My favorite part about this sugar-free challenge? I really don’t miss the sugar! It’s summertime and fruit is my go to sweet snack: fresh blackberries, strawberries and raspberries are my favorites. I have noticed that I don’t crave something sweet at the end of my meal like I used to. I get that not all of you may be feeling like that and sometimes, raspberries just don’t cut it! Below are my favorite sugar-free sweets, enjoy!
Apple Crumble by Cathy Fisher
Topping:1 cup walnuts
4 pitted dates 3 apples, peeled, sliced and large diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 apples, peeled, sliced and large diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 pitted Medjool dates
¼ cup raisins
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Toss the 3 peeled, sliced and diced apples with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and set aside in a bowl. Next, in the food processor, blend the remaining 2 apples, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 6 pitted dates, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss this mixture with the sliced apples. Blend the walnuts and 4 dates in a food processor until the texture is a little smaller than Grape Nuts. Spoon into a small bowl and set aside. Place one-fourth of the apple filling into a small dessert dish and sprinkle with date-nut topping. Serves 4.
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts
1 cup slivered almonds, chopped
In a food processor, combine the walnuts and raisins until a sticky paste forms. Form into small balls and roll in the almond mixture. Freeze until hard.
I just stumbled upon this company, Mac N Mo’s. They make sugar free, gluten free, sodium free, and preservative free vegan cookies that are big on taste. Check out their online store and if your in the LA area where you can go get them.
What sugar free treats do you like?