Showing posts with label no added sugar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label no added sugar. Show all posts

Friday, August 14, 2015

Chocolate Brownie Cake

It is funny how often folks ask about my sweet-eating habits as soon as they find out that I am a Registered Dietitian. Of course I eat treats once in a while - just not all the time :)

For my new job at Brain Balance, I have been experimenting with gluten-free, dairy free baking that uses honey or maple syrup for sweetness. I thought that this cake turned out great! It was great as is with my afternoon cup of coffee but I also think it would be nice with some chocolate ganache on top - your pick!

Chocolate Brownie Cake
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 bar baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a round or square pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients and spread into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Friday, February 13, 2015

2 Ingredient Ginger Peach Ice-Cream - No added sugar!

Here is a creamy, low-calorie dessert that feels decadent without sabotaging your health goals!

I received the juicer mentioned below for free from Champion Juicer in exchange for 
writing this post. I was not otherwise compensated for my time.

I have had a lot of fun playing around with my new champion juicer. Recently I made pumpkin pie juice! I wanted to experiment with the homogenizing function of the juicer. The nutritional advantage is that this keeps the pulp in the product, ie, you don't lose any fiber! This is kind of like having a very high powered blender or food processor!

In the past I have used my food processor to make banana "ice-cream" by simply pureeing a frozen banana. Sounds too good to be true, but it actually works! I tried the same method with other frozen fruits, such as strawberries, but didn't have as much luck unless there were bananas involved too. The bananas gave the dessert a lovely creamy texture, even though the whole thing is dairy free. 

Because the Champion Juiceris so powerful, it is actually able to turn rock-hard frozen peaches into a velvety smooth mixture just like soft-serve! I added some fresh ginger for a flavor pop.

Step 1: set up your Champion Juicer with the blank. Use the dark funnel to make loading the fruit easier and set a bowl under the spout to catch your peachy dessert!

Step 2: Turn on the juicer. Use the plunger to push frozen peach slices and small pieces of fresh ginger into the feeding tube.

Step 3: collect the peachy goodness into a bowl and stir to ensure the ginger is evenly dispersed throughout.  Enjoy!

Disclosure: This recipe contains an Amazon Affiliate link which means I may make a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase. Thank you for your support!
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