Author Archives: A Sweet Alternative

Coconut Candy Bars

Chocolate coconut bars displayed on a plate.

These coconut candy bars are a delightful gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free treat. They’re perfect when you’re craving the combination of chocolate and coconut. Key ingredients & substitutions As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These bars are made with shredded coconut. Be sure that the coconut you’re using is unsweetened otherwise these will

Date and Coconut Balls (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Nine coconut balls on a white plate.

These date and coconut balls are an easy, filling, and delicious snack packed with nutrients. They’re gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and refined sugar-free. You can prep these in advance and store them in the fridge so you’ll have a nutritious snack ready to go on busy days. These are sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving,

Caramelized Almonds

A bowl of candied almonds.

These caramelized almonds have the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavours. They’re spiced with cinnamon and cloves and have a satisfying crunchy texture. These nutritious candied almonds are gluten-free, vegan, and make a great snack or post-dinner treat. Main ingredients and substitutions As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It’s best to

Vanilla Orange Cake (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, & Paleo)

A loaf cake with a slice cut off next to oranges.

This vanilla orange cake is sweet, fragrant, rich, and flavourful. It’s nutritious enough to enjoy for breakfast or a snack, yet sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving. This gluten-free, paleo diet friendly orange loaf cake is filling, nutrient-rich, and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.  Main ingredients and substitutions  As an Amazon

Chocolate Buckwheat Cake (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

A slice of cake with three raspberries on top.

This rich and decadent chocolate buckwheat cake is perfect for special occasions. It has a sweet, chocolaty glaze that drips down the sides of the cake for a pretty presentation. Serve it as a birthday cake or whenever you’re craving an indulgent yet nutritious gluten-free vegan treat. Main ingredients and substitutions As an Amazon Associate

Dark Chocolate Hummus

A bowl of chocolate hummus next to a pile of strawberries.

This dark chocolate hummus is a tasty vegan dessert idea that will satisfy any chocolate craving. It’s easy to make and calls for simple, nutritious ingredients. Serve this as a fruit dip for fresh strawberries, raspberries, bananas, apple slices, or any other type of fruit you prefer. Main ingredients Hummus is traditionally made from chickpeas

Buckwheat Banana Bread (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

A loaf of banana bread on a white platter.

This buckwheat banana bread is a hearty and delicious treat made with buckwheat flour. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free. Serve a slice of this filling, nutritious bread for breakfast, snack time, or dessert. It’s sweet, flavourful, and completely satisfying served on its own, but for an extra special treat you can dress it up with

Chocolate Covered Dates

Six chocolate covered dates on a white plate.

These chocolate covered dates are a simple and delicious gluten-free finger food dessert. They’re perfect for special occasions and also make great holiday gifts – just put some in a cellophane bag or paper box and add a festive ribbon. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. There are many different

Paleo Donuts (Made with Coconut Flour)

Five donuts arranged on a plate.

These chocolate glazed paleo donuts are intensely chocolaty, with a satisfying cake-like texture. They’re easy to make and perfect when you’re craving a nutritious treat. Unlike traditional donuts, these ones aren’t fried. Instead they’re baked in the oven using a nonstick donut pan. In addition to being paleo diet friendly and grain-free, these donuts are

Edible Brownie Batter (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Chopped walnuts sprinkled over a dish of brownie batter.

This edible brownie batter is thick, gooey, intensely chocolaty, and so delicious. This treat is so easy to make and will satisfy any chocolate craving. It also happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and paleo diet friendly. This recipe is perfect for picky kids because it tastes like such a treat but it’s made from relatively