Can you belive it? Healthy desserts!

United States
October 6, 2009 1:19pm CST
With the holidays quickly approaching I thought it would be nice to share some desserts that are actually healthy. Hope you will enjoy these little treats. All are low in carbs, low in sugar, low in sodium. Almond Apricot Meringue Cookies 2 egg whites 1/4 tsp cream of tarter 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel 1/4 cup Splenda 1/2 oz sliced almonds 21/2 tbsp apricot jam Directions 1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. 2. Mix egg whites in bowl with mixer on high until foamy. Mix in tarter and salt. Add grated lemon peel and vanilla. Add in Splenda 1 tbsp at a time. Beat mixture until thickened. 3. Use foil to line baking sheet. Put 14 mounds of mixture onto sheet and bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven and let cookies sit in oven without opening door for 2 hours. Take out of oven and let cool even more. 4. Pour 1/2 tsp of jam on each one. Sprinkle almonds on each. Amazing Diet Soda Cake 1 yellow cake mix 12 oz diet 7up 1 oz fat free Cool Whip Directions 1. Spray 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray. In large bowl mix together both ingredients. Carbonation with make it expand. Pour into pan and bake according to directions on cake box. 2. Top with Cool Whip. Angel Food Cookies 1/2 cup diet orange soda 1/4 tsp almond extract 1 angel food cake mix cooking spray Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray pan with cooking spray. 2. Combine cake mix, diet soda and almond extract in bowl and mix with mixer on medium until smooth. Put 28 spoonfuls of mixture on baking pan. 3. Bake for about 9 minutes. Remove from baking pan and let cool before serving. Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies 3/4 cup apple butter 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 egg lightly beaten 2 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 11/2 cups white flour unbleached, enriched 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground allspice 2 cups of old fashioned oat meal Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In large bowl mix together apple butter, oil, egg, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth. 3. In separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Stir in the oat meal. 4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. 5. Drop batter with tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet. 6. Bake for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack to cool Apples and Peanut Butter Crisp 6 medium green apples cored, peeled and thinly sliced 4 tbsp all purpose white flour 3 tbsp packed brown sugar 2/3 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 tbsp chopped peanuts Directions 1. Place apple slices in 2 qt size baking dish, set aside. Stir together in small bowl 2 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp brown sugar and mix well. Sprinkle over apple slice and toss to coat. 2. Bake covered in 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile in medium bowl combine rolled oats, 2 tbsp rolled oats and 2 tbsp brown sugar. Using fork stir in peanut butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in peanuts. 3. Uncover apple mixture, sprinkle with oat mixture. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes more or until apples are tender and topping is brown. 4. Serve warm. Applesauce Brownies 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup white all purpose flour Directions 1. In small saucepan melt chocolate over low heat. Let sit for 20 minutes. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. 3. In large bowl combine chocolate, applesauce, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla. Mix well. 4. Gently mix flour into mixture until well blended. 5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger. 6. Cool on wire rack and cut into bars.
3 responses
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I love the holidays because of the food! Your recipes sound wonderful. You will have to post some more!
• United States
7 Oct 09
I can do that! I'll round up some more good ones and not just desserts. So keep a look out for them!
@taraelocin (1140)
6 Oct 09
Healthy desserts? Sounds too good to be true. I might have to try some of the adressees out just to check...
• United States
6 Oct 09
Here are the nutritional facts for each recipe. Almond Apricot Meringue Cookies Calories 72 Carbs 12g Sugar 10g Saturated Fat 0g Un-Saturated Fat 1.7g Sodium 60mg Amazing Diet Soda Cake (this one is higher than the rest but not going to give you a coronary. LOL) Calories 188 Carbs 32g Sugar 18g Saturated Fat 0 Un-Saturated Fat 4.3g Sodium 291mg Angel Food Cookies Calories 55 Carbs 12.5g Sugar 6.5g Saturated Fat 0 Un-Saturated Fat .1g Sodium 108mg Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies Calories 56 Carbs 10.8 grams Sugar 5g Saturated Fat .1g Un-Saturated Fat 0 Sodium 53.5mg Apples and Peanut Butter Crisp Calories 184 Carbs 31.5g Sugar 18.1g Saturated Fat .8g Un-Saturated Fat 4.8g Sodium 18mg Applesauce Brownies Calories 99 Carbs 16g Sugar 12g Saturated Fat 1g Un-Saturated Fat 3.2g Sodium 6.3mg :-)
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
wow!yummy desserts!I love desserts.I am looking forward to the holidays with lots of sweets.I can skip the main menu and go straight to dessert.my favorite desserts are chocolate cakes,brazo de mercedes, and leche flan (both of their main ingredients are eggs).I am a dessert fan,and I would try your healthy dessert suggestions.