5 delicious desserts you can prepare in a vacation park!
Going on holiday doesn’t mean you have to give up on your small luxuries. We have already talked about cooking different dishes while staying at a vacation park, and with this list, we would like to introduce you to the world of easy desserts!
The following 5 ideas are a wonderful way to top off a family meal or throw together a delicious surprise during the evening.
Peanut Butter Mug Cake (5 minutes total)
This easy, flourless, gluten free peanut butter mug cake is made out of only three ingredients. You can prepare it in the microwave and it is ready in about 5 minutes, making it the perfect yummy treat for the entire family while away on vacation and spending time in a holiday park. This cake isn’t simply peanut buttery, it’s also light and fluffy. You won’t believe it doesn’t contain flour. You will only need peanut butter, eggs, and sugar - simple as that!
- 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp white granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
Whisk all of the ingredients in an oversized, microwave-safe mug until the batter is smooth and the egg is fully whisked in. Microwave the mug for about 1 minute. Let the cake cool for a few minutes before eating.
Banana Cinnamon Rolls (20 minutes assembly, 2 hours in the oven)
The actual ingredients and assembly is very easy, and you really only need 3 ingredients for this oriental inspired dessert. You could add vanilla or salt to the date filling.These Banana Cinnamon Rolls are naturally very sweet from the combination of candy-like dates and concentrated banana sugars. If you like these two fruits, you will love this special tasty dessert. Better than any baked bread-style cinnamon roll could ever be! It might take a bit longer to prepare in the oven but while they are simmering and filling your bungalow with a heavenly smell, you will have time for board games with the family, reading or any other relaxation type you like to do in a holiday park.
- 4 spotty bananas
- date paste
- 1 cup Medjool dates (about 12)
- 1/2 cup water
- Optional: 1 tsp vanilla and/or a pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 120°C. Slice the bananas lengthwise into 3 strips each. Lay out the slices on 2 baking trays lined with parchment paper. Do not overcrowd. I recommend 6 slices per tray. If you have any smaller strips that broke, lay them out too. Bake for 1 hour at 120 °C. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 15-20 mins. Gently run a finger or dull knife under each slice to release it from the pan. Flip them over so the side with more moisture is facing upwards. Blend all the ingredients for the date paste. Spread about 1 tablespoon of date paste down the length of a banana slice. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up. Repeat with the remaining slices. You can roll the shorter pieces inside the longer strips. Arrange all the rolls on one lined pan. Return them to the oven for 1.5 hours at 120 °C Remove from the oven. Allow to cool. Eat immediately or refrigerate for a firmer consistency. Keep leftovers in the fridge.
Flourless peanut butter cookies (30 minutes)
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, chewy and easy to make with only 3 ingredients. This flourless cookie recipe is an easy gluten free dessert, being the best cookies for peanut butter lovers everywhere.
It honestly doesn’t get more easier than peanut butter cookies. You only have to pack up a few ingredients for your family vacation: peanut butter (use smooth or crunchy)
- granulated or golden monk fruit sweetener (or use your favorite low carb sweetener such as SWERVE, erythritol etc)
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven and prep the baking sheet: you’re going to start off by preheating the oven to 170 °C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Making the batter: in a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter and monk fruit sweetener until smooth. Add the egg and mix until well combined. At this point, you can also add vanilla, cinnamon, or a pinch of salt to bump up the flavor. Roll into balls: Scoop out tablespoon-sized dough balls. Roll into an extra bowl of granulated monk fruit sweetener, if desired, to coat the outside of the dough ball. Place dough balls on a prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart, and then use a fork to flatten and form a criss-cross pattern.
Baking: bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 14 minutes, until the cookies are just slightly browned on the bottom. Be careful not to over-bake. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Coconut macaroons (30 minutes)
These coconut macaroons are the easiest cookies you will ever make. They are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and super delicious. You can add some melted chocolate on top or bottom, if you are so inclined. You don’t even need a mixer, just a bowl, a whisk, a spoon or ice cream scoop and a sheet pan. If you don’t have any of these items, you can improvise with whatever you have available.
- 4 egg whites
- 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 170 °C Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy Add the sugar and mix Add the coconut and mix with a spoon Using a small ice cream scoop (or rounded spoon), place mounds of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned on top Let them cool before eating
No Bake Baileys Bonbons (20 minutes to create, 3 hours in the fridge)
These little round pieces of heaven will definitely bring smiles on the faces of whoever will try them, elevating any normal day to the “day we finally tried baileys bonbons”. It’s true, try them out!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons Baileys
- 1 (10-ounce) bag dark chocolate chips
Place chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, bring the cream and butter over medium heat until it becomes scalding and small bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Immediately turn off heat, and pour hot cream over the chocolate. Let it stand for about 2 minutes. After letting it stand, begin to mix the chocolate and the cream together. The heat of the cream should be hot enough to melt the chocolate. Stir thoroughly. If you keep stirring and it still doesn't melt, pop it in the microwave and heat at 20 second intervals until it melts. When it's all melted, stir in the Baileys. Then, pop it in the fridge for about 3 hours until it hardens. At this point, it should be firm but not so hard that you can't scoop it out. Remove the chocolate from the fridge. Now, it's time to shape the bonbons. You can use an ice cream scoop or melon baller. Once scooped, roll the bonbon between your hands to create a ball. Dip and roll the truffles into a bowl of sprinkles, and you're done!
Many holiday parks are equipped with microwaves and stoves, so all these recipes will be possible and easy to prepare if you plan ahead, packing the right tools and ingredients. Reserve a stay at Vallée les Etoiles, La Sapinière, Hof van Zeeland, Grafschaft Benthaim and enjoy the comfort of your home away from home, in the middle of nature!
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