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85 Healthy Desserts (Vegan, Gluten-Free, and More!)

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Be prepared for any occasion with this comprehensive list of 85 easy and healthy desserts! With options ranging from fruity summer desserts to year-round gluten-free desserts and tried and true simple healthy dessert recipes, this comprehensive list is sure to have you covered.

A hero image for healthy dessert recipes with a photo of oat cake, small cups of vegan pudding, and a nutella pizza.

Maybe you are planning a heart-healthy dessert for a birthday party or strategizing your next potluck contribution. Possibly, you want to treat your family just because. Any reason is more than enough to explore this selection of the best healthy desserts and healthy sweet treats!

Browse my complete list of healthy sweets below, or click your desired topic in the table of contents to access all things healthier desserts!

Low Sugar Desserts

Have your cake and eat it too with these low-sugar sweets! Just because they are low in processed sugar doesn’t mean they lack flavor or satisfaction! With everything from low-sugar cinnamon rolls to sugar-free oatmeal raisin cookies, there’s sure to be a healthy and easy low-sugar dessert recipe for everyone.

This list of low sugar dessert recipes is by no means exhaustive; many of the recipes in the following categories are also low in processed sugar!

1. Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

Air fryer cinnamon rolls on a baking sheet.

Calories: 232 Fiber: 5g — Protein: 7g

Made with coconut sugar or a small amount of brown sugar, whole wheat flour, and dried fruit and nuts, these low-sugar cinnamon rolls are a must have on your list of healthy low sugar desserts! They are satisfying to eat and so fun to make! Enjoy these tender and sweet cinnamon rolls for breakfast, brunch, or your next holiday gathering!

2. Sugar-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Calories: 108 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 2g

Thanks to monk fruit, these whole-grain cookies are devoid of processed sugar while still being tender, chewy, and delicious! They are packed with healthy ingredients and are super easy to make. If you like oatmeal, you will love these healthy cookies!

3. Vegan French Toast Casserole

easy healthy egg free low calorie gluten free vegan french toast casserole recipe with fresh berries

Calories: 113 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 5g

A decadent, yet nutritious breakfast that can also double as an easy low-sugar dessert. Made with whole grain bread and packed with flavor, it’s a great make-ahead recipe that you can enjoy for a few days at a time! It’s naturally vegan, and can easily be adapted for a gluten-free diet too!

4. Nutella Pizza

Top view of Nutella pizza with banana (dessert pizza recipe) on parchment paper.

Calories: 194 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 3g

This dessert pizza features an easy-to-make homemade Nutella spread, trimming the sugar down while still delivering great flavor. Great on its own or to finish off a pizza dinner!

5. Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

no bake peanut butter bliss balls on a white platter

Calories: 90 — Fiber: 1.3g — Protein: 3.1g

This low calorie dessert under 100 calories per serving has no added sugar and simple no-bake instructions. This is one of our favorite heart healthy desserts because it’s made for nutritious ingredients that are sure to satisfy. Easy-to-make peanut butter balls are a portable dessert or sweet snack you can enjoy any time of day!

6. Ferrero Rocher Recipe

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher truffles stacked on a white plate.

Calories: 128 — Fiber: 2.8g — Protein: 4.4g

These lightened-up hazelnut chocolate bites are a healthier version of a Ferrero Rocher recipe! They are chocolatey, nutty, easy to make, and high in protein, too. You will not be able to stop eating these easy low-sugar desserts!

7. Lemonade Popsicles

Homemade lemonade popsicles on a white tray with lemon slices as a garnish.

Calories: 22 — Fiber: 0.1g — Protein: 0.05g

If you are looking for a healthy lemon dessert recipe, you will love these lemon popsicles! With simple ingredients and a cool, tart flavor, this recipe is one of the easiest healthy desserts to make! They are perfect for summer days, pool parties, or barbecues!

Vegan Desserts

If you are looking for a great vegan dessert recipe, you are in the right place! Below are some of my top-rated healthy vegan desserts. Most of these dessert recipes are both vegan and gluten-free, making them great allergy-friendly picks and work well with a healthy lifestyle!

8. Vegan Nutella

Healthy homemade vegan nutella in a glass mason jar.

Calories: 187 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 4g

If you like Nutella, you are going to love this vegan chocolate hazelnut spread! Made with raw hazelnuts, dark chocolate, and sweetened with maple syrup, there’s a reason why it’s rated 5 stars! Enjoy this gluten free vegan dessert on toast, vegan ice cream, or drizzle it over cakes, pancakes, waffles, cookies, and more!

9. Vegan S’mores

Vegan s'mores on a brown serving plate.

Calories: 163 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 2.5g

Whether you make this vegan treat in the microwave or at the firepit, it’s a guaranteed treat! Incredibly easy to make and 100% plant-based!

10. Easy Vegan Graham Cracker Recipe

Vegan graham crackers on a wire rack.

Calories: 64 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 1g

Naturally vegan, dairy-free, and made with wholesome ingredients, these low calorie sweets are a fun recipe for the whole family! Make vegan s’mores with them, or enjoy the graham crackers as a healthy snack, dipped in a glass of plant milk!

11. Vegan Vanilla Pudding

Vegan pudding topped with fresh berries in a glass bowl.

Calories: 158 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 1g

Smooth, creamy, sweet, and made with no dairy or animal ingredients, this vegan vanilla pudding is great for any occasion or recipe that calls for traditional pudding!

12. Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Easy healthy vegan zucchini muffins with chocolate chips on a white tray.

Calories: 193 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 4g

Vegan zucchini muffins are tender, moist, sweet, and a great way to enjoy a few extra veggies! Sweetened with coconut sugar, these muffins are also processed sugar-free, easily made gluten-free, and totally delicious.

13. Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Vegan pineapple upside down cake on a white plate.

Calories: 182 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 2g

This easy vegan pineapple upside down cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next family dinner or dinner party. It’s a simple cake recipe made extra gooey from the caramelized pineapple and yummy moist vanilla cake base. Serve it with whipped coconut cream or vegan vanilla ice cream!

14. Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Healthy gluten free vegan breakfast cookies served on a white plate.

Calories: 134 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 4g

With rolled oats, dried cranberries, chia seeds, cinnamon, and natural nut butter, there’s a whole lot to love about these easy vegan desserts. Enjoy as a grab-and-go breakfast or as a mid-afternoon treat!

15. Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

healthy rice krispie treats on a white plate

Calories: 49 — Fiber:1g — Protein: 1g

Healthy rice krispie treats with all the buttery, gooey goodness, but none of the guilt! These portable cereal-based treats are dairy-free, vegan, and kid-approved. Pro-tip: make a double batch because these vegan gluten free desserts disappear fast!

Want more plant-based treats? Click HERE for my complete list of easy vegan dessert recipes!

Gluten-Free Desserts

Whether you are gluten-free or not, you’ll be able to satisfy any sweet craving with my gluten free dessert recipes! With everything from pie crust to pumpkin bread and brownies, there’s sure to be a gluten-free dessert or gluten-free treat for you!

Looking for even more gluten free dessert ideas? Many of the recipes in the other dessert categories on this page are also made without gluten!

16. Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Gluten free pie crust in a white baking dish.

Calories: 109 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 1g

Flaky and buttery pie crusts aren’t just for our gluten-eating friends! This homemade gluten-free pie crust recipe is tender, easy to make, and bakes up perfectly every time. This is the best gluten-free dessert base for pies, pastries, and more!

17. Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Gluten free apple cake on a plate with maple syrup, garnished with apple slices.

Calories: 236 — Fiber: 4g — Protein: 5g

Sweetened with apples, cinnamon, and coconut sugar, this healthy apple cake is warmly spiced, tender, and low in sugar! It’s a must-have at any fall celebration and a great way to feature fresh apples.

18. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Calories: 229 — Fiber: 1.6g — Protein: 2.3g

With a streusel topping, moist pumpkin, and warm spices, this gluten-free pumpkin bread is all you know and love about pumpkin bread but without any wheat or gluten ingredients. Great for dessert or a sweet treat!

19. Flourless Brownies

Flourless gluten free brownies on a white background.

Calories: 91 — Fiber: 1.8g — Protein: 2.2g

Fudgy chocolatey brownies without gluten! These gluten-free treats have a secret ingredient that makes them moist and rich without all of the calories and fat! This is the perfect dessert to serve to chocolate lovers, or whenever you’re craving something rich and indulgent without all the gluten.

20. Gluten-Free Biscotti with Apricots and Walnuts

Gluten free biscotti on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 56 — Fiber:06.g — Protein: 1g

Get ready for the best gluten-free biscotti recipe! These twice-baked Italian-style cookies are perfectly sweet, crunchy, nutty, and satisfying. Bonus: these gluten-free desserts are also low in sugar and vegan too!

21. Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Almond flour peanut butter cookies on a white plate.

Calories: 145 — Fiber: 1.8g — Protein: 5.9g

Calling for only 6 easy-to-find ingredients, these almond flour cookies are a joy to make and to eat! They’re also low in carbs, sugar-free, gluten-free, and a hit with the kiddos!

22. Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins on parchment paper on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 223 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 4g

Tender, light, and totally tasty, gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins are a must-make recipe for a healthy dessert! Super easy to make and great for kids, too!

Dairy Free Desserts

On the hunt for an amazing non-dairy dessert? I have you covered! Below are some of my most popular and well-rated dairy-free dessert recipes. This list of lactose-free desserts is perfect for anyone who is lactose intolerant or who simply avoids dairy!

For additional dairy-free recipes, also see my vegan list of recipes above and browse additional categories for dairy-free and vegan dessert recipe options! Bonus: many of the healthy dessert options listed below and in the gluten-free section are both gluten-free and dairy-free dessert recipes!

23. Eggless Brownies Recipe

easy, healthy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg free brownies with walnuts on a white plate

Calories: 187 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 2g

Eggless brownies: a naturally gluten-free dairy free dessert that’s worlds better than the boxed variety! Ready in less than an hour, fudgy, and oh-so-chocolatey!

24. Dairy-Free Blueberry Muffins

Dairy free blueberry muffins served on a white plate.

Calories: 201 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 3g

Buttery, moist, sweet, and studded with juicy berries, these non dairy desserts are a welcome addition to any sweet spread! With a few swaps you can make this into a vegan, dairy free gluten free dessert too!

25. Vegan Peach Cobbler

Vegan peach cobbler in a white serving dish.

Calories: 153 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 2g

Vegan peach cobbler: a healthy peach dessert that’s totally delicious and a true crowd-pleaser! Sweet, warmly spiced, buttery, and comforting, this easy cobbler recipe can be made year-round. Add it to your list of dairy free dessert recipes to try today!

26. Oat Milk Hot Chocolate

Homemade oat milk hot chocolate in a mug on a saucer.

Calories: 147 — Fiber: 6g — Protein: 2g

Naturally-sweetened, super chocolaty, and rich, there’s never a bad time Oat Milk Hot Chocolate! This recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, making it a great treat for anyone with food allergies.

27. Healthy Apple Carrot Muffins

Healthy apple carrot muffins on the counter with shredded coconut and a jar of milk in the background.

Calories: 230 — Fiber: 3.7g — Protein: 3.2g

Healthy apple muffins allow you to enjoy classic fall flavors without the dairy! Featuring apples, cinnamon, carrots, and applesauce, they are perfect for fall but can be enjoyed year-round. These lactose free desserts are also processed sugar-free and easily made vegan!

Ice Cream Recipes

Ice cream doesn’t have to be high in sugar and saturated fat! Below I share my favorite healthy ice cream recipes. With a few fruit and banana nice cream recipes and even a healthy ice cream maker recipe, I have your ice cream cravings covered!

28. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate banana ice cream in a black serving bowl with chocolate chips on top.

Calories: 177 — Fiber: 2.5g — Protein: 7.2g

This chocolate banana ice cream is so creamy, rich, and sweet, unsuspecting eaters will never guess it’s so good for you! With bananas, yogurt, dark chocolate, and walnuts, it’s a 4-ingredient, easy healthy dessert recipe that you can feel great about enjoying! Easily made vegan and dairy-free!

29. Vegan Matcha Ice Cream

Vegan matcha ice cream in a white bowl garnished with lemon zest.

Calories: 161 – Fiber: 1g — Protein: 7g

With a green tea and lightly grassy flavor, vegan matcha ice cream is an easy-to-make recipe that even dairy lovers will request. It’s rich, sweet, nutty, and so creamy– truly one-of-a-kind!

30. Caramel Nice Cream

Two scoops of vegan caramel nice cream in a white bowl.

Calories: 156 — Fiber: 4g — Protein 2g

What’s not to love about this caramel nice cream? It’s creamy, delicious, cool, and satisfying while being gluten-free, vegan, and processed sugar-free! Make it for a summer treat, an easy weeknight dessert, or an afternoon snack!

31. Mango Nice Cream

Mango nice cream in a glass serving dish.

Calories: 106 — Fiber: 2.4g — Protein: 1.1g

If you love mango, this mango nice cream is for you! Made with mangos, bananas, plant milk, and an optional natural sweetener, this homemade ice cream is smooth, sweet, and decadent!

Chocolate Desserts

What is dessert without chocolate?! Well, thankfully you can enjoy your chocolate and feel good about what you are eating, too with this selection of rich healthy chocolate dessert recipes. From Chocolate Truffles to chocolate peanut butter eggs, try any of these healthy chocolate recipes to get your chocolate fix!

32. Vegan Protein Balls

Stack of vegan protein balls made with peanut butter, oats, protein powder, and chocolate chips, in a white bowl with a hand picking up one ball.

Calories: 130 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 5g

These vegan protein balls with chocolate chips make a great healthy dessert idea or snack! Made with oats, peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, and chocolate chips, they are rich and nutty while being nutritious and easy to make!

33. Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Healthy desserts including tofu chocolate mousse on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 115 — Fiber: 1.8g — Protein: 4g

One bite of this light and airy diet friendly dessert and you’ll never guess it’s made with tofu! This recipe is naturally processed sugar-free, vegan, and gluten-free!

34. Edible Brownie Batter

Easy edible brownie batter served in a glass jar, topped with chocolate chips.

Calories: 206 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 2g

Ready in 10 minutes, this quick healthy dessert recipe is full of chocolatey flavor, easily made vegan, and will satisfy any chocolate craving! It’s a true chocolate-lovers delight!

35. Beet Brownies

Dark chocolate beet brownies cut and presented on a white tray.

Calories: 284 — Fiber: 7g — Protein: 6g

Naturally providing moisture and sweetness, beets make for fantastic brownies! They’re fudgy, rich, and ultra-chocolatey while being a great source of fiber and protein! Vegan and low in processed sugar.

36. Protein Powder Mug Cake

Chocolate protein powder mug cake served in a mug, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Calories: 378 — Fiber: 5g– Protein: 19g

If you are looking for a healthy chocolate treat you can enjoy in just minutes, this protein powder mug cake is for you! Boasting 19 grams of protein and easily made vegan and gluten-free, it’s a nutritious pick any time you are in the mood for chocolate!

37. Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan chocolate chip muffins on a white plate.

Calories: 254 — Fiber: 2g– Protein: 4g

If you like chocolate, you will love these vegan chocolate chip muffins! These healthy quick desserts are tender, moist, and great any time of day. Made with just 8 ingredients in only 30 minutes!

38. Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate peanut butter eggs on a white plate.

Calories: 171 — Fiber: 3.1g — Protein: 3.8g

Like Reese’s rich peanut butter cups, but so much healthier, these healthy homemade peanut butter eggs are low in sugar but still full of that rich peanut butter and chocolate flavor! They are bite sized chocolate delights that are simple to make with just 4 ingredients!

Holiday Dessert Recipes

Enjoy the holidays with healthy Christmas treats and Christmas dessert recipes you can feel good about! Whether you are looking for a vegan Christmas dessert, kid-friendly treats, or a gluten-free Christmas dessert cake recipe, feel confident about celebrating the holidays with these lightened-up and festive recipes!

39. Vegan Christmas Pudding

Traditional English vegan Christmas pudding topped with berries on a white plate.

Calories: 344 — Fiber: 6g — Protein: 6g

This vegan Christmas pudding is a steamed and sticky cake with boozy fruit and warming spices, just like the British classic. It is dairy and egg-free, easy to make, rich, moist, and a real holiday treat, a must have on your list of healthy Christmas desserts!

40. Christmas Muffins

Chocolate chip Christmas muffins served on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 274 — Fiber: 2.8g — Protein: 3.6g

These chocolate chip muffins are the perfect treat for the whole family to enjoy on Christmas morning! Light and fluffy, with mini chocolate chips and red and white sprinkles, these festive treats will quickly become one of your favorite desserts for the holidays!

41. Easy Vegan Fruit Cake

Vegan fruit cake sliced and served on brown parchment paper.

Calories: 255 — Fiber: 4g — Protein: 3g

With dried fruits, nuts, chia seeds, light brown sugar, and cinnamon, this vegan Christmas dessert is a delicious but lighter fruit cake that your family will enjoy eating!

42. Vegan Mincemeat

Vegan mincemeat in glass jars with holiday decorations surrounding the jars.

Calories: 118 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 1g

Enjoy mincemeat without beef suet or butter! This fruit-forward dessert is made with delicious ingredients like coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, warm seasonings, and more. Serve it on top of ice cream, as a cinnamon roll or bread filling, in thumbprint cookies, and more!

43. Strawberry Santa Hats

Strawberry santa hats displayed on toothpicks standing up.

Calories: 19 — Fiber: 0.5g — Protein: 0.2g

The kids will love these strawberry santa hats! With just 3 ingredients and a few simple steps, the whole family will love making and eating these festive treats! Substitute in vegan whipped cream and you’ll have a vegan and gluten free Christmas dessert that works for all dietary needs!

44. Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Christmas rice krispie treats on a white countertop.

Calories: 170 — Protein: 0.8g

These festive brown rice cereal treats are a hidden good source of whole grains and are a fun recipe to make with the kids! Bonus: shape the rice krispies into candy cane or Christmas tree shapes to add variety to your treats – they’ll even look like little healthy Christmas cookies that way!

45. Gingerbread Bundt Cake

Gingerbread bundt cake topped with powdered sugar and fresh fruit on a white plate.

Calories: 227 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 2g

Gingerbread bundt cake is dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free, but no one will be able to tell! With brown sugar, nutmeg, allspice, ground ginger, and more, it’s warmly spiced, sweet, and welcome at almost any holiday table!

Cakes & Cupcakes

We love cakes and cupcakes, but not all of the sugar that usually comes with them! With everything from low-sugar, vegan, and dairy-free cake recipes to healthy cupcake recipes and more, check out this selection of healthy cake recipes that you can feel good about eating. Bonus: I even share some of my favorite healthy mug cake recipes!

46. Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

Calories: 190 — Fiber: 1.2g — Protein: 3.3g

A few easy swaps make for a lightened-up nutrition profile, but it certainly isn’t lacking in a rich and tasty flavor! It’s a healthy cupcake recipe you can feel good about enjoying.

47. Biscoff Mug Cake

Homemade biscoff mug cake served in a white mug, topped with ice cream, a drizzle of cookie butter and a biscoff cookie.

Calories: 299 — Fiber: 0.5g — Protein: 3g

If you love gooey Biscoff butter you will love this healthy mug cake recipe! With just a handful of ingredients, this soft and fluffy mug cake is ready in less than 6 minutes. Talk about the perfect treat!

48. Vegan Pound Cake

Vegan pound cake with vanilla glaze, on a cutting board.

Calories: 228 — Fiber: 0.5g — Protein: 2g

Just because you’re plant-based doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy pound cake! Vegan butter substitutes for traditional butter in this vegan cake recipe, adding moisture and richness without any animal products. Drizzle the easy glaze over the top of the pound cake, or top it with whipped coconut cream and berries! Feel free to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a bit more decadence too!

49. Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes

Healthy chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting served on a cloth napkin.

Calories: 146 — Fiber: 5g — Protein: 5g

Dense, chocolaty, moist, and tender, this low calorie dessert will be a hit with the whole family. Featuring a chocolate avocado frosting, this is one of those easy healthy dessert recipes that no one will even know is good for them!

50. Healthy Smash Cake

Healthy smash cake topped with blueberries and vegan frosting with 1st birthday decorations on top.

Calories: 210 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 3g

Celebrate your baby’s first birthday with a healthy and nutritious cake that also tastes amazing! With a few simple swaps, you can make a delicious cake that you can feel good about giving to your little one. This healthy smash cake is made with wholesome ingredients like whole-wheat flour, blueberries, coconut whipped cream, bananas, and cinnamon. It’s refined sugar-free, vegan, and nut-free, making it a great pick for any babies with food allergies, too!

51. Healthy Tres Leches Cake

Slice of healthy gluten free tres leches cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries, served on a white plate with a forkful taken out.

Calories: 235 — Fiber: 3.1g — Protein: 6.4g

Also known as tres leches cake, this healthy dessert option is sweet, creamy, tender, and perfectly spongy. Top it with whipped cream and your favorite fresh fruit for a favorite gluten-free and low-sugar dessert!

52. Vegan Mug Cake Recipe

Vegan mug cake in a white mug on a grey and white table cloth.

Calories: 231 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 4g

Don’t sleep on this dairy free cake! With two easy-to-make variations, you’re sure to satisfy your cravings. This low calorie mug cake is made with easy-to-find ingredients and are ready in under 5 minutes!

53. Oat Flour Cake

Vegan oat flour cake with fresh berries on a white plate.

Calories: 326 — Fiber: 4g — Protein: 5g

Moist yet light, this vegan oat flour cake tastes like a classic vanilla cake but without any dairy or eggs! Its fluffy layers are topped with silky chocolate buttercream. It’s perfect for parties, birthdays, or special occasions and can be easily made into cupcakes too!

54. Easiest Mini Bundt Cakes

Mini banana bundt cakes - healthy desserts on a baking sheet.

Calories: 108 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 4g

Think of these low calorie cakes as individual, perfectly portioned banana bread without the guilt! They are lightened-up mini cakes loaded with bananas but without the oil or sour cream in most other recipes. They’re a great low sugar cake recipe too!

55. Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

easy vegan carrot cake cupcakes recipe on a cupcake stand

Calories: 272 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 3g

Everyone will be impressed with these healthy cupcakes! Topped with a vegan cream cheese frosting, it’s hard to go wrong with these handheld carrot cakes. They’re gluten-free, kid-friendly, and great for a special occasion or anytime the craving calls.

Cookies! Need I say more? Just because you want a treat doesn’t mean it can’t be made with wholesome and nutritious ingredients like all of these healthy cookie recipes are.

Maybe you want to whip up a batch of healthy chocolate chip cookies or possibly you want to try your hand at a tasty vegan cookie recipe. I also share recipes for healthy oatmeal cookies, edible healthy cookie dough, and more!

56. Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

easy healthy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe stacked on a white plate

Calories: 345 — Fiber: 4g — Protein: 5g

You’ll never miss the butter or other animal products with these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! They’re hearty, sweet, and bursting with oats and chocolate. Make a large batch and freeze leftovers for later!

57. Secretly Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy chocolate chip cookies stacked on a white plate with a carafe of milk on the side.

Calories: 106 — Fiber: 0.5g — Protein: 1.2g

These cookies are one of our favorite healthy chocolate desserts, because they’re so rich and full of chocolate that even the pickiest of eaters will love them. With whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, agave nectar, and chopped nuts, these cookies are seriously divine!

58. Vegan Edible Cookie Dough

healthy cookie dough recipe in a glass jar

Calories: 191 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 4g

Buttery, rich, chocolaty, and perfect for digging in for spoonfuls, this edible cookie dough is so tasty you’ll forget that it’s healthy! Bonus: because it’s made with almond flour, this recipe is also naturally gluten-free!

59. Sesame Tahini Cookies

Sesame tahini cookies stacked on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 147 — Fiber: 2.2g — Protein: 3.2g

Tahini is the star ingredient of these soft, chewy, healthy oatmeal cookies, making them nutty, buttery, and oh-so-good! Walnut and chocolate chips take these delicious desserts to the next level, making them a hit wherever you bring them!

60. Powdered Peanut Butter Cookies

Powdered peanut butter cookies stacked on a sheet of parchment paper.

Calories: 77 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 2g

Featuring peanut butter powder, these powdered peanut butter cookies are chewy, nutty, sweet, and so simple to make! They are low in calories and high in plant-based protein and fiber. Try these healthy baked desserts today!

61. Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Healthy oatmeal raisin cookies stacked on a white plate.

Calories: 70 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 3g

Just one bite of these soft and chewy cookies and you will be hooked! Made with oats, raisins, cinnamon, coconut, and almond butter, these vegan cookies are as delicious and full of flavor as they are wholesome and nutritious. They’re great healthy homemade desserts, and can double up as an option for afternoon snack time too!

No-Bake Recipes

Healthy no-bake dessert recipes are perfect for the days when you are craving sweets but don’t want to heat up the kitchen! Try my chocolate almond milk pudding for a quick and easy healthy pudding recipe, discover my banana pudding for a unique potluck-friendly healthy no-bake recipe, or read on for one of my favorite healthy no-bake cookie recipes!

62. Banana Pudding Lasagna

Banana pudding lasagna in a baking dish.

Calories: 307 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 6g

Bananas in lasagna? Yes, please! This is one of our favorite healthy no-bake desserts, because it’s a healthier version of a classic! A creative and crowd-friendly take on banana cream pie, this Banana Pudding Lasagna is a hit at potlucks, barbecues, baby showers, and more!

63. Flaxseed Pudding

Healthy flaxseed pudding served in a glass jar topped with fresh fruit.

Calories: 188 — Fiber: 8g — Protein: 6g

Sweetened with maple syrup and abundant in plant-based heart-healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein, this flaxseed pudding makes for a great dessert or sweet snack! Add it to your list of healthy no bake desserts!

64. Healthy No-Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter

Healthy no bake cookies on a countertop.

Calories: 158 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 3g

Chewy, chocolatey, and nutty, what’s not to love about these no bake treats? These cookies are everything you know and love about the classic no-bake cookie recipe but without peanuts. Easily made gluten-free and vegan too!

65. Chocolate Almond Milk Pudding

Healthy chocolate almond milk pudding served in white bowls topped with chocolate shavings.

Calories: 166 — Fiber: 6g — Protein: 3g

Short on time? No problem! This decadent, healthy chocolate pudding is ready in less than 5 minutes, thanks to avocado, almond milk, and cocoa powder. Customize it with any toppings you like, or enjoy it all on its own. It’s low calorie, low sugar, and surprisingly high in fiber. It’s a healthy pudding recipe everyone will love!

Fruit Desserts

Get your daily fruit servings while enjoying a treat! All of these healthy fruit desserts are easy to make, tasty, and as satisfying as traditional recipes! Browse on to see my best healthy strawberry desserts, most popular lemon desserts, favorite fruit salads, and other healthy fruit dessert recipes!

66. Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate orange cake topped with orange slices and a chocolate ganache frosting on a white cake board.

Calories: 324 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 4g

With fresh orange zest, dark chocolate, and orange juice, this chocolate orange cake is a true delight! This sweet healthy dessert is great for birthday parties, Halloween, or just because!

67. Mexican Fruit Salad

Mexican fruit salad with tajin seasoning, cilantro and fresh lime served in a bowl with a fork.

Calories: 76 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 1g

With flavors similar to the beloved tajín, this lightly spiced fruit salad with lime juice notes is a real winner! Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences and make it with almost any fruit that you have on hand.

68. Lemon Bars with Graham Cracker Crust

Graham cracker lemon bars served on a white tray.

Calories: 197 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 3g

If you’re looking for healthier dessert options for spring and summer, you will love these healthy lemon bars! With a bright and lemony custard filling and a buttery graham cracker crust, they are sunshine in a pan!

69. Easy Apple Curd

easy healthy vegan apple curd recipe in a glass jar

Calories: 79 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 1g

Whether you spread this apple curd on cakes, pancakes or pipe it into cinnamon rolls or muffins, it is always a healthy treat! It’s naturally gluten-free, has no processed sugar, and is so easy to make!

70. Strawberry Vegan Pop Tarts

Healthy pop tarts on a wire rack.

Calories: 277 — Fiber: 4g — Protein: 4g

With a tender and flaky crust and a delicious strawberry filling, these low sugar healthier sweets offer the flavor of the traditional snack without the additives and sugar! They’re like little mini strawberry hand pies. Naturally vegan and dairy-free!

71. White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

White chocolate and raspberry blondies stacked on a white plate.

Calories: 196 — Fiber: 1g — Protein: 3g

So simple to make and bursting with fresh raspberries, these white chocolate and raspberry blondies are a healthy raspberry dessert recipe that is sure to be all the rage at your next get-together!

Fall Desserts

What is autumn without pumpkin and apple dessert recipes? Enjoy the traditional flavors with nutritional profiles you know are good for your family with these healthy fall dessert recipes!

Grab a healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipe to bring to your family dinner– whether you are looking for a gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert or a vegan one! And of course, you will be set with delicious healthy apple and pumpkin dessert recipes!

72. Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Pumpkin yogurt parfaits served in glasses, topped with granola.

Calories: 198 — Fiber: 4g — Protein: 14g

Pumpkin Greek yogurt parfaits make a great dessert, snack, or breakfast! Sweetened with honey, this healthy pumpkin dessert is processed sugar-free, high in fiber, and 100% delicious!

73. Vegan Apple Crisp

Side shot of a plate of vegan apple crisp with a scoop of ice cream. A pan of the crisp sits in the background.

Calories: 206 — Fiber: 3.9g — Protein: 2.7g

A classic dessert, this vegan apple crumble is made with sweet cinnamon apples, then topped with a nutty oat crumble! It’s easy to make, gluten-free, family-friendly, and makes the entire house smell amazing! It’s also a great option if you’re looking for vegan Thanksgiving desserts!

74. Healthy Pumpkin Scones

Healthy pumpkin scones served on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 191 — Fiber: 2.5g — Protein: 3.3g

These vegan scones are buttery, tender, and drizzled with a drool-worthy maple glaze. Not just for breakfast, you can turn them into a healthy dessert by enjoying them with an extra drizzle of glaze or with hot chocolate on the side. Perfect for any time you are in the mood for pumpkin!

75. Keto Apple Pie

slice of easy gluten free keto apple pie on a white plate

Calories: 194 — Fiber: 4g — Protein: 6g

This keto friendly healthy apple pie is low carb, but is packed with flavor! Featuring an almond flour crust, a cinnamon-spiced apple filling, and a secret ingredient, this easy recipe always gets rave reviews!

76. Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread

Slice of vegan pumpkin banana bread being held up by a hand.

Calories: 187 — Fiber: 3.2g — Protein: 2.1g

The classic fall quick bread but without any butter, milk, or other animal products! It’s moist, sweet, tender, and ready in less than an hour. Toast up this healthy pumpkin recipe and spread it with vegan butter or apple butter for a seasonal sweet snack everyone will love!

77. Healthy Pumpkin Brownies

Calories: 140 — Fiber: 2.9g — Protein: 2.1g

Fudgy, decadent, and bursting with sweetly spiced pumpkin flavor, these healthy brownies are always a win! Ready in less than 15 minutes and made with wholesome ingredients.

Healthy Quick Breads And Muffins

Nothing delights quite like a batch of fresh muffins or a warm loaf of quick bread right out of the oven! Satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body with this selection of healthy muffin and quick bread recipes.

Featuring vegan quick bread and muffin recipes, gluten-free muffins and breads, dairy-free muffins, and even my 5-star healthy vegan banana bread recipe, there’s something for everyone on this list of easy healthy desserts.

78. Blueberry Banana Bread

Homemade sliced blueberry bread muffin cake close-up on the table. vertical

Calories: 238 — Fiber: 4.5g — Protein: 4.9g

This moist healthy banana bread is tender, slightly sweet, and so easy to make! With ripe bananas, fresh blueberries, rolled oats, and cinnamon, it’s healthier than traditional versions but tastes just as good. Enjoy it on its own, or top this healthy sweet dessert with a drizzle of nut butter or a scoop of nice cream for an even more cake like dessert!

79. Sourdough Muffins

easy healthy blueberry sourdough muffins on a white plate

Calories: 261 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 5g

If you like baking sourdough bread, you will love making these blueberry sourdough muffins! They’re incredibly versatile and can easily be made into a vegan muffin recipe with just two simple swaps. With a dimensional sourdough flavor, fresh blueberries, and a crumbly sugar topping, there’s so much to love about this recipe!

80. Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Cinnamon streusel muffins served on a white plate.

Calories: 196 — Fiber: 3.3g — Protein: 5.4g

With a crunchy and sweet cinnamon topping and a gooey raspberry jam filling, these cinnamon muffins are one of those healthy muffin recipes that totally tastes like dessert! Don’t have raspberry jam? No problem! Substitute your favorite jam in its place. Delicious!

81. Pistachio Muffins

Homemade pistachio muffins stacked on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 324 — Fiber: 2g — Protein: 7g

Calling all pistachio lovers: these moist, sweet, and fluffy pistachio muffins are for you! They’re simple to bake, can easily be made into gluten free muffins with one simple swap, and are a fantastic grab-and-go breakfast or snack!

82. Banana Bread Without Butter

Banana bread without butter sliced on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 102 — Fiber: 1.6g — Protein: 2.2g

If you’re plant-based, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy classic desserts and quick bread, like this vegan banana bread! With apple sauce, bananas, coconut oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon, there’s so much flavor in this fluffy and moist bread that you’ll never even miss the butter!


Introducing cheesecakes that have all the flavor you know and love without all the heft and heaviness! With healthy cheesecake recipes and a few healthy cheesecake bites recipes, you can enjoy creamy and rich cheesecake again!

83. Healthy Cheesecake Bites

Mini cheesecake bites arranged on a white countertop.

Calories: 107 — Fiber: 0.1g — Protein: 3.5g

With low-fat cream cheese and low-rat ricotta, these cheesecake bites are lower in fat and calories while still being sweet and satisfying. This diet dessert recipe is perfect for single servings or bringing to a get-together of any occasion!

84. No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes

Mini chocolate cheesecakes arranged on a white countertop.

Calories: 262 — Fiber: 1.8g — Protein: 2.8g

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these individual chocolate cheesecakes! With dark chocolate chips, a graham cracker crust, and a rich and fluffy chocolate cheesecake filling, this healthy cheesecake recipe is great for a birthday party, a dinner party, or even a bake sale!

85. Passionfruit Cheesecake

Slice of passionfruit cheesecake on a plate with whole cheesecake in the background.

Calories: 270 — Fiber: 3g — Protein: 6g

This passionfruit cheesecake is low on sugar but big on flavor! Featuring a buttery almond crust and a luscious cream cheese base, you’re sure to wow your crew with this healthy dessert option!

I hope you found some recipe inspiration in this list of healthy dessert ideas! As you’ve probably noticed, most of these healthy treats also double as low calorie desserts, and can be easily adapted to most dietary needs. The best part about these healthier dessert recipes is, they taste just as good as their traditional counterparts, which means you won’t ever have to feel like you’re missing out when you’re enjoying one of these sweet treats!

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6 responses to “85 Healthy Desserts (Vegan, Gluten-Free, and More!)”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this roundup! That matcha ice cream is sounding really good right about now. I’m definitely going to have to give it a go 😉5 stars

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