When you’re single, there’s a special challenge that can come along with making recipes. Most recipes are written to serve four or more people. With savory recipes, you can always cut the recipe in half or more to make just the amount of food you want and need. Or you can put some of it away for tomorrow’s lunch.
Desserts are a whole other matter though, right? Try making a luscious chocolate cake and only taking one slice of it. If you’re like many people, that requires a whole lot of willpower. Besides, even if you only eat one slice per day, you would have to eat cake every day for a week to finish the cake. What do you do when all you want is one piece of cake, today?
Many dessert recipes, especially those that involve baking, can’t just be cut in half. There is a science to baking and the ratios are so important that changing them in any way can mess up the outcome significantly. That’s why single-serving recipes are so great. The work has been done for you by the recipe creators so you can make a single-serving dessert that is just the right size and delicious.
So there’s no need to make 12 muffins and wonder what to do with the other eleven. There’s no need to fear giving in to your cravings and inhaling an entire cake. You can make desserts and not have to freeze the rest, worry about it going stale or bring it to work to give to your co-workers. These 10 vegan dessert recipes are for you and only you. Table for one? Yes, please!
1. Individual Protein Muffin
We all have busy schedules and eating healthy can be hard. Today we have a solution – a portable healthy snack! These Individual Protein Muffins are a great way to keep full and satisfied as you go upon your day. And it is gluten free and low in sugar too!
2. Raw Vegan Single-Serving Cinnamon Roll
Just knowing a healthy Single-Serving Cinnamon Roll is only a few ingredients and a couple minutes away is just the stuff joy is made of. This recipe is super minimalist in terms of ingredients, equipment and technique. A child could make this recipe. In fact please make this with your child this weekend if you have one!
3. Chai Oatcakes For One
These Chai Oatcakes might be more breakfast than dessert but they are wonderfully indulgent. It is incredible how well zucchini fluffs up oatcakes to be so thick and fluffy! The punch of the chai spices is perfect and a drizzle of maple syrup on top makes it taste like a million dollars.
4. Single Serving Peanut Butter Cake
This Single Serving Peanut Butter Cake will leave you speechless. It’s fudgy, chewy and peanut buttery. This cake is almost too mouth-watering to be vegan, grain free, gluten free, sugar free, soy free, low carb, only 129 calories for the whole ginormous thing and done in under three minutes.
5. Single Serving Cherry Crumble
You know, as the saying goes, life is just a bowl of cherries. Why not make life interesting and turn those cherries into a Single Serving Cherry Crumble? We cannot tell a lie, it’s amazing!
6. Fudgy, Gooey Cake for One (That’s Actually Not Horrible For You)
This vegan, moist Chocolate Mug Cake will show you it is possible to make an amazing cake with wholesome ingredients. It tastes like that moist chocolate cake dessert with the dreamy chocolatey center that you dream about but know isn’t good for you. Except this one is good for you so dig in!
7. The World’s Healthiest Krispy Kremes for One
If you liked Krispy Kreme doughnuts, you’ll love these! These are The World’s Healthiest Krispy Kremes for One. They are fluffy yet dense and so good! They also happen to be vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, high-protein, almost fat-free and only about 110 calories. Wow, that’s a lot of attributes for one doughnut!
8. The World’s Healthiest Single Serving Banana Bread
Who doesn’t love banana bread?! Even if you could eat a whole loaf, this Single Serving Banana Bread is probably the smarter thing to make. This recipe could not be simpler. All you do is mix all the ingredients and in a few minutes, voila! Banana bread!
9. Me Sized Cake For One
Sometimes you just want cake. Of course, you want one that’s also healthy, yet still decadently delicious. So make this Me Sized Cake in the comfort of your own home. The best part about it – it’s only for you. You deserve only the best. It’s a treat that can be enjoyed without guilt and remorse.
10. Almond and Chocolate Fudge Mini Cakes
These Almond and Chocolate Fudge Mini Cakes break the rule a bit because they actually serve two but they are too good to be missed. The fudgy center is so good and this dessert is so cute, you’ll just have to find someone to share it with…or not.
Of course, it’s nice to share. After all, sharing is caring, right? But sometimes you need an indulgent dessert that’s just for you, just for now. These single-serving recipes are just what we all need sometimes.
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