Almost everyone loves a good dessert – and if you don’t we can’t be friends. Sorry. (JUST KIDDING!)
Whether you’re a fan of cakes or cookies, there’s something about that warm gooeyness that just soothes the soul. Slipping in a serving of vegetables makes dessert time that much sweeter, so here are 12 recipes for your sweet tooth (or teeth, perhaps) that are sure to please:
Flourless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Brownies
These brownies are chocolaty, chewy and delicious, and they are sure to please. With only 86 calories per brownie, you can indulge your sweet tooth without the post-sugar guilt. Taking the guilt out of a guilty pleasure leaves you with a healthy brownie recipe everyone is sure to go wild over.
Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies
Comforting oatmeal-y goodness? Check. Healthy serving of vegetables? Check. This recipe pulls double duty by being delicious and nutritious all at the same time. Grated zucchini hides so well in these soft cookies that if you didn’t know it was in there, you might never notice. Go ahead, eat one…or two. I won’t tell.
Chocolate Eggplant Torte
Chocolaty fudgy cake with a serving of eggplant? Why not. This grain free and dairy free treat will have you wondering why it took you so long to use eggplant in a dessert.
This torte has to cool for two hours to set before serving, so make sure to plan ahead. Topped with almonds and (optional but recommended) chocolate drizzle, this cake will climb to the top of your favorites list with ease.
Beet Carrot Cookie
These veggie-based cookies are gluten free and dairy free, making them the perfect way to treat yourself minus all the guilt afterward. The beet juice gives these cookies a beautiful pink color, which means they are ideal as giving for treats to your loved ones. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter, and next year’s Valentine’s Day treats just got a lot healthier.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Yes, technically avocado is a fruit, but the richness it has makes it perfect for dessert, so it’s going on the list anyway. You should be aware that under no circumstances can this tasty treat be called ‘low fat.’ Avocados are high in fat, but the goods news is that it’s good fat and way healthier for you than fat from dairy.