Health & Wellness

No Sugar Dessert Hacks

by Five Journeys May 3, 2021

Try some of these tricks to satisfy your cravings, while sticking with no added sugar while you retrain your tastebuds!

Sweet Roasted Chickpeas

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Open a can of chickpeas, rinse and dry. Spread out on a baking sheet and toss in some melted coconut oil or ghee, vanilla extract, and 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Roast for 18-20 minutes, or until crisp, and sprinkle with sea salt.

Banana Cacao Pudding

Combine in a blender or food processor: 1 ripe banana, ½ avocado, 1 T raw cacao powder until very smooth. Add a splash of almond milk if thinner consistency is desired. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, and enjoy topped with fresh chopped nuts, or a drizzle of nut butter.

Baked Cinnamon Apple

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wash, half and core a few apples. Combine 2 T GF oats, 1 T chopped pecans, ½ tsp. cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. Cut up 1-2 tsp. ghee, and mash into the oats with a fork; scoop chunky filling into apple halves, and place in a baking dish. Bake 40-45 mins, until tender, and enjoy!

Have minimal time to cook or prep? These are some quicker ideas:

For the dark chocolate lover: 

For the sweet n salty connoisseur:

For the crunch seeker:

For the the coco-nutty:

  • Nutiva coconut butter-melt this down and drizzle a spoonful on roasted sweet potato or kabocha squash with a dash of cinnamon-this combo is decadent!
  • Dang Toasted Coconut Chipscrunch on a serving of these, or add to yogurt, hot cereal, or homemade granola/trail mix

For the fruit fanatic:

  • Frozen organic cherries or berries-snack right out of the freezer, or top with a few spoonfuls of unsweetened coconut or yogurt + dash of cardamom or cinnamon

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