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45 Incredible Dessert Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Healthy

After all, a healthy lifestyle is all about balance.

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Raspberry Cacao Slices

Raspberry and chocolate are a match made in anti-inflammatory heaven. Raspberries are one of the highest fibre fruits, keeping your tummy happy and your blood sugars balanced. Flavonoid-rich cocoa is at its most nutrient dense when you are eating the whole cocoa bean, also known as cacao nibs—nature’s chocolate chip.

Get the recipe for Raspberry Cacao Slices.

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Pistachio and Cardamom Doughnuts with Rosewater Glaze

Infused with the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean, these are a delightful departure from the everyday jelly doughnut.

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Caramel Pears with Roasted Hazelnuts

A simple caramel sauce transforms ordinary pears into a magnificent dessert.

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Meringue Nests with Lemon Curd and Mixed Citrus

Crisp, airy meringues go well with almost any fruit, but because they’re sweet, pairing them with the tart acidity of fresh citrus makes for a balanced—not to mention beautiful—dessert.

Get the recipe for Meringue Nests with Lemon Curd and Mixed Citrus.

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Panna Cotta with Spiced Vanilla Figs

Panna cotta is cool and creamy and makes the perfect canvas to show off spiced figs.

Get the recipe for Panna Cotta with Spiced Vanilla Figs.

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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Delicate cupcakes like these are sure to disappear at your next potluck or bake sale. Grated lemon peel and sour cream turn these from ordinary ‘white’ cupcakes to sophisticated treats.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Lemon Cream Cupcakes.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue

Dippity do! This mouthwatering chocolate hazelnut fondue tastes like heaven.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for our Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue.

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Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

After trying this recipe, you’ll never buy store-bought apple pie again.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Old-Fashioned Apple Pie.

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

We turned everyone’s favourite autumn drink into a healthy cupcake. You’re welcome.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for these Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. 

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Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cake

This moist chocolate cake recipe should be in everybody’s dessert repertoire.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for this Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cake. 

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh strawberries taste amazing on their own, but are even better in this old-fashioned strawberry pie.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for our Fresh Strawberry Pie. 

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Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

This cupcake has a smooth cream-cheese filling that awaits inside.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for these Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes. 

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Classic Fruit Crisp

This fruit crisp is a summertime favourite.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Classic Fruit Crisp.

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Delicious Gingerbread Cake

When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing more delightful than our healthy gingerbread cake.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Gingerbread Cake. 

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Raspberry Mocha Smoothie

This well-rounded dessert smoothie offers a little bit of everything: fruit, protein and even chocolate (for the antioxidants, of course).

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Raspberry Mocha Smoothie.

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Easy Baked Apples With Sugar and Cinnamon

Looking to whip up a quick and healthy dessert? Look no further than these easy baked apples.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Baked Apples.

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Chocolate Cream Pie

This creamy chocolate cream pie will be your new favourite dessert.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Chocolate Cream Pie. 

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Pumpkin Maple Crustless Cheesecake

What happens when pumpkin meets with cheesecake? Nothing less than magic!

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Pumpkin Maple Crustless Cheesecake. 

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Chocolate Toffee Bars

Nothing can beat homemade chocolate toffee bars during the holiday season.

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Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Not sure what to make? Whip up this classic coffee cake, it’s always a crowd-pleaser.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This cookie is every health-conscious chocoholic’s dream.

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Banana and Peanut Butter Bread Pudding

The peanut butter adds a great twist to banana pudding, and is also a source of fibre, protein and vitamin E.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Banana-Peanut Butter Bread Pudding.

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The Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie recipe will be the star of your dessert table.

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Legendary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These mouthwatering cookies contain half the fat of original chocolate chip cookies.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for our Legendary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

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Decadent Baked Peaches With Almond Cookie Stuffing


Use fresh peaches to make this wonderful rustic dessert.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Baked Peaches. 

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Red Velvet Chocolate & Beet Brownies

These brownies don’t disappoint! Even the pickiest of eaters won’t detect the beets, which are a natural way to add gorgeous colour to baked goods.

Get the healthy dessert recipe Red Velvet Chocolate & Beet Brownies.

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Heavenly Rich Dark Chocolate Torte

A generous amount of good-quality dark chocolate makes this cake beautifully moist and rich.

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Sunday Brunch Crepês

Crepes are a great base for a healthy sweet treat. Our favourite combo? Melted Nutella and slice strawberries.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for these Brunch Crepes. 

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Vegan-Friendly Fig and Raspberry Rice Pudding

Figs and berries are a match made in health-food heaven.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for our Fig and Raspberry Rice Pudding. 

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Healthy Parsnip Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Yogurt Frosting

These cupcakes are healthy enough for lunch boxes but decadent enough for a weekend treat.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Parsnip Cupcakes. 

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White Chocolate Panna Cotta

Indulge in white chocolate panna cotta. You can also garnish with white or milk chocolate curls, blueberries, sliced strawberries, mango or kiwi fruit.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Panna Cotta.

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Yogurt and Berry Terrine


Wow your guests with this impressive terrine.

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Cinnamon Sugar Tacos with Butter Pecan Bananas and Frozen Yogurt

After just one bite, taste buds will crave this unique dessert for days to come.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Tacos.

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Noodle Kugel Dessert

Kugel is a traditional Jewish dessert dish served on the Sabbath and festive holidays. This recipe includes nuts and raisins, but you can be creative and add your own favourites, such as bittersweet chocolate chips or dried cherries.

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The Great Canadian Hemp Cookie

Grown only in Canada, Hemp Hearts add a subtle nutty flavor to this recipe.

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Fresh Peach Tart with Almonds and Honey

Juicy grilled peaches on a wisp of pastry? Yes please!

Get the healthy dessert recipe for our Peach Tart.

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Pistachio Orange White Chocolate Macarons

Make these Pistachio Orange White Chocolate Macarons for a sweet gluten-free treat.

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Heavenly Butter Tarts

These homemade butter tarts are deceptively easy to make.

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Cream Cheese Raspberry Brownies

Sometimes a brownie just calls out for a little special treatment.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Raspberry Brownies. 

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Summer Citrus Mousse Parfait

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than this citrus mousse parfait.

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Creamsicle Smoothie

This creamsicle smoothie is a healthy version of your favourite popsicle from your childhood.

Get the recipe for our Creamsicle Smoothie.

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Chewy Cranberry Walnut Cookies

If you haven’t tried cranberry walnut cookies yet, you’re missing out.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for these Chewy Cranberry Walnut Cookies. 

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Lovely Lemon Squares

They taste just like your grandmother’s, but without added sugar.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for our Lovely Lemon Squares. 

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Chocolate Yogurt Pops

This simple dessert is big on flavour. Delicious, creamy yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus and provides useful amounts of protein, B vitamins and zinc.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for Chocolate Yogurt Pops. 

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White Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Treat yourself to this classic winter drink, with a twist.

Get the healthy dessert recipe for our White Peppermint Hot Chocolate. 

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