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21 Delicious Treats That Are Sweetened With Fruit, Not Sugar

These delicious treats have been sweetened with fruit or fruit juice only; no added sugar allowed. Show your sweet tooth some TLC.

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Sugar is pretty bad for us and we already eat a ton of it. But foregoing delicious desserts is one huge NOPE. Get involved with these treats, all sweetened only with fruit or fruit juice. Still sugar? Yes. But it's sugar that comes with the vitamins, nutrients, and fiber (which means slower absorption, which means no spikes in blood sugar) found in fruit. YUM.


4. Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch Cereal

If you want to start your day with toasty cinnamon hold the pile of sugar, this grown-up version (sweetened with apple juice) of the beloved cereal is for you. Recipe here.

6. 4-Ingredient Granola Bars

The best granola is homemade granola; it's just the right amount crunchy and gets its (not too) sweet flavor from dates and any extra dried fruit you want to add. Recipe here.


8. Whole Wheat Apple Spice Muffins

Light, sweet, and appley, whether you have these for breakfast or dessert is no business of ours. And they're sweetened with dates and applesauce. Recipe here.

9. 2-Ingredient Cookies

Tasty things to add to keep these cookies (made from super ripe bananas) sugar free: carob chips (chocolate chips contain sugar), dried fruit, nuts, or seeds. Recipe here.

10. Chocolate, Walnut, and Maca Energy Bites

These little delights get their sweetness from medjool dates and their chocolaty flavor from cacao powder. And you can swap out the walnuts for the nuts or seeds of your choice and add cinnamon or chili powder for some zest. Recipe here.

11. Sweet Sesame Cookies

These vegan cookies call for tahini and homemade date paste (water + dates, soaked, then blended in a food processor), so you can imagine the sweet savoriness that's happening here. Recipe here.


12. Black Bean Brownies

These call for optional chocolate chips, but you can use carob chips instead to keep these refined-sugar-free. Or go chipless; these are chocolaty and moist enough as is. Recipe here.

14. Cinnamon Sweet Potato Truffles

From the goji berries and pumpkin seeds to the cinnamon and sweet potato, these are full of unusual — but deliciously sweet and savory — flavors. Recipe here.

15. Blondie Fig Fudge Squares

These gluten-free fudge blondies get their sweetness from dried figs and can be made with almond butter or cashew butter. And the recipe provides a no-bake option. Yum. Recipe here.

16. Clean Baked Banana Nut Oatmeal Bars

Keep these dense, delicious bars added-sugar-free by substituting carob chips for the optional chocolate chips. Or add dried fruit instead! Recipe here.


21. Harvest Breakfast Cookies

Finally something paleo enthusiasts and vegans can agree on: these incredible cookies, which are nice and sweet thanks to pumpkin puree, dates, and banana. Recipe here.

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