With the holidays approaching fast, along comes all the extra calories and desserts! For those who are on a low-calorie diet, the holidays can be a challenge. I happen to be in that very same boat right now. I’ve learned that the secret to success even during the holidays, is to have an early game plan on how to avoid “over-indulging.” This includes planning alternative, low-calorie, guilt-free meals and desserts. These Peanut Butter Stuffed Baked Pears were my first attempt at a low-calorie holiday dessert!
These pears simply scream “FALL-FEELS” with their color, smell, and taste. They’ll give you that cozy, comforting feeling as they bake in the oven and fill your house with the addicting aroma of cinnamon, vanilla and of course pear.
These peanut butter stuffed baked pears include a short list of modest and low-calorie ingredients. You can see a breakdown of each ingredient and their calorie count per serving below:
- 4 pears – cut in half to make 8 servings (50 calories per serving)
- 2 Tbs honey – (16 calories per serving)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract – (3 calories per serving)
- 8 Tbs peanut butter – (94 calories per serving)
- 2 tsp zero calorie sugar (I use Swerve, it tastes just like sugar) – (0 calories per serving)
- 2 tsp cinnamon (1 calorie per serving)
When combined, the final calorie count for each serving is only 164 calories! That’s pretty low in calories for an indulgent holiday dessert! You can easily fit these baked pears into your daily calorie limit without having to worry about overdoing it. They make a great nighttime snack or alternative dessert option when the craving hits.
EASY PREP, FAST BAKE TIME
These baked pears can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes thanks to the simplicity of the recipe. The prep is extremely easy and includes the following steps:
- Cut each pear in half and scoop out the insides with a cookie scoop or melon baller.
- Mix the honey and vanilla in one bowl. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a separate bowl.
- Drizzle the pears with the honey mixture. And then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar all over them.
- Bake the pears for 25 minutes on 350 degrees.
- Stuff each pear-half with a tablespoon of peanut butter.
You can sprinkle more cinnamon sugar or even crushed peanuts on top for a decorative look if desired!
PEANUT BUTTER STUFFED BAKED PEARS
As the leaves start to change colors and a little chill fills the air, you can take comfort in knowing that there’s a healthy, low-calorie dessert baking in your oven. This might be the year I actually stick to my diet through the holidays thanks to these pears! Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with indulging once in a while. But for those regular days when you don’t want to over do it, it’s great to have a low-calorie holiday dessert in your arsenal. If you’re ready for some healthy fall baking, read on to see the full recipe for these Peanut Butter Stuffed Baked Pears!
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Peanut Butter Stuffed Baked Pears (Low-Calorie)Course: Dessert, Holiday/Themed RecipesDifficulty: Easy
These Peanut Butter Stuffed Baked Pears are a low-calorie holiday dessert that’ll give you all the fall-feels without any of the guilt!
2 Tbs honey (or maple syrup for vegan option)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp zero calorie sugar (I use Swerve)
8 Tbs peanut butter
Crushed peanuts (optional for topping)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut each pear evenly in half. Scoop out the core of each pear with a cookie scoop or melon baller
- Place the pear halves side by side in a large baking pan
- In a small bowl, mix the honey and vanilla until well combined. In a SEPARATE bowl, mix the cinnamon & sugar until well combined
- Drizzle the honey mixture over all the pears. Then, sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over all the pears
- Place in the oven and bake the pears for about 25 minutes
- After baking, remove from oven and scoop 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into the center of each pear
- Top with more cinnamon or crushed peanuts if desired
- Calories & Nutritional Info may vary based on different brands and ingredients used. Nutritional Info below was calculated using Very Fit Well’s Nutrition Calculator.
8 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%
- Sodium 74mg 4%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 216mg 7%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 3.3g 14%
- Sugars 15.7g
- Protein 4.5g 9%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.