If there’s an award for the least restrictive diet, I think you and I would agree that weight watchers, now known as WW, would be in the running. You can virtually eat anything you want just as long as you stay below your set points.
Not only that, the diet is also very encouraging. There are literally group meetings all over the world where people motivate each other to live healthier lives through fitness and proper nutrition. I honestly don’t know of many other diet trends that move like that. It’s incredible, really, but it’s also consistently changing.
Having said that, WW’s latest approach seems to be focused on more protein, more fruits and vegetables, less sugar, and less saturated fat.
Sounds like bad news for all you dessert lovers out there, huh? Well, not exactly.
Surprisingly, there’s quite a bunch of desserts that, according to their SmartPoints, won’t derail your weight loss efforts. I’ve compiled a list of some of them to help you satisfy your sweet tooth without worrying about tipping the scale. To make it even easier for you to fit dessert into your day, I’ve listed them in order from the lowest SmartPoints to the highest. Here we go!
Weight Watchers dessert recipes you can easily make at home
1. Strawberry Fluff
As far as I know, fluff is somewhat of a staple dessert in the Weight Watchers community, and it’s really not surprising. It’s generally easy to make, light, delicious, and yes, fluffy. What’s not to love?
This particular recipe from Pointed Kitchen is no exception, so go and check out her website for the full details.
2. Flourless weight watchers banana pancakes
Flourless banana pancakes are nothing new. A lot of people have their own recipes for almost every diet trend after all. However, specifically for WW, Anastasia Blogger’s version uses only 4 common ingredients: eggs, bananas, cinnamon, and baking powder. You probably already have all these in your kitchen, so if your sweet tooth is craving, this might be one of the easiest and most immediate solutions you can get without having to worry about going over your points.
3. Zero point cheesecake
This recipe from Live Well Corner is actually a pretty basic cheesecake. But, you know what? I’ve never known anybody complain about having a plate of even the most simple cheesecake. It’s delicious no matter how you make it. Plus, it’s only worth 0 or 1 SmartPoint, depending on how you divide it.
SmartPoints: 1 SP for ¼ of the recipe | 0 SP for ⅛ of the recipe
4. Chocolate chip cookies
I’m a firm believer that the world would be a better place if we had more chocolate chip cookies. Feeling blue today? Have a cookie. It’ll make you feel better. Have something to celebrate? A plate of chocolate chip cookies sounds amazing! Got nothing better to do? You guessed it. Grab a cookie, or maybe 2.
With 55recipes’ delicious but low SmartPoints recipe, the number on the weighing scale will be the last of your worries.
SmartPoints: 2 SP for 2 cookies
5. Strawberry weight watchers muffins
This recipe from Cook Eat Go makes 35 muffins, so there’s more than plenty to go around. Also, it’s got very low SmartPoints. If you want, you could even eat 3 muffins and you’d likely still have plenty more leeway for other foods.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s really easy to make? All you need are strawberry cake mix, strawberry yogurt, and water. Mix them all up, pour into a lightly greased muffin pan, bake for roughly 20 minutes, and enjoy.
6. 2-ingredient brownies
Brownie mix and a can of soda. That’s literally it.
If you have these in your pantry already, you’ll have dessert ready in less than an hour. If not, it’s virtually at every grocery store, so there’s no need to panic.
Also, this recipe from Midget Momma makes 12 brownies with each only totalling 40 calories and a whopping SmartPoints total of just…
7. Weight watchers peanut butter whips
In this particular recipe, Midlife Healthy Living says you can either use real peanut butter but she’s using the powdered kind. Specifically, PB2 powdered peanut butter. If you don’t want the hassle of recomputing the recipe’s SmartPoints, I suggest you use what she’s using. If you can’t wait, however, using whatever peanut butter you have at home works just fine.
Anyhow, this recipe makes for 6 servings and is best served frozen, making it an amazing make-ahead dessert that you can enjoy any time you feel like eating sweets.
8. No bake graham cracker cheesecake
Would you believe that his recipe makes approximately 20 servings?? Because it does! There’s more than enough for the entire family. You can even call the neighbors for snacks if you want!
Having said that, this cheesecake from Skinny Points is low cal, low sugar, and has no saturated fat, making it one of the most WW friendly desserts out there.
9. Weight watchers pumpkin spice cake mix muffins
Here’s another 2-ingredient recipe for you. This one comes from Simple Nourished Living and it looks crazy good, especially for those of you who love anything pumpkin.
Each muffin only comes with 90 calories, which is a good part of why its SmartPoints are so low.
10. The easiest healthy banana pudding
Midlife Healthy Living literally calls this the easiest healthy banana pudding recipe. Now, I don’t know if that’s true because I don’t know a lot of banana pudding recipes but here’s what I do know:
It’s definitely easy to do, delicious, and weight watchers friendly.
11. Apple slices roasted in the oven
The first time I had roasted apple slices was a couple of years ago when my mom had me taste some of what she made. I’m not sure how she did it but it looked a lot like this recipe from Anastasia Blogger.
Regardless of what nostalgia it brings me though, this dessert is both easy and so quick to make. 25 minutes (maybe less) is all it takes and you’d be enjoying this amazing weight watchers dessert.
12. The best banana bread
Low cal and low fat with just a handful of sugar, this might actually be the best banana bread for those of you who are members of Weight Watchers.
And, although it needs relatively more ingredients, it’s fairly easy to make. Just mix all the dry ingredients together in 1 bowl and all the wet ingredients in another. After that, add the wet bowl to the dry bowl, thoroughly mix them all together, pour in a greased loaf pan, and bake.
Catch the full recipe at Skinny Points.
13. Cinnamon sugar pizza
I’m the biggest fan of pizza ever. Seriously. I’d eat it forever if I could. Dessert pizza, though? Not so much. I just think they’re weird.
However, I’m going to have to make an exception for Kimspired DIY’s pizza. With only 5 SP per serving, this sugary pizza is not only easy to make, but also WW friendly.
14. Outrageous Oreo lasagna
You would NOT believe me if I told you that this dessert is packed with chocolate Oreo cookies, Cool Whip, chocolate syrup, and even more chocolate in the form of sprinkles but only totals 6 Smart Points. I mean, even I couldn’t believe it at first but it’s true. Hallelujah!
Thank you 55recipes! Outrageously impressive is what this is!
15. Hot fudge pudding cake
Unlike most of the weight watchers dessert recipes on this list, this pudding cake actually needs a number of ingredients. 12 to be exact. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not easy. It might take a bit of elbow grease but that’s the brunt of it.
If you need the details, Skinny Points has everything you need.
16. Weight watchers pineapple angel food cake
Is it just me or does weight watchers have more 2-ingredient desserts than most other diets? Because here’s another one!
This one came from Simple Nourished Living. All you’ll need are cake mix and a large can of crushed pineapples. Mix both of them together, pour into a baking pan, and bake for about 30-40 minutes.
Weight watchers store bought desserts
Got no time to make your own weight watchers desserts? No worries. For such a lenient diet, it’s no surprise that there are a bunch of desserts you can readily buy online or at the grocery store. Below is a list of some of them including their SmartPoints. I found these on Walmart but they could very well be on whatever supermarket is nearest to you.
- SmartPoints: 0
- SmartPoints: 0
- SmartPoints: 1
- SmartPoints: 2
- SmartPoints: 2
- SmartPoints: 5
- SmartPoints: 4
- SmartPoints: 4
Whether you make it yourself or buy from the grocery store, desserts make a lot of people happy (myself included, of course). So, I hope you find yourself invested in at least one of the weight watchers desserts I listed here.
But, to be honest, I’d prefer you try out the recipes. There’s just something about making your own food that, in my opinion, makes it more fulfilling. Also, I think the geniuses behind them have laid down clear instructions that you can easily follow.
I’ll take my leave here. If this helped at all, please tell your friends about us so we can help them, too!