All of us enjoy sitting down with a favorite sweet treat. If you are choosing health supportive foods on a regular basis, indulging in a special sweet now & then won’t do any harm.
Here are some of my client’s “two thumbs up” recipes.
2 tbls. coconut oil
16 oz. unsweetened carob chips
3 tbls. small sized unsulphered raisons
3/4 cup oat bran or “No-Salt Crispy Rice” cereal
optional: 2 tbls finely chopped raw, unsalted pecans or walnuts
Heat the carob chips & coconut oil in a double boiler or a Pryex/heat proof bowl over boiling water. Stir constantly until melted & smooth.
Pour over the raison/oatbran or cereal/nut mixture in a separate bowl mixing until all dry ingredients are evenly coated.
Drop by the tablespoon onto a plate or cookie sheet covered with wax paper or foil & refrigerate until firm. Store at room temperature or in the frig.
CAROB OR CHOCOLATE FONDUE
16 oz. grain sweetened carob or chocolate chips
1/2 tsp sugar & alchohol free almond/mint/orange/coffee extract
Fresh fruit of choice sliced/cut into uniform bite sized pieces. Some favorites are: Kiwi,pineapple,grapes,strawberries,bananas,apples,pears,orange or tangerine segments.
Wooden skewers or forks for dipping
Melt carob or chocolate chips in a double bioler or a heat proof bowl over boiling water stirring constantly until smooth. Add extract of choice.
Have fruit & skewers ready to dip into the hot fondue.
QUICK AND EASY FRUIT CRUMBLE
3 cups of sliced fresh fruit of choice. Apples, peaches, nectarines, pears & berries or a combination of, work well. Frozen, unsweetened fruit is fine too.
1 tbls. cinnamon
3 tbls arrowroot powder
1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl adding the fruit tossing well until uniformly coated. Then add 1 cup apple juice concentrate stirring well, reserving 1/2 cup of the apple jiuce concentrate for the Crumble Topping.
Put into a heat proof baking dish & top with the following crumble.
1 package Mrs. Denson’s Wheat Free Fruit Juice Sweetened, Oat-walnut cookies (or similar)
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
Crush cookies & mix with 1/2 cup apple jiuce concentrate & the melted butter> spread evenly over the fruit & bake @ 350 for 1 hour.
Serve hot or cold. I like mine with a few tablespoons or Pure Decadence coconut ice cream.