As we understand the harms of consuming sugar and cut processed foods, sugar-filled desserts, and drinks from our life, we have to admit something: After dinner, we feel like eating something sweet. To help control your cravings I’ve listed some amazing easy dessert recipes with a good amount of protein to keep your gains in check

Healthy Donuts

#1 Easy Dessert Recipes
Healthy Donuts - Easy Dessert Recipes

Ingredients

  • Ground Oats – 200 grams (2 cups)
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa Powder – 50 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Eggs – 2
  • Coconut oil – 50 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Honey – 170 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Yogurt – 160 grams (2/3 cups)
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Donut pan

Procedure

  • In a large bowl bring together all the dry ingredients (Oats , baking soda, salt, cocoa powder). Mix and set aside 
  • In another bowl add eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and yogurt. Whisk well to bring everything together
  • Now add wet ingredients into the bowl containing dry ingredients and gently mix. Batter will be pretty thick.
  • Grease the pan well to avoid sticking. Transfer the batter into a piping bag or ziplock bag and cut off the corner. 
  • Carefully pipe the batter into the pan, don’t overfill. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or at least till the toothpick can come out clean
  • Let donuts cool and transfer carefully 
  • To prepare coco glaze: Mix cocoa powder, coconut oil, and honey and glaze over donut s
  • To prepare peanut butter glaze: Mix peanut butter and coconut oil and glaze over donut or dip part of donut in the mix and let it settle

Nutrition Breakdown

Serves 8

Per serving Energy = 179.3 cal

Protein = 8.12g    Fat = 6.1g       Carbs = 23g    Fibre = 4.2g

Homemade Snickers

#2 Easy Dessert Recipes
Homemade Snickers - Easy Dessert Recipes

Ingredients

  • Ground oats – 150 grams (1.5 cups)
  • Almond meal (grounded unpeeled almonds) – 50 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Coconut oil – 50 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Honey – 3 tbsp
  • Dates – 300 grams (2 cups)
  • Peanut butter – 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp 
  • Peanuts, Dry roasted and salted – 65 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Dark Chocolate – 80 grams (4 oz) 

Procedure

  • To make the nougat layer (The lighter layer in snickers), in a bowl combine almond meal, ground oats, coconut oil, and honey
  • In a 9-inch baking dish spread the above mixture evenly and place in freezer for 30 minutes
  • To make the caramel layer, in a bowl take dates and fill it with hot water till dates are covered.
  • After 5 minutes, drain the dates and also save some of the drained sweet water
  • In a food processor add the dates along with peanut butter, salt, and vanilla essence. Process the mixture until you get a smooth texture, adding the saved sweet date water (1/4 cup) 60 ml
  • Now take this mixture and spread it over the oats mixture. Sprinkle some peanuts on top and press them lightly into the date mixture. Let this chill in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Once out of the freezer, cut them into bars with a knife.
  • Dip the bars in melted chocolate and put them back in the freezer to harden.

To make chocolate dip

  • Mix cocoa powder (1/4 cup), coconut oil (1/4 cup), honey (2 tbsp)

Nutrition Breakdown

Serves 8

Per Serving Energy = 393.8 cal 

Protein = 10.5g   Fat = 17g         Carbs = 49.7g        Fibre = 5.2g

Lemon Bars

#3 Easy Dessert Recipes
Lemon Bars - Easy Dessert Recipes

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • Ground oats – 100 grams (1 cup)
  • Honey – 85 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Coconut oil – 50 grams (1/4 cup)

For the filling:

  • Eggs – 5 large 
  • Honey – 170 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Lemon juice – 120 ml (1/2 cup)
  • Lemon zest – 1 tbsp
  • Ground oats – 35 grams (1/3 cup)

Procedure

  • First, we will make the crust, in a bowl, start by adding oats flour, melted coconut oil, and honey (or maple syrup). Mix well until the dough comes together.
  • In an 8-inch baking pan, spread the above mixture evenly and bake for 10 minutes at 180C(350F). Let the mixture cool until we make the lemon filling
  • In another bowl, break the eggs and beat them, then add lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, and ground oats. Mix them until completely combined (the mixture might seem watery which is fine).
  • Put the egg mixture over the oats crust and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180C(350F) until the filling is set and doesn’t giggle
  • Cool the mixture for an hour under room temperature, then place the pan in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 hours.
  • Cut into equal bars and serve!

Nutrition Breakdown

Serves 8

Per serving Energy =  214.1 cal

Protein = 6.8g        Fat = 11.3g         Carbs = 21.3g          Fibre = 1.4g

Healthy Brownie

#4 Easy Dessert Recipes
Healthy Brownie - Easy Dessert Recipes

Ingredients

  • Bananas – 3 ripe
  • Black beans boiled – 2 cup or (1 can drained)
  • Dark cocoa powder – 1/2 cup
  • Almond butter – 160 grams (2/3 cup)
  • Almond flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1/4  tsp
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tbsp
  • Chocolate chips – a few

Procedure

  • Take bananas, black beans, dark cocoa powder, almond butter, almond flour, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract in a blender. 
  • Blend the mixture well till you get a thick smooth texture.
  • Transfer the mixture into a baking pan and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top and  bake for 25 minutes at 180C (350F)
  • Cut into pieces and serve!

Nutrition Breakdown

Serves 15

Per serving Energy = 233.1 cal

Protein = 10.90g        Fat = 10.5g          Carbs = 23.76g         Fibre = 9.43g

Don’t forget to check out Healthy Snacks for Kids and other High Protein Snacks


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