Healthy Snack Ideas

10 Delicious One-Bowl Desserts With Maximum Taste and Minimal Mess

Tehrene Firman

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As much fun as it is to get your hands dirty while baking, nobody looks forward to the clean-up that follows. A simple brownie recipe might leave flour everywhere, a pile of dishes in the sink, and batter caked onto half of your utensils. But One-bowl desserts make everything easier.

Whether you’re into cake, brownies, cupcakes, or ice cream, these wholesome picks make the process easy and fun, not to mention save you the stress of having to scrub down your entire kitchen every time you decide you want to bake up a batch of cookies.

Delicious one-bowl desserts without the mess

1. Gluten-free cake

This gluten- and refined sugar-free cake recipe contains oat flour, almond flour, and other wholesome ingredients.

Get the recipe: Gluten-free cake

2. Funfetti cupcakes

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Photo: Minimalist Baker

These colorful cupcakes provide an instant mood boost. You just need one bowl and less than an hour of your time to wind up with a fluffy batch.

Get the recipe: Funfetti cupcakes

3. Sweet potato brownies

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Photo: The Natural Nurturer

These brownies have a not-so-secret ingredient: sweet potatoes. Along with nut butter, honey, and cacao powder, it’s an easy dessert you can make in a single bowl.

Get the recipe: Sweet potato brownies

4. Peanut butter cookies

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Photo: Simple Veganista

These perfectly-chewy peanut butter cookies are made with simple ingredients like peanut butter, coconut sugar, almond milk, and flour.

Get the recipe: Peanut butter cookies

5. Zucchini bread

Photo: The View From Great Island

It’s easy to bake up zucchini bread with this wholesome recipe. After combining all your ingredients in a large mixing bowl, you pour the batter into a pan and pop it in the oven.

Get the recipe: Zucchini bread

6. Flourless Nutella chocolate hazelnut cookies

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Photo: Veggiekins

These ridiculously delicious cookies are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, oil-free, and—best of all—made in one bowl.

Get the recipe: Flourless Nutella chocolate hazelnut cookies

7. Pumpkin mug cake

Photo: Jessica in the Kitchen

One bowl? This recipe requires an even smaller vessel. You only need simple ingredients like pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and milk, and it’s ready to eat in five minutes.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin mug cake

8. Peanut butter banana nice cream

This super-creamy recipe requires three ingredients: frozen bananas, your nut butter of choice, and chocolate chips.

Get the recipe: Peanut butter banana nice cream

9. Almond butter banana bread bars

Photo: Paleo Running Momma

Between the flaxseeds, almond butter, and chopped nuts, these easy-to-make bars are loaded with plenty of heathy fats.

Get the recipe: Almond butter banana bread bars

10. Chocolate chip cookies

Photo: Modern Honey

One-bowl chocolate chip cookies? Yes please. There’s no mixer required, and they can be made in under 20 minutes.

Get the recipe: Chocolate chip cookies

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