Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sugar-free No Bake Cookies

After several requests, here is my sugar-free no-bake recipe which I adapted from Serene Allison's wonderful cookbook Rejuvenate Your Life, Recipes for Energy. I have adapted the recipe because for our health concerns we do not use the amount of honey or other natural sugars that Serene calls for in her recipe called "Buckwheaties." She has written a raw cookbook, funny sounding I know, but delicious and full of interesting information. I highly recommend it and it is available from or 1-877-729-9861.

Sugar-free no-bakes
5 ingredients

4 cups sprouted buckwheat KEEP READING - it is easy, truly. I buy buckwheat groats from Whole Foods Market or Jo-Ad's in McConnelsville. Soak them in a bowl (glass or stainless steel) overnight. Drain and then rinse once in the evening, and day#2 morning and evening give a quick rinse. You will see cute little tails sprout.

1 cup tahini ground up seasame seeds

1/2 tablespoon of Stevia green powder (if you are transitioning off sugar you may use 1/8 cup of honey or maple syrup but be aware that it does impact the blood sugar and disrupt the endocrine system similar to white sugar. Of course, I recommend going cold-turkey off sugar, honey, or maple syrup if you are fighting any kind of illness or working on weight management).

A good sprinkle of Carob powder - raw if you can find it but roasted is yummy too.

1/4 cup of extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil - best place to find it is or Whole Foods but read labels carefully.

Place in the frig and then cut into squares or other shapes. We also eat this as a cereal in the morning with nut milks, coconut milk, or whipping cream.

Very healthy and yummy. Adapt the recipe as fits your family's needs but know that when you give up sugar your tastes will change DRAMATICALLY. When I ate sugar, it was like watching black and white TV.  When I gave up sugar, it is like watching everything in Hi-Def!  I will never go back because everything tastes so much better.


  1. I'd be interested to know why tastes change after going off sugar. Can you share?

  2. Did you just give up the sugar in foods you could control? It seems so many foods have sugar it would be hard to give up completely. Even my Fiber One cereal has some in it!

  3. Danielle, the taste buds adapt to whatever they come into contact with and it is a complex chemical interaction that I honestly cannot remember all the technical terms. Check out Nancy Appleton's site, and scroll down to her documentation to read the first sources from the medical and research journals. Fasinating and well worth the effort! I did it when I was going through terrible sugar withdraw.

  4. Holly, I gave up sugar completely. No honey, corn syrup, organic sugar -nothing! I even limit fruits like bananas and mangos. I eat only whole foods and mostly raw or cultured foods (kefir & yogurt). I eat meat, eggs, and tons of seeds and nuts of all kinds. And greens, greens, greens! We try new raw food frequently and have found our all the time illness disappeared or shortened. Does that answer your question?

  5. @ Elizabeth. Yes, wow. I changed over to honey and only the raw sugar. I thought the white stuff was horrible. That made me feel better. And the hubz and I got rid of all HFCS products in our pantry. But I totally have not gone as far as you. Very interesting.