December is the time of year most people sit down and write out their resolutions for the new year. Quit smoking. Stop drinking. Spend less time with your in-laws. And of course, weight loss. For everyone out there who is nervous about committing to a weight loss plan, have no fear! There is no need to stop eating your favorite sweets. With the push of a button, healthy Instant Pot desserts are at your fingertips.
Listed below are 21 delicious recipes for healthy Instant Pot desserts that come together so quick and easy, you could make five in one day. And because trying to find fancy ingredients for recipes can be enough to make anyone want to quit a diet before getting started, the healthy instant pot desserts listed below all have easy-to-find ingredients. Most of the ingredients can be found in local grocery stores.
Don’t own an Instant Pot? No problem. Many of the recipes listed have options for cooking the same items in the oven or on the stovetop.
HEALTHY INSTANT POT DESSERTS: SWAPPING INGREDIENTS
Because not all weight loss plans are created equal, you can swap out multiple ingredients so that whether you’re on Paleo, Weight Watchers, or Trim Healthy Mama, you can still enjoy these delicious healthy instant pot desserts.
The sweeteners used in these recipes include honey, maple syrup, erythritol, and Swerve. Swapping out sweeteners can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, food bloggers, such as Oola: Life in Flavor, came up with the substitution ratios to help out. Remember! Swerve sweeteners are a 1:1 substitution for regular white and brown sugar.
The most common thickening agent mentioned in these recipes are arrowroot and cornstarch. Just in case your weight loss plan doesn’t allow for either of these thickening agents, Healthline provides alternatives as well as their substitution ratios. Also, arrowroot, cornstarch, and xanthan gum can be found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.
HEALTHY INSTANT POT DESSERTS: CAKES!!!
1. INSTANT POT GUILT-FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM INSTANT LOSS
If you or anyone you know has ever been victimized by a dry chocolate cake, you’ll be happy to know that this lovely was super-moist! Though the directions don’t mention it, be sure to cover the cake pan with aluminum foil before placing it on the trivet! If you forget, condensation will build up on the top of the cake and you’ll have a hard time trying to figure out if the cake is actually done cooking because it will look wet.
2. KETO CHOCOLATE CAKE BY TWO SLEEVERS
Delicious and divine! Is there anything better? And the best part is all of the ingredients used are available in grocery stores.
3. INSTANT POT CARROT CAKE BY TWO SLEEVERS
And here’s another sublime treat by Two Sleevers! It tastes just like traditional carrot cake, comes together very easy, and once again all of the ingredients are available at grocery stores.
4. INSTANT POT BLACK BEAN BROWNIES BY YUMMY POT RECIPES
These fiber and protein-packed brownies are the perfect treat to feed the chocolate monsters in your home.
5. KETO INSTANT POT SPICE CAKE BY DIET DOCTOR
Better than any box of spice cake mix you’ve ever had! Don’t forget to add a whipped topping like Reddi Whip.
6. PUMPKIN BANANA CAKE IN THE PRESSURE COOKER BY HOME PRESSURE COOKING
This is a Weight Watchers recipe! It’s the perfect combination of pumpkin and banana. 5 points per serving.
7. LOW-CARB SUGAR-FREE INSTANT POT CHEESECAKE BY ALL RECIPES
This is the stuff that dreams are made of! The only thing traumatizing about this recipe is that it has to chill in the fridge for several hours before you can eat it. The recipe mentions using Splenda. If Splenda isn’t part of your health plan, you can substitute it for Swerve or Erythritol.
READ MORE: HEALTHY INSTANT POT MEALS
HEALTHY INSTANT POT DESSERTS: COBBLERS, CRISPS, AND PIES
8. INSTANT POT PEACH COBBLER BY AILEEN COOKS
This recipe is packed with flavor and you can easily swap out a few ingredients to make it a tad bit healthier. Use Erythritol instead of granulated sugar; 1/8th a teaspoon of Glucomannan instead of cornstarch; and almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. If you have access to an all-purpose gluten free flour, such as Bob Mill’s All Purpose Gluten Free Flour, you could use that in place of the regular flour as well. The topping was a bit crumbly but otherwise tasted sweet. It is so good you’ll feel like you’re cheating on your weight loss plan.
9. INSTANT POT BERRY COBBLER STEEL CUT OATS BY MCDANIEL NUTRITION THERAPY
You will love the way the cherries and blueberries burst inside of your mouth! And like so many of the recipes shared here, this one was easy to make with ingredients that were easy to find. Is there anything better?
10. HEALTHY INSTANT POT APPLE CRISP BY CONFESSIONS OF A FIT FOODIE
This recipe is both gluten free and dairy free! You can even make this without the almond flour. So, if you’re allergic to nuts or don’t have almond flour, don’t worry. The final product might be crispier with the almond flour, but it’s still fantastic.
11. INSTANT POT CRUSTLESS PUMPKIN PIE BY TWO SLEEVERS
This recipe is the first of several that are crustless. Because, seriously! Every pie lover knows that crust just gets in the way of the luscious filling. This recipe was perfectly pumpkin!
12. HOMEMADE VEGAN CHERRY PIE FILLING BY CARVE YOUR CRAVING
Cherry pies are an all-time favorite! For this recipe, you can easily swap out a few ingredients to make it a wee-bit healthier; use Swerve instead of sugar and Glucomannan instead of cornstarch. Also, instead of making the paste described in the recipe, slowly added 1/2 tsp of Glucomannan into the recipe while stirring until the juice reached the right thickness. Please remember that not all thickening agents are created equal. Glucomannan and Xanthan Gum require significantly smaller amounts than cornstarch. It’s best to add a little at a time.
13. CINNAMON APPLE PIE FILLING BY THE BELLY RULES THE MIND
For this dish, you can swap out the brown sugar with Swerve brown sugar and won’t even tell the difference. Directions for making this on the stovetop are available as well as directions for freezing the filling. Put it in a pie or serve it up in a dish and eat it without the crust. Either way, you’re in for a treat!
14. HEALTHY KEY LIME CUSTARD BITES BY MY CRAZY GOOD LIFE
This recipe will turn anyone who doesn’t like key lime pie into its biggest fan! The trickiest part of this recipe was finding the key lime juice. You can use Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice which is available for purchase on Amazon but can also be found on the shelf in the baking aisles of both Publix and Kroger grocery stores.
READ MORE: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES AT RESTAURANTS
HEALTHY INSTANT POT DESSERTS: PUDDINGS, MUFFINS, AND MORE
15. 5 MINUTE HEALTHY INSTANT POT CHOCOLATE PUDDING BY RECIPES TO NOURISH
There is nothing better than chocolate! And while chia puddings are all the rage – nothing is wrong with that. Here is a guilt-free chocolate pudding! Since the recipe calls for “milk of choice,” you can use unflavored almond milk or coconut milk. The only additional piece of equipment needed is 1/2 pint glass jars. These can be purchased at pretty much every store that sells mason jars. And of course, there’s always Amazon. Here’s a tip! When it’s time to eat the pudding, a bottle opener might be needed to get the lid off of the jar.
16. INSTANT POT BROWN RICE PUDDING (DAIRY-FREE) BY CLEAN EATING KITCHEN
This dairy-free recipe might be intended as a dessert but after a night in the fridge, add some almond milk and a teaspoon of Truvia and serve this up as a satisfying breakfast dish.
17. INSTANT POT PUMPKIN MUFFINS BY PORCHSIDE CHATS
Is it a dessert? Is it breakfast? It doesn’t matter. This Weight Watchers recipe is a fast, addictive fix and the batter will make up multiple batches. Also, each muffin is only one point on the Weight Watchers plan.
18. INSTANT POT BLUEBERRY MUFFINS BY DITCH THE CARBS
Made with almond and coconut flour, these blueberry muffins are both low-carb and Keto friendly. They are the perfect amount of sweet to satisfy the worst sweet-tooth cravings!
19. HOMEMADE CHURROS BITES (CHURROS MUFFINS) BY THE BELLY RULES THE MIND
A delightful donut alternative. Once again swap out a few ingredients such as using Swerve brown sugar instead of coconut sugar and Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend for the gluten-free baking flour, and granulated Erythritol for the sweetener. YUM!
20. THE BEST LOW CARB HOT FUDGE SAUCE BY ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT FOOD
Confession time! This recipe wasn’t originally created as an Instant Pot recipe. But it was too good to pass up and making this in the Instant Pot was easy. Pour 2 cups of water into the pot. Place the trivet inside. Place a ceramic baking dish on the trivet and set the Instant Pot to saute. Follow the rest of the directions on this recipe. When it’s time to melt the chocolate, stir frequently so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Sweeten to taste and then revel in this chocolate ecstasy!
21. INSTANT POT HEALTHY, CREAMY FRUIT DIP BY TIDBITS
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This recipe is available in three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and pumpkin spice giving you a variety of sweetness and spice depending on what you’re in the mood for.
Weight loss should never mean sacrificing your favorite foods. Dedication, determination, a strong support system, and a few healthy Instant Pot Desserts will all help you stay on track with your weightloss resolutions. And always remember, you got this!
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