Sugar-Free Rainbow Sprinkle Recipes and Use Cases
Everyone loves rainbow sprinkles! Sweet and fun, they’re the perfect addition to any dessert. However, sprinkles can be just as unhealthy as they are delicious. The good news is that there are sugar-free alternatives that you can use in all your favorite recipes.
What Are Sugar-Free Sprinkles and Why Should You Use Them?
Sugar-free sprinkles are, obviously, sprinkles made without any sugar! But how is that possible when normal sprinkles are almost exclusively made of sugar? For example, most sprinkles are made up of sugar, corn starch, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, soy lecithin, gum arabic, confectioner’s glaze, and food coloring. These ingredients aren’t exactly healthy or good for you — and the sugar can quickly contribute to a sugar crash.
Bougie Bakes was able to come up with a sugar-free, gluten-free, and soy-free healthy sprinkle alternative with ingredients like erythritol and stevia extract for sweetening, tapioca starch, coconut oil, cellulose, citric acid, and natural colors. These sprinkles are just as beautiful and yummy as your traditional sprinkles but with none of the sugar!
Rainbow Sprinkle Recipes and Uses
If sugar-free sprinkles and healthy desserts sound too good to be true, we’re here to tell you that it’s not. There are so many ways that you can use sugar-free rainbow sprinkles to create delicious yet healthy desserts. Here are a few ideas for you to try out in your own kitchen:
1. Healthy Funfetti Cookies
To make your healthy funfetti cookies, you’re going to need 1 ¾ cups of almond flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ¼ teaspoon of salt, one egg, ⅓ cup of cashew butter, ⅓ cup of maple syrup, ½ teaspoon of almond extract, and ¼ cup of sugar-free sprinkles. If you want to add some icing to your cookies, you will need one cup of powdered sugar, one tablespoon of water, ½ teaspoon of vanilla, and more sprinkles on top.
Once you have your ingredients assembled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, and salt) and the wet ingredients (egg, cashew butter, maple syrup, and almond extract) into separate bowls. Combine the wet and dry ingredients before adding in the sprinkles.
Roll the dough into small balls and slightly flatten it onto the baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes while you mix the frosting — adding it to the top after the cookies have cooled completely.
2. Healthy Birthday Cake Brownies
To make your healthy birthday cake brownies, you’re going to need 1 ¼ cups of cashew butter, two eggs, two tablespoons of maple syrup, one teaspoon of vanilla, one teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ¼ cup of coconut sugar, and ¼ cup of sugar-free sprinkles.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a baking pan. Whisk together the cashew butter, eggs, syrup, and vanilla together before slowly stirring in the baking powder, baking soda, and coconut sugar.
Finally, add the sprinkles to the dough and pour the batter into the pan before smoothing it out with a spatula. Bake for about 25 minutes and wait for the brownies to cool completely before slicing and serving.
3. Healthy Funfetti Cake
To make your healthy funfetti cake, you’re going to need ¾ cups of almond meal, ¾ cups of coconut flour, ¾ cups of erythritol, one teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt, one cup of almond milk, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, ⅓ cup of applesauce, one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and two tablespoons of sugar-free sprinkles.
The first step involves preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing a baking pan. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, erythritol, baking soda, and salt) into a large bowl. Slowly add in the wet ingredients (almond milk, vanilla extract, applesauce, and vinegar) before stirring in the sprinkles.
Pour the batter into the baking pan and smooth out with a spatula. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes and allow to cool before slicing and serving.
4. Healthy Funfetti Dip
To make your healthy funfetti dip, you’re going to need 15 ounces of canned and cooked chickpeas, ½ cup of cashew butter, ½ cup of agave nectar, two tablespoons of coconut sugar, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one cup of blanched almond flour, one teaspoon of salt, and ⅔ cup of sugar-free rainbow sprinkles.
Start by draining and rinsing your chickpeas before adding them to your cashew butter, agave nectar, coconut sugar, and vanilla in a food processor. Process the ingredients for 30 seconds to one minute — until the mixture is smooth. Then, add in the almond flour and salt before processing again for about 20 seconds until combined. Fold in the sprinkles, adding some to the top of the dip before serving with crackers, cookies, or fruits.
5. Birthday Cake Energy Balls
To make your birthday cake energy balls, you’re going to need 1 ½ cups of raw cashews, four large pitted dates, ½ cup of cashew or almond butter, ¼ cup of packed almond flour, ¼ cup of maple syrup, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon of sea salt, one to two tablespoons of water, and two tablespoons of sugar-free sprinkles.
Add all ingredients to a food processor except water and sprinkles. Process the mixture until a thick dough forms — adding water as needed to lighten up the mixture. Once the mixture is even and doughy, add in the sprinkles and roll into one-inch sizes balls. Roll the balls in extra sprinkles and chill in the refrigerator before serving.
Sprinkle It Up With Bougie Bakes!
If you’re not a baker and are looking for healthy sweet treats that are sugar-free, gluten-free, and soy-free, then you need to check out Bougie Bakes’ line of healthy desserts. Our rainbow sprinkle cookies only have 110 calories each! If you like chocolate just as much as you like sprinkles, then you may want to try our chocolate brownie bites or double chocolate cookies.