6 Dessert Recipes With Hidden (Healthy!) Ingredients

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Thanks to the rise of health-conscious consumers and the tight grip of a health craze that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, healthy substitutions in cooking and baking are now considered commonplace. More and more recipes are encouraging cooks to swap that oil for applesauce, do away with sour cream and go for greek yogurt, or add in mashed bananas and subtract butter — and these instructions have yielded two results: healthier end products and an obsession with healthifying even the most decadent indulgences.

Some chefs have jumped on board the healthy train, while others have given it the cold shoulder, vowing to continue cooking and baking the way their ancestors did and enjoyed. Both camps have their respective arguments, and are right in their own way, but the sector we’re focusing on today is those who have decided to give certain substitutions a try, and have shared their results with us. Some of these substitutions are more interesting than others, but who knows, maybe these recipes developers can convince you that you really won’t taste those black beans inside your chocolate brownies, or won’t detect the avocado in your cookies.

Buckle up your seat belt, because we’re about to highlight some of the most popular substitutions in baking that you may have a hard time swallowing (no pun intended), or may be more than happy to try yourself. The developers of these recipes believe that you can have your cake and eat it too, and you won’t even recognize that your desserts feature some of the vegetables that you can’t even look at raw. Go ahead and give these six recipes a try.

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