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Oct 14

The Everything Naturally Sugar-Free Cookbook!

We are beyond excited to officially announce the upcoming release of our cookbook!
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The Naturally Sugar-Free Cookbook will be officially released on December 12th and it’s now available for preorder at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com!

The Everything Book Series contacted us earlier this year to get us involved in an Everything sugar-free cookbook! Writing a cookbook was something the three of us sisters always thought we’d love to do, but we never expected an opportunity like this. You may recognize this publishing company’s diverse selections of books, with it’s fun and easy style. It was great to work with them and was a blast writing, recipe testing, and photographing for this book.

The Everything Naturally Sugar-Free Cookbook is a large compilation of recipes. This book is organized like a typical cookbook with sections for appetizers, breakfasts, dinners, and of course, desserts! Since it’s not just a dessert book, we are very proud of the wide variety of recipes featured, including drinks, snacks and even difficult to find sugar-free foods like dressings and sauces.

You might also be interested to see some of your favorite recipes from the blog featured. Some of our favorite recipes that we ourselves wanted a hard copy version were included in this book. And we can’t wait for you to see many of the brand new recipes that we are extra proud of! With 300 recipes total and lots of new tips and tricks for successful healthy cooking, this is a cookbook that covers everything you want to know about sugar-free cooking!

We hope you will check out our book and please, feel free to pre-order! We would be over the moon if you pre-ordered at any of the available sites and with the release date of December 12th, this book could make a fantastic Christmas gift! Once it’s released, you’ll be also able to find it at Walmart and Costco as well. If you check it out, we’d love feedback and reviews on amazon!  Thanks so much for any support or kind word you’ve given us along the way of this project and during the course of our blog. We’ve worked hard to share recipes we love on this site and are so happy to share even more in our new book. We can’t wait for you to see it!


27
Sep 14

Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

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Creamy, peanut buttery caramel! What a way to welcome the fall season!

Around this time of year, we start seeing more candies, caramels and chocolates. It’s hard not to indulge when it’s all around!  Why is it so easy?  1 – it’s delicious. 2 – it’s convenient!

Halloween can be nothing but temptations with the nonstop candy stream. Honestly, once you’ve rid your house of the stuff, it quickly replenishes itself!

When we’re busy in the midst of holidays, we don’t always think about what’s healthy… we are more concerned about celebrating and keeping the kids happy. Here is another tasty option besides all the Halloween goodies that is naturally sweetened and totally vegan. You’ll definitely want to try this peanut butter caramel because it’s just as delicious, easy and convenient as the prepackaged candies!  It’s thick and delicious on brownies or ice cream but it may actually be best over fresh sliced apples, bananas or pretzels. Enjoy!!

 

Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce
Print Recipe

1/2 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Coconut Sugar (or Maple Syrup)
3 Tablespoons Full Fat Coconut Milk
1/4 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

In a heat safe bowl, microwave honey or maple syrup and coconut sugar with the coconut milk for 2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds.. The mixture will bubble and boil, but that’s okay! Add the peanut butter and microwave another 20 seconds. Stir to incorporate completely. Stir in vanilla until caramel sauce is creamy and smooth. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

 

 

 


21
Sep 14

Double Chocolate Bread

I work at an office that always, always has delicious desserts around. The break room is packed full of every goodie you can imagine and every birthday, anniversary or milestone is celebrated with cake, brownies or cookies.

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One treat that frequents the office are those over sized double chocolate muffins from Costco. The last time I had one of those muffins was probably over 15 years ago. I remember them being tasty and I wanted to try making a similar treat. This bread has all those sweet flavors you could dream up in a chocolate bread recipe but with a lot less sugar. A large banana and yogurt or sour cream makes this bread extra moist and flavorful. It’s definitely a healthier option but with all the chocolatey benefits!

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I served this chocolate bread at a youth activity. I wanted something that was easy to cut and eat for a group. I was interested to see if anyone could spot the banana hidden away in all the chocolate but all they could taste was the rich chocolate flavor. Double up on the chocolate by adding the full cup of chooclate chips in there. And for a bit of extra texture, don’t mash up the banana all the way for tiny bits of caramelized banana pieces throughout! Enjoy the sight, scent and taste of this healthy chocolate bread!

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Healthy Double Chocolate Bread  (dairy-free option)
Print Recipe

1 cup white wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup coconut sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 large ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream (can use coconut yogurt or vegan sour cream)
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips or chunks

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and coconut sugar. Add the mashed banana, sour cream, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix all together until a smooth, thick mixture. Add the chocolate chips and gently mix to combine. Pour batter in prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes.

Allow bread to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Lift the bread out with the parchment liner and allow to cool completely. Keep bread covered, at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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