14 Desserts You Won't Believe Are Hiding Vegetables

Vegetables aren't just for salads. These dessert recipes are proof! With brownies, cakes, pies, and more, here are 14 sweet treats that will make eating your vegetables easier than ever.

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    Sweet Potato Brownies

    Mashed sweet potatoes make this healthy chocolate brownie recipe supermoist. Almond butter and dark chocolate sneak in even more nutrition and antioxidants.

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    Carrot and Zucchini Bars

    If carrot cake and zucchini bread joined forces, it would taste like this cream cheese frosting-topped delight. Brown sugar and honey sweeten things up, while chopped walnuts add a satisfying crunchy element.

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    Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream

    While rhubarb is often mixed with fruit (like strawberries), it's actually classified as a vegetable. Here, it's layered with a fluffy, cheesecake-like custard. Leave the spoon aside and scoop up bites with shortbread cookies.

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    Candied Sweet Potato Pie

    A whopping 2 pounds of sweet potatoes are layered inside a flaky pecan piecrust. While this dessert has a healthy dose of fiber, the amount of butter and sugar still make this taste like a holiday-worthy splurge.

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    Sweet Corn Ice Cream

    This ice cream tastes just like caramel corn! The kernels team up with an ice cream base plus peach preserves, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a unique and delicious summer dessert recipe.

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    Rhubarb Chess Pie

    Rhubarb slices are the star of this colorful twist on the classic Southern custard pie. Basic ingredients like sugar, eggs, and cream allow the ruby-hue star to steal the show.

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    Honey-Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Cream

    Fact: Pumpkin pie spice isn't just for pumpkin pie. Try it in this carrot Bundt cake that's surprisingly good for you, thanks to a few key ingredient swaps (whole wheat pastry flour in place of some of the white; buttermilk instead of cream).

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    Fall Harvest Spice Smoothies

    Nine out of 10 Americans don't consume as many fruits and veggies as they should each day! Make hitting your quota a cinch by drinking your produce in this low-fat smoothie recipe.

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    Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    Chocolate makes everything better, including this nutty zucchini bread. We won’t judge you for eating a slice for breakfast, but it’s rich enough to satisfy your dessert sweet tooth, too.

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    Mexican Corn Cake

    Fresh or frozen corn is blended with condensed milk to amplify every bite of this cake with a sweet taste of summer.

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    Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

    Canned sweet potatoes and a carton of yogurt make the texture of this cake exactly what you'd expect in a dessert with twice as much fat. A cinnamon-pecan streusel and an orange glaze turn up the volume on the fall flavors.

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    Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies

    Winter greens are completely hidden by vibrant beets and berries in this nutrition-laced smoothie recipe. Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt for a fresh take on a float.

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    Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Custards

    Cinnamon disguises the color while brown sugar disguises the flavor of carrots in this low-calorie dessert. Try it at Easter instead of carrot cake or any night of the week as a painless way to sneak more vegetables (and vitamin A) into your family's diet.

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    Creamy Chocolate Pudding

    Sure, avocado is technically a fruit, but just like the veggies featured here, it's packed with nutrition and makes an extra-creamy addition to this chocolate pudding.

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    Must-Try Mexican Desserts

    Craving a way to satisfy your sweet tooth after a taco dinner or fajita feast? Try one of our fan-favorite Mexican dessert recipes, including crispy churros and fruit-stuffed empanadas. Loaded with flavors like cinnamon, caramel, mango, and more, these festive dessert recipes will help any day feel more like a fiesta.
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