Low sugar dessert recipes are not always easy to find. A lot of recipes that claim to be low in sugar are actually quite high in sugar or use artificial sweeteners. However, You can make low sugar desserts at home with a few simple swaps. The key is to use natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or fruit. It’s also important to use less sugar than the recipe calls for. This may seem like a lot of work, but the end result is worth it. Here are four low-sugar dessert recipes that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Chocolate Avocado Truffles
If you’re looking for a low-sugar dessert that is also vegan, these chocolate avocado truffles are for you. Made with just four ingredients – avocado, cocoa powder, date syrup, and dark chocolate – they are rich, indulgent, and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. The best part? Each truffle is only about 2 grams of sugar.
– 1 large ripe avocado
– 1/3 cup cocoa powder
– 1/4 cup date syrup
– 4 ounces dark chocolate, melted
- Start by mashing the avocado in a medium bowl until it is smooth.
- Add the cocoa powder and date syrup, and mix until well combined.
- Place the melted chocolate in a small bowl.
- Using a tablespoon or your hands, shape the avocado mixture into small balls.
- Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.6. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
The best part about this recipe? You don’t need an ice cream maker. This coco-nutty recipe from Minimalist Baker uses just six ingredients, has no added sugar, and gets its sweetness from dates and bananas. This is one of the best delicious ice cream ideas you will find. The recipe is also vegan and gluten-free.
3 ripe bananas, diced and frozen
1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 soft Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
Optional: 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- Add bananas, coconut milk, vanilla, and soaked dates to a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high until completely smooth, scraping down sides as needed
- If using cacao powder or cocoa powder, add it now and blend to combine.
- Taste and adjust sweetness as needed by adding more dates
- Serve immediately for a softer “ice cream” or transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 2-4 hours for a firmer texture. Let thaw on the countertop for 10 minutes before scooping.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
These chocolate peanut butter cups are a classic dessert made with just a few simple ingredients – peanut butter, chocolate, and sugar. And while they’re not completely sugar-free, each cup only has about 4 grams of sugar. So if you’re looking for a low-sugar dessert option, these chocolate peanut butter cups are a great choice. The recipe makes about 24 cups, so there’s plenty to share (or not).
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
24 mini muffin liners
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, chocolate chips, sugar, and vanilla extract. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds until the mixture is smooth.
- Line a mini muffin tin with 24 liners. Spoon the chocolate peanut butter mixture into the liners, filling each one to the top.
- Freeze for 1 hour, or until the chocolate peanut butter cups are firm.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
These lemon bars have a tart and tangy filling made with fresh lemon juice, eggs, and sugar. The crust is a simple mixture of flour, butter, and sugar. And while the bars are sweet, they’re not too sweet thanks to the addition of fresh lemon juice.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square baking pan.
To make the crust: In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
To make the filling: In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, flour, and baking powder. Stir in lemon juice. Pour filling over crust. Bake for 25 minutes, or until filling is set.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.
Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
In conclusion, these low-sugar dessert recipes are perfect for people with sweet tooth. They are quick and easy to make, and they taste great. So if you are looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the sugar, then give these recipes a try.