A few (mostly) sugar-free desserts I am loving right now

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Summertime is a great time to try your hand at pushing refined sugar out the door (maybe let the fruit in instead?).  I am certainly guilty of loving refined sugar, but have tried my hand at some healthier options.  That isn't to say they aren't sweet, but they have significantly less sugar than lots of options, and they are totally delicious.  I have made them all at least once, and loved them (these photos are all mine, like usual, from when I made each recipe).

I would love to hear if you have any great refined sugar-free dessert recipes to share with me!


Chocolate Chip Cookies (Sprouted Kitchen via Minimalist Baker) - I have made these a few times (I usually leave out the coconut, and adapt it some... One of these days I will get around to posting my version).  They are delicious!  And really quite healthy, all things considered.


Hazelnut Mini-cakes (My Name is Yeh) - I was looking for a good treat to take to a baby shower, and the girl I was throwing the baby shower for had gestational diabetes.  So this seemed like a decent option, since it was healthier, and not quite as carb heavy as most other desserts (mostly because of the hazelnut flour).  Anyway, they were delicious, as expected, and I didn't even miss the sugar.  Really, they were just flavorful, moist and delicious.


Salted Caramel Ice Cream (Measure and Whisk) - An experiment on my part that went delightfully well.  I was thrilled with how well this ice cream turned out. I love ice cream, and this was so rich, creamy and sweet that I didn't miss the sugar one bit.  It probably should be eaten in small servings, but I feel better about eating lots of maple than lots of refined sugar.


Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (Half-Baked Harvest) - Last year, when I was working with Bob's Red Mill, they sent me a Christmas Gift for being a partner, and it was a box from Cake in a Crate.  I normally am not the sort of person that would subscribe to a food box (mostly because of the cost.  I like the idea of them though), but when one shows up on your doorstep, and you need a dessert for book club, you make it.  And they were AMAZING!  In fact, we were on our no-sugar challenge when I made them, and I cheated so I could try one.  I don't even like macaroons that much, and I just about died and went to heaven.  They were SO good.  I froze a few and ate them once we finished our challenge.

Now go and try out these tasty desserts!  Happy Cooking!

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  3. your recipes are very delicious though i am not diabetic but love them.specially the black bean soup and thai chicken pizza are among my favourites. Keep cooking.

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