Baking Without Sugar: Naturally Sweet Recipes For Cakes And Donuts

You don’t necessarily have to resort to unhealthy refined sugar for sweet treats. We’ll show you how delicious and easy baking without sugar can be!

Baking without sugar means snacking without a guilty conscience? Somehow yes, because those on a diet try to avoid sugary pastries as far as possible. But if you think that cake without sugar automatically tastes weak and unsweet, you are wrong. After all, we don’t want to do without sugar when baking completely, but mainly the classic white refined sugar.

Alternative Sweetener For Baking

There are many substitutes for unhealthy white industrial sugar manufactured in factories from sugar cane and sugar beets. For example, whole cane sugar such as Muscovado is a good alternative. In contrast to classic table sugar, this variant still contains at least some minerals and vitamins from the original sugar cane.

Palm sugar and coconut blossom sugar, both obtained from the blossom nectar of the coconut palm, are also beautiful sweeteners. The natural brown sugar also has a delicious caramel flavour and does not cause the insulin level to skyrocket like artificial refinery sugar. To put it simply: they make you less fat.

When baking without sugar, people also like to use liquid sugar substitutes. The mild rice syrup is better than fructose-containing alternatives like agave syrup or maple syrup. The mixture of water and rice flour contains a lot of iron, magnesium, and potassium. It doesn’t mess up your blood sugar level and can also be used if you have fructose intolerance.

A sweet greeting from nature is dried fruits such as dates, plums, figs, apricots, etc. Bananas, apples, and other fresh fruit are also suitable for sweetening due to their fructose. Even starchy vegetables are a natural source of sugar.

Tip: The famous pinch of salt further emphasises the sugar content of these foods.

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There Is No Such Thing As Entirely Sugar-Free Baking

Sugar is sugar – regardless of whether it is industrial or natural. Baking without sugar – i.e., without the classic, refined sugar – is not healthy. However, it is significantly “healthier” and a first conscious step towards a sugar-free life.

Recipe For Ice Cream Sandwiches Without Sugar

You Need These Ingredients (For Four Pieces):

For The Ice Cream

  • Two bananas (without peel approx. 200 g)
  • One handful of mint leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 50 ml almond drink
  • 2 tbsp cocoa nibs

For The Cookies

  • 160 g wholemeal spelled flour
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp coconut blossom sugar
  • One teaspoon of Baking powder
  • 120 g apple pulp

In Addition

  • Flour to work with
  • Serving ring

Here’s How It Works:

  1. Peel the bananas for the ice cream and cut them into 1 cm thick slices. Fill the banana slices into a freezer box and place them in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
  2. Then, take the banana slices out of the freezer. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the flour with cocoa, coconut blossom sugar, and baking powder in a bowl for the cookies. Add the apple pulp and knead everything with your hands to form a smooth dough.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to a thickness of ½ cm. Use the serving ring to cut out eight circles from the dough, place them on the tray, and bake in the oven (middle) for 6 minutes. Take out and let cool down.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the ice cream. Rinse the mint leaves and pat dry. Process into ice cream with bananas, lemon juice, and almond drink in a high-performance blender. Stir in the cocoa nibs.
  5. Spread the nice cream over four cookies, place a second cookie on top of each and press down lightly. Let the sandwiches sit in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Take out of the freezer 15-30 minutes before eating and let it thaw.

Recipe For Sugar-Free Cinnamon Plucked Bread

You Need These Ingredients For (A Loaf Of 16 pieces):

  • 300 ml oat drink (unsweetened)
  • 21 g fresh yeast (½ cube)
  • 3 ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut blossom sugar
  • 50 g teff flour (alternatively wholemeal spelled flour)
  • 120 g whole wheat flour
  • 200 g wholemeal spelled flour
  • salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon powder

In Addition

  • Loaf pan
  • Fat for the shape
  • Flour to work with

Here’s How It Works:

  1. Heat the oat drink slightly. Crumble in the yeast, add 2 tbsp coconut oil and dissolve while stirring. Then stir in 1 tbsp coconut blossom sugar and teff flour.
  2. Mix whole wheat flour, whole spelled flour, one pinch of salt, and ½ tsp cinnamon in a bowl. Add the yeast starter and knead everything with the dough hook of the hand mixer until a smooth dough is formed. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  3. Heat remaining coconut oil (1 ½ tbsp) until liquid. Mix the remaining coconut blossom sugar (1 tbsp) and cinnamon (1 tsp). Grease the form.
  4. Knead the dough on a heavily floured work surface, then roll out into a rectangle (approx. 30 × 30 cm). Brush with the liquid coconut oil and sprinkle with the coconut blossom sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  5. Cut the dough into equal squares (slightly smaller than the pan), then stack them in four to five stacks. Place these stacks next to each other in the mould – with the cut edges facing up. The mould only needs to be loosely filled, as the dough will still rise. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 175°. Put the mould in the oven (middle) and bake the plucked bread for about 30 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove and leave to stand briefly, then turn the bread out of the mould and let it cool down. If possible, serve lukewarm as a whole so that everyone can pluck their piece.

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Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Without Sugar

You Need These Ingredients (For One Cake With 12 Pieces Each):

For The Base:

  • 100 grams of coconut oil
  • 150 g fine-leaf rolled oats
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp coconut blossom sugar
  • For Covering
  • 600 grams of strawberries
  • 1 tsp agar agar
  • 200 grams of cream
  • 350 grams of cream cheese

In Addition:

  • Springform pan
  • Fat for the shape

Here’s How It Works:

  1. Line the bottom of the mould with baking paper and grease the edges. For the cake base, heat the coconut oil until it is liquid. Grind the rolled oats into flour in a high-power blender. Put both in a bowl with the starch and coconut blossom sugar. Press the mixture onto the base of the tin and refrigerate.
  2. For the topping, wash and trim the strawberries. Set aside a few berries for decoration, and puree the rest in a blender. Boil the puree in a saucepan, and stir in the agar-agar. Simmer the puree for 3 minutes, and allow to cool.
  3. Whip the cream until stiff, and stir in the cream cheese. Fold in 4 tablespoons of strawberry puree. Spread the cheese cream on the cake base, top with the remaining strawberry puree, and spread evenly. Halve or thinly slice the reserved strawberries and garnish the cake with them. Allow the cake to sit in the fridge for 2 hours.

Baking without sugar: chocolate donuts with brittle

You Need These Ingredients (For Six Donuts):

For The Dough:

  • One can of kidney beans (150 g drained weight, unsweetened)
  • 170 ml oat drink (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp coconut blossom sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 60 g wholemeal spelled flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar baking powder
  • One pinch of ground vanilla
  • For The Set
  • 60 g dark chocolate icing
  • 3 tbsp buckwheat brittle

In Addition:

  • 6-donut mould
  • Fat for the shape

This Is How It Works:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°, and grease the form. Place the kidney beans in a sieve, rinse, and drain well for the batter. The process with the oat drink, coconut blossom sugar, and cocoa powder in a high-performance blender or with a hand blender to a smooth mass.
  2. Pour the bean mixture into a bowl. Mix the flour with baking powder and vanilla and add to the bean mixture. Mix everything with the whisk of the hand mixer to form a dough. Divide the batter into the wells of the donut mould.
  3. Place the pan in the oven (middle) and bake the donuts for 25 minutes. Then take it out, let it cool down a bit, and remove it from the mould. Let cool down.
  4. For the garnish, brush the donuts with the chocolate glaze and sprinkle the buckwheat brittle over them. Leave to sit in the fridge.

Why Is Sugar Bad For The Body?

But why exactly should you reduce sugar consumption? Due to the increased insulin production, sugar is commonly considered a “fat maker.” Excessive sugar consumption damages our teeth and unbalances the internal organs such as the intestines and liver.

A lot of sugar is even harmful to our brain: Chronic excess sugar promotes Alzheimer’s and dementia. Conversely, sugar increases serotonin levels, a hormone that has a mood-enhancing effect. In other words, sugar makes you happy. And if we use it sparingly, we can treat ourselves to a piece of “Happiness to Go.” It is well known that the dose makes the poison!

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