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9 Delicious Dessert Recipes Made with Vegetables
Treating yourself to dessert (which you should totally do, by the way) doesn't need to mean adding a ton of empty calories to your diet. These recipes use vegetables (and fruit) to pack equal parts flavor and health benefits into your indulgences.
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Two Peas and Their Pod
Healthy Desserts: Chocolate Zucchini Coconut Cake
From fritters to pasta, the versatile zucchini is the J-Lo of the squash world—is there anything it can't do? Add cake to the list with this chocolate coconut concoction from Two Peas and Their Pod.
Get the recipe:. Two Peas and Their Pod
Healthy Desserts: Parsnip Cake with Candied Kumquats
Sweet and succulent parsnips also happen to be rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If you can't find kumquats, substitute with Meyer lemons, sour oranges, or any other candied citrus fruits.
Get the recipe: Golubka
Butternut Squash Cake
Butternut squash never tasted so good as in this delightfully light cake from NellieBellie (and that says a lot, butternut squash is always a crowd-pleaser). Bonus: Both the cake and frosting are free from refined sugar, but you won't miss any of the sweetness thanks to maple syrup.
Get the recipe: NellieBellie
A Sunshiny Day
Love & Olive Oil
Amy's Healthy Baking