Desserts / Treats

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I love desserts, absolutely adore them although only the healthy ones of course as I would never eat the 'butter-white flour-white sugar-icing sugar' versions of cakes, cookies and what have you. The main ingredients (all organic) in my baking are: nuts and nut butters (mainly peanut-, almond- or cashew butter), tahini (sesame paste), coconut oil, rapeseed oil, agave nectar, maple syrup, raw cane sugar, dates, raisins, baby food / apple sauce, spelt flour, barley flour and so the list goes on. Perhaps not the most obvious ingredients but they are widely available in health food stores and you can also find them in the health food section of your larger supermarket. I am very keen on raw cakes although I bake many of my cakes as well, it depends on my mood, the occasion and the time I have available. I also love raw ice creams because they don't use any cream, eggs, butter or anything that might clog veins.

The fat is often limited in my baking (for example I might use one tablespoon coconut oil and a whole jar of baby food instead of using 200 grams of butter. The downside of using lesser fat is that the baking won't always keep for long although you can freeze most of what you make and use it later. Also the cookies tend to require a bit more fat to become crunchy. It's just not fun biting into a soft cookie which is supposed to be crunchy! So wherever I can save 1000 calories and a 100 grams of fat, I do. If the fat is absolutely required, I will use more. My husband is very happy with this policy because it means he can eat a lot more of everything (because it has fewer calories and lesser fat than traditional baking!).

Often filled with whipped cream and jam and served as "Cream Pancakes" in Icelan


Traditionally in Iceland, whenever there is a birthday party, a funeral, a graduation or any other social gathering, Icelandic women (and nowadays men as well) make pancakes and they make a lot as usually there is a huge stack which vanishes at lightning speed.

Home made peanut butter, absolutely lovely!

Peanut Butter

There is something deeply satisfying about making your own peanut butter.

The easiest cookies to make and very delicious!

Peanut Butter Cookies

This must surely be the recipe with the shortest ingredients list ever, only three items! These cookies are very simple to prepare and are moorish and delicious.

Fresh and delicious muffins with a spicy twist!

Pear and Ginger Muffins

Pears are a very good source of water-soluble fibre. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, folic acid and niacin.

Very healthy mini pies, perfect as a filling dessert after a light meal

Pecan and Cashew Mini Pies

I love cashews and bananas whipped together. It becomes such a creamy and delicious blend, all I want to do is eat it and then some more!

This pie is always a crowd pleasure. It never fails to satisfy!

Pecan Pie with Chocolate and Cashew Filling

This pie is absolutely delicious. I have served it on million occasions and it never fails to satisfy, even the most difficult chocolate lovers.

Lots of vitamins and fibre and tastes delicious as well!

Pineapple and Carrot Muffins

These muffins are perfect for summer and healthy as well. The pineapples are very good for your stomach, containing bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down proteins.

Muffins with a tropical twist!

Pineapple and Coconut Muffins

I thought of naming these muffins Pina Colada Muffins but found it a bit tacky. What do you think? Should I change the name?

A very nice cake I often make for myself, even if I am not gluten intolerant!

Pineapple and Ginger Cake

This is a gluten free and lactose free cake which is excellent for people with those types of allergies/intolerance. The cake is moist and quite dense and becomes quite dark on top.

Fresh and delicious

Pineapple and Passion Fruit with Toasted Coconut Flakes

This is an extremely easy, cheap and healthy dessert to make.

Sweet and delicious treats

Pistachio and Coconut Treats

I have often seriously considered using a pad lock on my containers because when you make something so nice as these delicious treats, it's very, very hard to keep your fingers away.

These muffins remind me so much of Uganda

Pistachio and Date Muffins

I don't know why I thought of pistachio muffins the day I was sitting by the Ugandan equator in March 2008.

A very good source of protein, healthy fats and energy

Power Bars with Carob Frosting

These are fantastic power bars, ones that I make very often for me and my husband. They are packed with healthy mono-unsaturated fats, protein, complex carbohydrates and slow releasing energy.

My husband eats at least two of those each day!

Power Bars with Chocolate Protein Frosting

My husband says he can't go through the day without having at least one or two of those. Which is why I always make a large batch and keep in the fridge.

A healthier frosting for your home made protein bars

Protein Frosting for Protein Bars

If you are making protein bars and want added protein and some sweetness, you can make this protein frosting. It is actually like a frosting on cakes but only a little healthier.

Wonderfully healthy protein bars

Protein Super Bars

These power bars are absolutely packed with protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy mono-unsaturated fats and well....power. You will almost fell like a superhero when eating these.

Spicy and festive pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin and Banana Muffins

Pumpkins (the meat) are very high in carotenoids which gives pumpkins their deep orange colour (the same compound as in carrots).

The perfect bread for savoury and sweet toppings, depending on your mood!

Pumpkin and Walnut Loaf

This is the perfect bread for savoury or sweet toppings/fillings, depending on your mood! I sometimes team it up with hummus or cheese or, if I am in a sweet mood I use jam or peanut butter.

Lovely patties, perfect as a light lunch or a Sunday breakfast

Raisin Patties

I often make a LOT of these in one go and then freeze. I use two pans at once so that I can make two or three patties at once.

Sweet and lovely jam thumbprint cookies

Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These are the perfect treats for adults and children alike. They are also a breeze to make and most children love helping out (making the indentation) which is of course a very important job!

This is an absolute favourite of my best friend's daughter

Rhubarb and Date Compote

Rhubarb is an excellant plant. It may benefit those with high cholesterol and it also provides a good source of vitamin C, fibre, potassium and calcium.

A delightful ice cream packed with goodness

Rhubarb and Strawberry Ice Cream

I love rhubarb, especially when teamed with strawberries. My friend Elva often gives me rhubarb and when she does I go rhubarb-crazy making everything with rhubarb.

Pink and delicious ice lollies

Rhubarb and Strawberry Ice Lollies

These lollies are delicious. They don't contain any dairy products and are therefore perfect for those who are intolerant or allergic to dairy.

A very healthy milk shake, packed with good stuff

Rhubarb and Strawberry Milk Shake

I love, love, love this "milk" shake (which is actually not made with any dairy products). Forget the milk shakes you can buy in those fast food places because this is the real deal.

Rhubarb good with lots of stuff

Rhubarb Jam

I love rhubarb jam, I use it on waffles, on yoghurt, on toast and wherever I can because it is very, very good for you.