However creating recipes that everyone can enjoy sometimes comes at a cost – and with these peppermint patties it came at the price of using refined sugar. We all know by now that refined sugar is not a healthy food, we should limit it and strive to get sugars from natural and unrefined sources. But in my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence here at there as long another’s life is not jeopardized as a result.
There are lots of recipes out there that use nuts or soy as the base of these patties so if you can’t get over the idea of refined sugar – feel free to head over to google. And of course, I would love to hear from you if you know of a recipe that is plant based, natural (no artificial sweeteners please) free of all top allergens AND refined sugar free!
- I highly recommend using the doTerra peppermint essential oil here. I have made these with peppermint extract and the cooling sensation just isn’t the same.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women may want to use peppermint extract as peppermint essential oil is not recommended pre/postpartum