I’m finally getting off of sugar and eating healthy treats for 2014! I am crazy about sweets. In denial of my sugar addiction, ahem, I was fooling myself for years, eating “raw cane sugar,” and “organic sugar.” Right. Sugar is a TOXIN and can cause a zillion poor health issues including Type 3 diabetes: Alzheimer’s.
My treats are actually good for you, are grain free, made with healthy fats, paleo proteins, and low glycemic sweeteners like maple syrup, coconut sugar, and raw honey.
A mighty thanks to Pinterest recipes! I’ve pinned my favorites, and gleaned and adapted to them to my healthy baking principles, and hope you can kick the SUGAR habit too!
Almond Butter Cups
In a saucepan:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
1/2 cup organic smooth almond butter (or part peanut butter)
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
touch of salt
On low heat, melt all ingredients together, except vanilla. Add vanilla. Pour into miniature muffin cups, in a miniature muffin tin. Store in refrigerator, as they melt pretty quick. Makes 24 fabulous, little treats. (Alternate: leave out almond butter, and add 2 tsp peppermint extract and 1/4 cup coconut flour, for a chocolate-mint cup. Yum.)