Are you looking for healthy desserts? You've come to the right place. Here are the best 10 healthy desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth. From cookies to brownies, to bananas to ice creams, there are a number of healthy dessert recipes for everyone.
A healthy dessert is nothing but a treat that uses wholesome ingredients like oats, yogurts, nut butter, and even vegetables. Most of the recipes shown in this article are gluten-free and many of them are vegan. And if any of the recipes use sugar, it's less than the standard and still considered as enough so that it tastes good.
1. Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Banana chocolate cookies are made with banana and chocolate and have a cakelike texture and lots of flavors that everyone seems to enjoy. It's one of the best and healthiest desserts you can have in a day to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- ½ cup mashed ripe banana
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda
- ⅓ cup of butter
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- Take a bowl, add cream butter, and sugar until they are light and fluffy. Beat an egg, banana and vanilla then combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add creamed mixture and mix it well, stir in some chocolate chips.
- Bake them at 350 degrees for 13-16 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are brown in color. Remove to wire racks to cool it completely.
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars:
These bars have an irresistible sweet peanut flavor with a chewy texture and a little drizzle of chocolate on top. These are just like famous bliss bite cookies but completely easier and healthier options for people especially those who are on diet.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1-ounce dark chocolate
- ½ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Take a bowl and mix peanut butter, honey, oats, cinnamon, and salt together until thoroughly combined. Now, add a sheet of parchment paper to a 9x9 pan, place the mixture in the pan, and spread it into an even layer.
Use a small glass to roll over the top of the layer to get it smooth and freeze them for about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the freezer and use the parchment to lift it out of the pan and cut it into 20 rectangles or 40 small rectangle bars.
In a microwave with short intervals or over a double boiler, melt the chocolate by stirring until it comes together in glossy chocolate. Be careful not to overheat it or get any water in the chocolate which might result in causing it to seize up. When melted, drizzle over the bars and allow it to cool completely. You can eat them right away or just refrigerate them for an hour.
- Almond Chocolate Mug Cake:
Unlike other mug recipes of cake which use pre-made mixes filled with iffy processed ingredients, this almond chocolate mug cake is made with simple and wholesome ingredients.
- 3 tablespoons of almond meal
- 1 large egg
- 11/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder
- 1 inch of salt
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
- ¼ tablespoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
You can use a mug or a small bowl to mix all the ingredients to prepare this cake. Place the dry ingredients called almond meal, cocoa powder, baking powder and stir them well to combine.
Now, add the egg, maple syrup, olive oil, and vanilla extract to the mixture and whisk it well using a spatula until you have a smooth cake batter.
Pour the batter into the mug and make sure the mug isn't filled to the brim, leave at least 2 cm left at the top so it doesn't spill over.
Keep the mug in the microwave for about 60 seconds and check on the cake. If you feel it is undercooked, cook it further for about 15-30 seconds until it is done completely. Serve it immediately, while it's warm.
- Grilled Peaches With Honey Ricotta:
Even though eating a peach is a sensation of taste to experience, you can be a little more creative with a super simple grilled peach recipe.
- 4 ripe peaches
- 1 teaspoon of avocado oil
- ½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Juice and zest of ½ lemon
- Freshly chopped mint
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and don't worry if you don't have a grill. Because you can do it on an oven broiler. Brush halved peaches with avocado oil and place them on the grill flesh side down and grill them for about 5 minutes.
Whip ricotta with a hand mixer until it has whipped cream-like consistency then add honey, lemon juice, and zest, stir them well.
Add about 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture on each peach and top them with freshly chopped mint and a drizzle of honey. Serve them immediately.
- Healthy Chocolate Pudding:
Healthy chocolate pudding tastes like dark chocolate, but it's a mixture of greek yogurt, dark cocoa powder, and maple syrup. The making of chocolate pudding is also simple and easy.
- 2 tablespoons of dark cocoa powder
- ½ cup of full-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ tablespoon of maple syrup
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Stir it well until it is smooth enough to make a pudding.
If you feel it is very thick, you can add a little amount of water to get a lighter texture. That's it, your tasty and healthy chocolate pudding is ready.
- Chocolate Covered Bananas:
Chocolate-covered bananas are delicious. This is a magic healthy dessert you can have any time in your day.
- 2 ripe medium bananas
- 1 tablespoon of refined coconut oil
- 1 ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons of crushed peanuts, pistachios, and natural sprinkles.
Slice bananas into ¼ inch rounds and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 45 minutes.
Place the chocolate, coconut oil, and salt in a glass measuring cup and place it into the simmering water. Stir the chocolate until it melts by using a hot pad. Make sure to not let any of the water splashes or it will split the chocolate.
Leave the jar in a double boiler to keep the chocolate warm and use a fork or spoon to dip the banana slice into the jar then shake off the excess chocolate. Transfer the banana to the sheet, then add toppings immediately. Return those bananas into the freezer and leave them for about 30 minutes.
- Sauteed Apples:
You can make this within no time because you need no baking and no advanced preparation. All you have to do is slice up some apples and saute them in butter and spices.
- 3 firm large tart-sweet apples
- 1 ½ tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of ginger
- ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- Vanilla ice cream
Cut apples into ¼ slices and take them in a bowl, stir them with brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Heat the butter over medium heat until the butter turns brown for about 2 minutes. Add butter to the apple mixture and saute it for 4-5 minutes until it is crisp and tender.
- Chickpea Cookie Dough:
Chickpeas don't taste like cookie dough in this recipe.
- 1 cup of chickpeas
- 4 tablespoons of salted butter
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons of almond flour
- ⅓ cup of dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup of kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
Rinse and drain chickpeas, place them in a dish towel and rub them gently to remove their skin. Or else you can also remove them with your fingers and discard them.
Add chickpeas to the food processor with butter, process until they are well combined. Now, add vanilla extract, maple syrup, brown sugar, almond flour, and kosher salt. Process it for another few seconds until it forms a dough.
Stir the chocolate chips in the dough and refrigerate for about 3-4 days to experience the best taste.
- Frozen Yogurt With Fresh Mixings
This is a super simple recipe and healthy DIY version of the dessert that will satisfy your cravings at any time.
- 1 cup of greek vanilla yogurt
- Fruits of your choice
- Toppings of your choice
- Molds like ice cube trays, muffin tins, and small Tupperware
Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients shown above and fill your choice of molds with this mixture.
Now refrigerate the mixture for about 3-4 hours until it forms like a solid structure you wish to be.
- Vegan No-Bake Cookies:
Vegan no-bake cookies are made with tahini, which is perfect for making chocolate no-bake cookies without peanut butter.
- 3 tablespoons of tahini
- 5 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 5 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- Flaked sea salt
- Sesame seeds
Line up a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners, now take a glass measuring cup by placing the tahini, cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup, kosher salt, and cinnamon.
Microwave it for 20 seconds and stir until it is completely combined and smooth, then add rolled oats.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons each into cupcake liners and spread it as you wish. Top with sesame seeds and freeze them for about 20 minutes or store them refrigerated or frozen.