We can’t help it. We all crave sweet things. Some more than others! Can you add nutritional value to treats? In this blog post, we share 5 organic coconut syrup uses to replace heavily processed sugar
They say a little of what you fancy does you good. So, can confectionary and cakes ever be healthy? Hmmm… it’s a balance.
There is a myth that the only way to add sweetness to desserts and snacks is either traditional cane sugar or a chemical sweetening agent (often with a vile after-taste). Please, don’t even go there!
In fact, one of the best ways to improve the taste and 'cleanness' of your sweet treats - while still keeping them naughty but nice – is to swap to an organic, minimally processed alternative to sugar. Coconut syrup!
As our coconut syrup is carefully extracted from high-grade coconut palms it doesn’t have the nutty taste you might expect, but a caramel-like sweetness.
Also, before moving on to great ideas for using coconut syrup, let’s remind ourselves of the benefits of using this increasingly popular sugar swap. It’s a Low GI, non-GMO, preservative-free plant-based product, that you can use sweeten drinks, porridge, pancakes and anything else you desire.
There are great coconut syrup uses in our carefully collated (and enthusiastically tested) desserts recipe collection. Including these homemade versions of favourite treats, and no-bakes options for a quick sugar fix.
Peanut Butter Cup Doughnuts
These raw ingredient doughnuts are ‘hole-y’ impressive, as they include nutritionally valuable peanuts and dates. As well as coconut syrup to replace highly processed cane sugar.
They also happen to be delicious, and rather moreish. You have been warned!
As you can throw them together in minutes, then chill them in the fridge for a quarter of an hour, they are great for sweet treats in a hurry, a child-friendly recipe and a great dessert option for vegans!
Check out our Peanut Butter Cup Doughnuts Recipe.
Homemade bounty bars
This one had to be on our list of coconut syrup uses. As it also uses our delicious and nutritious, high-quality desiccated coconut and coconut milk!
The popular chocolate bar that gave you a ‘taste of paradise’ can be easily made at home with pure ingredients you control. Including lashings of your favourite organic chocolate to coat it.
In fact, once you’ve got the basic ingredients for homemade bounty bars, why not get creative and make a less typical tropical treat!
Check out our Homemade Bounty Bars Recipe.
Rawoes - non-bake Oreo recipe
This is another great DIY version of a much-loved supermarket product. However, what’s rather amazing is this make at home oreo recipe involves only pure, raw ingredients. Yes, it’s another no-bake idea for a dessert that will bring everyone back for more!
As well as switching out processed sugar for organic coconut syrup, this cake-biscuit hybrid includes nuts to give you lots of important nutrients and a fabulous source of protein and energy.
But yes, Rawoes are still an authentic ‘afters’ or sneaky treat for when you need something decadent.
Check out our No-Bake Oreo Recipe.
Chocolate Oat Slice
These are another clever combination of the sweetness you crave with dessert ingredients that are good for you.
Do we need to introduce you to the many health benefits of oats? Probably not, and hopefully you will quickly agree that combining them with coconut milk, coconut butter, coconut syrup and cacao nibs is baking genius!
Check out our Chocolate Oat Slice.
No-Bake Energy Balls
Getting a quick energy fix on the move – after a workout for example – couldn’t be easier with these highly portable treats.
However, they are also a rare thing – a healthy snack! Best not share that concept with your children though, as you don’t want to spoil the magic of getting one of these delicious treats in their lunchbox.
Oats, seeds and peanut butter are packed with goodness, and you can also blend in any dried fruits and other natural flavourings you like.
Also, as they are a no-bake recipe for desserts, they are treats children can make themselves.
Check out our No-Bake Energy Balls Recipe.
Do you have sweet ideas for coconut syrup uses?
Hopefully, you're drooling reading this list of decadent and delicious sweet treats (with a nutritional underbelly).
The Coconut Merchant team have shown you ways to switch from processed sugar to a healthier alternative, so now it’s your turn!
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