Any possibility to sneak in a bit of coconut oil into my diet is welcome. Same goes for flax seeds (linseeds). And generally I like recipes that are raw, vegan, nut free and also healthy. This is one of those! Medjool dates is the main ingredient and is the source of sweetness. I’ve read that dates are one of the healthiest sweet food there is. True? I choose to believe it and will indulge in these truffles every now and then without any guilt!
These are very popular in our house and whenever I make a batch they are gone within hours and I get asked to make more. The ingredients vary with what I have at home, but here is one version.
For some time now I have been experimenting with plenty-free baking – as in grain free, nut free, lactose free, egg free and of course, always, sugar free. These crackers happened in one of those experiments and ended up being the perfect semi-sweet cracker to go with brie cheese. But then – if you are vegan or just don’t like brie, feel free to eat them with something else or without any topping at all. They are delicious as they are too!
Even though I normally try to keep the use of honey and dried fruit to a minimum in my baking – every now and then I just have to break the rules and make something extra special. This amazing, sweet chocolate cake, has quite a few medjool dates in it, making it rather sweet, and kind of sticky / chewy. A real treat for a special day!
Christmas is coming closer and the shops are full of sweet temptations. I’m thinking we need something to treat ourselves with, without going totally overboard! These sweets are filled with intense Christmas flavors, takes less then 10 minutes to make, and they fit a healthy lifestyle. – There’s really no excuse not to make them…
The Americans have their brownies. The Swedes have something we call “kladdkaka” which would be translated “sticky cake”. They are in many ways very similar, and both have the intense, sweet, chocolate flavor.
Here’s a version of, well – let’s just call it Brown Sticky Cake!