Keto Melomakarona sounds like a dream because these honey-infused cookies are the biggest symbol of Greek Christmas. The tradition most probably dates back to the times when ancient Greeks celebrated the Winter solstice. They used to prepare honey cookies and honey bread to celebrate this biggest event that marked the longest winter night. Honey was the main sweetener for European people back then. However, the modern version uses both sugar and honey! Naturally, we will use neither in our Keto Melomakarona! How can we use honey or sugar when we are making a Keto version? Keep reading and find out all the smallest tricks and secrets for this magical creation.
Keto Melomakarona that taste equally good?
In the word Melomakarona, “Melo” stands for honey while “makarona” stands for pastry! However, this doesn’t mean that we cannot adjust it to Keto principles. With the trick of using aromatic spices, you will not feel that they taste much different from the original version. Why is the keto version better? Well, it has no sugar and you will be satisfied with just 1 or 2 cookies. What’s not to like? After all, we are making them only once per year.
Did you know: Monkfruit extract has a very similar aroma to honey, if you use it both in the dough and in the syrup, everybody will think you used honey!
A Pro tip for Keto Melomakarona creators
You can use our Keto Honey Substitute recipe instead of the syrup. Please note, our Keto Melomakarona syrup is a much simpler version with fewer ingredients. The trick is to find a quality Monk fruit extract. Try to avoid using erythritol blends because they can leave an unusual aftertaste. Liquid or powdered, as long as it’s 100% extract you will get the right aroma and sweetness. Stevia is not the best solution here because you have to fix the aftertaste by utilising salt and acidity. Monk fruit extract is just ideal for this recipe!