Quick and easy gluten-free desserts

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crop1_240x240_18july14Whether you’re going gluten-free for health reasons or with the aim of shedding the excess baggage, these mouth-watering desserts are good for everyone.

While the debate on whether a voluntary gluten-free diet is good for health or it incites health risks has still not been put to rest, these recipes put a healthy spin on the otherwise fatty desserts. Whether or not you are allergic to gluten, if you have a sweet tooth, you can try these yummy desserts absolutely guilt free.

 

Almond butter snack bites

These cocoa-flavoured bites are infused with almond butter with coconut flakes for an added crunch.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 4 dates, soaked in water
  • 2 tbsp 100% raw cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp flaxseed powder

For coating

  • 1 tsp coconut oil (for the entire batch)
  • ½ tsp raw cocoa powder

 

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor
  2. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and coat them with coconut oil.
  3. Dust some raw cocoa powder on each and serve.

Chia seed chocolate pudding

Packed with healthy dose of antioxidants, this light dessert is perfect to indulge in even after dinner.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp 100% dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 150ml milk (almond, coconut or full fat dairy)

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and let it set in the refrigerator for about two to three hours.
  2. Dive into it chilled.

Nutrient punch: 60% of the fat profile of chia seeds is composed of Omega 3 fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation and high cholesterol levels. Chia seeds also help with a better insulin response, while the cocoa gives you a chock-full of antioxidants that will do wonders for your skin.

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Finally a chocolate mousse that you can devour without an ounce of guilt!

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, whole
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • almonds or chopped walnuts, crushed and roasted
  • cinnamon powder or orange zest

Method

  1. Mash up a ripe avocado. Add cocoa powder and raw honey and mix it all together.
  2. Refrigerate for about one to two hours.
  3. Top it with some cinnamon or orange zest, throw in some chopped almonds or walnuts and serve.

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