Quick And Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes You Can Eat Without Guilt
Christmas is just around the corner and I’m sure you’re getting all of your special recipes ready to wow the family. I know you never set out to cheat and make yourself a victim of post-holiday guilt, it just happens. So how about I help out with some guilt free Christmas dessert recipes for the family? That way, you don’t fall into the holiday temptation of eating anything anyhow and starting the 30-day-challenge in January will not be so hard for you.
CHOCOLATE FLOURLESS TORTE
One quick and easy Christmas dessert recipes, is naturally wheat-free, and does justice to your taste buds. From the name alone, you know this is going to be worth it!
- 1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 3⁄4c of ground almonds
- 1⁄3c of xylitol
- 6 eggs: yolks and whites separated
- 1⁄2 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1⁄2c of reduced-fat sour cream
- 6 oz of bittersweet melted chocolate
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
How To prepare
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat the pan with cooking spray and dust with the cocoa powder.
- Pour the almonds and 2 tablespoon of xylitol in a blender and ground until smooth then set aside.
- Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until foamy. Gradually add the remaining xylitol, still beating, until stiff peaks form.
- Beat the egg yolks in another bowl until thick. Add the sour cream, chocolate, cinnamon and continue beating to blend well.
- Fold in the almonds. Gently stir 1⁄4 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Fold in the remaining whites in 2 batches.
- Pour into the pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool the cake completely before slicing.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is as sweet as sugar but has fewer calories, keeping blood sugar in check. It can be bought in supermarkets and health food stores.
ENLIGHTENED BANANAS FOSTER
What better way to enjoy your holiday than this quick, easy, gluten-free and light Christmas dessert recipe you can eat without guilt?
- 3 tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar
- 1⁄2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, divided
- 4 firm-ripe bananas, sliced crosswise into 1″ pieces
- 1⁄4c of canola oil
- 3 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
- 2c of reduced-fat vanilla ice cream
How to prepare
- Mix together the confectioners’ sugar and 1⁄4 tablespoon of the cinnamon in a plate. Dip the cut sides of the bananas in the sugar mixture and set aside.
- Warm the oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, place the bananas, cut side down, in the pan and cook for 2 minutes, or until browned on the bottom.
- Carefully flip the pieces and cook for 1 minute. As they finish cooking, divide the banana pieces among 4 dessert dishes.
- Remove the pan from the stove. Carefully stir in the honey, vanilla, and the remaining 1⁄4 tablespoon cinnamon stir until combined. Spoon the sauce over the bananas. Top each serving with 1⁄2 cup ice cream.
You can check out my other recipes and have a Christmas as sumptuous and healthy as your desserts!
Remember to consume in moderation!