If you are trying to eat healthier in your household without taking away all of the desserts that your kids love, you can make this aspiration a reality more easily than you would think. There are plenty of options available that don’t have all of those harmful chemicals and the abundance of sugar added. Take a look at these six yummy gluten-free and sugar-free desserts that your kids will love.
1. Peanut Butter Cookies
Who could resist peanut butter cookies? Even adults will love them when they discover that there’s no refined sugar added. Gather one cup of peanut butter, a ½ cup of stevia in the raw, ¼ cup of gluten-free oat flour, two egg whites, 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Stir thoroughly before baking at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
2. Blueberry, Lemon, And Almond Cake
Even the pickiest of eaters in the household will have to admit that this is one tasty dessert. Not only is this delicious treat sugar-free and gluten-free, it’s also something vegans can enjoy. To make the cake, gather four cups of almond flour, three tablespoons of poppy seeds, ½ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of baking powder, and one teaspoon of baking powder. Then add ½ cup of ghee, 1/2 cup of raw honey or maple syrup, two lemons, three large eggs (if you are not vegan, otherwise use chia seeds) and two cups of blueberries. For the glaze, use one cup of Turkish yogurt or vegan cream cheese, two tablespoons of honey, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Heat the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes.
3. Death by Chocolate Blender Brownies
Yes, it’s true. You can enjoy decadent, chocolatey goodness without a hint of refined sugar in the whole batch. And the added bonus is that these blender brownies are incredibly easy to make. Combine one cup of mashed banana with two eggs, and ¼ cup of raw honey. Mix in the baking ingredients including ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ cup of chocolate chips, one cup of cocoa powder, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, and two tablespoons of coconut water. Pour everything into a blender and mix until smooth. Cook for 30 minutes at 355 degrees and allow the brownies to cool before eating.
4. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
These mouth-watering muffins are not just sugar-free and gluten-free, they’re also dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free! To make, combine 1 ½ cups of gluten-free flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, two teaspoons of cinnamon, one cup of unsweetened applesauce, 1/3 cup of coconut oil, one banana, ½ cup of almond milk, and one large, peeled apple. Mix the dry ingredients and then add in the wet ingredients. Spray a mini muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
5. Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
A healthy twist on a childhood staple? Yes, please! This healthy alternative is deceptively easy to create too. Combine two whole eggs with ¼ cup of raw honey. Add 1/3 cup of coconut flour, 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chip cookies, a pinch of sea salt, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Lastly, add ¼ cup of coconut oil and stir. Cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Never heard of a brookie? It’s a combination of chocolate chip cookie and brownie bar and can easily be made for those who need a sugar-free and gluten-free option. To whip up a batch of brookies, combine one cup of almond flour, one cup of gluten-free oat flour, ¼ teaspoon of sea salt, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, two tablespoons of coconut palm sugar, 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chip cookies, two tablespoons of cashew butter, two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of maple syrup and one tablespoon of vanilla extract. Stir the dry ingredients and make the mixture into a cookie base. Mix the wet ingredients, stirring thoroughly before adding on top. Spread evenly and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
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