Sweet Eats

Cooking with Herbs:
Plant-Based Dessert Recipes for Your Health-Conscious Sweet Tooth!

Got a sweet tooth but a love/hate relationship with sugar? Me too. Luckily, we can have our sweets & eat them too!

Here you’ll find plant-based dessert recipes that are vegan (with the exception of honey) & mostly gluten-free.

Most are made with unprocessed or minimally processed sweeteners like maple syrup & raw honey, however, there’s the occasional recipe made with organic cane sugar.

And here’s the best part: these recipes all incorporate culinary & medicinal herbs for added health benefits.

For example, did you know that one of the health benefits of chamomile is that it can help to slow down the digestion of sugar & may help to prevent that oh-so-awful sugar crash?!

Start with these popular healthy desserts:
Stinging Nettle Cake
No-Bake Earl Grey & Lavender Cake Balls
Lemony Elderflower & Hibiscus Popsicles

vegan lemon bars with chamomile & fresh lemon slices on a plate

Vegan Lemon Bars with a Chamomile Twist (gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

These vegan lemon bars are bright, cheery sunshine in your mouth! And with chamomile thrown into the mix, they aren’t your grandmothers lemon bars. Made without dairy, eggs, gluten, and refined sugar, these are much healthier than the version hailing from the folks at Betty Crocker in the early 1960’s. They’re also made without vegan butter, naturally sweetened, and contain only 10 wholesome ingredients.