15 Healthy Dessert Recipes to Enjoy Without Any Guilt!

The best part of every meal is the dessert. It’s the delight of the cuisine life. It’s the beauty everyone loves. And the best part, healthy dessert recipes are the easiest to make.

Yes, I said it! Healthy desserts aren’t that hard, and I have a list of 15 recipes to prove it.

These dessert recipes have been selected for their sweet taste, healthy ingredients, and simplicity to make.

You can’t go wrong with these recipes. You will love making and eating them.

Your family will do, too!

So, it’s is a win-win situation for everyone included. By the way, I’m pretty sure your doctor will approve of these if you ask him or her.

So, here are the recipes!

1 – Hearty Oat Cookies

Cookies, for kids, are one the best treats. For adults, they are a guilty food that we eat when we need to comfort ourselves. However, with this recipe, we won’t have to deal with that anymore.

Ingredients:

½ c. whole-wheat flour

¼ c. all-purpose flour

½ c. granulated sugar

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

1 pinch Kosher salt

1 c. quick-cooking oats

1 c. unsweetened shredded coconut

½ c. walnuts

¼ c. golden raisins

¼ c. dried cranberries

¼ c. pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

½ c. unsalted butter

3 tbsp. Honey

½ tsp. baking soda

3 tbsp. boiling water

How to Make:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the oats and coconut and toss to combine. Fold in the walnuts, raisins, cranberries, and pepitas.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and honey. In a small bowl, combine the baking soda and boiling water, then add to the butter mixture (it will become frothy).
  4. Make a well in the center of the oat mixture, pour in the butter mixture and mix to combine.
  5. Using wet hands, form the mixture into 15 balls (about 1/4 cup each) and place on the prepared sheets, spacing them 1 1/2 inches apart. Gently press each ball down so it is 1/2 inch thick and bake until golden brown, 16 to 17 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheets.

2- Strawberry Ice Cream

Who in this world doesn’t like an ice cream? This easy, healthy recipe is made with Strawberries, which taste so good as an ice cream topping as well. Check out the directions for making this recipe and be cool!

Ingredients:

1 lb. frozen strawberries

1 c. 2% plain Greek yogurt

¼ c. sugar

½ tsp. vanilla extract

strawberries

How to Make:

  1. In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse 1 cup strawberries until finely chopped. Transfer chopped berries to large metal bowl.
  2. In food processor, puree yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and remaining strawberries until smooth. Transfer to bowl with strawberries; stir until well combined.
  3. Cover and freeze about 1 hour, until firm but not hard. Garnish with strawberries.

3 – Sunday Best Fruit Salad

Your doctor will approve of this fruit salad recipe as it is as simple as it sounds. It is made of fruits cut into pieces and served in a colorful way. Therefore, you are not only eating healthy, but you are channeling the artist inside of you. Here are the instructions  for this dessert recipe.

Ingredients:

1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice reserved

2 apples, peeled and cored

1 (21 ounce) can peach pie filling

2 bananas, peeled and diced

3 kiwis

1 pint strawberries

How To Make:

  1. In a small bowl, toss the chopped apples in reserved pineapple juice. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the peach pie filling and pineapple chunks.
  3. Remove apples from pineapple juice and add to pie filling and pineapple mixture. Add chopped bananas to reserved pineapple juice and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Peel and slice kiwi and 1/2 of strawberries. Chop the other 1/2 of strawberries and set aside.
  5. Remove bananas from pineapple juice and add to pie filling mixture. Add chopped strawberries; toss together.
  6. Arrange kiwi slices around the edge of the serving bowl and alternate with strawberry slices. Chill and serve.

4 – Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

Everyone loves marshmallows. And everyone loves crunchy food. Also, everyone loves Brownies. Therefore, everyone will love these marshmallow crunch brownies as they are just the dessert you want everyone to enjoy at the table. Find out how you can make them yourself here.

Ingredients:

FOR THE BROWNIES:

Nonstick cooking spray, for pan

1 1/4 c. chocolate chips

1 c. butter

3/4 c. granulated sugar

1/4 c. brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/4 c. cocoa powder

1 tsp. espresso powder

pinch of kosher salt

2 c. mini marshmallows

FOR THE FUDGE TOPPING:

2 c. chocolate chips

1 c. peanut butter

4 tbsp. butter

2 c. cocoa krispies

Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling

How To Make:

  1. In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Add the melted chocolate mixture and mix until well combined. Add the cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt and stir until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until the edges of the brownies are mostly set, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove brownies from oven and pour marshmallows on top. Return to oven and bake until the brownies are cooked through and the marshmallows are melty, about 10 minutes.
  4. Let brownies cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, make fudge topping: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
  5. Cook, stirring often, until the chocolate and butter have melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and immediately stir in Cocoa Krispies.
  6. Dollop fudge onto cooled brownies and spread to make an even, thick layer, then sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool completely, then slice into squares. (For cleaner slices, refrigerate brownies until very cold before slicing.)

5 – Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

It looks tasty, and it tastes even better. This Greek dessert recipe is full of nutrients and sweetness of life. However, you can only enjoy this tart if you know how easy it is to make. It is one of the easiest, healthiest desserts you will ever taste. Check out how to make one at home by yourself here.

Ingredients:

15 Medjool dates, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes

1 and 1/2 cups raw unsalted cashews

1 cup Greek yogurt (I use vanilla, but any flavor works)

assorted sliced fresh fruit.

How To Make:

  1. Spray an 8″-x-8″ pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine chocolate and butter. Cook, stirring often until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  3. Add the melted chocolate mixture and mix until well combined. Add the cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt and stir until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until the edges of the brownies are mostly set, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove brownies from oven and pour marshmallows on top. Return to oven and bake until the brownies are cooked through and the marshmallows are melty, about 10 minutes.
  5. Let brownies cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, make fudge topping: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
  6. Cook, stirring often, until the chocolate and butter have melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and immediately stir in Cocoa Krispies.
  7. Dollop fudge onto cooled brownies and spread to make an even, thick layer, then sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool completely, then slice into squares. (For cleaner slices, refrigerate brownies until very cold before slicing.)

6 – Healthy Banana Cookies

Everything with bananas is healthy and sweet. And cookies are no more a guilty food when you make sure they are as healthy as possible. You can’t deny yourself this sweet banana cookies recipe; it’s really enjoyable! Here are the directions to make one at home easy!

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.

7 – Avocado Cheesecake

A cheesecake is usually what got you into the doctor’s office in the first place. They probably recommended that you should stop eating them so much. But then, you say “how about an avocado cheesecake?” And they said: “Yeah, that’s fine! Eat as many as you want!”

Learn how to make this simple cheesecake recipe here.

Ingredients:

FOR THE CRUST:

10 graham crackers

1/3 c. granulated sugar

6 tbsp. butter, melted

kosher salt

FOR THE FILLING:

2 8-oz blocks cream cheese, softened

2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted

1 c. sugar

Pinch salt

3/4 c. heavy cream

1/2 c. fresh lime juice

Zest of 1 lime

small lime wedges (for garnish)

How To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Make crust: In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl then add melted butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt and mix until combined.
  3. Press graham cracker mixture firmly into prepared dish. Bake until the crust looks slightly toasted, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Make filling: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, sugar and a pinch of salt until smooth and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add avocados and beat until smooth.
  5. Add heavy cream, lime juice, and most of lime zest (save some for garnish!). Beat until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Transfer filling to cooled pie crust. Garnish with more lime zest and small lime wedges. Freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours. Serve immediately.

8 – Orange-Banana Smoothie Pops

As kids, we all loved pops, and we still do now! It is one of those pleasures that we just can’t let go of. This oranges and bananas pops recipe is exactly what you need to remember all the good old days of childhood. It was a fun time, and this dessert recipe is just as fun! Find out how to make it here.

Ingredients:

1 container Greek yogurt

.67 c. thawed orange juice concentrate

2 large bananas

Zest of 1 lime

1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

How To Make:

  1. Puree one Greek yogurt, thawed orange juice concentrate, bananas, lime zest, and fresh lime juice in a blender.
  2. Pour into six 3-ounce molds. (We used mini baking tins with Popsicle sticks, but you can also substitute paper cups.) Freeze until smoothie pops are solid, about 4 hours.
  3. To release pops, dip molds into hot water until pops loosen and slide out. If using cups, peel away paper.

9 – S’mores Banana Bites

Just because you are going healthy, it doesn’t you have to deny yourself the pleasure of s’mores. We have you covered! This recipe is just as healthy as any other one you can find and it still has the best of s’mores. Learn how to make these yourself now!

Ingredients:

5 c. cornflakes

1 c. pecans

4 tbsp. unsalted butter

6 tbsp. maple syrup

16 oz. plain yogurt

16 oz. vanilla yogurt

2.67 c. Fresh fruit

How to make:

  1. Slice banana into 12, 1/2″ pieces.
  2. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Assemble bites: Place 6 banana slices on baking sheet and top with a large dollop of Marshmallow Fluff and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs. Top with remaining bananas to make a sandwich. Stabilize with a toothpick if desired. Freeze until firm, 1 hour.
  4. Once sandwiches are frozen solid, dunk half in melted chocolate, and then into remaining graham cracker crumbs. Place back in freezer until fully set, 30 minutes more (or until ready to serve).

10 – Cereal Tarts with Yogurt and Fresh Fruit

A fresh fruit tart as dessert will make everyone at the table feel so good about themselves. It is still as sweet as any other recipe, except that it is healthier than most of them. The best part about it is that you don’t have to finish it right there and then! This is how to make it very easily!

Ingredients:

5 c. cornflakes

1 c. pecans

4 tbsp. unsalted butter

6 tbsp. maple syrup

16 oz. plain yogurt

16 oz. vanilla yogurt

2.67 c. Fresh fruit

How To Make:

  1. Make the tart shells: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place eight 4-inch round tart pans with removable bottoms on a baking sheet and set aside. Place the cornflakes and pecans in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until combined — about 10 short pulses. Transfer the cereal mixture to a large bowl, drizzle with the melted butter, and toss to combine. Stir in the maple syrup. Evenly divide the cereal mixture among the tart pans and press along the bottoms and sides to form shells. Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  2. Assemble the tarts: Remove the shells from the molds and transfer each to a serving plate. Mix yogurts together and top each tart shell with 1/4 cup of yogurt and 1/3 cup fruit. Serve immediately.

 11 – Healthy Key Lime Pie

This doesn’t look as good as it taste, to be honest. It tastes WAY better than that! This key lime pie is super delicious and is everything a dessert is supposed to be and a little more. It is quite the healthy recipe with ingredients that have more nutrients than you think. You can easily find out how to make one yourself if you follow the instructions here!

Ingredients:

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:

2½ cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (you can use storebought or homemade!)

¼ tsp Salt

⅔ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor

FILLING:

one recipe Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk (made with 1 tsp Xanthan Gum, not ½ tsp!)

4 Large Egg Yolks

10g (1 tbs, packed) Organic Corn Starch

57g (¼ cup) Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt

1 tsp Key Lime Zest

¾ cup Key Lime Juice, freshly squeezed

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all of the ingredients. Press the mixture into a 9.5″ pie dish.  Bake for 13 minutes, or until fragrant and firm. Let cool while you make the filling.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk and egg yolks. Whisk in the corn starch, then whisk in the yogurt and lime zest.
  4. Last, whisk in the lime juice. It will look curdled at first, but just whisk it vigorously and it will become smooth.  Mixture should be very thick, like pudding.  Scoop the mixture into the crust and bake for ~16 minutes, or until set (when you move the pan, the center should jiggle slightly but stay in place, like jello)
  5. Let cool for ~2 hours, then cover and refrigerate overnight. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

12 – The Best Healthy Brownies

Another brownies recipe that is just as good and healthy as the first one of the list. It is easy to make with simple ingredients. You can make it even if you are a kitchen novice. It doesn’t require much from you and you can enjoy it without stressing about ruining it. Here are the instructions to follow.

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup refined coconut oil (solid at room temperature), melted

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

How to Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8×8″ pan with tin foil or parchment paper. Grease lightly with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla and eggs.
  3. Add in flour, cocoa, and sugar and stir until combined completely.
  4. Spread into prepared pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out almost clean. The brownies should still be glossy on top in the middle, but look dry at the edges and the toothpick may have some moist crumbs.
  5. Cool to room temperature before slicing.

13 – Homemade Twix Bars (Gf, Paleo + Vegan)

It’s unfortunate that you can’t enjoy Twix Bars from the store, but I have solution here for you. Make them at home by yourself! Twix bars aren’t that hard to make if you know your way around the kitchen, and the chances are yours will taste much better than the ones you used to love. Not only that, but these are as healthy as they come! Check out how to make them right here!

Ingredients:

For the shortbread crust:

⅔ cup coconut flour

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

⅓ cup coconut oil, solid

For the caramel filling:

½ cup creamy almond butter

⅓ cup pure maple syrup

⅓ cup coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the chocolate topping:

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

¼ cup cocoa powder

2 tablespoons maple syrup

½ teaspoon flaky sea salt

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 14×5” tart pan or 8×8” square pan with coconut oil (I recommend lining the pan with parchment paper as well if your pan doesn’t have a removable bottom).
  2. Combine coconut flour and salt in a bowl. Add the maple syrup and stir until fully combined and crumbly. Add the room temperature coconut oil and mix until a large dough ball forms, pressing out any clumps of coconut oil. I used my hands at the end to bring the dough fully together.
  3. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool completely.
  4. For the filling, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until all of the ingredients are melted and thoroughly combined. Pour over the crust and let cool in the refrigerator until set before topping with chocolate layer.
  5. For the chocolate topping, whisk together all of the ingredients and pour over the cooled caramel layer. Smooth evenly and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Let cool until set. Slice into 1-inch slices, or 16 squares. Keep stored in the refrigerator.

14 – 3 Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Cookies

This is probably the simplest recipe of this list. As you can see, it needs just 3 ingredients, and maybe you can add a few optional ingredients to make the taste even better. However, this chocolate cookies recipe is just as good with just the main 3 ingredients. Find out how to make it at the comfort of your own house today!

Ingredients:

2 very ripe bananas

About 1 cup of oats (looks for gluten-free oats if you have an allergy– some oats are contaminated with small traces of wheat)

2 large tbsp of unsweetened cacao

Optional mix-ins of your choice (chocolate chips, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, raisins, coconut flakes, flax seed, vanilla, diced raspberries, dried cranberries, etc.)

How to make:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  2. Mash 2 ripe bananas in a bowl, and then mix in up to 2 large tbsp of unsweetened cacao powder and 1 cup of quick oats until a cookie dough-like batter is formed (the amount of oats you need depends on the size of your bananas, so start with 3/4 of a cup and add more as needed). The mixture will seem dry at first, but after a few minutes of mixing with a spoon it will turn into a nice consistency.
  3. Place about 15 clumps of your cookie dough mixture evenly on your baking sheet. Flatten and mold them with your hands to form “cookie” shapes (these cookies will not flatten or change shape with baking).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!! Like most cookies, these are best when served warm, right out of the oven, but you can also store them in a tupperware container or ziplock bag for later.

15 – The Ultimate Healthy Carrot Cake

Yes, the title describes this recipe best. It is the ultimate, as in the very best, healthy carrot cake dessert recipe. It may not be the easiest one of this list, but it’s one of the healthiest on it. You have to try it out at least once every month! Find out how to make it here.

Ingredients:

for the cake:

2 ¼ cups (270g) whole wheat or gluten-free* flour

2 ¼ tsp baking powder

¾ tsp baking soda

2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

¾ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

3 large egg whites, room temperature

1 tbsp (15mL) vanilla extract

½ cup (120g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt

¼ cup (60mL) pure maple syrup

1 ¼ tsp vanilla crème stevia

¾ cup (180mL) nonfat milk

2 ½ cups (265g) freshly grated carrots (about 4-5 medium, peeled first!)

for the frosting:

1 cup (240g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1 (8oz) block Greek yogurt cream cheese, softened

1 ¼ tsp vanilla crème stevia

How to make:

  1. To prepare the cake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut two 9”-round circles out of wax paper to fit inside two 9”-round cake pans. Lightly coat the two 9”-round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Gently press one wax paper circle into the bottom of each cake pan, and lightly coat the wax paper with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg whites, and vanilla. Stir in the Greek yogurt, mixing until no large lumps remain. Mix in the maple syrup and stevia. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and stirring just until incorporated. (For best results, add the flour mixture in 4 equal parts.) Gently fold in the carrots.
  3. Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake at 350°F for 24-28 minutes, or until the center feels firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before inverting, peeling off the wax paper, and transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. To prepare the frosting, add the Greek yogurt, Greek yogurt cream cheese, and stevia to a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. To assemble the cake, spread a generous dollop of frosting on top of one of the cake layers. Place the second layer on top. Frost the tops and sides.

Conclusion

As I have said, these healthy dessert recipes are easy to make. You can try them yourself any time of the day, and you’ll see.

I was skeptical at first, but now I know why I love eating so healthy! It’s because it tastes so good!

Let me know in the comments down below which of these recipes you like!

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