11 Dessert Recipes That Have (At Least) 1 Serving of Vegetables

You don’t have to be into vegetables to get your daily dose, and you don’t have to love baking yet feel there’s no way to health-ify your cravings. Nowadays, a trend has taken a new life form of stuffing veggies into unknown places, and that ideology doesn’t stop at smoothies. There are countless ways to sneak veggies into everyday snacks and treats, and why shouldn’t you?

Whether you’re trying to making something less of a guilty pleasure, or even to sneak veggies into the kiddos after-school snacks, this way of baking is a good way to get the essential nutrients veggies provide in a more delicious way.

Plus, you can teach the kids fun and innovative ways to mix up their veggies, making everyone more excited about eating food that’s good for you, or at least introducing new ways to dress up veggies in your every day.

1. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookie Bars

The Honour System

The best part of these isn’t even that they have chickpeas in them, getting your daily dose of protein.

But these cookie bars are also flour and refined sugar-free, meaning they’re gluten-free and easily enjoyable by all. Get the recipe here.

2. Black Bean Blender Brownies

Isabel Eats

Black beans have surely never tasted so good. The combination of the beans with the decadence of the chocolate make for a flavor combination that’ll explode on your palette and have you wondering why you ever ate beans any other way.

Get the recipe here.

3. Green Monster Veggie Muffin

Easy Toddler Meals

You’d hardly guess these little green bites had generous servings of both fruits and vegetables packed within.

These are perfect for your toddler and yourself as an afternoon snack or energy pick-me-up. Get the recipe here.

4. Pumpkin Zucchini Cake

A Dash of Sanity

Shred up some zucchini and break out that pumpkin you’ve had in your pantry to make the perfect cake for a dinner party.

The zucchini will take the sugar down a notch and give a crunch element that’s good for you. Get the recipe here.

5. Nutella Swirled Zucchini Bread

Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Zucchini is such a popular element in the baking world because of the moisture it gives items, and the same is true for this bread.

It’s also a way to sneak those needed veggies into your kids lunch in a tasty, naturally-sweetened way. Get the recipe here.

6. Raw Vegan Beet Cashew Cake

Create ‘n’ Plate

The color of this cake comes purely from the beets, meaning it’s artificial-anything free. Who doesn’t love that?

The creaminess of the cashews mixed with the texture of the beets creates a lavish treat that you can have at any time of day. Get the recipe here.

7. Eggplant Chocolate Cake With Nespresso

A Table for Two

To likely surprise, putting eggplant in cake is not something of the unknown. In Italy, it’s actually a staple!

Take the decadence of this Italian treat up a notch for an afternoon loop. Get the recipe here.

8. Raspberry and Beet Cheesecake

Food and Health

If you’re feeling like your cheesecake needs an update, we’ve got just the one for you. Take a raspberry cheesecake twist and add beets to the mix for a flavor mashup.

Get the recipe here.

9. Mini Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Cupcakes and Kale Chips

The dynamic duo of carrots and zucchini come to the rescue in this mini muffin recipe.

Stash them in your little ones lunch for a nutritionally valuable addition to their meal, and into your bag for a day on the go. Get the recipe here.

10. Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Epicurious

To make these sweet potato cupcakes even better, try adding in a date or two for additional sweetness, giving the ones you love a natural kick of the good stuff.

Get the recipe here.

11. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

California Avocado

Whoever thought avocados were solely for guacamole and smashed avocado toast has never dabbled with it in pudding.

The creaminess of the avocado and coconut milk mixed with the chocolate  in a way that will have you on your knees for more. Get the recipe here.

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