Cookie meets cake…with a crisp outer shell and a chewy, gooey centre. Ridiculously delicious, this brownie is definitely high on the wholefood indulgence scale. If you’re cutting down on sugar, you can substitute some of the coconut sugar with granulated stevia – just know that you’ll lose some of the delicious caramel flavours. Warning – share this one with friends, or wear your fat pants. Either / or.
Biscuits, Cakes & Cookies
Healthy + sugar free biscuits, cakes and cookies made from real ingredients. Deliciously healthy recipes with amazing flavour.
By the time Christmas rolls around in Australia it is 35 degrees and the traditional dishes in Europe are out of the question. Enter Christmas in July where you can enjoy all of the delicious Christmas foods without suffering heat exhaustion. Trifle is always a Christmas favourite. Some of the weird biscuit bases my mum used were pretty questionable, so I’ve skipped those, and the booze, to create a delicious dairy-free alternative that everyone can enjoy (including the kids).
Parsnips are one of my least favourite veggies – mainly because my mum used to overcook the hell out of them and feed them to me only at Christmas – which left less room for dessert. Using them in cookies is totally okay by me though – in fact, when grated and mixed with shredded coconut, you’d never know it was in there. Parsnips are packed with vitamin C in addition to an impressive range of other micronutrients. Winning!
Everyone loves a good cookies, and these are no exception. Plus with no baking and only 4 ingredients, they are a breeze to put together. The only hard part is stopping yourself at one.
Quite possibly the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever taste, these mouthfuls of goodness are completely gluten, dairy and refined sugar free – replacing traditional ingredients with more nutritious ingredients. They give a boost to your daily fibre, protein and anti-oxidant intake, and keep your blood sugar levels happy too.
This has to be one of my all-time favourite foods. Caramel slice. As a kid I would buy slices of ‘millionaires shortbread’ (similar kinda thing) from the local bakery after school and eat it on the way home to celebrate getting though another day of half-assed education. This one has significantly less sugar, and tastes a LOT nicer. It’s also kinder on your waistline…if you don’t eat the whole thing.
For full disclosure, I ate the whole thing. Just me. Why? Because it’s addictive and downright delicious. I also have a problem with portion control. I strongly advise you make this one for when friends visit so you have someone to share it with!
Tigernuts are not actually nuts – deceptive little things. They are however, just as delicious, and their flour makes crumbly, delicious cookies that you won’t be able to leave alone. Consider this your warning, tiger.
Wholegrain Teff is extremely nutritious. It boasts a wealth of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, choline, Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Thiamin, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin and Vitamin C, which is rarely found in grains. Teff can be purchased as a wholegrain or flour, which is used most commonly in Ethiopia to make a traditional sourdough flatbread called injera. It makes for a highly nutritious substitute to traditional gluten-containing flours. Try it in these amazing muffins for a nutritious way to start the day!
I didn’t know what ‘Whoopie Pies’ were until I came to Australia, where they seem to be all the rage. Chocolate + pie? I know…sounds gross. From what I’ve gathered, It basically two cookies or cakes with a deliciously creamy filling sandwiched in the middle. You’re drooling now right?! Not one for missing out on sweet treats, I made my own (probably very non-traditional) version. Sorry Whoopie Pie Police. My version is packed with loads of high-protein ingredients, making them great for satiety and muscle repair. As ever, there’s no crappy sugar, flour or gunk. I challenge you to eat more than one though – these bad-boys are pretty full on (even at just 230 calories each). It’s time to get your Pie on.
The healthy stuff: Black Tahini is a paste made from ground black sesame seeds. It’s is an excellent source of vitamin E, F, and T as well as B vitamins, Biotin and Choline. It also contains a wealth of amino acids and essential minerals. As a 20% complete protein, black tahini is richer in protein than milk, soya beans, and most nuts!
This delicious chocolate bar is sure to bring a smile to your face and your tummy, with no butter or white flour in sight. Instead, metabolism-boosting coconut oil, natural sweeteners and low-GI puffed brown rice make for a delicious treat that can be enjoyed without the guilt.