Winter is about to leave, and why not make it more fun and memorable? And what better way to brighten up this season than with some delectable and healthy desserts?
When you think of winter cuisine, you think of hearty bowls of food that warm you from the inside out. However, using the same recipes year after year might get boring.
Toss the old and just dig into the freshly prepared dishes!
Here are 5 healthy desserts to make you feel like a master chef.
1. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Slice
This delicious vegan dessert will please any sweet tooth out there. No sugar, no dairy, and is suitable for anyone on a vegan diet. It’s easy to make and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Simply blend all the ingredients, place in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then cut into squares to serve!
- 2 cups cashew nuts (Kaju)
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut
- ¾ cup cacao powder
- 5 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¾ cup water
- Place the cashews in a food processor and blend until they are a fine meal.
- Add the desiccated coconut, cacao powder, agave syrup, and vanilla to the food processor and process until the mixture is smooth.
- Stir in the coconut oil and water and mix well.
- Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking dish and place in the freezer for 30 minutes until set.
- And, your Vegan Chocolate Coconut slice is ready to savour.
Read more: https://www.beingmomandmore.com/5-healthy-home-remedies-for-this-winter/
2. Kiwi Fruit Cheesecake
No refined sugar in this refreshing and delicious dessert made with just fruit and oats.
The kiwi fruit gives this dish an extra zing making it the perfect dish for anyone following a health-conscious diet.
Make up the base in advance and assemble it when ready to serve.
- 2 kiwis, peeled
- 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla essence
- 12 tsp Graham oats
- 1 tsp Butter
- 1/2 lb Cream cheese
- 1 cup Heavy whipping cream1 tbsp Gelatin
- 1/4 cup Water
- Peel the kiwis and slice them to process in a smooth paste.
- Add the powdered sugar, vanilla essence, and sugar to the kiwi mixture until well combined.
- Tip the mixture into a bowl and add the graham oats and butter and mix well. Divide the mixture evenly between four ramekins (a small dish for baking) or serving dishes and press down with the back of a spoon to form an even layer.
- Cover the ramekins with cling film and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Then reheat the oven to 375 degrees F and remove the lid from the ramekins.
- Place the cream cheese, cream, gelatin, and water in a medium saucepan and heat until the cream cheese has melted and the ingredients have combined.
- Remove from the heat and pour over the base in the ramekins.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the filling has set.
- Allow sitting at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.
- This delicious treat is best served cold with a drizzle of honey over the top.
3. Jaggery Energy Bar
Jaggery Energy Bars are a healthy and convenient snack option for the on-the-go. They are perfect for a quick boost of energy, and they are also gluten-free and soy-free.
If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious snack option, try Jaggery Energy Bars.
- 1 cup dates / khajoor (pitted)
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup cashew / Kaju
- 1 cup almonds/badam
- ½ cup walnut / akhrot
- ¼ cup pistachios/Pista
- ¼ cup sesame seeds / til
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup dry coconut (grated)
- ½ cup honey
- ½ tsp cardamom powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup rolled oats
- Firstly, soak 1 cup of dates in 1 cup hot water for 2 hours and blend to a smooth thick paste.
- In a Kadai, take 1 cup cashew, 1 cup almonds, ½ cup walnut, ¼ cup pistachios, ¼ cup sesame seeds, and ¼ cup pumpkin seeds and roast on low flame for 5 min.
- Now it’s time to roast ½ cup dry coconut transfer the roasted nuts to a dish and keep aside.
- Saute dates and paste them on medium flame until they thicken.
- Adding roasted nuts, half a cup honey, ½ tsp cardamom powder, and little tsp salt.
- Turn the flame off and make sure everything is combined well.
- Further roast ½ cup rolled oats on medium flame, then blend to a fine powder.
- Add oats powder to the dry fruit dates mixture, combine well, and keep mixing until the mixture thickens.
- Transfer the prepared mixture to a greased plate to set well, forming a block for 1 hour.
- Finally cut the mixture into small squares with a knife. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
4. Carrot Kheer
In India, we have a variety of kheers that vary in flavour and ingredients. One of the most popular and delicious is Carrot Kheer. It is made during festivals mostly.
This is a popular dessert served in Indian restaurants and at family celebrations. To make a delicious and easy version of this traditional dessert, follow these simple steps:
- 1 + 1/2 cup Carrots – finely chopped
- 20 Almonds
- 3 cups Milk
- 3 tbsp Condensed milk
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
- Sliced Almonds – few for garnish
- Saffron – Pinch
- Take a pressure cooker, add finely chopped carrots, almonds, and 1 cup of milk, cook for 3 whistles and switch off.
- Then blend them into a fine puree after reaching room temperature, add the carrot puree to a saucepan on medium flame and remaining milk, let them boil for 15 minutes, and stir well in between
- Add condensed milk, and saffron; Boil for 5 minutes, stir well in between
- Furthermore add sugar, cook for 2-3 minutes or till it is dissolved.
- Garnish with some sliced almonds.
- Serve hot or cold according to your choice.
Read more: https://www.beingmomandmore.com/7-reminders-for-winter-2022/
5. Kalakand / Milk Cake
Kalakand/Milk Cake is a popular sweet dish in northern India. It is a rich and delicious cake made of milk, sugar, and clarified butter.
The cake is usually flavoured with cardamom, cloves, or cinnamon and served cold or at room temperature.
It is usually cut into diamond shapes as it looks very attractive. It tastes amazing and has a wonderful texture.
- 15 ounces whole milk cheese/ milk paneer
- 1 cup sugar approx.
- ⅓ cup water approx.
- ½ cup ghee 4 oz
- 2 ½ cups dry milk powder approx.
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom*/ Ilachi
- 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios/ Pista
- Include the cheese, sugar, and water in the pot and blend well.
- Secure the cover, near the weight valve, and cook for 11 minutes (Typically a great time to crush cardamom in case you don’t have a few on hand).
- Add ghee, drain milk powder, and cardamom to the pot and blend until well combined
- Pour the mixture into a square container, sprinkle chopped pistachios over best, and after that tenderly shake the skillet to assist level the fudge.
- Let the cake cool down then put it in the fridge for 3 hours to set.
- Once chilled, cut into squares.
- For approximately a week, you can store this mithai in an air-tight holder within the ice chest.
These desserts are creamy, sweet, and made using simple ingredients that can be purchased from any grocery store. Containing moderate amounts of sugar and everyone can prepare them easily at home.
They are delicious. Basically, loved and enjoyed by people of all ages.
Don’t forget to try these recipes for your family and enjoy the delicious desserts together!