Healthy and clean eating doesn’t mean cutting out sugar. From a healthy cookie dough recipe, to a oatmeal energy balls recipes. Discover 15 Healthy Clean Eating Sweet Snack Recipes.
1. Clean Eating Banana Muffins
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A recipe for kid-friendly clean eating banana muffins using all natural ingredients.
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Quick Easy And Healthy
You will love this quick and easy banana muffin recipe. The muffins have a luxurious feel in your mouth and a natural sweetness that is hard to beat. You should make sure you use genuine Ceylon cinnamon not cassia bark (often sold as cinnamon). The Ceylon cinnamon has a sweeter taste and has much better health benefits than the cheaper cassia bark often sold as cinnamon.
Try A Vegan Alternative
You may prefer to use agave syrup instead of maple syrup. They both work fine and will give a subtle difference in flavour. You can use oat milk and vegan butter to make it a great recipe for vegans too.
Healthy Doesn’t Mean Boring
Healthy doesn’t have to be boring and you should try experimenting too. You should use your imagination to make a recipe all of your own. You can use cloves or nutmeg instead of cinnamon to transform the recipe and adding some star anise makes a wonderful change.
Finish With A Flourish
You can finish them off with a flourish by sprinkling some sesame seeds on top and pressing them lightly in before baking.
2. Clean Eating Cookie Dough
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This is my favorite recipe so far! I haven’t had real cookie dough in a long time and I am the kind of person who prefers to eat the cookie dough instead of the cookie. I have had this recipe in the works for weeks now trying to perfect it. Let me know what you think!
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Never Get Bored
This recipe is so versatile you will never get bored. You will love it if you are a fan of cookie dough and by swapping a few ingredients you can transform and personalise the recipe over and over again.
You can use fresh vanilla pods to give a more intense vanilla flavour or swap the honey for maple syrup for an exciting change. You should choose a chocolate with as high a cocoa content as you can for the best health benefits.
A Vegan Alternative
You may not know but there is a great way of making a vegan egg white alternative quickly, easily and cheaply, from something you may well normally just throw away. Why not try it? Minimising waste has to be one of the most important challenges we face in the modern era and any little thing you can do to help has to be good.
A Little Planning Goes a Long Way
You should start by choosing a main course that features chick peas. You can find several recipes here and this one is one of my favourites. If you can find unsalted tinned chick peas the water works great, and even the salted brine can be used if you don’t mind the saltier taste. In sweet dishes it can create a taste combination similar to salted caramel, and we all know how popular that taste sensation has become.
Make Your Own
Instead of using canned chick peas you can follow the recipe here to make the Aquafaba yourself. Then you can then use the chick peas for your main course.
Better Than Egg
Not only is it healthier than eggs it has a wonderful taste that I just prefer. It is a real alternative you can use in any sweet or savoury recipe that requires egg whites.
3. Peanut Butter Protein Bars
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Soft and chewy homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars with oatmeal, honey, chocolate, and protein powder. No bake, healthy, and way better than store bought!
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Protein bars have become big business these days. You should have a go making these instead of buying shop brought over processed bars with ingredients you don’t want. They are quick and easy and make a great snack for anyone.
I don’t personally add any protein powder to the recipe. Instead I use a combination of seeds depending on the taste, nutritional content and texture I want. You can simply use chia seeds instead, there is lots of information about their health benefits here. Hemp seeds, sunflower seeds or flax seeds all provide plenty of protein and many other useful micronutrients. They all make a more natural solution if you want extra protein.
4. Clean Eating Mock Banana Split
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A clean eating mock banana split recipe that is quick and healthy.
5. Oatmeal Energy Balls
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Enjoy these Oatmeal Energy Balls for breakfast! With one batter, you can make four different types of energy balls. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and you can make it ahead of time, so breakfast is ready by the time you wake up.
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You can pack an amazing amount of nutritional goodness into energy balls. Nuts and Seeds really are the most incredible, concentrated packages of nutrition available. These versatile ingredients provide the opportunity to add depth of flavour and a complexity of texture that is hard to beat.
You can use pumpkin seeds or chia seeds as a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and most seeds will give you a nutritional boost of some sort. You should try to vary the seeds you use to achieve a nutritional balance overall.
6. Healthy Oat and Date Slice
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This Healthy Oat and Date Slice is so quick and easy to prepare! Filled with oats, chia seeds and dates… it’s the perfect clean eating treat!
7. Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies
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You know when your body wants something sweet, but you just want none of the guilt? I have those moments all the time, and these Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies is one of the recipes that comes to the rescue!
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Couldn’t Be Easier
This recipe really couldn’t be easier. Laura also shows the benefits of experimenting with what you have. Don’t be scared to substitute ingredients. You can use Tahini as a great alternative to the peanut butter, for a luxurious change.
I’m all for an easy life and this recipe really delivers on that. Minimum effort for maximum joy. You really can enjoy a guilt free treat that will boost your energy every time.
8. Clean Eating Crunchy Coconut & Oat Cookies
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Easy to make coconut and oat cookies. Made with a few basic everyday, whole ingredients. These classic, super crunchy oatmeal biscuits are a staple in any Whole Food kitchen. They are healthy, tasty – and I’m warning you now – it’s going to be hard to stop at just one.
9. Chocolate Nut Coconut Oat Bars
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Looking for a fast, portable and healthy snack? Try my Clean Eating Oatmeal Bars recipe!
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What A Combination
Chocolate, nuts, coconut and oats is an amazing combination. I personally prefer to use rolled oats for the texture. You can toast them a little first to add a nuttiness to the flavour too.
A Fantastic Source Of Fibre
The soluble fibre in oatmeal helps you feel fuller for longer because it stays in the stomach longer. It will help slow down the digestive system and has been shown to help with maintaining a healthy weight. It may also help you avoid the health problems associated with over eating.
You can get all the many health benefits of the fibre from just a half cup of oatmeal a day.
You cannot digest fibre. It is the part of plant materials which humans are unable to digest. It is an important component in maintaining gastrointestinal health and it does this by regulating transit time through the intestinal tract and adding bulk. This will increase the feeling of fullness and help prevent constipation. Choosing a high fibre diet has many benefits and it has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. You should eat 25-30 grams of fibre per day to reach the recommended daily amount.
10. Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins
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A delicious and hearty muffin that combines both shredded and diced carrots with lots of cinnamon for a healthy treat to put in the kids lunchbox, or eat after dinner.
11. Peanut Butter Banana Cups
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Enter our scrumptious Peanut Butter Banana Cups, rich, chocolatey, peanut buttery cups that melt in your mouth, but are made with 100% clean eating ingredients.
12. Healthy Lemon Blueberry Muffins
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Fresh lemon and juicy blueberries make these healthy, lemon blueberry muffins a sweet, yet wholesome, 5-ingredient treat. Top them with creamy Greek yogurt for the perfect protein-packed pre-or-post workout snack!
13. Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
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You only need three ingredients – chocolate, peanut butter and bananas – to make these delicious healthy treats. They are super easy to make and always a hit with everyone!
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Simple Is Great
With only 3 ingredients you may think this recipe simple, but simple can be great. It’s versatile too. You can use tahini or cashew nut butter instead of peanut butter, or try replacing the banana with a little ripe mango flesh for a tropical treat.
14. Oat Bran Blueberry Muffins
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This is a super satisfying wholegrain clean eating blueberry muffin that freezes beautifully. A Great last minute breakfast option for those mornings when time is not on your side or plan ahead and bake a couple batches for easy school lunchbox treats.
15. Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats
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This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats recipe is an easy way to get a hearty breakfast to keep you going all morning! Protein powder, chia seeds, peanut butter and oats all come together to give you a great protein boost!
As you can see from the recipes above clean eating doesn’t have to be boring. Sweet treats can be important in anyone’s diet, just don’t have too many J. By making them nutritious you help create a balanced diet even when snacking. Enjoy your treats, making them yourself is a joy and I’m sure your friends will appreciate them too.