20 Healthier Desserts

20 healthier dessert recipes that are still delicious and will satisfy any sweet tooth!

20 healthier dessert recipes that are still delicious and will satisfy any sweet tooth!Let’s face the facts.. this girl uses a lot of butter and sugar in her baking. So when I thought about sharing healthier dessert recipes, I asked my blog friends for their BEST healthier/skinnier/low fat recipes.

I am a big believer in dessert, so instead of reaching for that brownie or bowl of ice cream (guilty, here!) we can whip up something that’s lighter but still delicious!

Please keep in mind that “healthier” is a relative term depending on what you are comparing it to. In this case, I believe that all 20 of these recipes are way healthier than the 3 layer cake recipes I typically share.

Now there is no reason to pass up dessert ;)

Chocolate Avocado Bread | Hip Foodie MomChocolate Avocado Bread | Hip Foodie Mom

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Bites | MaebellsPeanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Bites | Maebells

Fluffernutter Apple Nachos | Inside Bru Crew Life Fluffernutter Apple Nachos | Inside Bru Crew Life

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix | Love Bakes Good CakesSweet & Salty Trail Mix | Love Bakes Good Cakes

Healthy Banana Cookies | Yummy Healthy EasyHealthy Banana Cookies | Yummy Healthy Easy

Skinny Chocolate Pudding Cupcakes | Beyond FrostingSkinny Chocolate Pudding Cupcakes | Beyond Frosting

Healthy Cookies and Cream Dip for One | The Big Man’s WorldHealthy Cookies and Cream Dip for One | The Big Man’s World

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Frappuccino | With Salt and WitSkinny Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Frappuccino | With Salt and Wit

Peanut Butter Oat Bars | Mandy’s Recipe BoxPeanut Butter Oat Bars | Mandy’s Recipe Box

Light Chocolate Mousse | Grandbaby CakesLight Chocolate Mousse | Grandbaby Cakes

2 ingredient chocolate ice cream | Cake Whiz2 ingredient chocolate ice cream | Cake Whiz

Healthier Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars | Food Faith FitnessHealthier Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars | Food Faith Fitness

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread | BakeritaPaleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread | Bakerita

Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake | Sugar and SoulGrapefruit Olive Oil Cake | Sugar and Soul

Blueberry and Cream Popcorn | Rachel CooksBlueberry and Cream Popcorn | Rachel Cooks

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola | Baking A MomentPeanut Butter and Jelly Granola | Baking A Moment

Grasshopper Avocado Mousse Parfait | The Organic Dietitian Grasshopper Avocado Mousse Parfait | The Organic Dietitian

Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies | Chelsea’s Messy ApronFlourless Double Chocolate Cookies | Chelsea’s Messy Apron

No Bake Banana Bread Bites | The Big Man’s WorldNo Bake Banana Bread Bites | The Big Man’s World

Fudgy Mocha Chocolate Chip Avocado Brownies | Joyful Healthy EatsFudgy Mocha Chocolate Chip Avocado Brownies | Joyful Healthy Eats

21 Responses to “20 Healthier Desserts”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 6, 2016 at 7:22 am

    This is such a great list! Now I can be healthy, and have dessert :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:26 am

      OH YEAH!

  2. DessertForTwo — January 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

    OH YUM! I’m so hungry!

  3. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — January 6, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Pretty sure my sister says my diet consists of cream, butter, and sugar (with some chocolate thrown in!) Glad to see I am not alone! Love these “healthier” recipes!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:28 am

      Your diet sounds a lot like mine :)

  4. Melissa — January 6, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Thanks for sharing this round up. I am always looking for healthier desserts, since I am dessert-obsessed, to satisfy my craving!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:28 am

      We sound a lot alike!

  5. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — January 6, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Such a great roundup, I can always use more healthy dessert recipes!

  6. Taylor@ Food Faith Fitness — January 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    This is such a great roundup! I think I could try them all :) :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

      I think we should!!

  7. Amanda | The Chunky Chef — January 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I’m all for healthier desserts, because Lord knows, I can’t give up all my sweets ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

      You and me honey.. :)

  8. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — January 6, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Pinning this list to save for sweet tooth emergencies!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

      Hahaha :)

  9. Cookin Canuck — January 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    There are so many great ideas on here, and I love that they all come with a portion of the guilt!

  10. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — January 6, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    This collection is right up my alley! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Oh for sure girl!!

  11. Abeer — January 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Omg! I want a bite of every single thing! lol

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 7, 2016 at 7:26 am

      I think that is acceptable!!

  12. So many great ideas!  Because resolutions or not, I am NOT giving up desserts!

  13. Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give — January 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    What a gorgeous round up! I’ll take one of each. :)

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