Let’s face it, we’ve all been there – the third day of your diet and you’re craving something sweet, some chocolate muffins maybe, or donuts, anything as long as it’s junk food!
So, I thought I’d help you stay on track by rounding up some of my favorite recipes I like to make whenever I feel like caving into my cravings. From muffins, banana bread and pancakes to brownies and fudgsicles – I got you! Everything is made with healthy ingredients and if you’re a vegan, you’ll love some of the recipes (my advice: go for the chocolate truffles). Enjoy!
1. Vegan Chocolate Mousse
5 ingredients, 4 steps, 2 servings, 1 recipe. Oh yeah, and 3 words: tasty, simple, and quick. You might find it weird at first considering one of the ingredients is avocado, but don’t knock it til you try it.
Inspired by mindbodygreen
2. Chocolate Brownies
Disclaimer: These brownies are full of healthy ingredients. But this is not supposed to be a low calorie recipe, so go easy on them if you don’t want to go over your calorie limit.
Inspired by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
3. Chocolate Mug Cake
Now, if you don’t have the time to spend making brownies, make this rich, dense, gooey, and much quicker, mug cake. An amazing dessert to treat your friends at your next gathering, or simply treat yourself on a cozy night in!
Inspired by Amy’s Healthy Baking
4. Chocolate Fudgsicles
The quickest one of them all.
Step 1: Place all ingredients in a blender.
Step 2: Fill your popsicle molds.
Step 3: Relax while your chocolatey goodness is freezing.
I sometimes make these in the morning before going to work – the fact that I’m coming home to an amazing dessert I’ve made with little to no effort is incredibly satisfying.
Inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie
5. Vegan Chocolate Truffles
This is another delicious recipe with only 5 ingredients, most of which you probably already have at home. The thing is – chocolate is not actually one of them, yet they still taste like there’s a ton! These truffles are a great way to get your kids to consume their nutrients through a tasty dessert, without them even knowing it!
Inspired by Honest Cooking
6. Healthy Chocolate Cookies
None of the bad, unhealthy stuff like butter, white flour, or white sugar, but all of the flavor. Ready in just 20 minutes!
Inspired by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
7. Healthy Dark Chocolate Cookies
These cookies are based on a brownie recipe. That’s all I needed to hear and I was sold! Plus, they just look sooo good. Hannah’s tip for getting a nice fudgy, gooey cookie (my personal favorite) is to leave them in the oven for 14-16 minutes.
Inspired by The First Year Blog
8. Healthy Chocolate Muffins
I’m sure you have some bananas that have been lying around for a few days on the counter. Even if you don’t, you can quickly ripen them in your oven or microwave. Either way, make sure to try these indulgent protein-packed muffins.
Inspired by Ambitious Kitchen
9. Chocolate Banana Bread
This is one of my favorites. Whenever I make this, the pan is half empty by the end of the day! Although this one takes a little longer to make (55 minutes to be exact), believe me, it’s worth it. I mean, that picture alone shows you just how soft and moist it turns out.
Inspired by Gimme Delicious
10. Healthy Chocolate Pancakes
If you’re a fan of a sweet breakfast, you’ll love these whole wheat pancakes with some mini chocolate chips.
Inspired by Family Food On The Table