We’ve combed the Internet for the best healthy dessert recipes. Here are our favorites, which include whole foods and no refined sugars. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the phenomenal flavors of your favorite treats. These options will please your taste buds and your waistline. Here are 74 Amazing Desserts for you to enjoy:
1. Homemade Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt (Chocolate Covered Katie) (pictured above). No need to go out for fro-yo; just whip it up yourself!
2. Healthy Banana Splits (The Recipe Renovator). This nutrish banana split not only treats your waistline better, but it also offers more grown-up flavors.
3. Mango Chili Lime Popsicles (Me Redone). This unlikely flavor combination is a fun change and a great treat!
4. Orange, Almonds and Raw Cacao Soy Cream Blocks (Good Chef Bad Chef). A great alternative to fudgesicles, these frozen goodies are also lactose-free.
5. Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries (Desserts with Benefits). Not much of a baker? These no-fail frozen treats can be perfected by anyone.
6. Clean Eating Cocoa Banana Almond Dairy Free “Ice Cream” (Off Beat and Inspired). Ice cream lovers will love this three-ingredient version, which gets its creamy texture from frozen bananas.
7. Chocolate Dipped Yogurt Bites (Sensual Appeal) (Gluten Free). These frozen yogurt bites include rice krispies for a pleasant crunch.
8. Tropical Avocado No Dairy Ice Cream (My Man’s Belly). The avocado in this lactose-free ice cream makes it oh-so-creamy.
9. Orange Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Mini Pops (Sugar-Free Mom). These frozen pops were created to mimic the “push-up pops” many of us grew up with.
10. Coconut Acai Berry Bowl (Healthy.Happy.Life.). This berry concoction is put together much like a smoothie but ends up thickier and frostier like a sorbet or frozen yogurt.
11. Raspberry-Peach Sorbet. This delicious, tart and sweet sorbet is made with 100% clean superfoods like fresh sweet berries, tangy citrus, local honey, and juicy pineapple, so it’s good for the body and the taste buds.
12. Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt. This tangy and mouthwatering lemon frozen yogurt is such a great alternative to ice cream. Not only is made with only 100% clean ingredients, it offers a lighter texture, and it tastes fabulous, too!
13. Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake (pictured above). Skinny Mini Desserts like our Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake are perfectly portioned for those must have times when a decadent treat is called for.
14. Sugar Free/Low Carb Cheesecake (From Fries to Fit).This cheesecake recipe will satisfy your craving but let you fit into your pants the next day.
15. Crunchynut Cheesecake (Prevention Magazine). Nuts add delightful texture to this healthier cheesecake.
16. A Deconstructed Raw Cashew & Lime Cheesecake (Good Chef Bad Chef). Get a little gourmet with this fancier dessert, made with macadamia nuts, cashews, berries and coconut.
Photo: Skinny Ms.
17. Peppermint Fudge (Skinny Ms.). A super-rich, super-yummy indulgence for the ones you love.
18. Sugar Free Peanut Butter Fudge (Easy Sugar Free Recipes). (We recommend low-fat cream cheese). Get your peanut butter fix with this indulgent treat.
19. 4 Ingredient Banana Coconut Fudge (Purely Twins). This fudge is so good and easy to make, you may want to make it tonight!
Cookies and Cookie Bites
Photo: The Kitchn
20. No-Bake Coconut Snow Balls (The Kitchn) (Vegan, Gluten Free) (pictured above). This gluten-free, nut-free and vegan delight is made with shredded coconut, coconut oil, vanilla, and cinnamon with a pinch of seal salt and sweetened with real maple syrup.
21. Carrot Cake Cookie Bites (Mix it Up). Using rolled oats instead of flour, these cookie bites are quick and easy to whip up and allow you the same carrot cake flavors without any guilt!
22. Almond Butter Cookies (Natural Sweet Recipes)(Vegan). Give a new nut butter a try with these chewy almond butter cookies.
23. No Sugar Oat Drops (Blueberry Girl). This recipe promises a sweet treat without any sugar, eggs, butter or anything that could even be considered unhealthy.
24. Raw Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites (A Simply Raw Life). Keep these cookie dough bites in your freezer for chocoholic emergencies.
25. Almond Oat Energy Bites (Dirty Laundry). A dessert that tastes great and gives you an energy boost? Awesome!
26. Peanut Butter Protein Balls (Desserts with Benefits). These bite-sized yummies also double as a great post-workout snack.
27. Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites (Pinch of Yum). Make a box of these for your valentine.
28. Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies (Sensual Appeal). These cookies are warm and gooey on the inside and slightly crispier on the outside. Divine!
29. Peppermint Patties (Marissa’s Well Being and Health) (Gluten Free). Try this alternative to the famous version, made healthier with coconut oil.
30. No Bake Protein Bites (Marissa’s Health and Well Being) (Gluten Free). A scrumptious, gluten-free protein snack.
31. Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (Purely Twins) (Gluten Free). Bet you can’t eat just one!
32. Carnival Cookies (Spoonful of Sugar Free). Also called “buried treasure cookies”, these bites include carnival favorites like salted peanuts and popcorn.
Photo: The Spunky Coconut
33. Marble Cake (The Spunky Coconut) (Gluten Free) (pictured above). This cake is seriously as good as it looks, and a great option for special occasions and holidays.
34. One-Minute Chocolate Cake (Chocolate Covered Katie)(We recommend using coconut palm sugar instead of refined sugar). Not only is this cake quick, but it’s a single-serve portion, which spares you the temptation of having leftover cake sitting on the counter.
35. Marshmallow Cake with Cranberry Orange Topping (Healthy Indulgences). Light and fluffy with a hint of citrus, this marshmallow cake is a fun adventure into a dessert you probably haven’t tried before.
36. Mini Coconut Lime Cream Cakes (Purely Twins). These creamy lime perfections are great for sharing with friends.
37. Paleo Cherry-Chocolate Chunk Cake for One (Spoonful of Sugar Free). Another single-serve cake including cherry and gooey chocolate.
Pies, Cobblers and Crisps
Photo: Pinch of Yum
38. Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Pinch of Yum) (pictured above). Although it’s not quite as popular as apples or peaches in desserts, rhubarb packs a lot of nutrition and works great in pies and crisps.
39. Coconut Cream Whoopie Pies (The Spunky Coconut) (Gluten Free). These gluten-free whoopie pies are what coconut cream was made for!
41. Sugar Free Peach Cobbler (Easy Sugar Free Recipes). This homestyle favorite skips the butter and is sweetened with agave nectar.
42. Raw Peach Cobbler (Immer Wachsen). A peach cobbler with all the comfort without the baking.
Photo: Natural Sweet Recipes
Brownies and Bars
43. Mint Brownies (Natural Sweet Recipes). Mint-flavored filling made with creamy avocado and whipped coconut cream make these healthy brownies extra special.
44. Paleo Pumpkin Bars (Elana’s Pantry). This yummy recipe uses coconut flour, honey, roasted pumpkin, celtic sea salt, chocolate chunks to give your taste buds a healthy treat!
45. Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabars (Oh She Glows) (Vegan). Make your own Larabars at home with just five ingredients: raw cashews, fine sea salt, pitted dates, vanilla extract and mini dark chocolate chips.
46. Deliciously Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies (The Healthy Foodie). Sweet potatoes make these brownies heavenly, to say the least.
47. Raw Brownie Recipe (The Rawterian). An uber-delicious no-bake recipe that tastes like real brownies!
48. Healthy Seven Layer Bars (Desserts with Benefits). Just because you’re trying to be healthy, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your dessert favorites. Try this better-for-you seven layer bar with homemade chocolate and butterscotch chips.
49. Whole Wheat Berry Crumb Bars (Sugar-Free Mom). Try these crumb bars with some nonfat frozen yogurt for dessert, or eat them alone for breakfast.
50. S’mores Rice Crispy Treats (Healthy.Happy.Life.). How could we put together a dessert list without including rice krispie treats? You’re welcome!
51. Zucchini Brownies (Not Deprived). These are a great treat to have lying around for family members who roam the kitchen for something sweet to eat.
Drinks and Smoothies
Photo: Me Redone
52. Warm Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Me Redone) (pictured above). Nothing will warm you up better on a cold day than this healthier alternative to hot cocoa.
53. Melon & Apple Granita (Eating Well). Ditch the slurpee at 7-Eleven and make this refreshing fresh-fruit slush instead.
54. Peach Green Smoothie (Pinch of Yum). Before you cringe at the words “green smoothie,” keep an open mind and give this one a try.
55. “Seeded” Watermelon Frosty (Healthy.Happy.Life.). A thick, refreshing watermelon slush with a few chia seeds sprinkled on top as a healthful garnish.
Dips, Sauces and Spreads
Photo: Natural Sweet Recipes
56. Healthy Nutella (Vegan) (Natural Sweet Recipes) (pictured above). Who doesn’t love Nutella? Now you can make it on your own the healthy way with raw hazlenuts, sugar-free chocolate, coconut sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
57. No Sugar Cookie Dough Dip (Chocolate Covered Katie). You’d never guess it, but this super-sweet dessert dip is made with chickpeas! Try it on fruit or even on breakfast foods like oatmeal and pancakes.
58. 3 Ingredient Fudge Dip (Me Redone). Pair this chocolately dip with fresh fruit kabobs for a great party appetizer.
59. Clean Eating 4-Ingredient Hot Fudge. Chocolate lovers, get ready to celebrate because now you can enjoy deliciously decadent hot fudge as part of a clean eating diet!
60. Mini Banana Pudding Dessert (pictured above). Who doesn’t love banana pudding? Now you can enjoy this comfort-food dessert at only 102 calories per serving.
61. Choc Berry Mud (Prevention Magazine). This thick, tasty pudding is packed with good-for-you ingredients like berries, avocado, and even spinach.
62. Three Ingredient Cinnamon, Vanilla, Almond Suja Pudding (The Skinny Confidential). Combine Suja Vanilla Cloud organic juice (found at health food stores) with chia and flax seeds and berries for a super-easy, super-healthy treat.
Quick and Easy
Photo: From Fries to Fit
63. Paleo Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries (From Fries to Fit) (pictured above). So simple but so delicious, these chocolate-covered strawberries are to-die-for.
64. Cherries with Ricotta and Toasted Almonds (Eating Well). This luscious, rich dessert is surprisingly simple to make.
65. Broiled Mango (Eating Well). There’s no dessert that’s better for you than this one, which just involves broiling mango slices and then garnishing them with lime juice.
66. Berries and Coconut Whipped Cream (Cupcakes OMG!). This light, sweet and tart treat is a perfect pick-me-up after a long day at work.
Photo: The Spunky Coconut
67. Chocolate Doughnuts (The Spunky Coconut) (Gluten Free) (pictured above). Doughnuts? Say what? Yes, it’s true – these donuts are full of yum without the guilt. And, they’re gluten free!
68. Homemade, Healthier Pop Tarts (Healthy Indulgences). We’ve all been tempted to pick up our old processed food favorites at the store. Why not try an alternative that removes the guilty aftermath?
69. My Raspberry Ripple (Prevention Magazine). Somewhere between a chocolate bark and a fruit pizza, this ripple will make you want to say, “Break me off a piece of that!”
70. Sugar Free Biscotti (Easy Sugar Free Recipes). (We recommend using pure butter and White Whole-Wheat Flour). Nothing tastes better than biscotti with your favorite hot coffee drink, and this version cuts back on the calories.
71. Stovetop Vanilla and Cinnamon Popcorn (A Fete for Food). Put a good movie on and munch on this sweet treat, made with olive oil, salt, vanilla and cinnamon.
72. Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (Healthy Indulgences). Steer clear of the candy aisle and partake of one of these lovelies instead.
73. Apple Pie Parfait (Sensual Appeal). This nonfat, high protein parfait makes a great autumn treat.
74. Three Ingredient Chocolate Bark (Sugar-Free Mom). Try this one over the holidays instead of the more fattening version.
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