If you’re a fan of desserts, but have allergies or food intolerance to any specific ingredient, then you likely struggle with coming up with dessert ideas that both delicious and on the healthy end. Unfortunately most store bought desserts which cater to specific food allergies also tend to be filled with other unhealthy ingredients to make up for lack of one specific allergen. Time can also be a factor in what type of sweets you consume. If you’re on the run, chances are you also don’t have a whole lot of time to be baking extravagant treats. That’s why this easy recipe I’m sharing utilises ingredients you likely already have at home, and it’s a simple and quick way to satisfy your sweet tooth! It tastes delicious and can last for days when you need a little sweet pick me up!
What You Need:
- 1/2 grass-fed butter (or any butter of your preference)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 cups of oats
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup cacao
- 1/2 cup of almond or peanut butter (can also use regular butter if you want)
For the first layer, in the microwave, melt together 1/2 cup grass-fed butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Mix the melted mixture with 3 cups of oats. Flatten the mixture into a pan or dish as you would a normal rectangular cake. While this sits, mix the second layer below.
For the second layer, using a basic spoon mix 1/2 cup of butter (this can be either peanut or almond or regular) with 2tbsp of honey and 1/2 cup of cacao to make a chocolatey mixture. Cover the oats in your pan with this new lawyer of a mixture. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Cut into little squares based on portion preference and then serve. The finish is going to be a soft yet solid one, it will not be too crunchy. Sprinkle shredded coconut or nuts on top and enjoy!
Keep in mind that based on your taste preferences you can mess around with this recipe and add or remove things as you wish. If you want it sweeter then add more honey or brown sugar, if not then add less. It is completely up to you!