6 Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes
If you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake but have a sweet tooth, you might find that a good alternative is to create your own baked goods. This way, you can be in control of how much sugar your desserts have, if they have any at all. 5-Minute Crafts is showing you how to make healthy desserts using natural sweeteners, fruits, spices, nuts, and condiments that will give a sugary taste to your dishes without actually using sugar.
1. Banana candy
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Place the sliced banana in a food processor or blender along with the cocoa and coconut oil.
- Blend until you’ve obtained a creamy consistency.
- Pour the resulting mix into a silicone mold. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours, until it solidifies.
- Unmold and enjoy your candy.
2. Mango ice cream
- 1 peeled mango
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Place the peeled and diced mango in a food processor or blender.
- Add the water and the honey.
- Blend the ingredients.
- Freeze for approximately 1 hour. You can serve it with other citrus fruit, such as passion fruit.
3. Caramelized chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
- In a bowl, place the olive oil, cinnamon powder, and honey.
- Mix them well until you get a semi-liquid consistency.
- Add the cooked chickpeas. Stir them.
- Put them on a tray or a plate with wax paper. Bake at 430°F for 30 minutes.
4. Almond marzipan
- 1 cup of almonds
- 2 cups of water
- 1 spoonful of agave honey
- Soak the almonds in water for about 3 hours.
- Peel the almonds and make sure no skin is left on them.
- Add the agave honey. You can also use other types of honey if you prefer.
- Grind all the ingredients.
- Place the mixture in a silicone mold. Press it until it becomes a homogenous and compact mass.
- Unmold and serve.
5. Hazelnut paste
- ½ cup of hazelnuts
- 1 cup of dates
- 3 tablespoons of carob or cocoa without powdered sugar
- In a food processor, place in the hazelnuts and dates.
- Add the carob or cocoa powder.
- Blend all the ingredients together.
- It will develop a doughy consistency. You can use it as a spread on slices of bread or cookies, just like Nutella.
6. Nut bars
- 1 tablespoon of dried peaches
- 1 tablespoon of prunes
- 1 tablespoon of dried cherries
- 1 tablespoon of walnuts
- 1 tablespoon of hazelnuts
- 1 spoonful of almonds
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend until a thick but smooth paste is obtained.
- Put the mixture on a baking sheet. Flatten it with a rolling pin or with your hands until you get a layer that’s about 1 or 1.5 inches thick. Cut it into rectangles.
- Let it dry for 2 hours before enjoying it.