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Macro-friendly Desserts To Quench Your Craving

Sometimes, all you want to eat are cakes, brownies, ice cream, etc. Cool. Naturally, you feel like eating those unhealthy and fat-contained desserts. But you also don’t want to give up our daily macro plans. Keeping this point in mind, I have some special, healthy, tasty, and delicious dessert recipes. In this article, there is something new that will quench your cravings to eat desserts but in a healthy way. Read this blog and enjoy your weight loss and healthy living journey.

Macro-Friendly Desserts

1. Carrot Cake

Ingredients required- 

  • Grated Carrots- 1 cup
  • Softened coconut oil- ½ cup
  • Maple syrup/agave/honey- ¼ cup
  • Coconut- ¼ cup
  • Rolled oats- 1 cup
  • Eggs- 2
  • Vanilla Extract- 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt- ¼ tablespoon
  • Baking soda- 1 tablespoon

For the icing:

  • Raw cashews- ⅓ cup
  • Unsweetened almond milk- ¼
  • Maple syrup- 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Vanilla Extract- 1 tablespoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Take a blending jar and add carrots, oil, syrup, vanilla extract, oats, eggs, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Step 2- Blend it in a fine mixture. In the end, fold in the baking soda.
  • Step 3- take a pan and line it with parchment paper.
  • Step 4- spread the mixture evenly on the pan.
  • Step 5- Bake it for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Step 6- Prepare icing by blending raw cashews, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a creamy texture.
  • Step 7- When the cake gets baked, let it cool down.
  • Step 8- Now, do the icing and serve after it's frozen.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 3g
  • Carbohydrates- 16g
  • Fat- 7g
  • Calories- 135kcal

2. Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Protein Truffles

Ingredients required

  • Protein powder, either chocolate or vanilla- ¼ cup
  • Salted peanut butter- ¼ cup
  • Brown sugar- 2 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil- 2 ½ tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract- ¼ tablespoon
  • Dark Chocolate chips- ¼ cup

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Take a mixing bowl and add Protein powder either chocolate or vanilla, Salted peanut butter, Brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil, and Vanilla extract to it.
  • Step 2- Mix it properly into a batter.
  • Step 3- With the batter, roll and make 6 balls.
  • Step 4- Refrigerate the balls for approx 2-3hrs until firm.
  • Step 5- Now, for chocolate coating, take a microwave-safe bowl and add chocolate and ½ tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • Step 6- Heat the bowl in the microwave at the interval of 20-30 seconds until the chocolate is fully melted and stir it to make it smooth.
  • Step 7- Take the rolled balls and dip them in the melted chocolate and place them on the wax paper or plate.
  • Step 8- Let the chocolate-coated balls cool and harden in the refrigerator. Enjoy the chocolate balls.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 5
  • Carbohydrates- 8
  • Fat- 10
  • Calories- 125kcal

3. Double Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients required

  • Peanut butter- ½ cup
  • Honey- 2 tablespoons
  • Stevia sweetener- 4 tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tablespoon
  • Unsweetened applesauce- ½ cup
  • Large egg- 1
  • Oat flour- ¼ cup
  • Cocoa powder- ¼ cup
  • Baking soda- ¼ tablespoon
  • Baking powder- ¼ tablespoon
  • Salt- ¼ tablespoon
  • Semi-sweetened chocolate chips- ½ cup
  • Dark chocolate chips- ½ cup

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2- Take a large pan and line it with parchment paper.
  • Step 3-  Mix peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and applesauce together in a large bowl.
  • Step 4- Now, add the egg to that bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Step 5-  Take another large bowl, and add the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to it.
  • Step 6- Combine and stir the ingredients together to form a smooth texture.
  • Step 7- Now, add dark chocolate chips to it.
  • Step 8- Pour the mixture into a large pan(step2) and spread evenly.
  • Step 9- Top the batter with semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Step 10- Bake it for 20-25 minutes. Serve and Enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 4.75g
  • Carbohydrates- 17.25g
  • Fat- 11.74g
  • Calories- 179.5kcal

4. Brownie Mug Cake

Ingredients required

  • Unsweetened applesauce- 35g
  • Water- 1 tablespoon
  • Oat flour- 7g
  • Peanut butter powder- 7g
  • Chocolate protein powder- 7g
  • Chocolate chips- 5g
  • Unsweetened dark cocoa powder- 3g
  • Coconut sugar- ½ tablespoon
  • Baking powder- ⅛ tablespoon
  • Baking soda- ⅛ tablespoon
  • Salt- ⅛ tablespoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- take a microwave-safe mug or ramekin dish and add Oat flour, Peanut butter powder, chocolate protein powder, chocolate chips, Unsweetened dark cocoa powder, Coconut sugar, Baking powder, Baking soda, and Salt to it.
  • Step 2- Mix them together, then add water and applesauce to them and combine it well.
  • Step 3- Microwave the mug for 35-35 seconds and let it cool for minutes.
  • Step 4- Top the brownie with whipped cream or ice cream.
  • Step 5- Serve and enjoy.  

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 7g
  • Carbohydrates- 15g
  • Fat- 3g
  • Calories- 110kcal

5. Maple Almond Collagen Cookies

Ingredients required

  • Almond flour- ½ cup
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour- ½ cup
  • Collagen peptides- 2 scoops
  • Maple syrup- ¼ cup
  • Melted coconut oil- 2 tablespoon
  • Vanilla Extract- 1 tablespoon
  • Pinch of salt

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2- Take a bowl and combine Almond flour, Gluten-free all-purpose flour, Collagen peptides, Maple syrup, Melted coconut oil, Vanilla Extract, and a Pinch of salt into a fine batter.
  • Step 3- Divide the batter into eight equal balls. Then, place it on the baking sheet.
  • Step 4- Bake it for 10-15 minutes until it turns light brown from the edge.
  • Step 5- Now, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Take a fork and flatten the balls into cookies.
  • Step 6- Let it cool down, then serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 5g
  • Carbohydrates- 16g
  • Fat- 4g
  • Calories- 113kcal

6. Vanilla Cupcakes with Greek Yoghurt Frosting

Ingredients

  • Vanilla or cake batter flavored protein powder- 6 ¼ cups
  • Coconut flour- ¼ cup
  • Baking powder- 1tablespoon
  • Salt- ¼ tablespoon
  • Egg- 1
  • Maple syrup- 2 tablespoon
  • Non-fat and plain Greek yogurt- 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened applesauce- 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tablespoon

Frosting

  • Non-fat and plain Greek yogurt- ¼ cup
  • Vanilla protein powder-  ¼ cup
  • Neufchatel cheese or low-fat cream cheese- 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract-  ¼ tablespoon
  • Coconut sugar-  ¼ tablespoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Take a bowl, add and mix the wet ingredients(Egg, Maple syrup, Non-fat and plain Greek yogurt, Unsweetened applesauce, Coconut oil, and Vanilla extract) together.
  • Step 2- Take another bowl, add and mix the dry ingredients(Vanilla or cake batter flavored protein powder, Coconut flour, Baking powder, and Salt) together properly.
  • Step 3- Transfer the mixture of dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl. Mix it well.
  • Step 4- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 5- Grease the muffin tins and pour the batter to it.
  • Step 6- Bake for approx 10-15 minutes, until it is cooked properly in the middle. Check by inserting a toothpick.
  • Step 7- For frosting, whip all the ingredients(Non-fat and plain Greek yogurt, Vanilla protein powder, Neufchatel cheese or low-fat cream cheese, Vanilla extract, and Coconut sugar) together.
  • Step 8- Spread the frosting over the cupcakes.
  • Step 9- Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 16g
  • Carbohydrates- 11g
  • Fat- 7g
  • Calories- 126kcal

7. Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients required

  • Black beans- 15 oz
  • Chocolate protein powder- ½ cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- ½ cup
  • Coconut sugar- ¼ cup
  • Maple syrup- ¼ cup
  • Eggs- 3
  • Coconut oil- 3 tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tablespoon
  • Baking powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt- ¼ teaspoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Take a blender jar and add all the ingredients(Black beans, Chocolate protein powder, Unsweetened cocoa powder, Coconut sugar, Maple syrup, Eggs, Coconut oil, Vanilla extract, Baking powder, and Salt). Blend it until combined well.
  • Step 2- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 3- Grease the pan with non-stick spray. Pour the batter into them.
  • Step 4- Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the tops are dried and hardened.
  • Step 5- Let it cool down. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 15g
  • Carbohydrates- 9g
  • Fat- 10g
  • Calories- 98kcal

8. Protein Cottage Cheesecake

Ingredients required

  • Cottage cheese- 1 cup
  • Vanilla protein- ¼ cup
  • Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt- ¼ cup
  • Egg- 1
  • Coconut sugar- 2 tablespoon
  • Coconut flour- 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon zest- ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla  extract- ½ teaspoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2- Grease the round cake pan with non-stick spray.
  • Step 3- Take a blender jar and add all the ingredients(Cottage cheese, Vanilla protein, Plain and non-fat Greek yogurt, Coconut sugar, Eggs, Coconut flour, Vanilla extract, and lemon zest). Blend it until combined well.
  • Step 4- Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake it for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Step 5- Let it cool down. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 10g
  • Carbohydrates- 7g
  • Fat- 12g
  • Calories- 90kcal

9. Chunky Monkey Protein Ice Cream

Ingredients required

  • Medium, ripe banana( frozen and unpeeled)- 1
  • Cottage cheese- ½ cup
  • Chocolate protein powder- ¼ cup
  • Almond butter- 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- 1 tablespoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Take a blender jar and add all the ingredients(Cottage cheese, Medium, ripe banana, chocolate protein powder, almond butter, and Unsweetened cocoa powder). Blend it until combined well.
  • Step 2- Pour it into the plastic food storage container and freeze for an hour.
  • Step 3- With the help of a fork or spoon, stir the mixture then again place it in the refrigerator for another hour.
  • Step 4- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for 2-3 times until the texture of the ice cream becomes creamy.
  • Step 5- Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 20g
  • Carbohydrates- 10g
  • Fat- 15g
  • Calories- 112kcal

10. Protein Banana Bread/Muffins

Ingredients required

  • Banana- 2
  • Vanilla protein- ¾ cup
  • Coconut flour- ⅓ cup
  • Egg- 5
  • Vanilla extract- 2 teaspoons
  • Cinnamon- ½  teaspoons
  • Swerve- ½ cup
  • Baking powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2- Take a muffin tin or baking loaf and grease it properly.
  • Step 3- In a bowl, add bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk it with a hand blender.
  • Step 4- Now, take another bowl, add vanilla protein, coconut flour, cinnamon, swerve, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Step 5- Transfer that bowl to the mixture of wet ingredients. Mix again with the hand blender.
  • Step 6- Now, transfer the batter to the greased pan.
  • Step 7- Bake it for approx 25-30 minutes until golden on top.
  • Step 8- Let it cool down. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 7.2g
  • Carbohydrates- 7.3g
  • Fat- 2.5g
  • Calories- 70kcal

11. Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Ingredients required

  • Gluten-free baking flour- 1 cup
  • Vanilla protein powder- ½ cup
  • Mashed banana- 1
  • Coconut flour- ½ cup
  • Almond milk- ½ cup
  • Salt- ½ teaspoon
  • Baking powder- 2 teaspoons
  • Pumpkin pie spice- 2 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon- 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda- ½ teaspoon
  • Stevia sweetened chocolate chips- ¼ cup
  • Pumpkin puree- 1 cup
  • Range-free eggs- 2
  • Liquid stevia- ½ tablespoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Firstly, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2- Take a muffin tin and grease it properly.
  • Step 3- Take a bowl and add Gluten-free baking flour, Vanilla protein powder, Coconut flour, Salt, Baking powder, Pumpkin pie spice, Cinnamon, Baking soda, and, Stevia sweetened chocolate chips. Mix it well.
  • Step 4- Take another bowl, add mashed banana, almond milk, pumpkin puree, range-free eggs, and liquid stevia. Mix it well.
  • Step 5- Now, add the dry mixture ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl. Combine it well by whisking together with a hand blender.
  • Step 6- Take the greased pan and add the mixture to it.
  • Step 7- Bake it for about 15-20 minutes or until it is golden on top and cooked properly in the middle.
  • Step 8- Let it cool down. Then serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates- 17g
  • Fat- 3.1g
  • Calories- 112kcal

12. Protein Crepes

Ingredients required

  • Whole eggs- 2
  • Egg whites- ⅔ cup
  • Unsweetened almond milk- ½ cup
  • Stevia- ¼ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract- ½ teaspoon
  • Coconut flour- 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla protein powder-  2 tablespoons
  • Pinch of sea salt.

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Take a bowl and add Whole eggs, Egg whites, Unsweetened almond milk, Stevia, Vanilla extract, Coconut flour, Vanilla protein powder, and a Pinch of sea salt to it.
  • Step 2- Mix them properly and ensure that there are no clumps.
  • Step 3- Now, heat a skillet and grease it with non-stick spray.
  • Step 4- Pour batter into the skillet and cook it until the sides look almost crispy.
  • Step 5- With the help of a spatula, flip the crepe and cook until it turns slightly brown.
  • Step 6- Serve it warm and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 21.1g
  • Carbohydrates- 6.6g
  • Fat- 6.3g
  • Calories- 170kcal

13. Protein Donut

Ingredients required

  • Peanut butter – ¼ cup
  • Almond- ¼ cup
  • Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla protein powder- 2 scoops
  • Greek yogurt- 1 cup
  • Egg- 1
  • Egg white- ½ cup
  • Sweetener of your choice- ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract- ½ teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Preheat the oven to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2- Take a donut/muffin/bread tin and grease it properly.
  • Step 3- Take a bowl and add all the wet ingredients to it(Peanut butter, Greek yogurt, Egg, Egg white, Sweetener of your choice, and Vanilla extract). Mix it well.
  • Step 4- In a separate bowl, add all the dry ingredients(Almond, Baking powder, Vanilla protein powder, and a pinch of salt) and mix it properly.
  • Step 5- Add the dry ingredients mixture to the bowl of wet ingredients mixture and combine it well.
  • Step 6- Pour the batter into the baking pan of your choice and bake it for approx 15-20 minutes.
  • Step 7- Let it cool down. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 8g
  • Carbohydrates- 5.6g
  • Fat- 2.3g
  • Calories- 69Kcal

14. Low Carb Cheesecake

Ingredients required

  • Reduced-fat cream cheese- 8 ounces
  • Powdered stevia- ½ teaspoon
  • Large eggs- 2
  • Vanilla extract- ½ tablespoon
  • Lemon juice- ½ teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Firstly, preheat the oven to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2- Grease the baking tin with non-stick spray.
  • Step 3- Take a bowl and add cheese and eggs together then mix it thoroughly.
  • Step 4- Now add stevia, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to it. Mix it well.
  • Step 5- Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin and bake it for about 40-45 minutes.
  • Step 6- Let it cool down. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 7.5g
  • Carbohydrates- 4.8g
  • Fat- 11g
  • Calories- 147kcal

15. Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Ingredients required

  • Almond flour- ½ cup
  • Vanilla protein powder- ¼ cup
  • Maple Almond butter- ¼ cup
  • Maple syrup- 1 teaspoon
  • Mini dark  chocolate chips- 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon

Methods to prepare

  • Step 1- Take a bowl and add Almond flour, Vanilla protein powder, Maple Almond butter, Maple syrup, Mini dark chocolate chips, and Vanilla extract.
  • Step 2- Combine it well to form a dough.
  • Step 3- Roll small balls with this mixture.
  • Step 4- Chill it in the refrigerator. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Content

  • Protein- 20g
  • Carbohydrates- 12g
  • Fat-18g
  • Calories- 131kcal

Final Words

It is common to have a craving for desserts. But what matters is how efficiently you manage it by adding diet-friendly dessert recipes to your diet. I hope the above-mentioned macro-friendly desserts will benefit you quench your craving without compromising your diet plans. Enjoy your desserts and keep a check on your diet at the same time.

Reference


https://www.marriedtomymacros.com/desserts/carrot-cake

https://www.macrostax.com/tips/macro-friendly-treats-to-satisfy-your-cravings

https://carrotsncake.com/macro-friendly-desserts/

https://healthyeater.com/18-macro-friendly-desserts-and-sweet-treats

https://www.trifectanutrition.com/blog/macro-friendly-desserts

https://www.katelymannutrition.com/blog/macro-friendly-sweet-treats

https://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/healthy-eating/7-best-protein-rich-dessert-recipes/

https://thefithabit.com/macro-friendly-desserts/

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