8 Healthier Dessert Ideas

January 16th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to make healthier food choices? Just because you’re trying to eat better doesn’t mean you have to give up on the things you love. Indulge your cravings without the guilt with these healthier dessert ideas.

Featuring recipes that use avocados, agave nectar, yogurt and fresh fruit, these sweets offer a better-for-you alternative to eating sugary treats. A few vegan and gluten-free recipes also give those on restrictive diets the chance to partake of a delicious cookie (or two!) as well.

So don’t eliminate desserts completely! With a few simple swaps and these healthier dessert recipes, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your resolution!

Vegan Banana Bread

Baked better with vegan butter and applesauce, this homemade banana bread is a delicious way to start or end your day. Easy to make and package, this bread makes a great gift for friends and neighbors…and it’s so good you won’t even realize you’re missing the real deal!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Fall for the flavors of autumn with these Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies. A sweet morsel you can enjoy for breakfast or dessert, these cookies are made with gluten-free flour and blended pumpkin puree. Add a drizzle of melted white chocolate for a dash of sweetness.

Raspberry Peach Granita

Get a small taste of summer any time of year with this refreshing Raspberry Peach Granita recipe. Made using fresh raspberries and club soda, this sweet slushy is a healthier alternative to ice cream or gelato.

Avocado Brownie Bites

Even the most health-conscience food lovers crave a little chocolate now and then! Rich and delicious, these brownie bites use ripe avocados and agave nectar in place of butter and sugar for a sweet treat you can feel better about eating.

Macadamia Granola Bars

Rolled oats, quinoa, honey, macadamia nuts and flax seeds make these homemade granola bars a great way to jump-start your morning. Packed with nutrients and energy-fueled ingredients, these granola bars are sure to become a family favorite. You could even crumble them up for a tasty topping to your ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Use your favorite sugar-free peanut butter to make these yummy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies. A delicious treat the whole family can enjoy, these homemade cookies certainly don’t skimp on flavor. Serve alongside a glass of vegan-friendly almond milk for a tasty snack any time of day.

Healthier Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Packed full of wheat germ, agave nectar, low-fat buttermilk and fresh blueberries, these lemon blueberry muffins offer a better-for-you option for a quick breakfast (or dessert) on the go. Enjoy one or two with a protein-packed smoothie for a meal that will power you all morning long.

Pistachio and Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pops

Cool and refreshing, these Pistachio and Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pops pack in all the sweetness without the guilt. A cool treat you can enjoy any time of year, these frozen yogurt pops are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Do you have any suggestions for healthier dessert ideas or tasty swaps that give your favorite recipes a better-for-you twist? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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