If you're trying to watch your sugar intake but can't resist reaching for something sweet, you'll love our round-up of no-sugar or lower-sugar recipes.
You can indeed get your fix, without splurging on heaps of added sugar – from cakes and pancakes to melt-in-the-mouth sorbets and ice creams. Intrigued? Read on for eight irresistible sweet-treat recipes…
Sweetened naturally with fruit, these recipes happen to be easy to rustle up, too. Win-win!
Raisin and almond milk ice cream
This creamy, almondy ice cream, sweetened with raisins, makes a delicious dessert option. Simply top with more chopped peanuts – or a sprinkling of grated dark chocolate if you're feeling indulgent!
The secret to fluffy pancakes with NO added sugar? Ultra-ripe bananas, of course – the riper the better, in fact. There's no flour in the batter for these pancakes either, just mashed banana and eggs, so they couldn't be simpler. Serve with a sugar-free berry coulis and fresh berry fruits for the perfect breakfast.
Sweetened with naturally occurring sugars only – courtesy of juicy blueberries – these little doughnuts are a great breakfast or after-dinner treat. This recipe makes a batch of 18, so there will be plenty to go around, too!
As a hot-weather treat or dessert, you can't beat this simple mango sorbet. Just blitz frozen mango with orange and lime juices – no added sugar required – then freeze, scoop and enjoy!
These delicious springtime puds all contain less than half the refined sugar used in standard recipes* and are made with natural sweeteners, from fruit to agave nectar.
pomegranate panna cotta
Orange, raspberry & almond cake
This impressive bake is kept moist and sweet thanks to the puréed oranges and maple syrup. Ground almonds and whole raspberries offer an indulgent texture – you'd never know it was free of refined sugar!
pineapple hummingbird muffins
These fruity cakes, sweetened with pineapple and bananas, are topped with vanilla soft cheese and toasted pineapple sprinkles, adding a tropical edge and sophisticated finish.
Key lime jelly poke cake
*Pomegranate panna cotta contains 5.8g sugar per 100g, compared with 20.7g sugar per 100g in a typical panna cotta recipe.
Orange, raspberry & almond cake contains 6.4g sugar per 100g, compared with 22g sugar per 100g in a typical orange, raspberry & almond cake.
Pineapple hummingbird muffins contain 6.8g sugar per 100g, compared with 15.6g sugar per 100g in Oat-So-Tasty Carrot Cake Muffins from the April 2017 issue of Asda Good Living.
Key lime jelly poke cake contains 7.7g sugar per 100g, compared with 31g sugar per 100g in a typical poke cake recipe.