I love single serving recipes.
Maybe it’s my affinity for anything mini, or the fact that I can’t be trusted with more than one serving, but recipes “for one” always catch my eye.
The first time I think I heard of a true “single serving” dessert (not just a cupcake or cake pop, but something you simply made one of) was when I first learned of a cake in a mug.
And oh Lord, did this change my life.
Single serving desserts are perfect if you, like me, can’t be trusted with a whole cake or pie. Surprisingly, they’re also actually perfect for making healthy desserts! This is because instead of having to buy two pounds of cashews for a single healthy pie, or invest in a macdaddy Vitamix to make ice cream for your whole family, you only need small quantities of things; things you probably already have in your kitchen.
A tbs of walnuts here, a tsp of sugar there… and you’ve got yourself a mini pie perfect for one!
Aside from being adorably mini, this pie is also incredibly dreamy and decadent. The Greek Yogurt makes it light and fluffy, without being high calorie. Not to mention, the crust contains healthy fats and complex carbs, meaning it’ll actually keep you full and satisfied longer! Plus, if you’re not a crust-person you can simply omit it and have an even healthier dessert!
I’m not usually a pie person, in fact the only pie-type-dessert I usually ever eat (aside from on Thanksgiving) is my aunt’s fudge pie, that’s actually so decadent and rich it should have it’s own category of dessert. But after tasting this pie, I’m about to become one.
Imagine this: Heavenly, chocolatey, but not so rich you’re regretting every bite.
That’s basically this pie… for one! 😉
Decadent Chocolate Pie for One
- 1 tbs walnut halves & pieces
- 1 tbs old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/2 c 0% fat Greek Yogurt
- 3 tbs Cocoa Powder
- 2 tbs stevia
- 2 tbs egg whites
- 1 1/2 tbs mini chocolate chips (or regular)
Preheat oven to 350 °F and grease a small ramekin or baking dish. Blend walnuts and oats in a blender for 15 seconds. Pour into a small bowl, then add brown sugar, cinnamon, and honey and stir until fully combined. Press into the bottom of mug/ramekin. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool.
Meanwhile, combine Greek Yogurt, Cocoa Powder, stevia, and egg whites in a small pan. Add the chocolate chips and heat on medium until chocolate chips have melted, stirring continuously. Once fully combined, top crust with chocolate batter. Set in the freezer and let chill for 15 minutes. Remove and place in the fridge for an additional 15 minutes. Remove, top with coconut cream, whipped cream, or other desired toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 GIANT serving)
Nutrition information calculated including crust. If choosing not to include, it is as follows: 217 calories, 8g fat, 28g carbs, 20g protein.
If you choose to share with someone (which is definitely tough with this pie, let me tell you) the nutrition info is as follows: 153 cal, 7g fat, 20g carbs, 11g protein.