Sweet Treats

Raspberry and Chia Muffins

By on Mar 5, 2015 in Breakfast, Snacks, Sweet Treats | 0 comments

I love muffins in any form, sweet or savoury, but I always seem to gravitate towards berry muffins. So I’ve come up with a guilt free version that even has the kids’ seal of approval. They are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free so you can enjoy them for breakfast or any time of the day. Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal 1/2 cup tapioca flour 2 eggs 2...

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Pecan Muffins

By on Aug 3, 2014 in Breakfast, Sweet Treats | 0 comments

I have been experimenting with coconut flour as a gluten free alternative. Coconut is low in carbohydrates and is loaded with fibre, so it is ideal for low-carb diets. It takes a little getting used to as it absorbs so much moisture. When substituting whole wheat flour for coconut flour you only need about 1/4 of the amount. These pecan muffins are sugar free, dairy...

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Raspberry Clafoutis

By on Aug 3, 2014 in Breakfast, Sweet Treats | 0 comments

Clafoutis is a French inspired rustic dessert. The texture is a cross between a cake and a pudding. Traditionally, clafoutis is made with cherries, flour and sugar. In this version I have substituted the sugar and flour for almond meal and liquid stevia and used raspberries instead of cherries.     Ingredients 1 cup raspberries 2 eggs 1 cup almond milk 12...

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Paleo Choc Bites

By on Jul 3, 2014 in Sweet Treats | 0 comments

These paleo choc bites certainly hit the spot when you’re looking for a healthy way to satisfy that chocolate craving. Not only are they delicious, but they are also gluten and sugar free. My sweetener of choice is stevia, but they are also great with raw honey and maple syrup. This is a small batch (about 4 pieces) as I have issues with self control. You can...

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Paleo Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Icing

By on Jun 27, 2014 in Sweet Treats | 0 comments

This carrot cake is loosely based on the hummingbird cake with the combination of fruit, nuts and coconut. I’ve used almond meal as a gluten free alternative, as it makes the cake moist and is an excellent source of protein, fibre and healthy fats. It is naturally sweetened with dates and a little raw honey. The cashew cream icing is optional, but it does...

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Sugar free granola

By on Jun 14, 2014 in Breakfast, Sweet Treats | 0 comments

This is my go to breakfast when I want a change from eggs. You can use a variety of nuts in this recipe. I always use activated nuts as they are easier to digest and so much crispier. Most of the store bought granola is high in sugar and contains unhealthy oils. When you make it yourself, you know exactly what you’re putting into it. This granola is so simple...

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