Healthier versions of sweet treats doesn’t have to be tasteless. Your kids won’t even now these are not packed with kilograms of sugar.
Peanut butter balls
*Makes roughly 20-30 balls
*Can be chilled or served immediately
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut (1/3 of cup to coat balls)
- 1 cup chopped nuts (1/3 of cup to coat balls)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Warm the peanut butter in the microwave up to 1 minute to make it easy to stir.
- Add to peanut butter, honey, vanilla, chopped nuts, coconut and cocoa powder. Stir well.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop out little balls. Coat your hands in a little butter or oil to help roll the balls.
- Roll some balls in coconut and others in your chopped nuts.
Cinnamon apple fries
- 4 fresh green apples (I apple is enough to serve 2 people)
- 2 cups canola oil
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 3 tbsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- Wash and cut apples into fry shapes.
- Slowly heat oil in a deep-frying pan.
- In a bowl, mix the cornstarch and 1 tbsp cinnamon.
- Coat the apple slices in the cornstarch right away.
- Dust and shake off any extra cornstarch using a strainer.
- In a separate bowl, mix remaining 2 tbsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar. Place aside.
- Once oil is hot and ready, fry apples a few at a time.
- Once apples are golden brown, place on a paper towel to dry.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Tip: Drizzle with a little caramel or eat them plain.
*Makes about 25-30 cookies
- 1/2 cup oat flower
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup golden syrup
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coconut
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
- Beat egg and vanilla essence. Set aside.
- Mix peanut butter, syrup and chocolate chips.
- Mix all your dry ingredients.
- Folding in with a wooden spoon, add your wet ingredients and dry ingredients along with your peanut butter and syrup, until dough is fully mixed.
- Roll into balls, place on a baking sheet and flatten your balls.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until they are light brown.
Tip: A little butter on your fingers will make it easy to roll and flatten your balls.
*Originally published in October 2013
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