I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth (obviously, cheesecake doesn’t apply, because I could just mainline that stuff). But, ever since we got back from Thailand and Taiwan (where they put a little bit of sugar in everything…including sausages), I would shove orphans out of my way to get to a scone. I know you think I’m writing that to sound humourous. I’m not. Orphans. Would. Fall. But, I also try to follow (albeit not that strictly anymore) the LCHF (low carb, high fat, or Banting) eating plan, because I really believe in it. So, I’m going to need to brush up on some LCHF desserts that will make good substitutes for scones and milk tart pancakes. Hmm, milk tart pancakes…
So, in the interest of motivating myself and (maybe) giving other sweet-toothed-Banters some ideas, here’s what I’m thinking for some quick and easy LCHF desserts:
- Strawberries and cream.
- Cream cheese, xylitol or stevia, whipped cream, and lemon juice for an easy, no-bake cheesecake.
- Small amounts of the Caring Candies chocolates (it tastes just like naughty chocolate, not like healthy bitter cacao nibs that make my mouth pucker).
- Fresh berries in double-cream plain yoghurt.
- Nut butter (not peanut, cashew or pistachio butter) and 90% Lindt chocolate drizzled over a mixture of blueberries and almonds, walnuts and / or macadamia nuts.
- Ready-mix Banting muffins (available at Dischem, Fruit & Veg, and some health shops).
- Mix melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, a little stevia, and tahini (or an LCHF nut butter) together and allow to set for an AMAZING chocolaty fudgy treat.
- Apple, cucumber and ginger granita – peel, deseed and dice the ingredients, liquidise them completely (you can add a little stevia or honey, if you’re not too strict on the sugar), and then put it in the freezer in a shallow dish. Every 40 minutes or so, scrape the mixture up with a fork to create ice crystals. DELICIOUS and refreshing. I learnt this recipe from the Nutrilicious Kitchen, and their recipe book is coming out soon. Just saying…
- Sliced pineapple and watermelon (just a little, they’re both sweet) with some yoghurt, or just on their glorious own.
- Date balls. Love me some date balls. Search the net for some great Banting recipes.
I mean, looking at this list, it’s not exactly a sacrifice. It looks delicious to me. But, I’m also open to ideas. If you have some go-to sweet treats for those tough days, please share them in the comments (but, seriously, I’m not going to be baking anything or using gelatine, or waiting for things to rise / thicken / cure cancer. Keep it super-simple please).