Crunchy apples, chewy oats, warm cinnamon, and no added sugar; this quick and easy recipe is exactly what's called for when you want to warm up with a sweet treat.
1 cup oats
3 tbsp Sweet Cheat Spoonable Monk Fruit
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup plus 1 tsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Assemble all your ingredients and peel and cut up apples into bite-sized pieces.
Mix the apples with 1 tbsp of the Spoonable Monk Fruit, 1 tsp of the cinnamon, 1 tsp of the all-purpose flour, a pinch of salt, and 2 tbsp of water. Spread the apples evenly across the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan.
For the topping, mix together the oats, remaining 2 tbsp of Spoonable Monk Fruit, remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon, and the remaining 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the oat mixture, then use your fingers to rub the butter into the oat mixture to distribute it evenly.
Spread the oats evenly across the apples, place the dish in the preheated oven for 45 minutes until golden. Serve warm.
This ridiculously easy recipe was sent to me by a Sweet Cheat customer one evening a few months ago. Life with 4 tiny toads happened and I never got a chance to actually try it. Well I finally have, and holy moly!! It’s incredible!
It’s a simple matter of whipping some heavy cream with Sweet Cheat Hot Chocolate and a splash of vanilla and cold coffee. Wow is it good!
Usually I’m able to make and photograph recipes pretty quickly and then let the toads eat the results. Well this time I had trouble. I had little thieves sneaking their fingers into the bowl before I could even get it plated!
We used this as a dip for fruit, but I’m not going to lie, eating it straight off a spoon is a totally viable option for consuming it!
Sweet Cheat Chocolate Fluff
One of my favourite times of year in Ontario is summer. We are fortunate enough to grow some of the best strawberries in the world here. I have cherished memories of going strawberry picking with my grandparents and eating more warm strawberries in the field than I put into the basket. Each year I take my children for the same experience.
This easy recipe is a great accompaniment for those fresh berries. I have watched my children happily eat quarts of plain berries faster than I can hull them, but adding a bit of Sweet Cheat vanilla whipped cream turns them into a special dessert.
This recipe is simply a matter of whipping some cream with Sweet Cheat Spoonable Monk Fruit and vanilla.
Sweet Cheat Vanilla Whipped Cream
It seems right now that mother nature is intent on melting us. Nothing helps beat the heat better than an ice-cold treat. Here is a quick, creamy sugar free version of a classic frozen fudge pop.
I’ve mentioned before how ridiculously high in added sugar store bought popsicles are. Store bought will cost you 11g of sugar, this version clocks in at 0g. The cream cheese is gives them a nice creamy texture. Feel free to also add a splash of cream if you don’t mind a few extra grams of fat.
The recipe comes together in a snap. Make a bunch and freeze for later so that you’re always ready to combat the heat!
Sweet Cheat Frozen Fudge Pops
Freeze in molds
Usually my children are happy to accept fruit as a dessert. Recently at a BBQ, I had plenty of extra dip ingredients. I thought I would give a sweet dessert dip a try, and boy was I glad I did! This dip takes fruit to the next level. The taste is reminiscent of a sweet New York cheesecake. It really makes fruit special.
I used apple slices and fresh Ontario strawberries as dippers but use whatever fruit you like. I think peaches will be great once they’re in season.
All you need to make this amazing dip are a few ingredients and a hand mixer (or a whisk if you like working your arms!). It can be made low fat by using lower fat versions of the ingredients.
It comes together in a snap and waits in the fridge until you’re ready for dessert.
Sweet Cheat Cheesecake Dip
Add all ingredients to a bowl.
Mix until fluffy.
Serve in a bowl with your favourite fruit or dipper.
See below for full fat and low fat nutritional information.
Lower Fat Version
Full Fat Version
One of my kids’ favourite go-to desserts is popsicles. It could be the middle of February and well below freezing out and they would gladly have a popsicle for dessert.
The problem with store bought popsicles is the amount of added sugar they contain. Sugar is often the second ingredient after water. In fact, one brand I was looking at listed; water, sugar, corn syrup, glucose-fructose, and then dextrose.
Store bought popsicle
Yikes! 4 out of the 5 first ingredients are added sugar.
As a treat, fine, but my kids will eat popsicles every day. I created this recipe so I could say “yes” when they ask.
The strawberries have naturally occurring fructose, but since they also have fibre, they won’t spike your blood sugar the same way fruit juice or added sugar will.
Sweet Cheat Frozen Strawberries and Cream
Mom to four tiny toads. Loves to bake, tries to keep it healthy.