There’s a reason I subscribe to Cooking Light magazine: their low fat dessert recipes are the best! They’re always delicious, easy to prepare, and so unique! They refuse to use egg substitutes or apple puree, since those both have a big impact on taste and texture, and instead use low-fat ingredients to make spectacular desserts. If you’re ready to treat your sweet tooth to something decadent, without wrecking your diet, keep reading! Here are 7 of Cooking Light’s low fat dessert recipes. Notice that all of them have fewer than 10 grams of fat per serving.
1. Ginger Cake
Fat per serving: 6.1g
This recipe makes 12 small-ish pieces, each with only 6.1 grams of fat! It’s delicious served with coffee or plain tea. It’s been one of my favorite low-fat dessert recipes since I first spied it in the November 2007 issue of Cooking light!
2. Coconut Crème Caramel with Pineapple Concassé
Fat per serving: 6.9g
This recipe appeared in the May 2002 issue of Cooking Light… thank goodness I was able to find it online, right? I love custards and crème brulee, but this is a nice twist, especially for summer! Be aware that this low-fat dessert has to chill for at least four hours before you can serve it, and it takes a little more than an hour to prepare. But it’s so worth it! It’s delicious!
3. Cream Cheese Brownies
Fat per serving: 4.2g
Any dieter can tell you that one of the things we all miss when we’re watching our calories is a big, warm, chocolate-y brownie. Well, no more! This recipe makes lush, decadent brownies, with less than 5 grams of fat! I usually add a few smashed walnuts to the recipe, which adds about another gram of fat per brownie.