So you’re sitting on the couch, watching a movie with your significant other. You both really want dessert, but aren’t looking to make a 9-inch pie or 30 cookies. You may reach for the carton of mint chocolate chip tonight, but next time you’re going to make a dessert just the right size for two. Not sure how? Let this week’s featured foodie, Haley Hunt Davis of Brewing Happiness, take it from here. Grab a couple of spoons and get ready.
This super-soft and moist (we said it) sheet cake gets its lighter-than-air quality from fluffy cooked quinoa and finely shredded coconut. Top with gobs of honey for added joy.
Sometimes you can’t beat a classic berry cobbler, so pull out this recipe to please your vegan friends. Use blueberries and blackberries in your first batch, then get creative and try peaches and raspberries or strawberries and rhubarb.
In case you were wondering, any dessert that contains freeze-dried raspberries and pistachios will make you feel instantly more fancy. So go ahead, make these petal-pink popsicles tonight (and no, “it’s winter” isn’t an excuse).
This banana pudding thickens overnight thanks to chia seeds. Layer the pudding between simple almond flour cookie crumbles and rich coconut whip. This dessert may take a bit of planning, but ooooh boy, is it worth the wait.
If you like to have dessert first, it’s time to make these citrus and fruit-topped waffles. The vanilla bites are practically begging to be smothered in berries, lemon cream, and a blizzard of powdered sugar.
If you’ve been known to add peanut butter to chocolate, allow us to exchange your PB with tahini. When this smooth sesame paste blends together with chocolate pudding (which is totally vegan, thanks to magic avocados), something truly delicious happens. You won’t want to miss out.
Traditional ambrosia salad may be a mess of marshmallow and too-sweet fruit, but you’ve got to give this paired-down version a try: Coconut milk makes a less-intense creamy base, and adding a bit of honey to plain or frozen fruit still lends plenty of sweetness.
Haley Hunt Davis is the voice behind Brewing Happiness, a food blog dedicated to celebrating healthier choices. Haley makes “health-ified” versions of everyone’s favorite foods, like pizza and chicken nuggets, as well as suggestions for how to make every dish fit one’s lifestyle. For more from Haley, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.