5 Naturally Sweetened Classic Desserts
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour and Maple Sugar1 of 6
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This update on chocolate chip cookies uses both maple sugar and almond flour in place of their traditional counterparts. The result? A hearty, satisfying cookie that won't leave you crashing and burning. (Paleo and if desired, vegan friendly.)
Paleo Zucchini Brownies2 of 6
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Zucchini is one of the best ingredients for healthy baking, since it imparts a soft, moist texture and melds beautifully into the surrounding flavors while delivering helpful vitamins and minerals, including manganese and vitamin C. The use of date paste as a sweetener here means that a fudgy quality is also maintained, and a doubling down on chocolate - cocoa and chips - helps ensure that this updated recipe will still feel like a classic favorite.
Coconut Macaroon and Persimmon Tart3 of 6
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The desire to cut back refined sugars from certain desserts doesn't have to mean forgoing baking dreams, even including tarts. Roll out this coconut and almond flour based crust, fill with a naturally sweetened coconut based custard and enjoy. Aside from avoiding a sugar crash, you might gain some energy from all the coconut - its medium chain fatty acid is converted directly into energy in the liver.
Salted Peanut Butter Cups4 of 6
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What's better than a favorite Halloween candy? A homemade version, anytime of year, with chocolate and peanut butter flavors you can really taste (since they aren't overrun with refined sugars). ?
Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread5 of 6
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Chocolate and hazelnut can be one of the most irresistible combinations on any dessert menu or in the grocery aisle. Unfortunately, some blends are more like cake frosting than anything else, while others can be expensive. Enter this homemade version, which simply lets the delicious hazelnuts and chocolate shine while offering enough sweetness to satisfy but not overwhelm. Opt for the bulk bin while purchasing the hazelnuts to help make this treat cost-effective.