Do you want a delicious dessert but you feel guilty having it because of the high calories intake? We have good news: you can really have some desserts that only taste decadent, but they are extremely light and healthy. Only by replacing some ingredients (for instance butter with avocado) you will have these sweet recipes which will satisfy all your sugar cravings without sabotaging your diet.
1. Pecan-Stuffed “Baked” Apples
These “baked” apples, which are stuffed with dried fruits and heady brown sugar are an easy treat to try your hand at.
- ½ c. finely chopped pecans
- ⅓ c. dried tart cherries
- 4 tbsp. soft butter
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- ¾ c. apple juice
- Ice cream
- Trim bottom 1/4 inch off apples so they sit flat and place in 7- to 8-quart slow-cooker bowl.
- In a medium bowl, combine pecans, cherries, soft butter, brown sugar, allspice, pepper, and salt and stuff into centers of apples.
- Pour apple juice around apples. Cover the bowl with lid and cook on low 4 hours or until tender. Serve warm, with ice cream. They are absolutely delicious!
2. Avocado Brownies with Chocolate Fudge Frosting.
I made these great brownies using avocados in place of butter! I took my base brownie recipe and swapped the avocado for the butter, the almond meal for the flour and the coconut sugar for the granulated sugar. I also reduced the sugar just a little bit. This may sound unusual, but do not be afraid, these brownies are the best!
- 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped + divided
- 2 ripe avocados, pitted + skins removed
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee (optional)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs*
- 1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- chopped almond, for topping (optional)
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
- 1/3 cup real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder (I used cacao)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.
- Melt 2 ounces dark chocolate in the microwave. Add the avocado, coconut sugar, instant coffee and vanilla to a food processor and puree until completely smooth.
- Pour in the melted chocolate and puree until smooth and combined. Add the eggs and process until they are combined. Now add the cacao powder, almond meal and salt. Pulse until the mixture is just combined. Remove the blade and stir in the remaining 2 ounces of dark chocolate.
- Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Melt together the maple syrup, coconut oil and dark chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cacao power + a pinch of salt. Pour the frosting over the brownies and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle with any desired toppings. Place the brownies in the fridge and allow the frosting to set 30 minutes to 1 hour.
3. No-Bake Watermelon “Cake”
It’s extremely easy to make this impressive dessert! You just have to slice the ends and rinds off a watermelon, frost with frozen whipped topping and serve!
Here are the detailed instructions:
- Slice 2 short ends off 1 large seedless watermelon so it sits flat.
- Cut away rind to make cylinder.
- Transfer to cake stand.
- Frost with 2 (8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping. Top with berries and mint.