Healthy Nutrient Dense Sweet Treats

I have a sweet tooth…

But too much sugar, especially #refinedsugar is not my friend!

Over the Xmas break I’ve enjoyed the Xmas chocs….but now I want to enjoy something that’s a healthier #sweettreats

So here are my #glutenfree#vegan#refinedsugarfree coconut pecan oaties!

Delicious and nutritious, nutrient dense!

I always try to make my recipes “flexible”, as there’s nothing more annoying than deciding you want to make something and not having the ingredients.

So please add the nut butter, sweetener and nuts of your choice! If you don’t have coconut oil , then you could switch in butter…except for those of you who are vegans!


Prep time 10 mins. Cooking time 10 mins.

1. Oats (gluten-free if you have gluten issues) 
2. Almond nut butter (or any other nut butter) 
3. Coconut oil

4. A liquid sweetener (I used honey and date syrup). 6. A handful of nuts (I choose pecans)
5. Desiccated coconut (optional) 

Optional additions, raisins, dried mulberries (my new fav!) or cocoa drops.


Warm 1/2 cup of nut butter in a bain mairie, keep stirring until it loosens ( I used Tahini and Almond)

Add 2 tablespoon of melted coconut oil and stir through until combined

Add 2 tsp of liquid sweetener

Add 2 tbsp of desiccated coconut

Add 10 chopped pecans
Mix in 1 cup of  Gluten free oats 

Pat down very firmly in individual silicone muffin moulds or a small baking tray. Makes 6-8 depending how big you want them!

Place in preheated oven at 190 for 8 – 10 mins

Leave to cool in the muffin trays. (otherwise they may be a bit crumbly)

Enjoy with your favourite hot drink!

Published by Katherine Brookhouse

I am a MSc Qualified Nutritional Therapist, using the Functional Medicine Model. I am passionate about using Nutrition & Lifestyle interventions to positively influence health, mood and vitality. I use scientifically underpinned, individualised protocols to help support your health & goals.

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