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6 Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes

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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

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Place the sliced banana in a food processor or blender along with the cocoa and coconut oil.
  2. Blend until you’ve obtained a creamy consistency.
  3. Pour the resulting mix into a silicone mold. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours, until it solidifies.
  4. Unmold and enjoy your candy.

2. Mango ice cream

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled mango
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions

  1. Place the peeled and diced mango in a food processor or blender.
  2. Add the water and the honey.
  3. Blend the ingredients.
  4. Freeze for approximately 1 hour. You can serve it with other citrus fruit, such as passion fruit.

3. Caramelized chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup of cooked chickpeas

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, place the olive oil, cinnamon powder, and honey.
  2. Mix them well until you get a semi-liquid consistency.
  3. Add the cooked chickpeas. Stir them.
  4. Put them on a tray or a plate with wax paper. Bake at 430°F for 30 minutes.

4. Almond marzipan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 spoonful of agave honey

Instructions

  1. Soak the almonds in water for about 3 hours.
  2. Peel the almonds and make sure no skin is left on them.
  3. Add the agave honey. You can also use other types of honey if you prefer.
  4. Grind all the ingredients.
  5. Place the mixture in a silicone mold. Press it until it becomes a homogenous and compact mass.
  6. Unmold and serve.

5. Hazelnut paste

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of hazelnuts
  • 1 cup of dates
  • 3 tablespoons of carob or cocoa without powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, place in the hazelnuts and dates.
  2. Add the carob or cocoa powder.
  3. Blend all the ingredients together.
  4. 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend until a thick but smooth paste is obtained.
  3. 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.
  4. Let it dry for 2 hours before enjoying it.
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