Watching what you eat doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of all things delicious. With these healthy dessert recipes, you can make room in your eating plan for a treat—without feeling guilty.
If you’re craving chocolate…
Bush’s Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies Rich, chocolaty brownies get a hit of hidden protein and fiber thanks to a can of black beans in this tasty recipe from Bush’s. They’re so good, no one has to know they’re healthy, too.
Servings: 16; Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 1 can (15 ounces) Bush’s Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 piece of parchment paper
- butter, soften for greasing pan
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.
- Combine beans, chocolate chips, flour, sugar, cocoa, baking power, baking soda, salt, eggs, oil and vanilla extract in bowl of food processor.
- Secure food processor lid and blend until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan, using rubber spatula to scrape batter from bowl. If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts evenly over top.
- Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of brownies comes out clean.
- Remove pan from oven and allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.
If you want something fruity…
Light Peach Cobbler This recipe featured by FitStar is hands-down delicious. The granola-style topping is made with almond butter instead of butter, so you get all the decadence without a diet-y aftertaste.
If you prefer cookies…
Dark Chocolate and Almond Protein Cookie Jam-packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants, this recipe has seven ingredients and makes five filling cookies. Pair one with a glass of low-fat milk, and you can practically call it a healthy breakfast.
Do you have a favorite healthy dessert recipe? Tell us about it in the comments!
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.