If the chilly weather has got you in the mood for something sweet but not too sinful, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a selection of delectable and slightly unusual Banting desserts you can make at home. Have fun with these creative combinations, and enjoy the oh-so-tasty results!


Dairy-Free Olive Oil Ice Cream

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Heat the coconut milk on medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until hot & steaming but NOT simmering.
  • Place the egg yolks in a heat-safe container; add a ladle full of hot coconut milk to the yolks & stir.
  • Add the tempered yolks to the rest of the coconut milk in the saucepan, stirring constantly.
  • Heat the mixture on medium-low, stirring constantly for about 6-8 minutes until you have a thick custard. Do not let the mixture simmer or boil.
  • Remove from heat & pour into a bowl to cool to room temperature.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients; whisk or mix together in a blender until incorporated.
  • Chill the custard in the fridge until cold.
  • Place the chilled custard in your ice cream maker & follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Pour into a freezer-safe container & freeze for 1-4 hours to harden before serving. Dish up & enjoy!

Chocolate Cayenne Brownies

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Mix together the flour, cocoa, xylitol, baking powder, bicarb & cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the wet ingredients until you have a smooth, thick batter.
  • Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases & bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack, serve & enjoy!

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Heat the oven to 150 degrees C.
  • Combine the cream, salt & chocolate in a saucepan; melt over a low heat.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the xylitol, eggs, coconut oil, olive oil & honey for about 2 minutes, until combined.
  • Add the sweet potato & beat until smooth. Then stir in the melted chocolate mixture.
  • Slowly add the cocoa, bicarb, baking powder & flax meal; mix until smooth.
  • Pour into a cake tin or mould, lightly greased with some coconut oil.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Leave the cake to cool, then top with more melted chocolate or with a sour cream frosting. Slice, serve & enjoy!

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