10 Scrumptious Vegetable Desserts To Try
Vegetable desserts are yummier than they may sound. Carrots, beets, zucchini and pumpkin are all easy to enjoy in baked goods.
Are you eating three servings of vegetables each day? Maybe baking vegetable desserts is a solution :)
Carrots, beets, zucchini and pumpkin are all easy to incorporate into delicious vegetable desserts. They improve texture, keep baked goods moist, and add a little fibre and nutrients. The veggies can be added raw (grated) or cooked and pureed.
Scrumptious Baked Goods made with vegetables:
Here are some of our favourite vegetable desserts that we love to make.
Chocolate Beet Cake (refined-sugar-free)
Oh so moist and chocolaty this is one of our favourite chocolate cake recipes. You can roast a whole bunch of beets at once, slip the skins off and then freeze the puree in half-cup portions. An incredible vegetable dessert.Print
Chocolate Beet Cake Recipe Without Refined Sugars
Chocolate Beet Cake is an extra moist and chocolaty cake. No refined sugar. Sweetened with molasses, honey and maple syrup.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 8 serving(s) 1x
- Category: Cakes
- 2 small beets, roasted and pureed (about 1/2 cup puree)
- ½ cup flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat or spelt flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter, melted (or grapeseed oil)
- 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp. strong coffee or chai tea (cooled)
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8”x 8” pan with parchment paper or grease it well.
- Combine flours, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- In another bowl whisk the egg with the melted butter then whisk in the molasses, honey and maple syrup. Add coffee and beet puree and beat well.
- Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients then stir in the milk.
- Spread batter in pan and bake for 25-35 minutes.
Slightly adapted from Brown Eggs and Jam Jars
Carrot Cake for a Crowd
This is an old Crosby’s recipe that we updated a bit to make it a little healthier. If you’re a fan of carrot cake you’ll find this cake as satisfying as your standard recipe. Feeds a crowd and is easy to slice.
Carrot Cake Muffins
A true muffin recipe (not overly sweet) this recipe can still feel like a bit of a treat. Or you can serve them as cupcakes with molasses cream cheese frosting. A sinfully delicious vegetable dessert.
Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
These healthy carrot cookies can be enjoyed on their own (suitable for breakfast even) or sandwiched with a little molasses cream cheese frosting.
Lemony Zucchini Muffins
This is a lemon zucchini muffin recipe you’ll find yourself making time and again. The flavour is bright and the texture lovely.
This recipe was a great discovery us at Crosby’s. We’re big fans of pancakes and this recipe is so satisfying.
Classic Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
We have been playing with recipes for zucchini brownies for a long time and in this version, we finally nailed it. Take note chocolate lovers: molasses makes chocolate baked goods taste even more chocolaty.
Pumpkin Oat Cookies
One of the most comforting cookies ever. This recipe combines everything you love about oatmeal cookies with a little pumpkin and spice.
Apple Cider Pumpkin Muffins
Apple juice works just fine in this fall flavoured muffin recipe. It’s refined-sugar-free too.
The recipes looked great! Can’t wait to try them when I get home!
Can’t wait to try these recipes
Hi Bridget, Is it possible to get the apple recipe book by mail. If so, please send it. Thankyou. Address is: 4 mgr.sanschagrin, Sorel-tracy, Que.
Hi Shirley, I’m sorry to say that we don’t have a printed copy of the Baking with Apples eBook. It was created as an eBook only. We’ll mail you a copy of our Everyday Favourites cookbook.
Cannot wait to try some of these recipes! They sound, and look, delicious.
My husband just recently saw a Crosby’s email for a zucchini maple syrup cake(13×9”). It looked delicious! We don’t have the email any longer.
Would you be able to send me the recipe?
Hi Margaret, Just sent the recipe to your email address. Enjoy!
These recipes look so yummy, and using vegetables in them is a bonus.
Great recipes! Keep them coming!
Delicious recipes can’t wait to try them
GREAT RECIPES !!