No bake, rich, dark chocolate torte made with natural ingredients and can be refined sugar, gluten & dairy free!
Such an easy dessert with nutrition, fiber and rich chocolate goodness, plus you can make this a head of time and bring to room temp before serving. It is also a great option for anyone with allergies as it is easy to make gluten or dairy free and you can decorate this however you like and tailor the flavour of the choc however you choose very easily so it’s quite versatile too.
Sometimes you just want a snack to tide you over in between meals or maybe just something small with a bit of fruit for those of you who don’t have a huge appetite at breakfast but want to get more goodness into your day. Then these are a great way to do that, plus, no added sugar!
I used a plant protein here to balance out the carbs but it also makes a good post exercise snack until you can get home/to work to make a proper breakfast. These cookies are also pretty flexible in terms of adding different ingredients to make them taste they way you want. I like coconut and berries as I used a white choc coconut flavour protein but you can do whatever you like such as spices e,g cinnamon/ginger or some chopped dark chocolate!
Didn’t quite know what exactly to call these as when I first made them I wanted them to taste like a carrot cake flavour but somehow they just ended up like banana bread, which was really yummy especially warm from the oven.
Then the next time I made them I added lots of ginger and coconut and they tasted like carrot cake but the banana still came through so I decided to mash the two together because otherwise I just can’t decide which one it is lol!!
These are great for quick breakfasts once you make them as you’re sorted for a few days or they even make good post workout snacks if you go for the protein option below. They can also be adapted for many diets including: vegan, gluten free, sugar free etc.
I also love the addition of the pecans here, they’re one of my favourite nuts especially when roasted which really develops the flavour and it goes so well with the banana and cinnamon so I highly recommend you use these if you can find them, they’re also a great source of healthy fats which benefit the skin and satisfy hunger.
This is my selection of snacks that aren’t filled with chicory inulin as some people can’t tolerate lots of prebiotics without symptoms and it seems like it’s in everything these days!
Every protein bar i pick up seems to have a tonne of chicory in it which means anyone sensitive to this ingredient cant eat an entire bar and so will need to find a different option. Here’s a rundown of the ones I like and use regularly.
Boostballs: These contain natural ingredients for sweetness and protein so don’t contain refined sugar and the keto version is good too, they do have some acacia gum fiber but its not triggering like chicory so I also love those ones too
Find at Holland and barrett or Boots, Superdrug etc
Chocolate flavored pumpkin bread, great with some nut butter and filled with goodness from the pumpkin and banana.
I used wholemeal flour for more fiber and the antioxidants in the cacao, the vitamin E in almonds and plant based vitamin A from the pumpkin make this one good for the skin too, woo!
Free from pumpkin bread
You can make this sugar free by swapping the coconut sugar with a granular alternative plus by using a gluten free flour this is also suitable for GF and vegan diets.
I like to lightly heat or toast the slices and serve them with some nut butter or you can use a spread of choice and add some more if desired to really amp up the nutrition.
So this recipe is exactly what it says on the tin. Protein powder (plant version) mixed with crumbled up cookie/biscuit and shaped in a cupcake tin then topped with chocolate.
You can adapt this with whatever you like, some suggestions I got on my insta stories were raisins or popping a berry in the middle or on top etc.