These 15 recipes don’t need added sugar to be sweet! They are sweet enough on their own, so you can snack away without extra sugar. People won’t believe you when they tell you that there’s no added sugar in these. You can find these and more on our Food Monster App!
1. Oil-Free Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Oil-Free Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies from Nele Liivlaid are plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, Candida diet-friendly, and use no refined sugar. All the same, this brownie recipe does not compromise with taste or texture – it is perfectly fluffy, moist, and delicious! Not only do they taste great, the recipe is so easy that there is no room for an error. You don’t even need any of the fancier kitchen equipment; only a bowl and a spoon will do just fine.
2. Paleo Coffee and Coconut Milk Popsicles [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
After enduring the summer heat, you may be feeling a bit uneasy. Raising temperatures and higher humidity- what’s up with that?! Not to worry though, because here is the antidote: Paleo Coffee and Coconut Milk Popsicles from Larice Feuerstein! Stacks on stacks on stacks of these creamy, frosty, cool coffee coconut milk popsicles. They’re so good, like a frappuccino on a stick! Just three main ingredients and a blender needed, so you won’t even break a sweat getting your freezer stocked with frozen coffee goodness. Dates lend the perfect amount of sweetness, while also keeping these refined sugar-free.
3. Lemon Coconut Curd and Cupcakes [Vegan]
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Wow: Lemon Coconut Curd and Cupcakes from Nissrine Boufawaz! These cupcakes are vegan, oil-free, and sugar-free; they are made with a combination of whole spelt flour, fresh ground almond meal, and dessicated unsweetened coconut that has been ground into a coarse meal. They’re spiked with fresh lemon juice and zest and filled and topped with a dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free Lemon Coconut Curd that gets its pastel yellow color from a pinch of turmeric.
4. Creamy Pumpkin-Coconut Pie [Vegan, Sugar-Free, Oil-Free]
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There are so many pumpkin pies out there in the world, but you have to make this one. Creamy, delicious, and with the added bonus of coconut flavor! This Creamy Pumpkin-Coconut Pie from Annie Oliverio is a must-make.
5. Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Mint Pops [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Need a break from your same ol’ dessert routine? Try these amazingly creamy Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Mint Pops from Gabrielle St. Claire. What sets these pops apart are that they have a rich texture almost like cheesecake, they won’t melt like the traditional pops, pack avocado, coconut, stevia for sugar, a natural green color derived from the avocado, a dark chocolate drizzle shell, and crunchy pistachios!
6. Sugar-Free Cinnamon Almond Ring Cake [Vegan]
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This Sugar-Free Cinnamon Almond Ring Cake from Sara Oliviera looks complex, but it’s so easy to make, it’ll make you feel like a professional. It’s made from wholesome ingredients like spelt flour and completely sugar-free, thanks to the addition of xylitol. You can choose from two fillings: one is made with coconut oil and has a rich, buttery coconut flavor that complements the cinnamon while the other is made with almond butter, which enhances the flavor of the crunchy almonds in the filling.
7. Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Take one bite of these Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Bars from Sabrina Muscat and we bet you would never guess that they were raw, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free! It starts off with a base of dates, coconut shreds, and oats, and is then topped with delicious and creamy raspberry filling. Drizzle with some salted caramel sauce for added decadence and presentation.
8. Super Smoky BBQ Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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This amazingly flavorful Super Smoky BBQ Sauce from Annie Oliverio is free of gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and oil. Slather it on anything you like from veggie wings to French fries and everything in between!
9. Raw Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cakes [Vegan]
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These individual Raw Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cakes from Medha Swaminathan are completely raw, gluten-free, sugar-free! Made with only a handful of all-natural ingredients, these summer treats are both delicious and guilt-free. Creamy peanut butter banana ice cream sits on a grain-free chocolate crust and it’s all topped with a rich peanut butter hot fudge. These cakes are so good, you won’t want to share — good thing it’s single-serve.
10. Swirled Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge [Vegan]
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Chocolate and peanut butter … a tried and true favorite. In this Swirled Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge from Bianca Slade, the two are softened with coconut oil, swirled together, and placed into the freezer to set. Add a touch of maple syrup and you’ve got a truly decadent and addicting dessert.
11. Sweet Potato and Plantain Truffles [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]
These Sweet Potato and Plantain Truffles from Amy Height are like little cakey balls of batter with all of the yumminess and none of the baking. They’re great for summer (no turning on the oven!) and easy to whip up if you need something quick for a party. In fact, I’d challenge you to make these for the next social event you attend and avoid telling anyone they’re vegan, sugar free and gluten free. Everyone who has tried these so far has been shocked to learn they’re free of anything refined. Aren’t whole foods magical?!
12. Pink Rose Chocolates [Vegan, Raw, Sugar-Free]
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13. Raw Tiramisu Mini Tarts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Creamy and cool, with a hint of coffee flavor and the best of both chocolate and vanilla worlds, these Raw Tiramisu Mini Tarts from Logan Dunn make for an indulgent evening treat that anyone will enjoy! Their creamy layers are made from cashews infused with coffee, vanilla, and rich flavors perched upon a chocolatey crust made from dates and nuts.
14. Jack o’ Lantern Butternut Squash Muffins [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These fluffy Jack o’ Lantern Butternut Squash Muffins from Nele Liivlaid are gluten-free, but you would never know it! They’re made from a blend of buckwheat groats blended with oat bran. Then, grated butternut squash (grating the squash prevents them from being too moist) is folded in, along with warm fall spices. Yum!
15. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles With Smoked Sea Salt [Vegan, Grain-Free]
The filling of these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles With Smoked Sea Salt from Courtney West is sort of like a nutty pumpkin pie. It’s creamy with just the right amount of spices and maple sweetness. A coating of dark chocolate envelops the creamy filling while a sprinkling of smoked sea salt provides a sharp contrast to the sweetness. Honor the change in season with a couple of these and a mug of tea.
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