Bariatric Dessert Recipes - Mexico Bariatric Center (2024)

Having desserts post-bariatric surgery can be a unique experience due to changes in lifestyle, diet, and digestion. You can still enjoy sweets and stay on track for a successful weight loss journey.

These ten bariatric dessert recipes can indulge your sweet tooth while supporting your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. This blog aims to provide low-calorie, wholesome, protein-packed, soothing recipes emphasizing a balanced,nutritious diet. Here are the ten best dessert recipes for bariatric surgery patients:

  1. Coconut Cookies
  2. Pumpkin Mousse
  3. Coconut Chia Pudding
  4. Lava Cake
  5. Peach Ice Cream
  6. Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
  7. Lemonade Cupcakes
  8. Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Bombs
  9. Snicker Doodle Cookies
  10. Protein Cheesecake
  11. Guilt Free Brownies

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1. Coconut Cookies

All coconut lovers can now indulge in a low-calorie treat that is high in protein. These coconut cookies make the perfect guilt-free snack.

Ingredients

  • 8 dates
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Boil dates for 5 minutes, drain, and remove pits.
  3. Toast 1 cup of coconut on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  4. Blend ¾ cup of toasted coconut and dates until sticky.
  5. Press 1 tbsp of mixture into a cupcake pan lined with paper; freeze for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Mix almond butter and stevia, microwave for 15 seconds, and spread over hardened cookies.
  7. Sprinkle with ¼ cup of shredded coconut; freeze for 30 minutes.
  8. Microwave chocolate with coconut oil for about a minute.
  9. Dip cookies in melted chocolate, then place on a cooling rack to set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 79
Carbohydrates: 7g
Protein: 2g
Total Fat: 4g
Sugar: 4g

Makes 8 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: 8 weeks post-op

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2. Pumpkin Mousse

This delicious, airy dessert is usually served cold, making it a great treat on a warm day or paired with a hot cup of tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (or unflavored protein powder)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 packets stevia, to taste
  • Graham cracker for dipping

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. You can serve it right away or refrigerate it for a thicker texture.
  3. Use a graham cracker for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 107
Carbohydrates: 13g
Protein: 9g
Total Fat: 3g
Sugar: 4g

Makes 4 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: Phase 3

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3. Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a nutritious treat that has become trendy for its health benefits and versatility. It can be made from various liquids and served with a handful of toppings such as fruit, nuts, and seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and thoroughly mix them together.
  2. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 6-8 hours.
  3. Serve with fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 125
Carbohydrates: 8g
Protein: 3g
Total Fat: 9g
Sugar: 1g

Makes 6 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Okay
  • Post-op: 8 weeks post-op

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4. Lava Cake

Don’t miss out on this classic dessert. This modified recipe allows you to enjoy a bariatric-friendly chocolatey lava cake without greatly increasing your daily caloric intake.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 ounces sugar-free dark chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Splenda granular
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease 6 oz oven-safe containers and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate.
  4. With a mixer, whip eggs, egg yolk, vanilla, Splenda, and salt until tripled in volume.
  5. Add flour and mix until smooth.
  6. Gently fold in the melted chocolate.
  7. Divide the mixture into the containers.
  8. Bake for approximately 9 minutes until the cakes puff up with soft centers.
  9. Allow them to cool briefly before enjoying them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 117
Carbohydrates: 16g
Protein: 3g
Total Fat: 10g
Sugar: 1g

Makes 12 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: 8 weeks post-op

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5. Peach Ice Cream

What better way to eat peaches than in ice cream form? This refreshing low-calorie ice cream is the perfect refreshing treat on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of frozen peaches
  • 1/2 a frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Directions

  1. Freeze 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk in ice cube trays.
  2. Combine the frozen peaches, banana, almond milk ice cubes, and an additional 1/4 cup of almond milk in a blender.
  3. Blend until the mixture is completely smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 95
Carbohydrates: 19g
Protein: 2g
Total Fat: 1g
Sugar: 12g

Makes 2 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: Phase 3

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6. Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

These mini desserts are perfect for adding to a spread without sacrificing your weight loss goals.

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh strawberries
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp of fat-free cottage cheese
  • 3 tsp Stevia
  • 1 low-fat graham cracker crushed

Directions

  1. Wash and hollow out strawberries
  2. In a bowl, mix vanilla, cottage cheese, and stevia. Put the mixture into a piping bag
  3. Fill the strawberries and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 30
Carbohydrates: 6g
Protein: 2g
Total Fat: 0g
Sugar: 1g

Makes 4 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: Phase 4

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7. Lemonade Cupcakes

A classic summer flavor turned into a delicious cake, a low-calorie dessert never tasted so good.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup natural applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar-free lemonade mix
  • 1 tub of light whipped topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Mix cake mix, water, applesauce, lemon zest, and 1 tbsp lemonade mix in a mixing bowl.
  3. Fill cupcake liners evenly with the batter.
  4. Bake for approximately 16 minutes; check for doneness with a toothpick.
  5. Prepare frosting by mixing whipped topping with 1/2 tbsp of sugar-free lemonade mix.
  6. Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 98
Carbohydrates: 18g
Protein: 0g
Total Fat: 3g
Sugar: 11g

Makes 24 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: 8 weeks post-op

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8. Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Bombs

After bariatric surgery, protein is one of the most important macronutrients, and these chocolate oatmeal bombs have 7g in every serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Pitted Dates
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 scoops of Chocolate Vegan Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Powder

Directions

  1. Blend dates, black beans, chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, sea salt, and cacao powder until smooth in your blender.
  2. Mix in oats and chia seeds.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and arrange them on a lined baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set or freeze.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 108
Carbohydrates: 14g
Protein: 7g
Total Fat: 3g
Sugar: 2g

Makes 15 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: 8 weeks post-op

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9. Snickerdoodle Cookies

There is nothing more satisfying than a cookie straight from the oven. Snickerdoodle cookies with the correct modifications keep all their flavor and texture and are enjoyable without worrying about your fitness goals.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2-4 tbsp Stevia
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine almond flour, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar.
  3. Mix melted butter and sweetener in another bowl until fully combined, then add the egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine with dry ingredients for a soft cookie dough consistency.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  6. In a separate container, mix additional sweetener with cinnamon.
  7. Drop one tablespoon of chilled dough into the sweetener-cinnamon mixture and lightly coat it.
  8. Arrange the dough in rows on your prepared cookie sheet and flatten each into a disc with a spoon.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, then cool for five minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 85
Carbohydrates: 3g
Protein: 2g
Total Fat: 8g
Sugar: 1g

Makes 24 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: Phase 4

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10. Protein Cheesecake

Don’t miss out on the best part of any meal with this creamy, bariatric-friendly cheesecake slice.

Ingredients

Filing:

  • 8 oz. Low-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 oz. fat-free Salted caramel Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup Stevia

Optional Crust:

  • 2 tbsp Low-fat cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup high-fiber cereal

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line the bottom of a round pan with parchment paper.
  2. Blend cereal and cream cheese until it forms clumps resembling small peas. Press this mixture into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine cream cheese, egg, yogurt, vanilla, protein, and stevia in a bowl. Mix thoroughly with a hand mixer or whisk.
  4. Pour this mixture into the pan (either over the crust or directly). Place the pan in a larger baking dish.
  5. In a separate dish, add boiling water and place it on the lowest oven rack.
  6. Position the cheesecakes on the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Turn off the oven and crack open the oven door. Allow the cheesecakes to cool down inside.
  8. When serving, gently remove the cheesecake from the pan and parchment paper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 81
Carbohydrates: 12g
Protein: 5g
Total Fat: 5g
Sugar: 2g

Makes 12 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: Phase 4

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11. Guilt Free Brownies

Enjoy these easy 3 ingredient brownies, that won’t stall your weight loss.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Apply cooking spray to an oven-safe baking container.
  3. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the container and bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 255
Carbohydrates: 21g
Protein: 8g
Total Fat: 18g
Sugar: 8g

Makes 4 Servings
Time frame:

  • Pre-op: Not okay
  • Post-op: Phase 4

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