Craving some cake but don’t want all the calories, fat, sugar and unhealthy ingredients?  Then make this Healthy Gluten-Free Maple Cake!  One deliciously flavorful bite and you’d never suspect it’s low-fat, refined sugar-free, high-fiber and high-protein.

Healthy Gluten-Free Maple Cake (low fat, refined sugar free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This cake is so incredibly moist you’ll never know it’s missing the butter and oil.

It’s super sweet too, yet naturally sweet, because it’s sweetened with applesauce and pure maple syrup.  No refined white sugar, genetically modified high fructose corn syrup or fake “maple syrup” stuff here.

And, despite being gluten-free, this cake is 100% whole grain, thanks to the brown rice flour and sorghum flour!  Plus, it has a good structure and doesn’t crumble (or taste) like sand, kind of like most storebought gluten-free baked goods.

Healthy Gluten-Free Maple Cake (low fat, refined sugar free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Along with the pronounced rich maple taste, this cake gets another boost of flavor from vanilla and some ground cinnamon.  They really take the cake to the next level  :)

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This Healthy Homemade Sugar-Free Butterscotch Syrup is smooth, rich, sweet, and packed with butterscotch flavor.  It’s perfect for topping pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream and more!  You’d never know it’s fat free, sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free and vegan. If you like caramel, then you’ll most likely like butterscotch. And if […]

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Tired of buying protein bars from the store (and shelling out all that cash for them)?  Then make protein bars at home!  Here are 11 popular Healthy DIY Protein Bar Recipes from Desserts with Benefits over the years — they’re all no-bake, ultra fudgy and nice and sweet, you’d never know they’re refined sugar free, gluten […]

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Nutella is soooo freakin good, I eat it by the spoonful.  If only we could drink it… Oh wait, now we can, because I made a Secretly Healthy Nutella Hot Chocolate!  It’s incredibly rich, sweet, warm and comforting, it tastes like pure sin…  you’d never know it’s sugar free, low carb, dairy free and vegan! Oh, […]

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I hope you all had an awesome Halloween weekend!  I sure did.  Aaaand I think I’ll continue to celebrate throughout this week too   …  nooo, not with (more) booze, but instead with these slightly scary, but oh so delicious, Healthy Homemade Green Apple Gummy Bears!  Yes, they’re green, but they don’t taste “green” at […]

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BOO!!!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!   Have you ever caught yourself dreaming of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Snickerz morphed into one?  Or was I totally alone on that?  I sure hope not… ANYWAYS, whether you’ve dreamt of it or not, IT. JUST. HAPPENED! And it’s secretly guilt-free too, shhh   These healthy homemade Snickerz Candy […]

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