3 Easy (and Healthy) Dorm Room Desserts


By Bree Weeden

These sweet treats are easy as pie – and much healthier!

Banana Chia Pudding:


  • 1 banana
  • ¾ cup non-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Optional: 1 tsp vanilla and/or cinnamon

In a bowl (or mason jar if you’re feeling special) smash the banana with a fork, then add milk and chia seeds and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight (at least 8 hours).

Peanut Butter Rice Cereal Bars


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir in cereal until thoroughly mixed, then transfer to a glass dish and cool in the fridge for half an hour. Top with melted chocolate chips.

Microwave Baked Apples


  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Core the apple to create a makeshift bowl. Fill hole with brown sugar and cinnamon, then place in a deep dish and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until the apple is soft and your dorm smells like warm apple pie.

Keeping a few of these key ingredients in your dorm cupboard will allow all sorts of creative desserts that are much healthier than other alternatives—let your inner chef explore and whip up some of these snacks for studying! If you create any of these dorm desserts, tag us at @ucdhealthyaggies on Instagram or Healthy Aggies at UC Davis on Facebook!

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