Desserts, by nature, aren’t necessarily the pinnacle of healthy eating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to make some of your favorite desserts healthier. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite healthy dessert recipes that make you feel much less guilty while still enjoying those decadent flavors we all love to indulge in from time to time. Let’s get to it!
1. Ela Vegan‘s Vegan Zucchini Brownies
Zucchini brownies might sound a little strange at first, but don’t knock ’em till you try ’em! You actually use quite a bit of zucchini, but you hardly taste them over the rich chocolate flavor. These are definitely on our healthy dessert recipes go-to list going forward. Get the recipe here!
2. The Healthy Family & Home‘s Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
We’re suckers for anything with chocolate and peanut butter, and the easier it is to make, the more exciting it is. No-bake cookies get made a lot with us! Get the recipe here!
3. General Wellness‘ Baked Lemon Donuts
Donuts are one of life’s greatest pleasures, but we all know that too much fried food can’t be good for us. Well what if there was a healthy dessert recipe for these amazing treats? General Wellness decided to bake her donuts, which gives us a little less guilt each time we stuff our faces with one. Get the recipe here!
4. Spinach for Breakfast‘s Paleo Apple Crisp
This Paleo Apple Crisp uses coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, and almond flour without any refined sugar or butter to create all that dessert goodness you see below. Get the recipe here!
5. 40 Aprons‘ Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Pudding
With only 6 ingredients and taking only 5 minutes to prepare, this chocolate pudding using chia seeds (a superfood, by the way) definitely deserves a spot on our healthy dessert recipes list. Get the recipe here!
6. The Big Man‘s World’s Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
These delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars have lots of chocolate chips, but are made with almond flour and coconut flour and are totally vegan, paleo, and gluten free, and are also a great low carb dessert option for keto dieters. Get the recipe here!
7. Simply Quinoa‘s Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie Bars
The crust is just oats, pecans, dates, and coconut oil, and the filling is just cashews, limes, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract, but wow are these good! If you’re more of a fruity dessert person, definitely try these. Get the recipe here!
8. Joy Food Sunshine‘s Sautéed Cinnamon Apples
Fruits in moderation can be a healthy dessert, but they can get old pretty quickly, especially if you were hoping for something a little sweeter. Well, here’s a way to spice up your apples (literally) and make them feel like a legit dessert. Get the recipe here!
9. The Healthy Family & Home‘s Gluten Free “Puppy Chow” Muddy Buddies
Most muddy buddies recipes Chex Mix and butter/margarine, but The Healthy Family & Home decided to mix things up and use gluten-free rice cereal, organic peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips, coconut oil and vegan powdered sugar to make these amazing bite sized pieces of deliciousness. Get the recipe here!
10. Forager Project‘s Strawberry Cashewmilk Yogurt Popsicles
Forager Project goes with cashewmilk yogurt, diced fresh strawberries, and maple syrup for these healthy frozen popsicles. These are guaranteed to be a hit with the kids! Get the recipe here!
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