Looking to invite friends or family over for a delicious treat? Read on to know about healthy sweet delights that your guests will love.
Having a few desserts after a delicious full-course meal has become a well-practiced tradition. Some people have a sweet tooth and love eating decadent desserts after every meal, more than the meal itself sometimes.
However, having too many desserts will most likely have an unhealthy effect on your health. That’s why this article will give you a list of healthy desserts that maintain the sweet sugary taste we all love and will also wow your guests. So, let’s get started!
1) Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are desserts that most people enjoy and are common throughout the world. This baked work of art is usually made with sweet dough with cinnamon-sugar fillings. To top it off, it has cream frosting surrounding the outer layer. However, as heavenly as this sounds, it will have a negative impact on your health and your diet, and can even lead to obesity.
Luckily for cinnamon roll lovers, there are many recipes that make the dessert healthier to eat while keeping the taste the same as the original version. Furthermore, these take very little work to make so you can easily whip up some healthy and quick cinnamon rolls for your guests.
Now, if you have chosen a vegan lifestyle and don’t eat any dairy, there’s still a recipe for you. These fluffy soft delights are made with seven vegan-friendly ingredients so you can easily make them even if you are a beginner.
Vegan cinnamon rolls need almond milk, vegan butter, instant yeast, organic cane sugar, some salt, and unbleached flour. Get these ingredients and with about two hours of work, your dessert is ready to be devoured. Additionally, you can use vegan cream frosting to give your cinnamon rolls a glazed look which also enhances the taste. You can even take these one step further and use keto-friendly sugar and gluten-free flour to make these much healthier!
2) Healthy Chocolate Puddings
Craving some chocolate-flavored goodies? A chocolate pudding modified to keep you healthy is just what you need. Now, we won’t usually associate chocolate with healthy, but this option is an exception.
These healthy puddings are made with maple syrup, Greek yogurt, and cocoa powder. You can use Dutch cocoa powder as it mixes with maple syrup to give you a fascinating (almost a fruity) taste, although using cacao powder works just as well and actually contains much more antioxidants. And even though this recipe for chocolate puddings is not completely sugar-free, it is still a great alternative when you are conscious of your sugar intake.
Alternatively, you can try making a vegan chocolate pudding. Yes, you read that right – a chocolate-based dessert that is completely dairy-free. For this, you will need cacao powder, oat milk (any non-dairy milk works), some vegan chocolate chips, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, coconut sugar or keto alternative, and a bit of vanilla extract to start preparing this vegan chocolate delight. This gluten-free formula is bound to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. Or, you can even use avocado as a base for chocolate pudding! Sound too weird? Don’t knock it until you try it!
3) Sauteed Apples
This is another unique dessert to add to your menu that will surely appeal to your friends and family. As this recipe needs no baking, all you have to do is dip sliced apples in vegan butter and spices and enjoy them with vanilla ice cream.
To make this dessert, just heat up some vegan butter and saute apple slices so that they are either mushy or crispy, based on your preference. Use some ice cream to add that sweet flavor to satisfy your cravings.
Of course, ice cream is not really what we think of when we think of healthy desserts but nonetheless, it is a must-have to get the full sauteed apple experience.
If you are really nit-picky and won’t go near anything that isn’t suitable for your diet, then you can try vegan ice cream options instead. Furthermore, there are many keto versions that don’t contain any sugar! If you feel more adventurous, then you can add caramel sauce and different nuts to really satisfy your taste buds.
4) Roasted Peaches
How can we forget roasted peaches when we are talking about fruits that can be made into delicious desserts? This is the perfect alternative for peach pies as they taste very similar but take little to no time to cook.
The roasted peach only takes you about five minutes to prepare. All you need to do is to heat your boiler, put the peaches inside with brown sugar, or coconut sugar, and wait for five to six minutes.
There are a variety of options that can be used as toppings such as vanilla ice cream, different nuts, maple syrup, honey, and whipped cream (or its vegan alternative).
Make sure that the peaches you use are potent, firm, and bright so that you get the perfect taste. This is truly a fascinating dessert option that you can treat your guests to!
All the recipes in this article are extremely easy to prepare and take little to no time to whip up and serve. As adults, we rarely have extra time to prepare something extravagant.
These recipes serve as the perfect cure for that problem and you don’t need to sacrifice the taste either. It is extremely important to be conscious about what you eat as it is the key to healthy living, but you should also enjoy it – and these healthy desserts will help you do just that!