Ever wanted to make yourself a sweet treat but you simply could not be bothered to go through the effort of a big, complex recipe that sees you end up with enough to feed a small tribe? If that’s the case, you might need to look at a few single-serving recipes that don’t take quite so much time. Here, we’re going to look at a few desserts that you can be totally selfish with, indulging in some sweet bliss without too much effort.
Enjoy a little zest
Cheesecake might not be the kind of thing that you can imagine only making for one person, but it’s perfectly possible, as shown in this zesty lemon cheesecake mousse recipe. A lighter and fresher sweet treat for when you’re not really feeling like eating anything too thick or cake-like, and it requires no baking whatsoever. You simply have to whip the ingredients up together then put them into the fridge for a while. Set it and forget it to surprise yourself with a nice chilled treat later in the day.
A chocolate hug in a mug
Sometimes you really just want a nice spoonful of sumptuous chocolate goodness to warm you up and hit that sweet tooth. You don’t need to spend a lot of effort at all to make this 3 ingredient Nutella mug cake. All it takes is flour, egg, and Nutella, then some time in a microwave and you have the perfect evening treat. You can top it up with things like banana slices, ice cream, or whipped cream to add a little of your own favorite flavors to it. The recipe even includes an egg-free version.
Get nutty with it
Find yourself addicted to peanut butter but don’t quite want to just eat it out of the tub? A little change in consistency can go a long way and this peanut butter cookie offers just that. You can make this recipe all in one bowl, after which it only requires around 13 minutes of baking, so you’re not going to be standing around too long waiting for your treat to be ready. Of course, this recipe can be expanded to make more for a larger crowd, too, if you’re so inclined.
A tiny classic
Banana bread is truly a classic, to the point that it’s often one of the first things we learn to bake. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth revisiting now and then. Using cereal instead of traditional bread, this delicious banana bread for one recipe creates a slightly crunchier treat that still has that same taste, and tops it off with a lovely dollop of vanilla icing to add the extra sweetness that makes it perfect for dessert, as well as an any-time snack for when you’re craving something a little sinful.
You don’t need hours of prep work or enough ingredients to feed a household for five days in order to have a creative and delicious treat. Hopefully, the above examples show that. Enjoy!
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