6th April 2017

Hi, if substituting coconut flour instead of almomd would you use the same amount?
Thanks!

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    KateTuesday 11th April 2017

    Hi Jennifer
    Coconut flour is very absorbent and soaks up a lot of moisture. Replacing it means that you would have to adjust the amount of liquid and/or eggs added, as well as using less coconut flour than the recipe states. An approximate ratio is 1 cup of normal or almond flour to 1/3 to 1/4 cup of coconut flour.

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Anna KennedyMonday 27th March 2017

Lv your recipes keep them coming pls xx

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    KateFriday 31st March 2017

    Hi Anna
    Will do!! 🙂

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