My kids love sweets, unfortunately for them they have a big, bad, mean mom who doesn’t let them indulge in their sweet tooth as they please. In fact, I make it a point to try to avoid any un-necessary sweeteners in foods and can notice a difference in my kids listening and attitude habits based on what they eat. However, I don’t want to be a total fun hater so I try to make yummy, nutritious treats for them whenever I can. This post will share with you my family’s 3 favorite dessert/treat recipes that you or your kids can enjoy while also being healthy!
1-2 Frozen peeled bananas
2-3 Tbs of milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Dash of salt
Couple dashes of cinnamon
1 Tbs. Pure Maple Syrup/Honey
Additional Flavors to your liking
This recipe is perfect for a summer treat. My kids go crazy for it and I can whip it up in no time! It’s can be made dairy free and in different flavors. When I have bananas that are going to go bad I peel them and throw them into a ziplock in the freezer. When I want to make ice cream I take a couple of frozen bananas and throw them into a blender or Babycook. Add some milk (almond, hemp, coconut, etc.) vanilla
extract, maple syrup or honey, salt and cinnamon. Then it’s time to
puree. It’s so easy and comes out the perfect consistency of softserve. You can substitute the cinnamon for cocoa powder, or you can add frozen fruit, even peanut butter and jelly. I can’t wait to experiment with numerous other flavors this summer!
1 Tbs Cocoa Powder
2 Tbs Honey/Pure Maple Syrup
This creamy, chocolatey dessert is equally as yummy as it is healthy. The main ingredient here is avocado. Sounds weird I know, but trust me on this. It’s sure to get even the pickiest eater to get some of they green superfood without even knowing it! Again, in a blender or Babycook add avocados, cocoa powder and maple syrup or honey. Blend until completely mixed and viola! You’ve got yourself a dose of healthy fats and vitamins disguised as a delectable treat.
Fluffy Sourdough Cookies
1.5 cups flour
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1.5 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Fresh Sourdough Starter
1 tablespoons water
I am constantly looking for new recipes to use my sourdough starters. Eating Sourdough provides lots of vitamins and minerals, help to maintain a healthy GI tract and help the body to absorb nutrients. I have been making my own Sourdough starters for a few months now and I love how easy it is. I still have yet to perfect the art of making a Sourdough loaf, but I am growing my confidence and hope to master it soon and make a post about it. This recipe is only for about 12 medium sized cookies so if you want more you can double (or triple) the recipe. Preheat the oven to 375F. In a bowl cream together the sugar, egg, butter and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients and mix together with the wet ingredients. Drop the dough in balls onto a cookie sheet and cook for 12 minutes. They were so soft and fluffy and my husband and kids loved them! Next time I will try substituting the sugar for honey or maple syrup and see how it turns out as I always like to find natural alternative to sugar. These will definitely make another appearance in the near future!
I love having easy, nutritious and super yummy recipes on hand so that I can try to indulge in our cravings without filling up on empty, useless calories. At least with these recipes I can know that they are free of yucky ingredients and provide dietary benefits.
I would love for you to share your favorite healthy treat/dessert recipes!
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