10 Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes with Tofu
Low-Fat Vegan Chocolate Spread
Lime and Vanilla Vegan Cheesecake
Tofu is a great vegan substitute for cream cheese in cheesecake because of its airy texture. This low-calorie dessert is no-bake and made in the food processor with a light lime and coconut flavor.
Get the recipe: Lime and Vanilla Vegan Cheesecake
Chocolate Tofu Pudding
This chocolate pudding is super easy to make—just melt chocolate chips, then whip the rest of the ingredients into a smooth purée. Vanilla extract, sugar substitute, and cinnamon add sweetness to the taste of the tofu in the low-calorie dessert mix. (You'll also want to make this vegan chocolate pudding made with avocado.)
Get the recipe: Chocolate Tofu Pudding
Healthy Vegan Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting
There's no food coloring in this low-calorie dessert—it's naturally red from the addition of beets. For this recipe, the tofu is used in the frosting along with dark chocolate and light coconut milk. The healthified version has less than half the calories of a traditional red velvet cake.
Get the recipe: Healthy Vegan Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting
Vegan Lemon Pie with Poppy Seed Crust
The crust on the pie only has two ingredients—poppy seeds and dates. The filling is protein-packed with tofu and yogurt, and you'll love that this low-calorie dessert has only 180 calories per serving. (Check out these 11 delicious desserts with hidden healthy foods.)
Get the recipe: Vegan Lemon Pie on a Poppy Seed Crust
Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Name a more iconic duo than peanut butter and chocolate...we'll wait. Tofu is whipped with peanut butter and coconut milk for the creamy and delicious filling, and a decadent chocolate ganache tops the low-calorie dessert. (Try these healthy ways to indulge in chocolate.)
Get the recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Cinnamon French Tofu Sticks with Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream
Tofu in ice cream? Sounds a little crazy, but the custard-like texture is a great dairy substitute for the frozen low-calorie dessert. Unsweetened cocoa powder and peppermint extract are combined with the tofu, coconut oil, and sweetener for the rich flavor.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream
Vegan Cannoli Bites
One of life's simple pleasures is ending an Italian dinner with cannoli. This low-calorie dessert recipe makes recreating that experience at home easy and healthy. The cannoli are baked, not fried, in homemade shells and filled with cashews, tofu, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. (Related: 12 Things No One Tells You About Going Vegan)
Get the recipe: Vegan Cannoli Bites