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Three Low-Sugar Desserts for the Kids

I love holiday baking but don't love the amount of sugar my kids can wolf down when I whip up a batch of cookies or a cake. I know more sugar lowers their immune systems and try to avoid the spike and crash as much as possible.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not againt a treat, but if I can find a low-sugar baking project, I'm all in.


As far as sugar alternatives go, maybe one day I'll dry monk fruit and the like, but I like using ingredients I can find in the regular grocery store.


That's why I like these low or reduced sugar recipes. They taste like they should, with just a touch less sweetness that you don't even really notice. If you're watching your or your family's sugar this holiday and beyond, give them a chance.


Low Sugar Carrot Cake



This recipe by Everyday Healthy Recipes doesn't use anything you don't already have in your pantry. It just uses 40% less sugar. Simple & perfect for your holiday table.



Oatmeal Apple Cookies



I absolutely love this cookie recipe because it contains only 1/4 cup of brown sugar which is enough. It's the perfect breakfast or snack cookie. The apples and raisins (if your kids like them) add extra pops of sweetness. Your kids won't miss having a full cup of white sugar in these cookies.



Applesauce Cake



I've been following Chocolate Covered Katie for almost ten years. Her blog is all about enjoying the foods you like, but in a way where you can still fit in your jeans and enjoy lots of energy. This applesauce cake is sweetened by only 1/3 cup of sugar and apples. That's it. You can make an icing for a touch more sweetness. Overall, this cake has a lot less sugar than most and is perfect for any dessert.




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