We all need a little treat every now and then, so we gathered some of the best healthy desserts out there to share with you in this roundup. No matter what kind of healthy dessert recipe you are looking for, you will find something to love in this post.

What’s Your Favorite Type of Healthy Dessert?

We love all kinds of treat around here, so have a little bit of everything in this listing. Here’s what you’ll find:

Need I say more? Pick one and get to making it!

What Makes a Healthier Dessert Recipe?

Everyone has their own version of healthy, so here’s what you’ll find in this listing.

  • Everything is gluten free + Paleo friendly
  • All desserts are made with alternatives to white sugar like maple syrup, coconut sugar, stevia, etc.
  • You”ll find many dairy free options.

Feel free to modify any of the recipes to meet your dietary needs!

A Note About Chocolate

While a lot of these dessert recipes are labeled as “Paleo” or “Healthy”, they may contain ingredients (or links to ingredients) like dairy free chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.

Many of these can contain refined sugars. If you wish for a true sugar-free dessert, you need to use unsweetened chocolate. Pascha Brand Organic 100% Cacao Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Chips are a good option we’ve found.

The Recipes for Healthy Desserts

We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do! It’s nice to be able to indulge every once in a while and still feel good and healthy.

These are some of our recipes mixed in with a bunch of recipes from our favorite healthy food bloggers.


Healthy No Bake Desserts

1. Buckeye Cookies from Paleo Running Momma

Buckeye cookies on a plate with a bite out of one

2. Neapolitan No Bake Chocolate Tart from Food Faith Fitness

No bake chocolate tart with strawberries on top slice taken out

3. Coconut Butter Cups from Real Simple Good

Stack of four coconut butter cups

4. Key Lime Cake Bites from The Wicked Spatula

Key lime cake bites with green dusting and limes

5. Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake from The Movement Menu

Stack of three vegan strawberry cheesecake bites.

6. Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough from The Wicked Spatula

Small jar of edible cookie dough angle shot

7. Mint Matcha Coconut Butter Cups from Eat the Gains

Stack of four mint matcha coconut butter cups. Top cup with bite taken out and green showing.

8. Chocolate Berry Seed Pudding from Healthy Little Peach

Chocolate berry seed pudding in jar with berries and jam on top

9. No Bake Chocolate Macaroons from A Clean Bake

Chocolate macaroons on a cooling tray

10. No Bake Snickers Cheesecake from A Saucy Kitchen

Stack of four no bake snickers cheesecake bars with chocolate drizzle on top

11. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Edible Cookie Dough from Cotter Crunch

Log of raspberry chocolate chip edible cookie dough cut into pieces with raspberries around

Healthy Cookies

12. Chocolate Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies from Cotter Crunch

Single cookie dipped in chocolate being held up by hand

13. Paleo Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Real Simple Good

Large stack of cookies on a plate with crumbs around

14. Paleo Vegan Samoa Cookies from Real Food with Jessica

Samoa cookie being held up to camera by hand

15. Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies from Ambitious Kitchen

Stack of ginger molasses cookies, top cookie with bite taken out

16. Apple Cinnamon Cookies from Real Simple Good

Apple cinnamon cookies on marble with milk

17. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies from Paleo Running Momma

Stack of chocolate chip cookies, top cookie with bit out

18. Paleo Nutter Butter Cookies from Real Food with Jessica

Close up of nutter butter cookie leaning against other cookies

19. Paleo Nilla Wafers from Real Food with Jessica

Stack of nilla wafer cookies with honey in the background

20. Paleo Chai Spiced Cookies from Real Simple Good

Chai spiced cookies spread out on a sheet pan

21. Grain Free Ginger Molasses Cookies from Recipes to Nourish

Large stack of ginger molasses cookies

Healthy Bars + Breads

22. Paleo Vegan Banana Bread from Real Simple Good

Overhead of banana bread loaf with half cut into slices. Nuts on top.

23. Fudgy Pumpkin Blondies from Paleo Running Momma

Stack of three fudgy bars with chocolate flowing over top and side

24. Magic Cookie Bars from A Clean Bake

Magic cookie bars on a wood cutting board topped with coconut flakes

25. Healthy Lemon Bars from Ambitious Kitchen

Stack of 5 healthy lemon bars on a plate with powdered sugar on top

26. Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread Bars from Ambitious Kitchen

Twelve zucchini banana bread bars on a dark background with chocolate drizzle

27. Paleo Fig Newtons from Real Food with Jessica

Close up of stack of four paleo fig newtons

28. Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from Real Food with Jessica

Slices of lemon poppy seed bread on a plate with lemon slices. Loaf at top right.

29. Apricot Bars from Wholesomelicious

Stack of three apricot bars with crumble topping

30. Paleo Caramel Apple Bread from Wholesomelicious

Loaf of caramel apple bread with two slices cut, nuts and apple around.


31. Fudgy Paleo Brownies from Real Food with Jessica

Close up stack of three fudgy paleo brownies

32. Paleo Chocolate Cake from Paleo Running Momma

Paleo chocolate plate on platter with large slice being taken out.

33. Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cakes from Basics with Bails

Mug cakes with powdered sugar being dusted on top.

34. Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies from Real Simple Good

Fudge brownie pieces on a cooling rack with crumbs around

35. Flourless Chocolate Tahini Brownies from The Movement Menu

six chocolate tahini brownies with sea salt sprinkled on top. One brownie with a bite out.

36. Chocolate Glazed Donuts from Basics with Bails

Chocolate glazed donuts with white glaze

37. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from The Movement Menu

Loaf of chocolate zucchini bread at angle with three slices cut

38. Paleo Brownies from The Wicked Spatula

Stack of three paleo brownies

39. Peppermint Mocha Fudge from Wholesomelicious

two stacks of peppermint mocha fudge with red coffee cup in background

Healthy Ice Cream, Cakes, Pies and More!

40. Paleo Apple Pie from Paleo Running Momma

Slice of paleo apple pie with scoop of white ice cream on top. Pie in background

41. Blackberry Basil Nice Cream from The Wooden Skillet

Three scoops of blackberry basil ice cream in a bowl with basil leaf in middle

42. Paleo Strawberry Cheesecake from The Healthy Foodie

Strawberry cheesecake slice on a plate with fork. Cake in background on a platter.

43. No Churn Pistachio Ice Cream from Real Simple Good

Straight on shot of scoops of pistachio ice cream in a small bowl

44. Gingerbread Donuts from Basics with Bails

Gingerbread donuts on a cooling rack with sugar dusting

45. Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream from A Saucy Kitchen

Chocolate ice cream in a loaf pan with a scoop being made

46. Paleo Carrot Cake from Food Faith Fitness

Close up of a slice of carrot cake with white frosting and filling

47. Skillet Blueberry Almond Cobbler from The Whole Cook

Overhead of blueberry cobbler in a cast iron skillet with nuts on top

48. Salted Caramel Ice Cream from Paleo Running Momma

Scoops of salted caramel ice cream in a bowl with a spoon

49. Cherry Creamsicles from Recipes to Nourish

Red and white cherry creamsicles in a vertical line sitting on ice

50. Paleo Apple Crisp from Food Faith Fitness

Overhead of paleo apple crisp in a cast iron skillet with ice cream and three spoons

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Gooey gluten free brownies
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50 Healthy Desserts: Gooey Brownies

Here are some gooey, fudgy brownies perfect for those of you with egg allergies and they're Paleo and Gluten-Free too! Plus, we've rounded up 50 delicious healthy dessert recipes – from no bake treats to cookies, bars, breads, chocolate, ice cream and more!


  • 1 cup almond butter, (or sunflower seed butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp paleo baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed gelatin, (make sure it's gelatin, not collagen peptides or hydrolyzed collagen)
  • 1/4 cup allergy-friendly chocolate chips, (Optional, get no sugar added for refined-sugar free. We love the brand Pascha and we get it at Thrive Market or recently found Wild Roots brand at Costco, which is sweetened with coconut sugar)


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit, and line a square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the brownie ingredients to a large mixing bowl, except for the water and gelatin and chocolate chips if using.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together warm water and gelatin until combined and pour into the larger bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix everything together until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips if using.
  • Transfer to lined baking dish and spread out in an even layer.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 14-15 minutes. It should be a little squishy still when you take it out. Let it cool completely to harden up a bit. Then, slice and serve!

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