Healthy dessert recipes
Does anyone have any good but healthy dessert recipes? I've tried several over the years that were low fat and found them to be tasteless and flat. I'm looking for cake, cookie and pie recipes mostly and if they include chocolate or lemon, even better!
These might work.
Chocolate Molasses Spice Cookies (orig. http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty..., has other recipes and links you might find handy)
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (leveled with a spoon)
1/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
At least 3 1/2 teaspoons of whatever spices your heart desires: I use saigon cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cardamon, ginger, cloves....
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons vegetable oil (the original uses melted butter, but this actually works pretty well)
1 cup sugar (mixture of white and brown works well if you love molasses)
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Oven: 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients separately. Mix sugar/oil or butter together, toss in applesauce and molasses. Mix in dry ingredients softly. (It does help to put in the fridge for a bit, the dough is slightly less sticky.)
Put tablespoons of dough on lightly greased cookie sheets (I've never bothered with parchment paper, but the original has it.
Check after ten minutes; switch pans around and turn front to back. They are fairly crunchy when even the least bit overbaked.
To serve: really good with plain yogurt/maple syrup/cinnamon dip. Or fresh strawberries.
I'm not sure how healthy/low-fat you're looking for, but I have a few ideas, aside from fruit:
chocolatey cookies: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/landing.jsp?go=DefaultRecipe&recipe_id=1174927195111)
(picture at http://areyouhungryyet.blogspot.com/2...
things with meringue: cookies, bowls for sorbet etc
sorbets and granitas
And I saw a recipe for low-fat choc. mousse on America's Test Kitchen recently. I haven't tried it yet, but I could send you the recipe.