Cancer and Cooking Recipe Series: Sugar-Free Desserts
Sometimes on a cancer journey we often want a sweet treat, but might feel guilty about it. There’s so much out there about refined sugars and how bad it is for people not to mention those of us on a cancer journey. I won’t get into that debate here, but what I will share are some of my favorite treats that satisfy the sweet tooth craving without white enriched flour and refined sugar. These recipes fall under the keto diet.
Balancing a healthy diet with desserts
I must preface this by saying while I love these recipes, I often break out the white flour and refined sugars when I want to bake and feel like baking. Whatever you decide is strictly up to you. I am merely here to offer you some tasty options guilt-free. These are super easy recipes, and you have a treat within just a few moments with few ingredients as well. While I try to make good decisions for my diet, sometimes I fall off the wagon. These tasty treats do a great job of helping me stay the course.
Let’s get to it!!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3 cups of fine ground almond flour
- 3/4 cup Swerve brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of butter (melted)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla
- 1½ cup of Lily’s chocolate chips
- Combine with mixer.
- Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Strawberry Cheesecake in a Bowl
- 1 package of sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of water
- 8 oz of cream cheese (softened)
- Strawberries (or other preferred fruit)
- Mix together all ingredients except for the fruit together with mixer.
- Top with fruit of choice. Enjoy!
No Bake Caramel Cookies
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup Swerve brown sugar substitute
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1/3-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/8 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s brand)
- Parchment paper
- Place the butter into a saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
- When the butter has melted, whisk in the swerve brown sugar substitute until completely dissolved.
- Stir in HWC until well combined.
- Cook stirring frequently for 10 minutes until it begins to froth up and thicken.
These are simple and delicious recipes. They are perfect for a sweet treat as well as serving guests when you need something simple and healthier. Sometimes it is quite alright to have a little indulgence.
I hope you try these and that you enjoy them!
What is your favorite dessert recipe that was a staple during your lung cancer treatment? Share in the comments!
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