4 Healthy Dessert Recipes

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If you are going through a lifestyle change, it may be difficult to give up some of your favorite desserts. Fortunately, baking with healthy ingredients can make it a little easier to have healthy desserts. Check out these four recipes.

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4 Healthy Dessert Recipes

  1. 1. 4 Healthy Dessert Recipes To Help with Your Lifestyle Change
  2. 2. 4 Recipes that Taste Delicious! 1. Healthy Cheesecake 2. Coconut Oil Brownies 3. Homemade Chocolate Fudgesicles 4. Coconut Flour Coffee Cake
  3. 3. Healthy Cheesecake
  4. 4. Healthy Cheesecake (Ingredients) Cook Time Total Prep Time: 80 minutes Yields 12-16 servings Ingredients Crust: • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour • ½ tsp baking powder • ¼ tsp salt • 1/3 cup organic coconut oil • 2 Tbsp milk • 2Tbsp agave nectar Filling: • 8 oz cream cheese • 1 cup agave nectar • 3 Tbsp flour • 1 tsp lemon zest • ¼ tsp salt • 1 tsp bourbon vanilla • 6 eggs • ¼ cup light cream or milk
  5. 5. Healthy Cheesecake (Directions) Preheat oven to 450° F. Crust: 1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and coconut oil); blend until crumbly. 2. Combine milk and agave and sprinkle over mixture until dough is just moist enough to hold together. 3. Form into a ball. Press mixture over bottom and 2½ inches up side of 9-inch spring form pan. 4. Chill. Filling: 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. 2. Add agave, flour, lemon zest, salt and vanilla; beat well. 3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. 4. Blend in cream. 5. Pour filling into prepared pan. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 200°F and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until filling is almost set or golden brown. 6. Cool. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving. (credit: adapted from Better Body Foods Recipes)
  6. 6. Coconut Oil Brownies (Ingredients) Cook Time Prep: 10 minutes, Bake: 25-35 minutes 16 Servings Ingredients • ¾ Cup Melted Organic Coconut Oil • 1 ½ Cups Sugar • ¾ Cup All-Purpose Flour • ¾ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa • 3 Large Eggs • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  7. 7. Coconut Oil Brownies (Directions) 1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. 2. In a large bowl add coconut oil, sugar, flour, cocoa and eggs. Stir until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. 3. Pour batter into prepared baking dish, bake 25-35 minutes depending on the size of your baking dish (shorter time for the 9x9). Let brownies cool completely before cutting. (Credit: adapted from Bakelette Blog)
  8. 8. Homemade Chocolate Fudgesicles (Ingredients) Cook Time Prep Time: 5 minutes, Freeze Time: several hours Ingredients • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder • ½ cup canned full-fat coconut milk • 2 small, very-ripe bananas • Pinch of salt • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract • Agave nectar to taste
  9. 9. Homemade Chocolate Fudgesicles (Directions) • Combine all items in a blender. • Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. • A good way to remove pops is to run the popsicle mold under room-temp water for about 15 seconds, then gently twist. (credit: adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie)
  10. 10. Coconut Flour Coffee Cake (Ingredients) • 1 cup organic coconut flour • 1/2 teaspoon salt
 • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 • 8 large eggs
 • 1 teaspoon baking soda
 • 1/2 cup plain whole yogurt
 • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
 • 1/2 cup honey 
 • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Topping:
 • 1 1/2 cups nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, etc.)
 • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
 • 4 tablespoons honey • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into tablespoons
  11. 11. Coconut Flour Coffee Cake (Directions) 1. Preheat oven to 325ºF and adjust rack to middle position. 2. Place all the batter ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. 3. Pour batter into a buttered 8x8 inch baking dish. 4. Wipe out food processor bowl with a paper towel or cloth. Place nuts, cinnamon, honey and butter in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until nuts are coarsely chopped and ingredients bind together. 5. Drop spoonfuls of topping over batter and then using a butter knife, swirl the topping into the top layer of the batter. 6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 20 minutes. (Credit: adapted from Deliciously Organic)
  12. 12. Find More Healthy Desserts! • Check out Better Body Foods for more healthy recipes or to buy coconut oil. • Use ingredients like organic coconut flour, coconut oil, and agave nectar in other recipes.

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