Don't forgo those traditional desserts - just make them healthier!
Dairy Free Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Pie
16 oz. pumpkin or sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
½ cup vanilla rice milk, or almond milk + ½ tsp vanilla
½ cup maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla ¼ tsp. nutmeg
Mix all and pour in lightly oiled 9” pie pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean.
Can also bake in light oil crust
Preheat oven to 350
Butter 8x8 baking dish (serves 4-6)
Place in dish -Frozen Peaches OR berries – ¾ cup per person or 3-4 cups
Mix together for Topping:
½ cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
2 Tbsp. favorite oil (bran, olive oil,, walnut oil, etc.)
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
Sprinkle over peaches,
If desired also sprinkle on 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts and bake for 20-25 minutes, until topping is golden and peaches are tender.
Can be served with whipped coconut cream or topping of choice
Works well with other frozen fruit such as apple or mixed berries
If using fresh apples, mix apples with 1 tsp. lemon juice
Blender Fruity Soft “Ice Cream”
Place in *blender:
2 cups frozen fruit
2/3 cup any kind of milk (coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk, or half and half or cream)
Blend on ice-crushing or ice-cream speed
¼ cup sweetener can be added: Agave Nectar, coconut sugar, etc.
*If blender does not have ice crush feature, you can either:
Thaw larger pieces of frozen fruit for 10 -15 minutes before blending
Place liquid in container with ½ cup of fruit, then add rest of fruit piece by piece as blender whirls on highest speed.
Get more healthy holiday recipes at:
Tropical Traditions - www.freecoconutrecipes.com/