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Try These PCOS-Friendly Dessert Recipes

Try these PCOS-friendly dessert recipes to knock your socks off! Many of us love a good dessert: sweet, savory, or healthy. When a woman’s ovaries or adrenal glands create more male hormones than usual, it results in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Often cysts develop on the ovaries as a result of PCOS. PCOS symptoms include irregular menstruation intervals; infertility; pelvic pain; excessive hair growth on the thighs, stomach, chest, or face; weight gain; greasy skin or acne, and thicker skin in some areas. 

Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and high blood pressure are all more common in women suffering from PCOS. I know women battling PCOS, and its effect on a woman’s mind and body is heartbreaking. My close friend, who has lived with PCOS for some time, decided to switch up her diet and get healthy. Thanks to her, I’ve become conscious of the foods I cook or buy for my friend. 

Eating healthy is essential for PCOS sufferers. Why? A PCOS diet lowers inflammation, enhances intestinal health, and regulates blood sugar levels more effectively. Also, women with PCOS are more likely to be obese. A PCOS diet consists of PCOS-friendly foods to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and, my favorite- dessert. 

Here are two of my favorite PCOS dessert recipes: 

 

GINGER COOKIES:

Ingredients & Measurements 

  • 1 Egg
  • 2.5 cup Almond meal
  • 1/4 cup Coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp Ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp Ghee

 

Instructions

  • Pulse the almond meal, coconut flour, salt, spices, and baking powder in a blender or food processor.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse until the dough forms a ball.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into small balls, and squash flat (make as many cookies as you’d like)
  • Bake for around 15 minutes 

 

STRAWBERRY PEACH CAKE:

Ingredients & Measurements

Crust

  • 1 cup Almonds 
  • 1/4 cup Desiccated coconut 
  • 1/2 cup Dried figs 
  • 1/4 Lemon zest
  • 1/2tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1tsp Maple syrup

 

Strawberry layer

  • 2 cups Strawberries 
  • 1 cup Coconut cream
  • 2tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 Lemon zest
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3tbsp Agar flakes

Peach Layer 

  • Two medium Peaches
  • 1 cup Coconut cream
  • 2tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 Lemon zest
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3tbsp Agar flakes

 

Toppings

  • Sliced strawberries & sliced peaches

 

Instructions

 

Part 1: Crust

  • If your figs are dehydrated, soak them for about 20 minutes in hot water and drain them.
  • Prepare a 6-inch round cake tin with a removable base.
  • Place almonds and desiccated coconut into a blender or food processor and pulse a few times until coarsely ground.
  • Add dried figs, lemon zest, cinnamon, and salt and blend until the mixture comes together.
  • Add 1 tsp of maple syrup and blend again; this creates a sticky mix when pressed together, creating the crust.
  • Add the crust mix into the tin, spread evenly with a spoon, and press tightly down. Place the tin pan into the fridge.

 

Part 2: Strawberries

  • Place strawberries into a blender, add coconut cream, maple syrup, lemon zest, juice, and vanilla extract, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a medium pot and stir in the agar flakes. 
  • Bring the mix to a boil and leave to simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes, frequently stirring until the flakes have dissolved.
  • Once ready, leave to cool down slightly, and pour onto the crust.
  • Place into a fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour to set.

 

Part 3: Peaches

  • For the peaches, repeat strawberry steps 1 & 2
  • Once ready, leave to cool down slightly, and pour onto the strawberry layer.
  • Place into a fridge for about an hour to set.
  • Once set, carefully remove it from the tin and place it onto a serving plate. Top with sliced strawberries and peaches & enjoy! 

Would you like to share some PCOS dessert recipes? Leave a comment below!

Article Written by: Obsession | is a romance and erotica author, blogger, photographer, and artist from Chicago, IL.

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