5-Minute Desserts for One

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hi, friends!

This afternoon’s post is inspired by the email I received below:

Hey Tina,

I just stumbled across your Blueberry Pie for One recipe and I had to drop you a line to say thank you! To be honest I often lack the patience to make anything particularly complicated up so it’s awesome that even when I’m feeling lazy I can make up something like this in five minutes.

So thank you! You got any other five minute gems in your archives that I should know about?

Five-minute dessert gems? Ooooh, yes, I definitely have a few of those I can share!

All of the desserts below can be made quickly and effortlessly in five minutes or less. Each single-serving recipe is made with (mostly) wholesome ingredients, so they’re portion-friendly and semi-healthy at the same time. The best of both worlds, right? I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Clockwise from top left:

  • No-Bake Cookie Dough: You can literally throw these ingredients in a bowl, mix them up, and eat immediately””delicious “raw” cookie dough in no time at all!
  • Microwave Nut Butter Cookie: Craving peanut butter? Try this quick and easy nut butter cookie. FYI: It’s even better with some chocolate chips mixed in!
  • Blueberry Pie for One: One mug, four ingredients”¦ warm, gooey blueberry pie in minutes! I swear, it’s incredible!
  • 3-Minute Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: In the mood for an oatmeal raisin cookie, but don’t want to bake a whole batch? This single-serving cookie is guaranteed to satisfy your craving!

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite 5-minute dessert?



  1. Sometimes I buy a simple cake mix (sugar free, gluten free, ect) whichever suits. and I just mix 1/4 of a cup with some water. It’s an quick and easy dessert. For something more healthy a mashed banana, protein powder, and a tiny bit of almond milk.

  2. Brownie in a mug! It’s rich and chocolatey and delish with vanilla ice cream.

    Wait, was this supposed to be a healthy 5 minute dessert? It’s not, but it’s my go to for something baked. 🙂

  3. I like to have some Chobani banana Greek yogurt and stir in a spoonful of peanut butter! I’ve tried your nut butter cookie and it is great!! This post came at perfect timing because I’ve been wanting some new “healthy” desserts to try.

  4. I always fancy a couple of mouthfuls of something sweet after a meal but my boyfriend never does which is really frustrating! Might make a few mini desserts for just me this week! 🙂

  5. Now I’m going to need to find 5 minutes this evening to make some of these goodies! One of my favorite “5-minute gems” is to melt peanut butter and Nutella and then pour it over a scoop of plain Greek yogurt 🙂 So tasty and fairly healthy for a dessert!

  6. I have only done cookies in mugs so far, but I’d have to say my favorite 5 minute dessert is the froyo place about 5 minutes from my house. Yup 🙂

  7. I’m definitely going to read through this comment list, but first I actually have a suggestion/request: could you put together posts of all your favorite easy-ish/single serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners? Like the two-ingredient pancake, french toast scramble, etc. for breakfast, for example? I love all of your easy/healthy/creative meal ideas for when you’re not making a full fancy recipe for a whole family, for example and I miss seeing them every day in your old format! It just might be nice to have them all together.

    Also, could you have a ‘Paleo’ section in your recipes? I know you can find them by the Paleo tag on your website but it would be nice to have them indexed so they could be easy to look through. Thanks!

  8. My boyfriend and I absolutely loved the blueberry pie! We tried it with Justin’s Honey Almond Butter….amazing!! We loved it so much that we even made it at about 1AM after going out and having a couple of drinks 🙂

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