There’s no denying it. My favorite meal is dessert. There’s something so comforting, delicious, and satisfying about baking up something sweet.
I’m an avid baker which means I’m usually trying out a new recipe at least once a week. But, I’m also a fan of clean eating and balanced health. There are so many amazing healthy dessert recipes out there that will curb a craving without undoing your whole week.
Plus, I love the challenge of finding a healthy recipe that’s simple and doesn’t have a thousand steps.
Healthy means something different to everyone, but these 18 easy healthy desserts are all either lightened up, Paleo, vegan, full of whole nutrition, or are in some manner, healthier.
I like to indulge in a treat every now and then, but I love trying out healthy dessert recipes to see which ones hit the mark.
Here are the 18 easy healthy desserts that curb your cravings.
The Best Healthier Brownies
I’m a sucker for a good brownie, and this one definitely delivers! It’s thick and chocolatey. So, what makes it healthy? It uses oat flour and is lightened up with Greek yogurt for a protein boost.
Healthy Cookies and Cream Dip For One
This islike fluffy mousse and cookie dough had a baby—and it’s incredible. This dessert throws in healthy ingredients like protein powder and bananas to give this dessert a nutritious boost. It’s gluten free, vegan, Paleo, and totally delicious.
Via The Big Man’s World
Lighter Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust
Okay, so it’s a cheesecake and it still has cream cheese but it uses light cream cheese and greek yogurt the keep things lighter. It also uses Truvia instead of sugar. This is indulgent enough to curb your cravings, but lighter and smaller in portion because they’re bite sized!
Banana Split Bites
This is one of my favorite easy healthy desserts. It has those yummy classic flavors that you know and love from a banana split, but without all the added sugar and fat. This is a great treat for kids and it’s ready to go in less than 15 minutes. It combines bananas, strawberries, pineapple and dark chocolate with nuts for a chocolatey, fruity, sweet dessert.
Vegan and Paleo Pecan Pie Bars
These bars are so good I could cry. They’re sticky, sweet, and completely reminiscent of a Thanksgiving pecan pie. It uses coconut oil, coconut flour, and maple syrup for a rich, nutritious dessert. These bars are vegan and paleo so it’s a perfect crowd pleasing dessert.
Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble
This is the perfect after-dinner sweet treat. It tastes like a cobbler but is lightened up with rolled oats for the crumble and six glorious cups of sweet blueberries. Cinnamon warms it up and the maple syrup gives it a depth of natural sweetness that perfectly complements the fresh blueberries.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
This is the perfect summer treat. It’s fresh, bright and bursting with strawberry flavor. It’s only 4 ingredients so it’s super simple and fast to make. You basically blend and freeze. This tastes like a cross between froyo and sorbet.
Via Feel Great in 8
Skinny Homemade Donuts
Who doesn’t love a good donut? It’s the perfect excuse to have dessert for breakfast. These donuts are healthier because they’re baked so you eliminate all of the oil. They use Truvia and egg whites and are completely customizable so you can create whatever you’re craving.
Apple Slice Cookies
I’m on the fence about whether or not to consider these to be a dessert. So, they aren’t traditional cookies, but they’re definitely a healthy snack that will curb your sweet tooth. Plus, they’re so cute! This recipes tops the apple cookies with nut butter, coconut and chocolate chips, but you can throw in anything you like for a custom treat.
Paleo Coconut Oil Fudge
Ah, sweet, dense fudge. It’s paleo, dairy and gluten free, and comes together with just 5 ingredients. It’s dense, delicious and chocolatey. It’s the perfect trifecta.
Skinny Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
I love a good muffin, and these combine chocolate, banana and honey for a perfect sweet combo. It uses greek yogurt and the bananas for moisture. Honey is the only sweetener and throws in extra mini chocolate chips for a super chocolate boost.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Avocado has blown up recently as a key secret ingredient in healthy and decadent dessert recipes. The avocado makes this mousse thick and ultra creamy, plus it gives this dessert a boost of healthy fats. This dessert is vegan, tastes indulgent, and is topped with whipped coconut cream and fresh berries.
Via Well Plated
Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart
Tarts are a classic dessert favorite. This one is a modern, healthy spin on a traditional tart. It has only 4 ingredients. Dates and cashews make up the crust, greek yogurt is slathered on as a creamy filling in place of custard. Then the whole thing is covered in assorted fruit.
3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares
It doesn’t get much easier than a 3 ingredient no bake dessert. These taste like, and are remarkably similar to, no bake cookies. Combine honey, peanut butter, and oats for a tasty, easy, and healthier dessert. This recipe uses Skippy peanut butter, but I’d recommend using a natural peanut butter to avoid the added sugar and ingredients in Skippy.
Via Cookies and Cups
FroYo Berry Bites
These simple, healthy froyo bites are made with greek yogurt and fresh berries. The crust is made with almond meal so it’s gluten free and these come together really quickly. Just pop into a muffin tin and freeze.
Via Skinny Ms.
Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas
For something so simple, this shouldn’t be as good as it is. It’s simply bananas and cinnamon sugar. Kids love these and honestly, so do adults. It’s just delicious and coated in cinnamon goodness. Sub coconut sugar or another sweetener of choice. Just don’t skimp on that cinnamon!
Easy Vegan Oreos
If you say Oreos aren’t your favorite cookie then you’re a liar. We all love Oreos! And although Oreos are actually vegan, they aren’t exactly healthy. They’re super processed, albeit delicious, but that’s why this recipe is my go-to for when I’m craving cookies. The cookie portion is gluten free and 3 ingredients only. The fluffy cream in the middle is made with coconut milk. Do yourself a favor and make these ASAP.
Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Whips
The magic words: peanut butter whip. It’s two ingredients. It’s impossibly fluffy and ultra scrumptious. Mix peanut butter and cool whip. Then you just pipe these babies onto a pan and freeze. They’re super easy and super satisfying.
It’s okay to indulge, but when you can indulge smarter, I say go for it!
Which easy healthy dessert will you be whipping up this week?