If you have an Instant Pot, then you know it’s a great kitchen tool that can help you whip up healthy meals in a lot less time than other appliances. But besides preparing full-blown breakfasts, lunches or dinners, the Instant Pot can also help you to craft delectable desserts.
From cakes to puddings to crumbles, there are so many desserts that can be cooked in a matter of minutes in the Instant Pot. To help get you started, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite healthy Instant Pot dessert recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth without getting your healthy eating plans off track.
Because of the steady heat and steamy cooking environment utilized with this cooking method, the Instant Pot is thought to be an excellent way to prepare cheesecakes.
This yummy cheesecake dessert combines the flavors of a classic cheesecake with key lime pie—but in a healthful way you can feel good about. Using low fat cream cheese, two eggs and fat-free ricotta cheese for its creamy base, this luscious cheesecake is a mere 157 calories per slice. It also features some stevia, two limes and some vanilla extract for just the right amount of sweet and tangy flavor. Click here for the full recipe! >
Since the Instant Pot “cooks” using steam, cakes can come out more moist than those baked in the oven. In this particular cake recipe, diced apples form a delicious foundation that is made even more appealing with spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg—as well as some applesauce, stevia and the juice and zest of an orange.
You can control some of the “tang” by the apple type that you choose, with Granny Smith being the tartest option! While a slice of this cake may taste incredibly indulgent, it’s just 128 calories per serving. Click here for the full recipe! >
The simple sweetness of rice pudding has made it a favorite dessert choice for hundreds of years! With this recipe, we’ve found a way to lighten it up a bit. While traditional rice pudding uses white rice, we’ve made our version even healthier using brown rice—and by adding raw cranberries for some antioxidant power. Between the whole grains and the fruit, it’s a filling and nutritious dessert. One serving of pudding is just 152 calories; savor this sweet Instant Pot dessert recipe. Click here for the full recipe! >
Removing the refined flour from cake is one way to make it healthier while still satisfying your cravings. This particular recipe replaces traditional flour with arrowroot powder, a natural powdered root starch that has a tremendous number of nutritional benefits. Because it’s cooked in the Instant Pot and with so much moisture, there’s no need to even frost this cake! We recommend serving it with fresh fruit on top. A slice is just 81 calories but will fulfill your craving for chocolate. Click here for the full recipe! >
One of the best things about Instant Pot dessert recipes is that you can whip up a treat in mere minutes. This Mixed Berry Crumble can be made in just 10 minutes using healthful ingredients like frozen mixed berries, rolled oats and honey. We suggest topping the warm, ooey-gooey goodness of this delicious crumble with a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt for a flavor combination that will wow you. This Instant Pot dessert recipe will fill you up with satiating protein while also satisfying your sweet tooth. Click here for the full recipe! >
This cheesecake starts with a simple graham cracker crust made from crunchy graham crackers, light butter and ground ginger, all pressed in a spring-form pan. The filling is made using healthful ingredients like low-fat cream cheese, nonfat plain Greek yogurt and, of course, more ginger! The result is a creamy and decadent tasting cheesecake that clocks in at just 93 calories per slice. This Instant Pot dessert is a great go-to for the holidays, since it lets you enjoy a delicious treat without sinking your diet. Click here for the full recipe! >
As we mentioned, rice pudding is a classic favorite. But this recipe takes the traditional pudding and puts a spin on it with the sweet flavors of chocolate and peppermint. And because it uses brown rice (instead of white), it has healthy whole grains as its filling base. It tastes like a decadent and indulgent treat but is only 204 calories per bowl. Click here for the full recipe! >
One of the great things about cheesecake is how many wonderful flavor combinations there are to try! This one has the flavors of maple syrup and walnuts which go perfectly together. While the crust is made from walnuts, medjool dates, sea salt and coconut oil, the filling comes from healthful choices such as Neufchatel cheese, plain Greek yogurt and maple syrup. The best part about this Instant Pot dessert? A creamy and delicious slice is just 232 calories. Click here for the full recipe! >
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