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Kitchen Whiz: Celeb-Recommended Fruit Dessert Recipes

Kitchen Whiz: Celeb-Recommended Fruit Dessert Recipes

Fruits are great on their own. Combined with other ingredients, they become just as if not more delicious!

[related: Kitchen Whiz: How To Put Up A Delectable Charcuterie Board At Home]

A little goes a long way for this food group. If you have some around the house (like these artistas and personalities), try jazzing them up into meals and desserts! Here are some healthy, out of the box ideas to start.

[related: Kitchen Whiz: Celeb-Bookmarked 'Stress Baking' Ideas]

Liza Soberano’s Banana Cake

On Episode 3 of Caldero Files, the Make It With You star demonstrated her unique use of a rice cooker. Her recipe hack is also flexible; any kind of banana will do plus the entire recipe budget-friendly!


  • Bananas
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour 
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt 
  • Eggs
  • Walnuts (optional)

Elisse Joson’s Parfait

Since quarantine started, Elisse Joson has been on a parfait roll! And she gets experimental with every mason jar. Check out her ‘Recipes’ highlights on Instagram for the step-by-step!


  • Yogurt
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Bananas
  • Granola, cereal, or any crunchy grain
  • Chia seeds
  • Honey (optional)

Lauren Reid’s Avocado Brownies

The Fil-Aussie influencer’s use of avo is a must-try for health-conscious bakers. Not only do you get your fudge fix, but you do so in a keto-friendly and low carb way!

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🥑 AVOCADO BROWNIES 🥑 • • I think we all knew that there had to be an avocado recipe coming up.. and I hope this one doesn't disappoint! It's a fudgey, healthier alternative to the traditional brownie. Give it a go, add some nuts, try it with AP or coconut flour. Serve it with fruit and icecream. Do whatever you like! Have fun 🥰 • • 2 avocados 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3-1 cup sugar/sugar alternative (keto) 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup unsweetened choc chips 1 tbsp coconut oil • • Mix first 8 ingredients in a food processor and set batter aside. Microwave choc chips in oil and add to batter. Pulse to combine. Pour batter into a lined baking tray. Pop in the oven at 180C for 25-30 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean). Allow to cool, and enjoy! • • This recipe is gluten free, keto, can be vegan if you use an egg replacement. The avocado taste isn't prominent, it's basically just there for texture. Give it a go and let me know what you think 🤘🏼

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  • Avocados
  • Almond flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sugar/sugar alternative
  • Eggs 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsweetened chocolate chips 
  • Coconut oil 

Mari Jasmine’s Strawberry Risotto

This pink Italian dish was very popular in the 80s, and has made a comeback in Mari's kitchen! Interestingly, the final product tastes more savory than sweet.


  • Strawberries
  • Arborio rice
  • Olive oil
  • White wine
  • White vinegar
  • Vegetable stock
  • Parmesan 
  • Salt

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