3 Dessert Recipes that Won't Break Your Diet

January 14, 2016

I don't know about you but whenever I decide to go on a diet, I immediately start craving junk food (my mind likes to play tricks on me).  I can go months and months without indulging in a cupcake but the minute I restrict myself, all I can think about are moist cupcakes piled high with cream cheese frosting.  I have begun collecting healthy dessert recipes to tame my sweet tooth.  While this may sound like an oxy moron, in truth, they are just a better way to eat some of my favorite foods.  I get to feel like I am indulging in something sinful while also staying on course to shed my holiday pounds.  These recipes stay away from gluten, refined sugars, and limit fat.  Until I meet my cupcake again, these delicious substitutes work wonders.

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Recipes from Bris Daily Delights

2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
1/3 cup Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
2/3 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 cups Quick or Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 cups Nuts (I used dry pecans.)
1/4 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Shredded Coconut

Coconut Oil Chocolate Fudge

1 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey 

2 large ripe pears
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup crushed walnuts

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below.

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