y Emily Coyle 10 Light and Healthy Spring Desserts The warmer months might be time for lighter meals, but that doesn’t mean you have to abstain from after-dinner indulgences just because the sun stays out extra late. Healthy desserts, starring fresh, seasonal bounty, are some of the best parts about warmer weather. And you don’t need to enjoy them with a side of guilt. We rounded up spring desserts that are on the skinny side and promise to make you feel good about your foray into a greener season. No matter what your favorite spring flavor is, you’ll find a sweet for you on this list.
1. Citrus Olive Oil Cake Serves: 1 cake Ingredients: Cake: 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour or regular whole-wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons citrus zest ¼ cup fresh citrus juice 1 cup sugar ¾ cup plain whole-milk yogurt 3 eggs ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Glaze: First on our list is this citrus olive oil cake from Cookie and Kate. Get the citrus while it’s still good, and put it to use in this olive oil cake that boasts a fresh citrus flavor. Use any variety of citrus you like, and go with or without the citrus powdered sugar glaze. Olive oil cakes are known to be light and tender, and this one fits the bill. It’s also made with white whole-wheat flour and whole-milk yogurt, making it a tasty ⅓ cup powdered sugar 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh citrus juice See recipe directions from Cookie and Kate. dessert that isn’t diet-devastating. The beautiful glazed citrus olive oil cake is what you need to welcome the warmer temperatures, and it will take you fewer than 60 minutes to make.