Dessert is one of the best parts of a meal. Adding that sweet and delicious end to a great meal can tie everything together and leave you feeling happy and satisfied and what’s better than a dessert with apples? Sadly, dessert comes with calories and calories can make you gain weight if you aren’t careful with them. In order to help you have your cake and eat it too, we wanted to create a guide to low calories apple desserts. With the right ingredients and a little dedication, you can create delicious apple desserts without all the added calories.
Low-Calorie Apple Desserts
Apples are already a healthy fruit so, with a few modification, it is possible to make low-calorie desserts under 100 calories using apples. It can be incredibly easy to create desserts under 100 calories. For example, substituting white flour for whole wheat flour and oats, you can make Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies for under 100 calories a cookie!
Or if you are feeling adventurous, some cut up apples, pizza dough with whole wheat flour and oats can make a delicious Apple Cinnamon Dessert Pizza. More of a bite-sized dessert person? You can make some fun-sized Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts that clock in at 92 calories for two doughnuts.
Simple substitutions are really all it takes to turn your favorite apple desserts into low calories treats.
Our Favorites: Healthy Apple Desserts
Of course, we love all types of low calories apple desserts, but we do have a one or two of our favorites that we wanted to share with you. Thanks to some clever ingredient swaps and a little less sugar, these desserts are full of flavor and sweetness without the extra calories.
Diet Apple Crisp: Apples are already pretty sweet, so it makes sense to cut some of the sugar out of the recipe. Here’s what you will need for the apple part of the recipe: 3 medium apples cored and sliced thinly, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 2 Tbsp of sugar, 2 Tbsp of flour. For the topping, grab these ingredients: 1 cup quick oats, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbsp heart-healthy margarine.
Mix the apple ingredients together and put in a 9-inch baking dish. Then mix the topping ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over the apples. Stick it in the oven and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
Healthy Apple Cake Recipe: There are quite a few good and healthy apple cake recipes out there. We may be biased, but we think that Elena’s recipe over at Easy as Apple Pie is a winner. With only 116 calories per slice, this cake will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding a ton of extra calories.
Low-calorie dessert options don’t mean that you have to sacrifice on taste, by making some easy substitutions you will be well on your way to enjoying your dessert and eating fewer calories.