15 Healthy Desserts

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
You won't have to feel guilty about indulging in these delectable desserts. From apple-cranberry crisp to dark chocolate-mint bites and cinnamon souffles, we've got our 15 favorite low-calorie treats for you to try!

Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Sneaking soft tofu into this classic recipe adds protein without changing the flavor. The extra protein can help control hunger -- so enjoy one of these cookies as a lunchtime dessert and forget about those midafternoon munchies.

Sweet Potato-Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Not only is this cake deliciously moist, but the sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A and B6. This cake freezes well; make a double batch to enjoy later or to serve to last-minute guests.

Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears

The warm, subtle sweetness of the poached pears is enhanced with the rich, creamy coconut and chocolaty flavors poured over them.

Berry Pudding Cakes

These warm, golden brown, fruit-filled cakes have just 2 grams of fat per serving. The goal will be to keep yourself from eating all six servings in one sitting!

Dark Chocolate-Mint Bites

The power of healthy dark chocolate comes from flavonoids, a phytochemical found in the cacao bean. So the more cacao a chocolate contains, the richer the chocolate's health-promoting content.

Stuffed Apples

These slow-cooked apples are stuffed with chewy raisins for added texture and brown sugar for added sweetness. If your meal plan allows, serve the warm apples with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream.

Mocha Custards

These coffee-laced custards are a great treat after any meal. Serve topped with a spoonful of dessert topping and a dark chocolate espresso bean.

Triple-Berry Cobbler

Using the slow cooker for this berry-filled dessert makes it an easy addition to any weekend celebration. A spoonful of creamy yogurt and a drizzle of honey make this a delightfully healthy dessert.

Mini Cherry Pies

Don't be fooled by the "mini" in this recipe's name; these pies are packed with maximum flavor.

Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Adding cranberries to this traditional autumn favorite gives it a mouthwatering sweet-tart quality.

Cinnamon-Chocolate Bread Pudding Souffles

Because this chocolate-and-spice dessert has only 132 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving, you can enjoy it guilt-free.

Pineapple-Pear Crisp

A slimmed-down oat-and-nut topping helps keep these baked pears heart-healthy.

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookie

Try our readers' most-requested recipe ever!

Raisin-Pumpkin Tart

Try this recipe for a different interpretation of classic pumpkin pie.

Chocolate-Ricotta Mousse

Ready in a snap, this rich confection will have guests asking for seconds.

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