Did you know you can have your cake and eat it too? What if I told you that this cake is actually good for you? I’ve put together nine healthy desserts that taste like the real thing. Let’s jump right in!
1. Healthy Banana Bread
Banana bread is probably my favorite sweet indulgence, but there are plenty of healthy, vegan versions out there. You don’t have to break the scale just to treat yourself! Use walnuts, ripe bananas, and dark chocolate chips to make this delicious dessert. Serve this to your friends or family and they will be so impressed!
2. Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn’t love warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven? With this healthy alternative, you don’t have to feel guilty after eating one too many. Instead of real sugar, use coconut sugar, and replace eggs for applesauce. Use old-fashioned oats to add texture and that health factor. These are seriously so delish!
3. Healthy Peanut Butter Bars
If you are a peanut butter addict like me, you’ll love these healthy peanut butter bars. They seriously taste like healthy peanut butter cups! Use natural peanut butter, peanuts, and dates for these bars. Drizzle dark chocolate over the top to make it extra tasty. My mouth is totally watering!
4. Healthy Fruit Tarts
This one is so cute and totally Instagram worthy! Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but you get your daily dose of fruits. Healthy eating at its finest. Use whole-grain English muffins and spread with peanut butter or yogurt. Then, top with your fav fruits like blueberries, apple slices, raspberries, strawberries or banana slices. Nature’s candy is the best candy!
5. Healthy Chocolate Banana Smoothie
This one reminds me of chocolate milkshakes from an old-fashioned diner, except healthier! Blend bananas, cacao powder, natural peanut butter, and almond milk. So creamy and delicious. I could drink this every day for breakfast. Plus, it’s great for mornings when you’re in a major hurry.
6. Healthy Blueberry Muffins
This one is for all my blueberry lovers out there. I can picture eating these on my porch, sipping coffee and reading a book. Use fresh blueberries, whole wheat flour, applesauce, and honey for this recipe. Absolutely scrumptious! Bring these to your friends and family as a tasty surprise.
7. Healthy Chocolate Cinnamon Pancakes
These chocolate cinnamon pancakes are perfect for a cozy Sunday morning brunch watching Netflix in bed. First, combine oats, cinnamon, and eggs in a bowl. Top with dark chocolate chips and banana slices. So good! I can’t even tell the difference between these and regular pancakes.
8. Healthy Avocado Brownies
These fudgy avocado brownies are to die for. I know avocado in brownies sounds a little weird, but trust me you can barely taste it! It just gives them a creamier texture. Use cacao powder and dark chocolate chunks for this recipe. You can also add nuts like pecans or walnuts if you want. Give these to your roommates or friends and see if they even notice they’re made with avocadoes!
9. Healthy Desserts: Nice Cream
I know what you’re thinking, how the heck do you make healthy ice cream? Well, it’s super easy! Blend almond milk, cacao powder, frozen bananas, ice, and almond butter until it’s thick and creamy. Put the mixture in a bowl and freeze for a few minutes until it resembles ice cream consistency. Top with berries, granola, and shredded coconut. Enjoy your Pinterest worthy treat!