Easy Fruit Dip | Dessert Sauce (low carb, dairy and sugar-free)

Easy Fruit Dip - Low Carb and Dairy and Sugar Free. Great as a drizzle, a dip, or eaten right off the spoon.

I love dips. Veggie dips. Fruit dips. HummusBean Dips.

My son doesn’t really like dip, but he will eat my dips on rice, plain, or spread them on breads and such.

As I mentioned on my Facebook page a few days ago, I was working on an Almond Butter Dip.

Anyhow, it was a complete success.  In fact, I couldn’t really keep out of it yesterday.

I always have to find the balance between making things that are good enough to share with all of you and yet not so good that I end up eating all of it.

(Well, I didn’t eat all of it, but….)

I typically don’t rush around to get a post out (gotta take it a little slow due to adrenal fatigue), but I thought you all might want to add this to your Healthy Superbowl Menu Galore.

I used to love those caramel apple dips, but they are loaded with all kinds of things that I don’t want to or can’t eat anymore:

  • high fructose corn syrup
  • partially hydrogenated oils
  • disodium phosphate
  • mono and diglycerides
  • potassium sorbate
  • white sugar

Ick.

This dip, while not caramel, is really tasty.  And is made of only healthful ingredients.

And it’s super fast to make!  My kind of recipe.

I found several versions of nut butter based dips on a few websites and then whipped it up a few times to find the version that was a hit.

This is it.  Just right sweetness with a touch of cinnamon to add the perfect extra something.

We even made a special trip to buy some apples to go with it since we didn’t have any in the house (and I needed a nice addition for a photo :-).)

My youngest son was thrilled since he loves apples, has never had a fruit dip, and the Meijer stores nearby have a great horsey that you can ride on for just 1 penny (can you believe it? :-).)  He rode with dad and brother while mom shopped.  And we ran into some old friends.

How nice to have extra blessings added to a mundane errand.

Ways to Use this Super Versatile Dip / Sauce:

  • as a fruit dip for apples, pears, bananas, strawberries (Strawberries are loaded with pesticides.  Please choose organic or non-sprayed.)
  • drizzled on top of nuts (soaked and dehydrated, of course)
  • drizzled onto oatmeal or your favorite breakfast cereal (see my post on soaking grains.)
  • used as an alternative to syrup on pancakes or waffles (I have a great recipe for Teff Waffles (sorry – no photo yet :-)!)
  • spread or drizzled on top of cakes like my Oatmeal Cake (my husband likes this option since he’s not a frosting fan at all).  A friend of mine just added chopped pecans to make a “German Chocolate Cake” type of frosting for her favorite gluten free cake and she said it was great.  (I’ll have to get her “favorite cake” recipe and give it a try!  Promise I’ll share it with you all!)
  • for dipping popcorn (or drizzle it on top!)
  • as a topping for baked goods like Focaccia Flax Bread or Oat Bran Muffins or
  • eaten by the spoonful!

One nice thing is that you get the wonderfully rich taste of almond butter with about half the calories and fat since you’re thinning out the almond butter.  Of course, these are good fats, but all things in moderation!

I so hope you enjoy this!

How will you most likely use this?  Dip?  Spread?  or Spoon :-)?

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  1. yum
    Natasha xx

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    I’m curious as to why and what the difference is between “healthy sweetener” and unhealthy sweetener is… Sucrose is sucrose. I haven’t been able to find any convincing research that one is different from the other in our bodies. Do you have any studies? I would love to know and find out!

    • Hi Mary Ellen. There are a lot of things out there about sweeteners and it really depends on your perspective. For me, the only “healthy sweetener” is one that doesn’t affect my glucose levels and doesn’t feed candida. If you are not concerned about those things than maple syrup or honey or sucanat would be better than white sugar. That is what I mean – does that help? I personally think that the “healthy sugars” aren’t really healthy at all – but I don’t want those not in the same camp to be “frightened away” from the other healthy info on my blog. Let me know if you would like more info :-).

  3. YUM!! I just pinned this to make soon :)

  4. Question! What exactly is 1 scoop (1/32 tsp) of Stevia in your recipe? I only have Stevia in packets. Thanks!

    • Stevia in packets has fillers to and typically natural flavors so I don’t really recommend that. One packet is supposed to be 2 scoops, but you will have to try and see if it works :-)!

  5. I love dips, too! This looks fabulous and we love almond butter here!! I wonder how using chocolate almond milk instead would taste? hmmm…..

  6. you are a genius! How do you have time to think of these things?? Just a question about using glycerine as a sweetener. I’m trying to follow an up and coming eating plan that keeps your glucose/insulin from spiking for weight loss. Any known side effects from using glycerin. I can’t believe i didn’t think of that. I really dislike Xylitol and I don’t think it’s good for my digestive issues (gut health) that I’ve been working to improve over the last 3 years…. Soooo, any negatives re the glycerin? It would really help me. I happened to buy a whole gallon from Azure a few months back and it’s been sitting in my garage collecting dust. The alcohol-free vanilla is a perfect use. I don’t like the idea of alcohol in the kids smoothies! Genius, I say!!! :-)