Wednesday, July 20, 2011
No sugar needed!
Anyway, sweet tooth strikes again, and this whole no sugar thing throws a damper on that, but I came up with an amazing solution. I say no sugar needed, because this is plenty sweet on its own.
Preheat your oven (or toaster oven if you have one, no sense in heating up the whole oven just for this) to 350.
In a bowl, combine a handful of cherries (pitted), blueberries and 1 banana, sliced. Drizzle with some extra virgin coconut oil (I seriously cannot get enough of this stuff!! Just ordered 2 jars from Amazon for a great price). Sprinkle with some unsweetened shredded coconut and a few shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to get the coconut oil over everything.
Next, get a piece of aluminum foil big enough to hold everything and put the fruit in and loosely wrap it (make sure the sides are closed!) and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bananas are tender (they will probably take the longest to bake, they were still pretty firm after 10 minutes).
The result? Warm, sweet, rich dessert with no sugar, no chocolate and virtually guilt free! I'm trying to watch my fruit intake this month but I figure with the heavy lifting I did earlier some extra carbs aren't a bad thing ;)