Natural Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes: Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug, Peach Crumble

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Love dessert, but not the high calorie counts or ingredients that aren't natural? Good news -- we've got two incredible new dessert recipes that totally comply...

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Hungry Girl's PB Protein Mug Cake
PB Protein Mug Cake

Entire recipe: 138 calories, 5.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 238mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 13g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

This cake is made with powdered peanut butter, coconut flour, and protein powder. Which means? A dessert that's low in fat and high in protein!

5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less

1 tbsp. coconut flour
1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kinds by Tera's Whey)
1 tbsp. powdered peanut butter (like Just Great Stuff)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Half of a natural no-calorie sweetener packet (like Truvia or Stevia in the Raw)
2 tbsp. egg whites (about 1 large egg white)
1 tbsp. light vanilla soymilk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) chopped peanuts

Spray a microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add flour, protein powder, powdered peanut butter, baking powder, and sweetener. Mix well.

Add egg whites, soymilk/almond milk, vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons water. Stir until uniform.

Microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds, or until set.

Immediately run a knife along the edges to help separate the cake from the mug. Firmly place a plate over the mug, and flip so that the plate is on the bottom. Gently shake mug to release cake onto the plate. 

Sprinkle with peanuts. Eat warm.


Hungry Girl's Peachy Crumble
Peachy Crumble

1/4th of recipe: 169 calories, 3.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 173mg sodium, 33.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 20g sugars, 3g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Warning: This recipe is so good, you may be inclined to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

4 cups chopped peaches (if previously frozen, thawed and patted dry)
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract 
1/8 tsp. almond extract 
1 tbsp. cornstarch 
3 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. natural whipped butter or buttery spread (like the kind by Earth Balance), melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, toss peaches with both extracts. Add cornstarch, 2 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Mix until evenly coated.

In another medium bowl, combine oats, flour, remaining 1 tbsp. brown sugar, remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and salt. Add butter, and stir until well mixed and crumbly.

Transfer peach mixture to the baking pan. Evenly top with oat mixture. Bake until topping has lightly browned and peach mixture is bubbling, about 25 minutes.


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