What's Your Favorite Healthy Dessert?
- FoodWacky Apr 30, 2014 03:44 PM
Okay, "healthy" can mean different things to different people, but I'm talking about desserts that have high nutritional value instead of all empty calories.
Chocopeanut Banana Pudding falls right smack into that category, and somebody needs to save me from eating any more of it for a week or so!
Anybody else have a favorite? And, are you willing to share your recipe for the good of humanity? Seriously, think of it as a public service!
I make a lot of healthy(ish) breakfast baked goods, so something like a quick bread/muffin with carrots and cranberries and a good amount of whole wheat flour with a bit of oatmeal and perhaps some walnuts is my vote. Or something with blueberries. This goes for cakes, too. I tend to try to get whole grains and a fruit or vegetable in there, with a lower amount of sugar, rather than just something that's sugar, butter, and white flour.
+1 for banana soft serve (and the tons of variations, add other fruit, nut butter, etc)
I love dates with a smear of almond butter for a simple dessert
Coconut whipped cream is awesome, if you can find canned creamed coconut (ingredients should read coconut and nothing else) that's ideal. This post has great instructions:
Homemade larabars are a great easy dessert ( there are a ton of recipes out there)
Have you ever made black bean brownies? They are damned good if you like fudgy brownies- i like them best with a darker chocolate chip
+1 for dates with almond butter. Put a dried mission fig inside and you have heaven. I don't know what happens when those three get together, but it's magical.
CCKatie refused to post my comment, but I suggest upping the cocoa powder in the black bean brownie recipe and halving the baking soda. With those modifications I make black bean brownies at least once a month. Including today.
Who is CCKatie and why does she have control over your posts?
I don't make the black bean brownies often since I'd rather have the real thing, only less frequently but I cut the sugar and add chopped dark chocolate to it. I don't like the texture of the black beans in the brownies but maybe I just need to puree it more.