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    4 Vegetable-Based Desserts for a Healthy Spin





    For most of us, life is a constant battle with our sweet tooth. Come winter, and that craving goes up tenfold! What can we do? Here, I offer you healthier alternatives for that evening snack or post-meal nibble. Each of these sweet confections is made with a substantial vegetable element that makes them satisfying, wholesome, and most of all, delicious. These biscuits and brownies are the perfect disguise for carrots, beets, avocado and pumpkin, and you won't get even a hint of their vegetable taste! We'll just keep it our little secret.


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    1. Carroty Biscuits

    Let's start with something familiar to us - the carrot cake, a most popular vegetable-based confection. We're going to tweak it just a little bit and transform the cake into biscuits.



    Ingredients:

    1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    2 tsp nutmeg
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1 egg
    1 cup carrots, grated
    2 tsp orange zest

    Method:

    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
    In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
    In another bowl, pop in the butter, sugar, orange and egg, and beat until fluffy. Then add in the carrots and beat until everything is mixed fully. Finally, add in the flour mixture and beat lightly, until just combined.
    Drop 1 tbsp of biscuit batter on your oiled baking tins and bake until light brown, about 15 minutes.
    Remember to keep plenty of space between each biscuit as it will expand while cooking.

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