Healthy(ish) desserts!

By September 17, 2018Recipes

A clean healthy diet is important, but satisfying your sweet tooth every now and then doesn’t hurt.

Let’s healthify your desserts!

Raspberry coconut chia jam slice

Ingredients

Filling

  • ⅓ cup honey.
  • 4 tbsps chia seeds.
  • Coconut base.
  • 1 cup rolled oats.
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut.
  • 1 cup flaked almonds.
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chopped and melted.
  • 10 fresh dates, pitted.
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder.
  • ¼ cup water.

Topping

  • 200g 70% dark chocolate, chopped.
  • 2 tsps melted coconut oil. 

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160 ºC.
  • Line a 20x30cm cake tin.
  • To make the chia jam, mix the raspberries and honey in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and add the chia seeds. Set aside.
  • Make the base by combining all the ingredients in a food processor. Process until the mixture comes together. Press into the lined baking tin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  • Spread the chia jam over the base.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring every 10 seconds.
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the jam and allow to set. Slice into bars to serve.

Peanut butter pumpkin “fudge”

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nut butter.
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree.
  • ½ cup coconut oil.
  • ¼ cup maple syrup.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract.
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, or ¼ tsp cinnamon and ¼ tsp nutmeg.
  • ¼ tsp flaky sea salt, plus a bit more for garnish.

Method

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the nut butter, pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined 20x20cm baking dish and smooth out evenly.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt for garnish (optional), cover and freeze for a few hours, and then put it into the fridge for storage.
  • Cut into squares. Serve chilled.
  • Enjoy!
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