Sure, it’s probably not the equivalent of eating a big bowl of salad, but adding grated vegies to your cakes, pies and tarts helps bulk them up and add a lovely natural moisture, reducing the amount of flour or sugar you need. From grated carrot and zucchini, to pumpkin, sweet potato and rhubarb, these sweet treats have all the added goodness you need, with no compromise on the flavour you want.
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Kumara coconut tarts with pecan toffee
These gluten and dairy free treats are a twist on pumpkin pie using sweet potato & mixed spice for sweetness and flavour and added crunch from pecan praline.
Beetroot, blackberry yoghurt popsicles
Beetroot and blackberries gives these frozen popsicles their vibrant colour and a touch of sweetness, with creamy yoghurt they’re perfect for summer.
Chocolate and beetroot mud cake with caramelised baby beets
Give your chocolate mud cake an earthy edge with the use of this not-so-secret ingredient.
Maple gingerbread muffins with kumara butter
Full of delicious wholesome ingredients, these sweet and tasty maple gingerbread muffins are free of dairy and refined sugar. Served with a divine sweet potato butter, they make a healthy alternative for your morning or afternoon tea!
Avocado banana chocolate mousse
A rich and indulgent dessert that is packed with the goodness of banana and avocado. Topped with crunchy nut brittle for added flavour and texture.
Add a touch of sweetness and vegie goodness to your pancakes with our sweet potato pancakes and top with blueberries and maple yoghurt for the ideal dessert.
Choc-beetroot red devil sheet cake
Beetroot adds a rich earthy flavour and makes it beautifully moist at the same time. Finished with a lovely cream cheese frosting and candied beets.
Sweet pea, cinnamon and orange cake
Citrus-lovers will adore this sweet pea and orange cake layered with decadent orange buttercream. Indulging in this one is an utter delight.
Spicy carrot and walnut cheesecake
Chocolate beetroot cake
For those of you who have not yet tried this somewhat odd combination, don’t be put off! This chocolate and beetroot cake is moist and delicious, with a wonderful rich colour. We think you’ll love it.
Sweet potato and maple cake
Carrot and zucchini cake
Chocolate and zucchini cake
Chocolate and zucchini are an unlikely team, but this combination really does work a treat. A clever way to get the kids to eat vegetables without them knowing they’re eating vegetables!
Pumpkin gingerbread cake
Beetroot chocolate pudding
This healthy pudding uses beetroot to keep it moist and sweet.
Rhubarb, pear and pomegranate custard tea cakes
Elegant, delectable and delicately spiced, these rhubarb, pear and pomegranate custard tea cakes make a wonderful dessert or afternoon tea treat. Serve warm with good quality cream.
Flourless chocolate cakes with avocado icing
Treat yourself, but make it healthy.
Sweet pea friands
A dollop of lemon mascarpone and a drizzle of lemon syrup makes these fluffy sweet pea friands from The Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Real Sweet’ cookbook the ideal morning tea treat.
Spiced pumpkin pies with honey & nuts
With a drizzle of honey and a dollop of cream, these little pies are the bees knees.
Flourless chocolate beetroot cake
This spectacular cake is topped with sweetened crème fraîche and candied beetroot chips.
Rhubarb and vanilla crumble cake
Carrot cake with caramelised pecans
You’ll love this moist and easy carrot cake with a silky smooth cream cheese frosting
Chocolate beetroot muffins
Sugar-free carrot cakes with date cream cheese frosting
These delicious little carrot cakes make the perfect after school snack. The kids won’t even know they’re sugar-free!
Sweet potato brownies with espresso topping
This sweet potato brownie recipe with espresso icing is featured in Dr Joanna McMillan’s book – Brain Food. As well as being a delicious chocolate treat, cocoa is rich in antioxidants.
Beetroot and cherry cake with pink meringue buttercream
Thick lashings of rosewater buttercream take this stunning beetroot and cherry cake to new heights of deliciousness.
Fudgy sweet potato brownies
An unusual twist on a cult classic that will leave your tastebuds wanting more.
Kumara and pecan loaf
Served warm with a slather of butter, this golden loaf is perfect for the cooler months of the year.
Zucchini layer cake with honeyed figs
Beautiful honeyed figs provide the finishing touch to this three-layer zucchini cake. Serve with an extra drizzle of honey for a dessert guaranteed to impress.
Lemon and zucchini polenta cake
A nonna’s favourite made healthier with the addition of zucchini – and it’s gluten-free to boot!