3 Healthy Desserts With Almonds

Delicious Healthy Desserts With Almonds

Almonds are rich in fiber, vitamin E, and proteins thus making them a good ingredient for various kinds of recipes ranging from breakfast, to dinner and even desserts. Below are a few healthy desserts with almonds you can try. They don’t require much effort and most ingredients used are reasonably healthy.

3 Yummy And Healthy Desserts with Almonds

1) HEALTHY PEACH ALMOND CRISP DESSERT: This is one very delicious and healthy dessert with almonds you can make today. Read on to find out how to make this healthy treat with almonds.

Yield: Makes 8 servings | Prep time: 15 Mins | Cook time: 20 Mins

Ingredients: 2/3 cup of sliced almonds | 1/2 a cup of all-purpose flour | 1/4 cup of brown sugar | 3 tablespoons of butter, cold | 1 tablespoon of brown sugar | 1/4 teaspoon of grounded cinnamon | grounded nutmeg | 8 peeled and sliced peaches | 3 tablespoons of orange juice

Procedure: To make this healthy almond dessert, start by mixing the first 7 ingredients in a food processor and process them until they are crumbly, then set them aside. The next step in this healthy dessert recipe with almonds is to coat a baking dish with cooking spray then drizzle with the orange juice. Sprinkle the almond mixture in the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is best to serve this almond dessert when warm. You can also enjoy it with ice cream as desired, however this may not be the healthiest choice.

2) HEALTHY CRANBERRY ALMOND MACAROONS: This is another easy to follow healthy dessert recipe with almonds you can use to make sweet treats. This dessert recipe is certainly very quick, here is how to enjoy healthy almond macaroons in minutes.

Yield: Makes 11 servings | Prep time: 15 Mins | Cook time: 10 Mins+cooling

Ingredients: 2 egg whites | 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract | 2 tablespoons of brown sugar | 1 cup of flaked coconut | 1/4 cup of dried and chopped cranberries | 1/4 cup of chopped almonds | 1/4 cup of melted dark chocolate chips

macaroon-1680704_1280Procedure: To make this healthy dessert with almonds, place the egg whites in a bowl and let them stand for half an hour at room temperature. Add the extract and beat until soft peaks are formed. Beat in the sugar slowly to form stiff glossy peaks. Then add the coconut flakes, cranberries and almonds. To continue making this nutritious almond dessert, use a tablespoon to drop this mixture 2 inches apart on a baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray. The next step in making this almond dessert is to bake. Do so for 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool the macaroons for 15 minutes then remove them from the pan to a wire rack. The last procedure to follow is to spread a teaspoon of the melted chocolate at the bottom of each cookie. Place the cookies on waxed paper with the chocolate side facing up and let it set. Your healthy almond dessert is now ready to serve.

3) HEALTHY ALMOND-PISTACHIO DESSERT ROLL-UPS: This is a healthy dessert recipe with almonds that can be used to make delightful treats liked by both the young and the old. Here is how to make these healthy desserts using nuts as a main ingredient.

Yield: Makes 18 servings | Prep time: 25 Mins | Cook time: 20 Mins

Ingredients: 1/2 a cup of shelled and toasted pistachios | 1/2 a cup of toasted almonds | 1 tablespoon of brown sugar | 1 tablespoon of softened butter | 1/2 a teaspoon of grounded cinnamon | 12 sheets of phyllo dough | cooking spray | 1/4 cup of honey, divided

Procedure: In a food processor, place the pistachios and almonds and process them until they are chopped finely. Add sugar, cinnamon, and butter and process until they blend. On a work surface, place one sheet of phyllo dough and spray with cooking spray. Repeat with the second sheet and keep the remaining dough covered with cling wrap and a damp towel so that it does not dry out. Spread 1/3 cup of the nut mixture on the phyllo dough and drizzle with a tablespoon of honey. Use two more sheets to layer and spray each layer with cooking spray. The next procedure in making this healthy almond dessert is to roll up the phyllo dough in a jelly-roll style. Start from the shorter side and repeat with the nut mixture, phyllo dough and honey. You are now almost done making your healthy dessert with almonds. To finish this process, use a sharp knife to cut the rolls into 6 pieces each and place them on a greased baking sheet with the seam side facing down, then spray with cooking spray. Bake for 16-20 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit, then drizzle with the honey left. Your healthy almond dessert is now ready to serve.

Which Healthy Dessert Recipe With Almonds Will You Try?

Almonds have many health benefits and are great to use as snacks and in cooking. The above suggestions are a great place to start out when it comes to using almonds in desserts. However, there are many more healthy desserts with nuts try out. Be creative and come up with your very own healthy dessert recipes with almonds today.

Recipes adapted from: Taste of Home