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10 Single-serving dessert recipes

Guilt-free desserts for one

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Have you ever baked a big batch of cookies or cupcakes and eaten far more than you meant to simply because they were there? You aren't alone. With these scrumptious single-serving treats, you can make exactly what you need to satisfy your craving without falling into the trap of overindulging.

Guilt-free desserts for one

Cake batter mug cake

When you want to treat yourself to cake, you have a right to do so, and you shouldn't have to worry about the possibility of overindulging. That's where this delicious cake batter mug cake from Running to the Kitchen comes in handy. A mug, a microwave, a few healthy ingredients, and your perfectly portioned piece of cake will be all ready for you to enjoy.


Guilt-free desserts for one

Peanut butter cookie

Peanut butter cookies might very well be the most addictive treats out there. But you won't have to worry about eating the whole batch when you make this single gal deep-dish salted peanut butter cookie from Mangia. Not only is it perfectly portioned, but it's also paleo, gluten-free, vegan and made with wholesome ingredients. So wave goodbye to any guilt you've associated with peanut butter treats!

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Guilt-free desserts for one

Oreo pancakes

Thought pancakes were only for breakfast? Not so! We fully encourage having pancakes any time you want, especially when they're these healthy chocolate Oreo cookie pancakes from Chocolate-covered Katie. At roughly 340 calories for the whole stack of chocolatey goodness, you don't have to feel guilty about indulging in a sweet breakfast-style treat when you need it.


Guilt-free desserts for one

Cocoa puff treat

Have you ever gone to take a handful of cereal and wound up eating half the box? Crunchy and sweet cereals can be tricky like that, so when Stephanie at Steph's Bite by Bite got struck with a major Rice Krispies treat craving, she satisfied it by creating this single-serving cocoa puff treat. Just three ingredients and a minute of your time, and you'll be biting into a delicious, craving-crushing cocoa treat.


Guilt-free desserts for one

Microwave berry cobbler

Are you more of a pie person than a cake or cookie person? Then you'll be happy to know there is such a thing as a single-serving pie. In fact, you can make one in moments with the help of this recipe for 5-minute microwave berry cobbler from Domestic Fits. It's the perfect convenient substitute when you'd rather not take on your grandma's complicated and overly decadent traditional pie recipe.


Guilt-free desserts for one

Healthy raspberry ice cream

Whether it was during a girls' night in or when brooding after a bad breakup, we'd wager that at some point or another most women have sat with a pint of ice cream in hand and consumed far more than they'd meant to. Well, thanks to this healthy raspberry ice cream from Heather's French Press, you can finally satisfy your ice cream craving without overindulging. Plus, since it's made of three wholesome, natural ingredients, there's no guilt necessary!

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Guilt-free desserts for one

XXL sugar cookie

In need of a big treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? Or know someone will likely talk you into sharing? Then this XXL buttery soft sugar cookie from Sally's Baking Addiction is for you. It's a great way to curb your craving without risking your eating half a full-sized batch. And if sugar cookies aren't your thing, check out Sally's XXL death by chocolate cookie, Reese's Pieces peanut butter cookie or Snickerdoodle cookie.


Guilt-free desserts for one

Chocolate quinoa cake

A recipe made of ingredients like quinoa flakes, flaxseeds and almond milk might not sound like a dessert, but that's exactly what makes this single-serving chocolate quinoa flake microwave cake from Desserts with Benefits so unique — and guilt-free! It's so nutritious you can practically give yourself a pat on the back for digging in.


Guilt-free desserts for one

Hot chocolate

After a long, tough day, curling up with a soothing cup of hot chocolate can be the perfect remedy. And you won't have to worry about overdoing it when you opt for this 5-minute microwave hot chocolate for one from The Craving Chronicles. What a rich, creamy and comforting way to relax and unwind!


Guilt-free desserts for one

Blueberry crumble

Old-fashioned crumbles loaded with sugar and oil might not be the healthiest, but that certainly isn't the case with this single-serving blueberry crumble from The Vegan Chickpea. Oats, walnuts and blueberries make this vegan creation a delicious, light and healthy way to end the day.

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