20+ Ramadan Desserts Ideas
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If you are looking for Ramadan desserts ideas, you have come to the right place. Here, I gathered over 20 of the best dessert recipes for iftar.
The best way to End you’re Iftar is with these delicious Ramadan Desserts.
In this collection of Iftar sweets and treats, you’ll mostly find traditional Arabic sweets, and a few modern dessert recipes as well. From baklava and namoura, to knafeh and puddings, there will definitely be an option for everyone!
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love these Arabic desserts whether you’re fasting or not.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is a holy month of fasting between sunrise and sunset, praying and abstaining from things considered to be impure for the mind and body for Muslims.
20+ Ramadan Desserts Recipes:
Baklava is delicious crisp phyllo pastry made with layers of a sugary, cinnamon-spiced nut mixture and topped with a simple syrup flavored with rose water.
Make sure to leave some room for a piece or two during iftar.
Knafeh is one of the most popular Ramadan desserts, made with a layer of shredded Phyllo dough, a layer of sweet cheese and a creamy filling mixture. Lebanese knafeh is then topped with a simple syrup, making a delicious savory and sweet dessert.
Namoura is a popular classic Middle Eastern dessert, during the month of Ramadan. Made with semolina flour and yogurt, and topped with a sweet sugar water syrup flavored with rose water.
Umm Ali- Bread Pudding
Umm Ali is traditional Egyptian bread pudding, that makes a perfect Ramadan dessert or iftar treat. It’s warm, rich, and delicious with a soft-silky texture.
This vibrant yellow Lebanese turmeric cake- sfouf is easy to make. It is also egg- free, butter- free and made in one bowl! Sfouf cake has a subtle earthy flavor and tastes as good as it looks.
Date Roll Cookies
No iftar is complete without these delicious date cookies!
Mahalabia- Lebanese Milk Pudding
This simple Lebanese Milk Pudding, aka Mahalabia is so easy and quick to make! With only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, you can make a sweet treat! Garnish with your favorite crushed nuts and serve it for dessert, breakfast or snack! Mahalabia is a great Ramadan dessert idea!
Coconut Date Bars
These coconut date bars are naturally high in sugar and have the right kinds of carbohydrates to rejuvenate your body’s energy levels, especially after fasting.
Lebanese Rice Pudding- Riz Bi Haleeb
Creamy, sweet and so, so easy to make. This Middle Eastern Rice Pudding recipe also known as Riz Bi Haleeb is one of the Ramadan desserts classics.
Chocolate Covered Dates with Almonds
Many people like to break their fasting with dates, because dates are high in fiver. Eating one to three dates before anything else to break your fast is a great way to combat the exhaustion you may feel from fasting.
Custard Biscuit Pudding
Easy and delicious, this rich Custard Biscuit Pudding recipe is one of my favorite desserts! Made with a layer of white custard, a layer of chocolate custard and topped with sprinkles of shredded chocolate. This velvety and smooth custard pudding is a lovely addition to you Ramadan desserts menu.
Apricot Jam Tart
Simple homemade short-crust pastry dough, filled with a simple Jam filling, and then finished with crunchy crumbles of more pastry spread on top.
Banana Crumb Muffins
Delightfully different and studded with dates and walnuts, these quick banana muffins are a great way to break you fasting.
No-Bake Granola Bars
These healthy granola bars make a wonderful Ramadan treat, perfect for suhour or ifatr!
Banana Bread with Dates and Walnuts
With its super-moist texture and incredibly soft crumb, you’ll love this healthy banana bread recipe.
No-Bake Biscoff Truffles
Deliciously creamy bite-sized no-bake lotus biscoff truffle balls, coated with a milk chocolate shell, and drizzled with even more chocolate!
Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
This No-Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Cups recipe is easy to make, comes together in just 15 minutes and is full of feel-good ingredients that are irresistibly delicious! These are like little Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, but homemade and healthy!
No Bake Strawberry Tart
Crushed graham crackers are formed into a crust filled with a layer of subtly sweet pastry cream filling and a layer of whipped cream, and topped with fresh strawberries. This no bake tart recipe is simple, satisfying, and filled with so many fresh flavors.
Orange Bundt Cake
This Orange Bundt Cake is light, moist and full of fresh orange juice and zest flavor; baked in a rose shaped Bundt pan for a lovely sculpted look.
Jam Filled Cookies
These jam cookies are easy to make, It has the perfect buttery shortbread with a hint of lemon zest and a sweet apricot jam filling. They can be made ahead for the Ramadan month.
Melting Moments Cookies
Melting Moments Cookies- Exactly as the name implies. Delicious fluffy butter cookies that melt in your mouth.
DID YOU MAKE ANY OF THESE RAMADAN DESSERTS?
Please leave a comment and rating below, and let me know what you thought of this round up of Ramadan dessert recipes. Be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thesaltandsweetkitchen, so that I can follow along.
I literally can’t wait to make these Ramadan desserts, it’s my favourite part of iftar and if there’s leftovers I usually eat it for suhoor too!
Yay! I hope you enjoy 🙂
I feel so lucky I found you page on pinterest. Now I have all the ramadan desserts in one place. I can’t wait to start cooking. Ramadan Kareem.
Aww that’s super sweet! Ramadan Kareem 🙂
Lovely Ramadan recipes. I’ll be trying some out.