Sugar madness season is almost here! From now till the end of the year, there’s just no way to escape the constant bombarding of sugary things of all kinds.
I will continue to write about sugar this whole month, but today I gathered 10 nutrient-dense recipes from different bloggers to give you ideas of sweet treats made with little or no sugar — it can be done! These are also flourless and dairy-free (or can easily be made dairy-free), and all of them are super easy to make.
Here we go:
Spiced Macaroons (Dairy, Refined Sugar, and Grain Free) by Kimi at the Nourishing Gourmet
These are delicious! I used half the amount of sugar — I usually cut the amount of sugar a recipe calls for — and no stevia and they were plenty sweet for me.
Pumpkin Custard (or crustless pumpkin pie) by Diane at Balanced Bites
I made this with real pumpkin that I had baked. The amount of sugar is right for me, which means it’ll be too little for some of you. Just taste and modify accordingly.
World’s Easiest Ice Cream Recipe by Drew at How to Cook Like Your Grandmother
That’s right. It doesn’t get easier than this. I use coconut milk instead of regular milk, or not milk at all. And I mix chopped almonds into it.
Chocolate Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream by Ann Marie at Cheeseslave
This one I haven’t done, but you can’t go wrong with one of Ann Marie’s recipes.
Time to Make the Applesauce! by Kim at The Nourishing Cook
I’ve never understood why you’d buy apple sauce when it is so easy to make! There are great tips in this post.
Mounds Candy Bars by Elana at Elana’s Pantry
I loved mounds bars growing up, so this is like music to my ears. I do not use agave nectar in my cooking. Honey is fine for me.
Sugar Free Coconut Flour Cranberry-Walnut Muffins by Shannon at Nourishing Days
Coconut flour is not a traditional food, but it is an excellent transition food when you’re first learning gluten-free, grain-free cooking. Baked goods made with coconut flour are very filling, so you only need a little to feel satisfied.
Traditional Panacotta by Sarah (and Maureen) at The Healthy Home Economist
I love, love, love panacotta!. It is so delicious and the consistency is heavenly. You can use coconut milk instead of the cream.
Sesame-Honey Candy by Jenny at Nourished Kitchen
For those of you who love candy. This recipe makes excellent Christmas little gifts!
Apricot and Walnut Balls by the Girl Gone Primal
I love the simplicity of this recipe, but this will be MUCH better — both flavor and nutrition — if you soak the nuts overnight in water with sea salt. They don’t need to be dehydrated, but they can. Try making these with your children. They love it because it’s like playing with play dough.
This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop
How are you getting prepared to keep healthy and sane through the holidays? Share in the comments!