Kids seem to have an insatiable appetite for sweets, but what if those sweets lead to rumbly or painful bellies? Here are five fun desserts you can prepare for your kids with sensitive tummies.
1. Dairy-Free Peanut Brittle
This peanut brittle is delicious and dairy-free.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ cups roasted, salted peanuts
½ cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1. Stir the corn syrup and sugar together in a microwave-safe container.
2. Microwave for 4 minutes on high, then stir in the peanuts and microwave for another 3 minutes on high.
3. Add vanilla and coconut, stirring well to blend.
4. Microwave for another minute on high.
5. Add baking soda and stir for about 25 strokes, or until foaminess subsides.
6. Pour the hot mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
2. Prunes and Coconut Milk
Here’s how to create a delicious prune and coconut milk dessert.
1-2 cups coconut milk
½ cup shredded coconut
Teaspoon almond flour
Cardamom and cinnamon to taste
Spritz of fresh lemon juice
1. Soak prunes in coconut milk for a few hours, or until prunes soften up.
2. Add shredded coconut to the prunes and coconut milk, then mix in the almond flour, cardamom and cinnamon. Squeeze a drizzle of fresh lemon juice on top.
3. Coconut Crème With Fruit
You can get your kids to eat more fruit by simply adding a dollop of thick coconut cream to it. Here’s how.
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 piece of a favorite fruit
1. Chill a can of coconut cream in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of the cold coconut cream to a piece of your favorite fruit.
Some people experience some stomach upset when they consume fructose, so choose a fruit that sits well in your stomach.
4. Strawberry Bread
Here’s a soothing strawberry bread recipe that has loads of sweet flavor.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
15 ounces frozen unsweetened strawberries (sliced)
4 eggs (well-beaten)
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1 ½ cups cooking oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease and sprinkle flour onto two loaf pans (8”x4”x3”).
3. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
5. Pour eggs, oil, nuts and strawberries into the well.
6. Mix thoroughly.
7. Pour into loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees F for two hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Cool for 5-10 minutes in pans, then transfer to cooling rack.
5. Peach Ice Cream
Peaches are very nutritious fruits that show great promise for soothing the stomach. Here’s how to make delicious peach ice cream.
2 cups peaches, chopped
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 cups heavy cream or whipping cream
½ lemon (juice of)
1 cup milk
1. Combine the peaches, lemon juice and ½ cup of the sugar in a bowl.
2. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
3. Remove the peach mixture and drain the juice into a separate bowl.
4. Return the drained peaches to the fridge.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy.
6. Slowly whisk in the remaining sugar and blend for about 1 minute.
7. Pour the milk and cream into the mixture and whisk until blended.
8. Add the peach juice and blend.
9. Put the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
These recipes will all satisfy your sweet tooth without giving you a massive belly ache.