Healthy Dessert Recipes

Cakes, cookies, bars, brownies, pie, and ice cream -- with our selection of healthy desserts, you can still enjoy all your favorite sweets while eating healthfully. We've tweaked your favorite dessert recipes to make them healthier, and we'll teach you how to transform your own favorites into healthy dessert recipes, too. Start with substitutes -- for butter, that is. Learn how you can swap out butter for healthier options that still result in scrumptious desserts. We also have simple tips to bake with less fat, add whole grains, boost antioxidants, and more that will produce delicious sweets with nutritional benefits. Chocolate is, of course, the star of many indulgent desserts and everyday treats. Try our heart-healthier recipes -- starring dark chocolate -- and enjoy the mouthwatering rewards. You'll always get yummy results when you bake with what's in season. Try our seasonal favorites, such as frozen desserts in the summer and harvest-fruit desserts for fall. If you're looking for a tiny treat, go for one of the 20 sweet snacks that have just 50 calories or less -- perfect for work or after school.

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Tips and Recipes for Healthy Desserts
How to Bake with Less Fat

Use our simple tips to bake with less fat and create healthy dessert recipes.

How to Bake with Butter Substitutes

Learn how (and when) to swap butter for healthier alternatives.

Healthy Cake Recipes

Nothing says celebration like a cake. Celebrate your next occasion with a lightened cake recipe.

More Ideas for Healthy Dessert Recipes
No-Bake Healthy Desserts

Keep the kitchen cool and the oven freed up with healthy dessert recipes that don't require an oven.

Healthy Apple Desserts

Apple pie, apple cookies, apple cake, we've got more than a dozen ideas for apple dessert recipes.

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Healthy Dessert Recipes
  • Healthy Cake Recipes

    Sink your teeth into one of these deceptively healthy cake recipes for the perfect sweet ending.

  • Healthy Apple Desserts

    Put your favorite fall fruit to good use in apple-packed healthy dessert recipes.

  • Healthy No-Bake Desserts

    Keep the oven free for other cooking needs with healthy recipes for no-bake desserts.

  • Healthy Italian Desserts

    Cap off dinner with an Italian-inspired healthy dessert recipe. We lightened the classics but kept all the flavor.

  • Healthy Dessert Recipes

    Indulge in something sweet! From chocolate to fruit we've got healthy desserts ideas with 200 calories or less.

  • 15 Healthy Desserts

    You’ll find our best low-calorie desserts like cookies, cakes, pies, and custards in this yummy collection.

  • Healthy Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Recipes

    Cool off during the summer with chilled, healthy dessert recipes like ice cream sandwiches and frozen yogurt.

  • 25 Low-Calorie Desserts

    Take your pick of our healthy desserts under 300 calories like cobblers, cookies, cakes, ice cream, plus more.

  • Low-Calorie Fall Dessert Recipes

    Our low-calorie desserts are full of delicious fall flavors for holidays, parties, or a sweet meal ending.

  • Healthy Fall Desserts

    Pumpkin, apples, cranberries, and pears add a special touch to our fall desserts that are low in fat and calories.

  • Healthy Chocolate Desserts

    Satisfy your chocolate craving with one of our healthy and delicious cookies, sherbets, cakes, and mousse recipes.

  • 20 Sweet Snacks for 50 Calories or Less

    Feel free to snack morning, noon, and night with our healthy sweet treats that are only 50 calories or less.

  • Healthy Dark Chocolate Recipes

    You'll fall in love with dark chocolate when you use our tips and recipes that star this yummy, good-for-you treat.

  • Heart-Healthy Baking Recipes

    Celebrate any occasion with a heart-healthy baked dessert such as a luscious cake, pie, crisp, tart, plus more.

  • Healthy Cookies and Bars for Christmas

    Holidays desserts don’t need to be full of calories. Try our tempting heart-healthy twists on classic favorites.

  • Healthy Summer Desserts

    When the temperature soars, try our best summer treats that are low in fat, calories, and sugar, but just as tasty.

  • Healthy Winter Desserts

    You can make the holidays light and luscious with our favorite fall and winter desserts that have a healthy twist.

  • Diabetic Desserts

    Our tempting desserts are perfect for a diabetes-friendly diet, and your family will enjoy them, too.

  • Tips to Avoid Tempting Halloween Sweets

    Keep track of your snacking during Halloween with our simple guidelines for a healthier holiday.

  • How to Bake Apples

    We’ll show you how to make a healthy baked apples recipe that you can customize with your favorite fillings.

Baking Tips for Healthy Desserts


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