This collection of dessert recipes features 15 100% fruit-sweetened desserts. You won’t find ANY added sugar!On Friday I made a huge announcement about the Happy Healthy Mama Healthy Year Challenge. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Even so, it’s something I’m excited to share with you. Together, we are going to make 2016 our healthiest year ever!
Since January is Cut the Sugar Month, you didn’t think I was going to leave you hanging, did you? Let’s face it. Just because we decided we’re giving sugar the ax in January doesn’t mean our sweet tooth is going to go away. The good news is that we can still enjoy treats with 100% fruit-sweetened dessert recipes. These can help us forget about all those over-the-top treats we indulged in during the holidays.
The problem is that while the fruit-sweetened dessert recipes are out there, they can be hard to find. Ever notice how bloggers use the term “sugar-free” loosely? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten excited about a recipe that was advertised as “sugar free” only to find it had 1/2 cup of maple syrup. Refined sugar free? Yes. Sugar free? No. Now these desserts aren’t sugar-free, either, but they are added sugar-free desserts. Any sugars are naturally occurring in the fruits that are used to sweeten these up.
I did the work for you, scouring the web to find these 15 recipes for fruit-sweetened desserts. Keep in mind that these desserts are not going to taste like your sister-in-law’s traditional fudge (I’m talking to myself here). We are re-training our taste buds to love and appreciate desserts that aren’t sickly sweet. You might even look at some of these and think, “Huh? That’s dessert?” The truth is, that when you go sugar-free for a while, baked fruit does taste like dessert. I hope these inspire you to sweeten your life naturally!
Fruity Carob Cake from Unconventional Baker
Simple Baked Apples from Happy Healthy Mama
Chocolate Chia Peanut Butter Bites from Hummusapien
Tropical Fruit Bites from Every Last Bite
Banana Bread Date Bars from Happy Healthy Mama
Paleo Apple Crisp from Paleoaholic
Banana Blueberry Bark from Feasting on Fruit
Better than Ice Cream Fruit Cream from Happy Healthy Mama
Paleo Banana Snack Cake from Detoxinista
No Churn, Dairy-Free Almond Butter Ice Cream from Unconventional Baker
Banana Oat Bars from Happy Healthy Mama
Lemon Blueberry Snack Cake from Live. Learn. Love. Eat.
Banana Peanut Butter Cookies from Happy Healthy Mama
Carrot Cake from 101 Cookbooks
Years ago, when I first started experimenting with naturally sweetened desserts, I found two cookbooks very helpful. Check out Sweet Freedom and Sweet and Sugar-Free. Both are great! Enjoy your naturally-sweetened treats.
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