6 Healthy No-Bake Desserts For When You Have a Sweet Tooth
Homemade desserts always sound great in theory, but sometimes you’re just not in the mood for a full-on baking project. We know the struggle, and that’s exactly why we’ve gathered some delicious and surprisingly healthy no-bake desserts you can make with minimal time or effort.
These really come in handy as the weather warms up — and turning on the oven becomes less and less appealing. So, the next time your sweet tooth strikes, try one of these healthy no-bake desserts and get ready for near-instant gratification.
1. No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Bites
Now there’s no denying the allure of a freshly-baked cinnamon roll, but if you’re not down for two hours of wait time, these bites are a great alternative. They’re also vegan and gluten-free, and the filling is made with dates for a naturally sweet flavor and irresistibly gooey texture.
Try the recipe from Minimalist Baker.
2. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
You only need to sacrifice one ripe avocado to get your hands on this decadent dessert. Trust us — it’s worth it. Thick, creamy, chocolatey, and it only takes ten minutes of prep. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats!
Try the recipe from Jessica In The Kitchen.
3. Cheesecake Cups
Cheesecake often gets a bad rap for being a not-so-healthy dessert, but this recipe takes a lightened-up, higher-protein approach using Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and honey. And while those are the only required ingredients, the customization options are endless.
Try the recipe from Haute & Healthy Living.
4. No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies
These four-ingredient no-bake cookies are as easy as cookie recipes get, and you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen. Just mix together some oats, your favorite nut butter, a little bit of maple syrup, and some chocolate chips, and voilà: you now have cookies that are healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
Try the recipe from The Big Man’s World.
5. Banana “Nice” Cream
Just a few frozen bananas in a food processor are all it takes to make this nutritious soft-serve ice cream. But don’t worry, just because it’s made with bananas doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with banana flavor. From piña colada and butter pecan to cookies and cream, you can get pretty creative.
Try the recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.
6. Omega-3 Mint Brownie Bites
These minty brownie bites are perfect to keep in the fridge or freezer whenever you need a little kick of something sweet. They’re made with just a few simple ingredients, including walnuts for a boost of heart-healthy omega-3s.
Try the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.
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