Top 10 Healthy Desserts

We all love our desserts but finding recipes for healthy treats is not easy.  Here’s my favorite top ten healthy desserts that will keep that little devil on your shoulder from winning!

Top Ten Healthy Desserts | Simply Fresh Dinners

Learning to bake is one of my new year’s resolutions and I’m working on it but lucky for you in the meantime I have these gorgeous desserts from my talented blogger friends.  Check it out!

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Velvety Vegan Chocolate Mousse  |  Bam’s Kitchen

Two ingredients, fifteen minutes – what??  Yep, that’s all it takes to put this gorgeous serving of chocolate heaven on your table.  Bobbi tells us that chocolate is good for us because it elevates our mood.  I’ll be doing the happy dance by the time I finish this!

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Mixed Berry Crumble  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

This is as easy to make as a crumble can get with none of the usual unwanted calories.   I included some walnuts in the topping to give it a little extra crunch.  You can use frozen berries in the colder months.

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Banana and Peach Butter Bread with a Chia Crunch  |  Whole Food Bellies

When I first saw this on Donna’s blog, I had to blink a few times because it’s the best looking banana bread I’ve ever seen.  I rarely have banana bread because I’m not much of a baker and if I was, I’d be making it every day!  Yep, totally hooked and now it’s ok because this healthy creation is chock full of goodness and it’s time I learned how to bake!  Yumminess.

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Fried Pineapple with Ice Cream  |  Cooktoria

This slice of heaven is perfect with a little dollop of ice cream.   A half-cup serving of vanilla or chocolate ice cream – which has about 140 calories, 7g fat and 14g sugar – can be a reasonable part of your diet.  Good news, right?  Tania has added cinnamon, black raisins and Amaretto to this creative dessert.  LOVE!

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Butternut Baklava Bites  |  Peas and Crayons

Check out these tantalizing bites!  Don’t you love Jenn’s creativity?  These flaky phyllo cups are filled with maple orange butternut puree,  toasted pistachios, walnuts and pecans and then drizzled with honey.  I know!  Run over and get the recipe!!

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Cake  |  Good Life Eats

Katie’s goal is to demonstrate to readers that gluten-free can be amazing and she’s certainly done that with this beautiful cake!  It’s dairy-free with a vegan frosting too and if you love coconut and chocolate you’re going to be all over this.  I’m licking my lips as I read her post and description.  Fabulous!

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Cantaloupe and Raspberries with Blueberry Syrup and Ice Cream  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

I discovered blueberry syrup for the first time this summer at a local farmers’ market and I’m totally sold.  As I mentioned earlier, ice cream (in moderation) can be a part of a healthy diet and when you add some fruit, it’s the perfect easy dessert in any kind of weather.   A topping of fresh basil adds something extra.

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No Bake Berry Cheesecake (Paleo)  |  Delicious Meets Healthy

This beauty is made with raw cashews instead of cream cheese and it’s no bake!  That’s the first thing that caught my eye along with the fact that I wanted to dive right into it!  Neli has made this dairy-free, gluten-free raw cheesecake so light and creamy and it will add color to your table and smiles to your family’s faces!

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Soft & Grainless Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies  |  Strength and Sunshine

Rebecca has created this amazing cookies that are gluten-free, vegan and paleo.   Pumpkin is such a popular ingredient and when you add those tasty chocolate sprinkles you’d better be prepared to do battle for the last cookie!  Can you believe there’s only 70 calories in 1 cookie?  That’s about 350 fewer calories than the average cookie!

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Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie |  Natural Girl Modern World

I wanted to save this beautiful slice of perfection till the end to remind everyone that YES, you can have healthy deliciousness and this is your proof.  This dessert has no dairy, flour or refined sugar.  It is vegan and gluten-free.

I will use Brianne’s words to describe this stunning dessert because I can’t do it justice – “This pie is what dreams are made of.  Features a creamy, decadent chocolate filling topped with fluffy coconut whipped cream. The chocolate hazelnut crust is packed with flaky coconut and is good enough to be eaten on its own. An impressive dessert that’s sure to impress. “

Oh yes, I’m impressed!!

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11 Comments

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    Donna
    February 16, 2016 at 10:20 am

    This is a beautiful (and dangerous looking 🙂 ) round-up! I will be trying those baklava bites for sure, they are adorable! Thank you so much for including my banana and peach butter bread – it is a favourite around here 🙂

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    Linda
    February 16, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Hi Robyn, a great round up of desserts. I don’t think I have ever tried vegan desserts. The Banana and Peach bread looks interesting. Missing my sweet friend. You are now busier than ever. Lots of love from W.W.

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 16, 2016 at 11:12 am

    You know how to put together a delicious sweet round-up!!! They all look so so yummy!!!!
    And thank you for giving my cookies the honor of being here <3
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    cheri
    February 16, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Robyn, can’t decide which one I like better, but the last one sure has my attention, great line-up as always!!!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    February 16, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Its only 0800 here and I want all 10 desserts!!! Healthy desserts for breakfast are the breakfast of champions right?! As soon as berries are back in season, I can’t want to make your Mixed Berry Crumble. Thanks so much for including our Velvety Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Have a super week.
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    Anita Rivera
    February 16, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Good evening, Robyn! That banana peach butter itself looks wonderful. I’d put that on just about anything that could take a spread! What a storehouse of great ideas for health and happiness. Big hugs to you!

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    Mahy
    February 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    This is exactly what I need! Perfect sweets for my sweet tooth minus the guilt 😉

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    Maggie
    February 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

    This is such a beautiful post Robyn! LOVE!
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    February 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Who doesn’t like dessert? You’ve got some good ones here — really nice collection. Thanks!
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    Mindy
    February 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I have blueberries in the freezer just wanting to be made into crumble! We need to use them up because before you know it we will be harvesting more again. I love them on top of cereal and in smoothies but sometimes you just need a good berry crumble : ) The other choices look tempting as well. I will share the vegan mousse recipe with my vegan daughter.
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    Kristen @ The Endless Meal
    March 1, 2016 at 10:37 am

    There are few things better than dessert that is healthy for you, too. Love all these recipes!
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