(Gluten and Dairy Free too!)
Hey guys! If you have ever been faced with the task of eliminating some common inflammatory foods for either yourself or your child’s diet, you know how overwhelming it can be. I have quite the sweet tooth so I certainly had concerns that we would never be able to enjoy desserts again, but that’s definitely not the case! I honestly have really come to enjoy the trial-and-error process of creating recipes that my family loves while avoiding those inflammatory ingredients.
These three recipes I am going to share with you are easy to make and have had some amazing reviews from my husband and kids. It brings me a lot of joy to see their faces light up as they taste my creations, and a lot of satisfaction in knowing that although it is dessert, it is a healthier version of one! My hope is that these recipes will bring the same happiness to you and your family as you navigate through this nutrition journey. So let’s get started!
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#1 - Fruit Pizza
Fruit Pizza is such a fun dessert to make. You can get so creative with the design on top and it looks really pretty when it is finished. My 7-year-old girl mapped out a plan for her creation. She even drew a picture of how she wanted the fruit to be placed. I cut the fruit so it would be sliced as evenly as possible and then she took over with the decorating. You can also make smaller pizza crusts and let each of your children create their own masterpiece. Edible art is so much fun!
There are several steps to this fruit pizza, but feel free to make the cashew cream in advance. It can stay in your refrigerator for up to a week. This dessert was definitely kid approved!
Fruit Pizza Recipe:
Ready in 20 minutes
Serves 12 people
#2 Maple Creme Brulee (Dairy Free!)
This is a really easy and fast dessert, but so incredibly delicious! My four-year-old was so happy to eat this, he even had a second one. I had to put the rest of them away before he could devour another! I used my Instant Pot (if you don’t have one, get one!) However, you can also bake these in the oven as well. I love this dessert because it seems fancy, but really is very simple and quick to make.
Maple Creme Brulee Recipe:
Ready in 20 minutes
Serves 8 people
#3 Brownie Dip
Brownie Dip is my third dessert to share with you. This one earned me a sweet compliment from my little girl. She said, “Mom, you are an amazing cook, this is incredible.” YESSSS!! Parenting win! I wasn’t about to share how easy this was. She can think I’m amazing, anytime. This easy dessert has so many ways to enjoy it. You can use it as a dessert, a snack, a dip with fruit, or anything else you can come up with! We love to eat it with these delicious gluten-free pretzel crisps. It is also really great with apples and other fruits. I made this with almond flour and coconut flour but you could also use ground up hazelnuts and make your own Nutella spread. Pack this in your kids' lunches as a dip for apples and I am sure they will have no problem finishing it.
Brownie Dip Recipe:
Ready in 5 minutes
There you have it! Three yummy desserts that are gluten and dairy free as well as being made without refined sugar. I hope you are able to enjoy these as much as my family has. Comment below with pictures of your kiddos's fruit pizza creations or any recipe questions you have!