Healthy sweet treats? Is there such a thing? Well yes! And this week’s Ten at Ten is devoted to all things yummy and good for us. In January, a lot of us try to cut down refined sugar, chocolate and sweets following all the mince pies and Christmas cake over the festive period. Lilinha from Lilinha Angel’s World is always looking for sweet treat recipes to be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet.
One of her family favourite recipes is healthy fruity flapjack bites, bursting with juicy raisins. Lilinha put together ten healthy sweet recipes.
Over to Lilinha…
- Helen from Casa Costello has also made some delicious flapjacks. The apple, date and cinnamon flapjacks seem easy to make, perfect when you want a quick sweet treat with your cup of tea.
- I love the look of berry-burst clementine chia pudding by Kellie’s Food to Glow. It is packed with chia seeds, which are blood sugar balancing and full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- Cakey Boi’s healthy banana, peanut butter and chocolate cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I should try them soon.
- Who said muffins can’t be healthy? I love the super healthy carrot cake muffins by Vicky from Free From Fairy. They have bananas, dates, apricots, mixed fruit and carrots – surely they should count towards your 5-a-day!
- These gluten-free blackberry tartlets with almond crust by Maison Cupcake are sweetened with agave nectar and dates, while the blackberries give a fruity flavour to the tarts.
- Coconut brownies from Anne’s Kitchen are dairy-free. The sugar has been replaced by coconut nectar, which has lower GI than brown sugar. Clever!
- Over at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary, I found these chocolate cover peanut protein bars made with peanut flour and raw almonds. They are made with 100% plant powered protein with 11g of protein per bar.
- If you fancy a frozen treat, have a look at frozen fruity yoghurt bites by Eats Amazing. It can be eaten on its own straight from the freezer, or for breakfast in a bowl of granola or cereal.
- Thanks to Veggie Desserts, you can have your cake and eat it. In this case, it is a parsnip, maple and nutmeg cake with sweet potato and ginger frosting. I’ve never tried a parsnip cake before, but this recipe is too good not to try.
- These chocolate banana coconut macaroon cookies from Gluten Free Alchemist are full of healthy ingredients with no added sugar.
What is your favourite healthy sweet treat? Let us know in the comments below!