Thursday, 10 April 2014

Healthy Dessert Recipes!

Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Ingredients -
3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons White Sugar
1 Tablespoon Oil
2 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon Milk (Any Kind)

Instructions - 
- Preheat oven to 375 F. 
- Blend the rolled oats, salt, baking soda, brown sugar, and white sugar in a blender. 
- Mix this with the other ingredients, mould the cookies into shapes, and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
- Bake in the oven for 6 minutes.

*Only makes a small batch, but the recipe can easily be doubled.
*The baking sheet doesn't necessarily need parchment paper, although that does make it easier to clean afterwards. Make sure to grease the pans if not using the parchment.

Spiced Maple Dip:
Ingredients - 
Greek Yogurt
Maple Syrup

Instructions - 
- Simply combine the ingredients in the proportions that suit your taste buds best!

*Pumpkin pie spice can be used as a substitute for all of the spices listed above.
*This dip is great with apple slices and strawberries!

Healthy Chocolate Brownies:
Ingredients - 
4 Tablespoons Butter
2/3 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions - 
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Coat the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking pan with oil or nonstick spray. In a saucepan melt the butter, and then remove it from the heat. Stir in the vanilla, water, and the sugar.
- After that is mixed well stir in the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Following this add the chocolate pieces.
- Pour into the baking pan and bake for approximately 15 to 18 minutes.

*You can sprinkle them with powdered sugar at the end if you wish!

Homemade Frappuccinos: 
Ingredients - 
2 Cups Milk (Any Kind)
2 Teaspoons Instant Coffee
1/16 Teaspoon Salt (Don't Omit)
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions - 
- Mix together the ingredients, separate into two containers, and freeze.
- Once frozen thaw until just soft enough for your blender.
- Blend the two servings individually until the texture of your choice.

*Other ingredients can be added such as cocoa, cinnamon, berries, chai, etc.


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