As a nutritionist, I can't deny that I have a sweet tooth. It is a family trait, stemming back to my Norwegian grandma who I've seen tear apart a chocolate cake with her bare hands. That is why I have found a trick - how to made completely guilt-free desserts that are jam packed with nutrients. See below for some of my favourites.
1) Chickpea Peanut Butter Cookies
These bad boys are loaded with chickpeas, peanut butter and sweetened with only maple syrup. Great for those cookies dough lovers and even better for those cookies addicts! Recipe below;
1 1/4 cup chickpeas rinsed and dried
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, almond butter or nut free butter like sunflower
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt if your pb doesn't have salt in it
Dark chocolate chips.
All you do is mix the ingredients together, then add chocolate. Lay parchment on a baking sheet and with wet hands roll dough into balls. (Sneak some into our mouth the dough is the best part) push down on balls so they look like cookies. 350.C in the oven for 10-15 minutes and there you are. Don't forget to share!
2) Avocado Cacao Pudding
Blend all ingredients in the food processor, then serve to those you love!
I medium sized avocado (ripe)
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp *real Canadian* maple syrup
6 tbsp coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut oil & 5 tbsp coconut water
blend and top with roasted coconut flakes
3) Black bean cacao brownies
Mix all ingredients together and pop in the oven. 20-25 min on 350.C.
1/2 cup black beans (15-oz can, drained/rinsed)
2tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
1//2 cup quick oats (40g)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (75g)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (115-140g)