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20 Healthy Desserts You're Going to Love

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We love a healthy dessert recipe - it's one of our favorite things to share.

From chocolate treats to fruity desserts, we've got something you'll love. These healthier sweet treats are a great snack or post-dinner dessert.


Banana Oat Muffins

These delicious blender banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks are a healthy treat! They're made by combining rolled oats, banana, milk, and an egg in a blender.

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

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

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


Dark Chocolate Figs

What could be better than ripe figs dipped in dark chocolate and topped with Himalayan salt? These dark chocolate figs are absolutely delicious.

A closeup shot of dark chocolate dipped figs.

Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream in Cantaloupe

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

vegan blueberry ice cream in halved cantaloupes

Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate Bites

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.

chocolate with trail mix

Baked Apples with Oatmeal

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.


Healthy Rice Krispie Treats

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!


Vegan Chocolate Shake

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

two glasses fo vegan chocolate shake topped with freeze dried raspberries

Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

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

Vegan peanut butter cookies stacked together on a cooling rack.

Healthier Peanut Butter Cups

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites

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

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

three pomegranate dark chocolate bites on a white background

Caramelized Apple Crisp

This caramelized apple crisp recipe is truly special! Before baking the apples in the crisp, they are caramelized in a saucepan which leads to a far richer, more complex flavor.


Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates

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


Healthier Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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 can be made with or without the sugar drizzle. 


Blueberry Basil Coconut Milk Popsicles

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!

blueberry basil popsicles on a bed of crushed ice and blueberries

Dark Chocolate Watermelon

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.

Watermelon triangles on popsicle sticks dipped in dark chocolate and topped with sea salt, pistachios, and coconut flakes.

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Mint Sauce

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

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

Healthy Dark Chocolate Treats

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!

dark chocolate treats on a parchment paper

Adorable Heart Fruit Skewers

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.

Fruit skewers on a small plate.

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.

Yield: 12 muffins

Healthy Dessert Recipes - Banana Oat Muffins

Healthy Dessert Recipes - Banana Oat Muffins

These delicious and healthy dessert recipes are a real treat! Try our healthy banana oat muffins that are topped with chocolate chunks.

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

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup milk*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

Instructions

  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 1/2 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:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

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

Healthier Desserts Ideas

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.

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