15 of our favorite healthy dessert recipes that taste decadent, but are totally guilt-free! You’re going to love these easy dessert ideas big on flavor but light on everything else.
Anyone else feeling like they need a cleanse after all those Christmas cookies? Not like a juice cleanse, because ew, but just not eat cookies for breakfast everyday kind of cleanse. If you’re like me though, eating dessert isn’t optional. I simply won’t be satisfied. And just because you’re eating healthier doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice any tasty treats. So we rounded up our favorite healthy dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth!
So, let’s get to the best healthy recipes:
1. Raw Fudge Brownies
These no bake, vegan fudge brownies are what chocolatey, fudgy, decadent dreams are made of. They’re made with whole, raw ingredients and topped with a chocolate coconut ganache that’s to die for.
A small piece keeps me satisfied all night long!
2. Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
These almond butter chocolate chip cookies are gluten free, refined sugar free, and grain free thanks to almond butter, maple syrup, and almond flour. They’re the perfect healthier substitute for your traditional choco chip cookies!
3. Matcha Green Smoothie
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Sofi and I drink this smoothie every single day, and you should too! It’s packed full of protein, tons of greens, and basically tastes like a healthy milkshake.
4. Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
These muffins are made in one bowl with just 6 ingredients AKA easy to make, easy to clean up, and easy to eat. They’re packed full of protein and dark chocolate chips because ~balance~.
5. 37 Calorie Brownies
Alright, here’s the deal, this THE most popular recipe on Broma, and has been for years. And while the reviews are mixed, here’s what I’ll say: if you’re looking for a super low calorie dessert, you can’t beat these brownies. So, I’ll leave you with two tips to make these low calorie brownie the best they can be: use precise measurements + under bake them.
6. Healthy Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
AHHHH THESE ARE SO GOOD. It’s Carrot Cake for breakfast! This recipe comes to you from my friend Kate from Cooking and Kate and I loved it sooo much I had to share it with you guys. Plus, carrots are healthy right?
7. Peanut Butter Oat Energy Bites
Oh my god you guys, these balls are LIFE. A little nutty, a little sweet, a little chocolatey, and a whole lot of deliciousness. Perfect to grab and go when you’re walking out the door or a pick me up for a work out.
8. Coconut Cream Pie Chia Pudding
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I love starting my day with a breakfast that keeps me full for hours. I also love starting my day with something that tastes like dessert. And this Coconut Cream Pie Chia Pudding does both those things. Plus you can make them in big batches and keep this chia pudding in your fridge all week for a grab and go bfast!
9. Healthy Apple Crumb Bars
Sometimes you want a good ol’ piece of apple crumble, but sometimes you’re also lazy and don’t want to eat a crumble by yourself. Enter, healthy apple crumble bars: a cross between oatmeal bars and apple crumb. As a bonus they’re made with almond butter and maple syrup instead of butter and sugar!
10. Gluten Free Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
If you haven’t made these cookies yet, what are you even doing? They’re gluten free, grain free, delicious and loaded with chocolate. It’s basically my go-to of these healthy dessert recipes.
11. Vegan Reese’s
Is it just me or are regular Reese’s almost too sweet? Luckily there’s an alternative. These Vegan Reese’s are made with flaxseed meal and maple syrup, instead of powdered sugar, and they’re perfectly sweet. Vegan, or not, you’ll love these Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares.
12. Healthy Vegan Brownie Truffles
Whenever I’m having a hankering for chocolate (AKA all the time), these healthy vegan brownie truffles hit the spot. They’re chewy, rich, and made with just 5 ingredients!
13. Gluten Free Vegan Blueberry Crisp
This blueberry crisp is super easy to make with a crunchy, nutty, crisp topping that’s pretty much my fav thing ever. Plus fresh fruit is always a great idea to mix into your desserts!
14. Snickerdoodle Donuts
Want my honest opinion? These Snickerdoodle Donuts might be better than regular fried donuts. The dough is moist and flavorful and the cinnamon sugar is the perfect satisfying amount of sweetness, so there’s no need to dunk these in a sugary icing.
15. No Bake Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies
I know that cookies for breakfast sounds unhealthy, but these Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies are refined sugar free and packed with protein. I absolutely LOVE them, but beware they are incredibly addicting.
All that being said, try not to be too hard on yourself with all this “healthy diet” talk surrounding the new year. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with trying to eat a little healthier this year, but there’s also absolutely nothing wrong with eating a cookie every once in awhile.
Happy baking, whether that be with healthy dessert recipes orrr the real deal 🙂