Most people associate slow cookers with savory meals, but they can also be great for making sweet treats too. Desserts and other sweet noms can often take a lot of time and create a massive mess, but the following 11 recipes are perfect for when you want to keep it simple and step away for the day, returning to something delectably delicious come evening. Bonus: these recipes won’t sabotage your health goals either being lower in sugar and made with real ingredients!
Perhaps Crock-Pot cake isn’t going to look like a masterpiece, but it’s the flavor that really matters anyway, right? And the best part is, you can put it all in the pot and go about your day while it does its thing. Featuring gluten-free flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar-free chocolate chips, vanilla extract and vanilla liquid stevia, it’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.
This heavenly dessert is not only delicious but sophisticated too. Combining oats, pecans, pears, cardamom and cinnamon, it’s full of sweet and spice and everything nice!
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Cookies in the Crock-Pot? Why not! Healthy, gluten-free, and offering up a perfect consistency, these babies will be hard to resist.
This homemade cinnamon and honey applesauce is perfect for pleasing your palate when a touch of sweetness is calling your name, whether that be in a spoonful for dessert, or even for potato pancakes or pork chops.
These sweet pecans go right in the Crock-Pot, along with cinnamon, pure vanilla extract, pure maple syrup and some coconut oil. It doesn’t get much easier or healthier than that!
Something about a citrus-oriented dessert makes it feel light and fresh. This recipe’s simple ingredients list adds to that idea, utilizing low-fat yogurt, fresh pomegranate arils and real whipped cream.
Carrot cake may sound healthy, given that a vegetable is part of the equation, but typically it’s just another guilty pleasure. This Crock-Pot recipe, however, has no added sugar and is low carb to boot!
Fall is for pumpkin, and this recipe is definitely a go-to for getting in the spirit. Ingredients like unsweetened shredded coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsalted sunflower seeds, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon liquid stevia make for a scrumptious and healthy dessert for Thanksgiving, or anytime.
Warm sweaters, crisp air and a warm mug of apple cider sounds so inviting, doesn’t it? This Crock-Pot spiced cranberry apple cider recipe is a holiday people pleaser, or perfect for a quiet night in. Just toss all the ingredients into the pot and enjoy!
When you want sweets for breakfast, this is the perfect autumn go-to option. Just put the ingredients in the Crock-Pot overnight and enjoy to your heart’s desire come morning.
When the colder seasons come, the Crock-Pot calls, and there’s nothing nicer than coming home to a house that smells like brownies! This delicious batch features ingredients like quinoa, sugar-free chocolate chips, flaxseed and unsweetened applesauce.