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35 Healthy Desserts You're Going to Love

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If you're looking for healthy dessert recipes, you've come to the right place! We've got some awesome recipes for you! These desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth while still being on the healthier side.

From chocolate treats to fruity desserts, we've got all your favorite desserts. These healthier sweet treats are a great snack or post-dinner dessert.

Which one of these delicious desserts will you try? 

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Refined Sugar Free Desserts

If you're working on lowing your sugar, these desserts are a must! They're made with natural sugars (like fruit, honey or maple syrup) but do not sacrifice taste.

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

A ramekin with blueberry crisp and whipped cream.

This delicious blueberry crisp is refined sugar free, vegan, and gluten-free! It's a fantastic recipe full of healthy ingredients and is sweet and delicious while still being refined-sugar-free! You can make it with frozen or fresh blueberries.

It's a naturally gluten-free and vegan sweet treat as well. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding 

Chocolate chia seed pudding topped with raspberries in a glass.

This delicious chocolate chia seed pudding is an easy, healthy dessert recipe. It's made with chia seeds, oat milk, cocoa powder, and honey.

Chocolate lovers will enjoy this recipe! It's a creamy, healthy chocolate pudding with a fun texture.

Sunbutter Cookies 

Healthy sunbutter cookies on a white plate.

These tasty sunbutter cookies are a delicious treat! If you love alternative nut butters and sweet treats, you've got to try this cookie recipe.

This delicious cookie recipe is perfect for kids who can't take peanut butter or nut butters to school and need to pack an allergy-friendly option.

Grilled Apricots  

Grilled apricots with yogurt, honey, and hazelnuts on a plate.

This delicious grilled apricot recipe with yogurt, hazelnuts, and honey is a fantastic dessert. The perfect treat for a summer BBQ.

Chocolatey Healthy Dessert Recipes

If you have a craving for chocolate, any of these recipes will hit the spot! Most are vegan if you use a vegan chocolate and include six ingredients or less.  

Healthy Dark Chocolate Treats 

dark chocolate treats on a parchment paper

These healthy dark chocolate treats are a ridiculously simple recipe!

They're topped with pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and orange zest. They take just a few minutes to assemble and 30 minutes to set in the refrigerator. I think you'll love these delicious, easy, and fun little treats!

Vegan Chocolate Shake  

two glasses fo vegan chocolate shake topped with freeze dried raspberries

This vegan chocolate shake is rich, creamy, and refined sugar-free! You are really going to enjoy this delicious dessert.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates 

Peanut butter stuffed dates.

These peanut butter stuffed chocolate-covered dates are dipped in dark chocolate and finely chopped almonds and pistachios.

Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate Bites  

chocolate with trail mix

These delicious fruit and nut dark chocolate bites are a healthier way to enjoy a chocolatey dessert! They're easy to make and require only a few simple ingredients.

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites  

three pomegranate dark chocolate bites on a white background

This pomegranate dark chocolate bites recipe is ridiculously simple and delicious.

We're talking about three very simple ingredients (chocolate, pomegranates, and sea salt), minimal prep time, and maximum flavor.

Frozen Dessert Recipes

Sometimes we need a cold dessert we can stash away for anytime we need it. These fruit infused, frozen desserts are packed full of flavor and you will not be disappointed!

Blueberry Basil Coconut Milk Popsicles 

blueberry basil popsicles on a bed of crushed ice and blueberries

These blueberry basil coconut milk popsicles are an unlikely flavor pairing that I find delightful! They are creamy and so, so tasty. Perfect for a summer treat!

Strawberry Yogurt Bark Recipe

Strawberry frozen yogurt bark.

This delicious and easy strawberry yogurt bark with dark chocolate drizzle is perfect for a hot day!

Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream in Cantaloupe  

vegan blueberry ice cream in halved cantaloupes

This vegan blueberry ice cream, made with almond milk, and served in a cantaloupe bowl is a delicious and healthy snack or dessert.

The combination of fresh fruit is the best!

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles 

Closeup of a strawberry yogurt popsicle on a light green plate.

These strawberry yogurt popsicles are a healthy, naturally sweetened dessert recipe. If you like strawberries and cream, you'll love these flavors.

They're a great way to enjoy strawberries year-round since you can make them with fresh or frozen strawberries.

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

Strawberry blueberry yogurt bites topped with chocolate and peanuts.

These frozen blueberry and strawberry yogurt bites are topped with dark chocolate, flaky sea salt, and chopped peanuts.

Fruity, Healthy Dessert Recipes

If you're looking for a lighter tasting dessert, try one of these fruity recipes. Packed with fruit and beautiful presentations and perfect for parties and holiday events. 

Rainbow Fruit Board  

A rainbow fruit snack board with marshmallows and whipped cream.

This gorgeous rainbow fruit board is easy to pull together and fun to serve at a birthday party or brunch!

Healthy Raspberry Cake

A raspberry cake on a white plate with a piece cut out on a cake scooper.

This healthier raspberry cake recipe is absolutely bursting with fresh raspberries! It's a great dessert for a dinner party or birthday.

You'll use 2 pints of raspberries to top the cake - making for a beautiful and fruit-forward dessert.

Sour Cherry Crisp

Sour cherry crisp being spooned out of a pie plate.

This delicious tangy sour cherry crisp is a fantastic dessert recipe. It's not overly sweet but highlights the natural sweet and sour flavors of the sour cherries.

Adorable Heart Fruit Skewers 

Valentine's fruit skewers on a white plate.

These ridiculously cute and easy skewers are quick to make and fun to eat!

You can use strawberries, watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew, and blueberries to make these.

Rose Apple Tart Recipe

This rose apple tart recipe is a delicious way to celebrate apple season!

This recipe is beautifully spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. It can be made in a pie plate, cast iron skillet, or tart pan.

Caramelized Apple Crisp 

This caramelized apple crisp recipe is truly special! Caramelizing the apples in a saucepan prior to baking gives a super nice and complex flavor that will wow anyone.

Baked Apples with Oatmeal 

Baked apples with oatmeal in a large pan.

These baked apples with oatmeal are a dessert recipe everyone will love. The spices, oats, nuts, and sugar combine for a delicious filling, and the apples become even sweeter while they bake.

Dark Chocolate Watermelon

Closeup shot of watermelon triangles dipped in dark chocolate.

These dark chocolate watermelon slices are a ridiculously simple recipe. We've topped them with some crushed nuts, flaky sea salt, and coconut for even more flavor.

This is a great dessert to make with ripe summer watermelon!

Five Ingredients or Less Recipes

Sometimes, we just need a dessert fast. These dessert recipes include five ingredients or less and are made with just a few easy steps. 

Dark Chocolate Coconut Balls

Dark Chocolate coconut balls topped with shredded coconut.

These dark chocolate coconut balls are made with just four simple ingredients. They don't require a blender or food processor; they are the perfect sweet treat or snack. 

Healthier Peanut Butter Cups  

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

You are going to love these rich peanut butter cups! They’re ready in less than 15 minutes, and they taste great.

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Cake

Rice cakes with dark chocolate and peanut butter.

This delicious peanut butter cup rice cake recipe is the easiest healthy treat! These treats come together quickly by adding melted chocolate to a rice cake spread with nut butter and make a great afternoon snack or simple after-dinner dessert.

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Mint Sauce 

An overhead shot of grilled pineapple with lime mint sauce on a white serving dish.

This grilled pineapple recipe with minted lime sauce is a gorgeous, simple dessert that makes an already delicious fruit really shine.

The delicious flavor of the pineapple is heightened by the grilling for a superb fruit-forward dessert, and the lime mint sauce is surprisingly easy to make. 

Greek Yogurt Dessert Dip  

A small bowl of Greek yogurt dessert dip next to apple slices on a black plate.

This easy dessert dip is made with Greek yogurt, honey, almond butter (or peanut butter), and cocoa powder. It's a delicious, healthy dip for fresh fruit that's full of healthy fats. Store this dip in the fridge and bring it out the next time you need a delicious dip for your fresh fruit. 

The best part is it only takes 5 minutes to whip up!

Dark Chocolate Figs 

A closeup of dark chocolate dipped figs on a plate.

What could be better than ripe figs dipped in dark chocolate and topped with Himalayan salt? This easy recipe with dark chocolate figs is absolutely delicious.

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats  

Peanut butter rice krispie treats with chocolate drizzle on parchment paper cut into nine pieces.

Let's talk about how great these 3-ingredient healthy rice krispie treats are! (4 ingredients, if you want a chocolate drizzle) They're easy to make and so delicious!

You'll combine peanut butter (or almond butter), crisped rice cereal, and maple syrup for a delicious treat.

Comfort Recipes

We don't often think of comfort food when we're looking for healthy dessert recipes, but these recipes include healthy ingredients, are low in sugar, and taste delicious!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Healthy pumpkin pie in a pie plate.

This healthier pumpkin pie is absolutely delicious and relatively easy to make!

Like the traditional version, it's full of pumpkin flavor and lots of spices, but this recipe swaps in skim milk instead of heavy cream and coconut sugar instead of brown sugar for a lower-calorie option.

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Cookies 

pumpkin spice cookies with glaze

These healthy pumpkin spice cookies are full of pumpkin, oatmeal, and spice!

These cookies are fall in dessert form. They're lower in sugar than other pumpkin spice cookie recipes and made with healthier, whole ingredients, like whole wheat flour and oats.

Banana Oat Muffins 

Banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks on a small green plate.

You will love the delicious flavor of these blender banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks. Adding the ingredients in the blender makes this one of the best, easy healthy desserts. These muffins are one of our favorite healthy dessert ideas!

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough  

Healthy edible cookie dough in a ramekin.

This healthy, edible cookie dough recipe is a delicious one-serving dessert!

If you love chocolate chip cookies, you'll love this combination of almond flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. It's a great no-bake recipe.

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies  

Peanut butter cookies on a cooling rack.

These vegan peanut butter cookies are so tasty! If you like peanut butter, you're going to love this recipe.

They're naturally vegan and great for anyone on a gluten-free diet.

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

A closeup of a cup of healthy chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and berries.

You're going to love this healthy chocolate pudding. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. If you love a good chocolate pudding recipe, you'll love this chocolate avocado pudding, a completely smooth, chocolatey dessert with healthy ingredients.

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

With 6 simple ingredients, a delicious chewy texture, and about 20 minutes to prepare, You'll love these healthy banana oatmeal cookies. 

Healthy banana chocolate chip cookies on a white plate.

These recipes include something for everyone. The next time you're craving a delicious dessert, remember dessert doesn't always have to be unhealthy, even for holidays. 

Which one of these healthy recipes will you try?

Yield: 12 muffins

Healthy Dessert Recipes

Banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks on a green plate.

Try one of our favorite healthier dessert recipes! These healthy banana oat muffins are topped with tasty chocolate chunks.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes


  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup milk*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chunks or chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tray.
  2. Combine the bananas, oats, milk, egg, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a blender and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until oats are fully broken down. The batter should be smooth.
  3. Spread the batter out evenly across the muffin cups (about ½ cup in each).
  4. Top with the chocolate chunks.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the center of the muffins has set and the edges are a golden brown.
  6. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the tray.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

If you want to make swaps for refined sugar - try any of the following sweeteners:

  • agave
  • honey
  • coconut sugar
  • maple syrup
  • Medjool dates

If you want to try something besides all-purpose flour, then try any of the following - almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour, or whole wheat flour.


Sunday 28th of January 2024

The Banana Oat Muffins are amazing!! I made them last night and my son is asking for me to make them again because our family has already gone through them already.


Sunday 28th of January 2024

So glad they're a hit!

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