3 Low-Sugar Desserts Your Gut (And Sweet Tooth) Will Love

Recipes Created By Cliona Byrnes, RN

Your gut is full of trillions of bacteria that essentially work together as one organism to support your digestion and body, so keeping them happy and thriving with gut-friendly nutrients is key to supporting digestive health. But for those of us with a sweet tooth, the joy of dessert possibilities can often be replaced with the stress of worrying about gut issues caused by too much sugar. But fear no more because these gut-loving desserts are either low in sugar or sugar free! 

Good-for-Your-Gut Cookie Dough

Serves 12 | 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15oz can Lima beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp RxSugar® organic liquid sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free sprinkles or Lily’s no added sugar chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine everything except the chocolate chips in a food processor or strong blender and blend well until smooth.
  2. If the mixture is very dry, add a few tablespoons of milk (dairy or unsweetened milk alternative of choice) until desired texture is achieved. 
  3. Stir in the sprinkles or chocolate chips and serve with apple slices or pretzels for a sweet and salty combo. You can also make cookies by placing approx. 2 tbsp of dough per cookie on a lined baking sheet and baking at 325°F for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Serves 15 | 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter, unsweetened (or other nut butter of choice)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup RxSugar® organic liquid sugar
  • 1 cup Lily’s no added sugar chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, coconut flour and Rx sugar. Stir until well combined. If the batter is dry and crumbly, add water, 1-2 tsp at a time, until the dough is evenly combined.
  2. Using your hands, roll the dough into egg sized shapes and place on the parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil on the stove or gently heat in the microwave and stir until smooth.
  4. Remove the “eggs” from the freezer and use two forks to dip each one into the melted chocolate mixture to coat completely. Place on parchment paper and repeat until each “egg” is completely covered.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to solidify.
  6. Enjoy!

Low-Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serves 10 | 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup almond flour 
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup RxSugar® organic liquid sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Lily’s no added sugar chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the almond flour, flaxseed, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Gently heat the tahini and RxSugar liquid sugar in the microwave or on the stove and stir to mix together. Add the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the tahini mixture into the almond flour mixture and stir until evenly combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir into the dough.
  5. Place heaped teaspoonfuls of dough on to the baking sheet and flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. Enjoy!

When it comes to taking care of your digestive system, always go with your gut! You know your body better than anyone and how it might respond to certain foods. But with these gut-approved recipes and our line of products by your side, you can have your cake (and cookie) and eat it too!