5 Guilt-Free Healthy Dessert Recipes


Talking about dessert, the first thing that comes to your mind must be something sweet and a lot of calories! If you are on a diet, It should be on your top prohibited items to eat. Don’t worry! You still can enjoy dessert if you know what to eat. We provide you healthy dessert recipes for weightloss and even some of them are without sugar.

Is It Okay To Eat Dessert If I Am On A Diet?

You probably have heard a joke telling the word “desserts” when it is spelled backward turns to be “stressed”. It looks like there is a meaning behind it. Yes! It is the sugar that calms us when we are stressed, but it will turn out to be a stressful situation when you eat too much sugar. You know, sugar is not good for our bodies. It is the silent killer.

However, it doesn’t mean that we are 100% prohibited to consume dessert. We deserve to enjoy the heavenly flavor. A small dessert is still a good treat to enjoy and it is still healthy if you are aware enough of what you eat.

The key to a successful diet is controlling the size. It is how much you can eat! Besides, you have to pay attention to other food that you eat, especially the ones that contain sugars such as coffee, tea, juice, cereal, and so on, so you will not overdo the sugar intake.

Too much sugar in your body can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and liver disease. According to the American Heart Association, it is suggested to limit sugar maximum to 9 teaspoons (or 36 grams or 150 calories) for men, while for women is 6 teaspoons (24 grams or 100 calories).

Besides controlling the portion, it is important to choose a dessert that can leave you feeling satisfied and stop you from craving more sugar. Here are some healthy dessert recipes you can try!

Healthy Dessert Recipes To Finish Your Sugar Craving

Chia and Coconut Pudding

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Are you looking for something fulfilling and healthy? You probably will love chia seeds. It is a perfect combo when you mix it with coconut milk as a mouth-watering dessert.


  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 400 g coconut cream
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) honey
  • Blueberries
  • Toasted coconut (optional)


  • Using a bowl, mix coconut cream, chia seeds, and honey. Then, cover the bowl and store it in the fridge for at least 4 hours. For a better result, you can store it in the fridge overnight.
  • Once it is thickened, prepare the serving glasses and divide the dessert equally. Top it with coconut and berries.
  • For extra creaminess, you can add a little coconut cream to the berries.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fridge Bars

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It is a delicious nutty vegan treat that is easy to make. Even you don’t need to bake it.


  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts (unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Roasted unsalted-chopped peanuts to serve

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 2 large bananas (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (without sugar and salt)
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Chocolate Topping

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup solidified coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup


  • Use a square cake pan and then grease the base and the sides. Place the baking paper and let the sides overhang. Next, place cacao, peanuts, salt, and 1 cup of oats in the food processor and then mix until finely chopped. Add oil, raisins, remaining oats, and maple syrup. Mix it and then spread it in the cake pan. After that, store it in the fridge until it is firm (around 1 hour).
  • For the filling, blend peanut butter, banana, oil raisins, flour, maple syrup, and salt. Once it is mixed, spread the mixture over the oat base and then place it again in the fridge until it is firm.
  • For the topping part, use a heatproof bowl and place it over the saucepan that is filled with simmering water. Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Cook the topping mixture while keep stirring until the mixture is thickened. Pour the topping over the second layer. Then, put it back in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Once the bar has thickened, cut it as you like and sprinkle it with extra salt and peanuts.
  • You can store the bars in an airtight container and it will last for a week.

Neapolitan Ice Cream (Sugar-Free)

Do you want ice cream but worry about the calories? This Neapolitan ice cream is sugar-free. It will stop you from sugar cravings.


  • 2kg Greek-stye yogurt
  • 250 grams strawberries, chopped
  • 1-liter rice malt syrup
  • 500 ml coconut cream
  • 1/3 cup cacao (sifted)
  • 1 vanilla bean (scrap the seeds)


  • Whisk rice malt syrup and yogurt and then divide the mixture into three bowls.
  • Add strawberries to one bowl and stir it with the mixture.
  • Add the coconut cream to the second bowl for vanilla flavor.
  • Mix vanilla seeds, 2 tbsp boiling water, and cacao in a bowl. Then add the remaining yogurt. Stir the mixture to combine.
  • Take three zip-lock bags and then transfer the three flavors. Freeze it overnight on a tray.
  • On the next day, take the ice cream container with a 2.5 L capacity. Take a thick cardboard and cut it to fit the length and depth of the container.
  • Use plastic wrap to wrap the cardboard and then wedge it into the dish so it will divide into 3 parts.
  • Next, cut the strawberry mix and then transfer it to the food processor. Whiz it until smooth. After that, pour it into one side of the container.
  • Repeat the chocolate flavor and pour it onto the other side of the container so there is a gap in the middle part which is for the vanilla flavor.
  • Wedge another cardboard in the center to hold the large cardboards stay on its place.
  • Freeze the mixture in the freezer until it is firm.
  • For vanilla flavor, repeat the food processor step.
  • Next, remove the cardboard strips and then pour the vanilla flavor into the center. Freeze it again until it is frozen.

Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt

It is a kids-friendly dessert! Healthy and tasty! The making process is simple, and you just need some ingredients which are all of them available in your kitchen.


  • 750 grams strawberry
  • 500 grams of plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • First, mix the strawberries and honey and then process the mixture until smooth. After that, strain the mixture and discard the solid. Place it back in the processor.
  • Add yogurt to the processor and then mix it until smooth. Pour it into two containers, cover them with plastic wrap, and then freeze it until it is firm.
  • Once it is firm, remove it from the freezer and then let it sit for several minutes until the mixture is softened. Transfer it to the processor and then process it again until smooth. Transfer it back to the container and cover it with plastic wrap. Freeze for another 4 hours.
  • Once it is firm, remove it from the freezer, let it sit for a while, and then serve.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It is guilt-free ice cream you must try. The taste is delicious and great as a dessert. It is healthy with a combination of coconut too, making it unique and suitable for summer dessert.


  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (no sugar and salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Chocolate topping

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 5 teaspoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder


  • Grease the patty cases using coconut oil. Mix coconut milk, banana, syrup, oil, and 1 tbsp peanut butter in a blender. Mix it until smooth and then transfer it to a jug.
  • In a small bowl, mix the remaining peanut butter and salt. Then, place a little peanut butter mixture in the center of the case. Pour the banana mix and leave a 5 mm gap at the top. Next, store it in the freezer until it is firm.
  • For the topping, mix the cacao, oil, and syrup in a heatproof bowl. Place the heatproof bowl over the saucepan that is filled with simmering water. (Make sure to not let the bowl touch the water). Whisk the mixture until it is smooth. Remove it from the heat and then let it cool for around 2 minutes. Spread it on the peanut butter cup. Then, return it to the freezer and store it until it is set.
  • Serve the ice cream and sprinkle it with salt if you like.


How can I make my dessert healthier?

There are many ways to make your dessert healthier. You can replace the flour with whole wheat flour to add more fiber, use dark chocolate instead of using milk chocolate, coconut oil instead of butter, maple syrup, or honey instead of sugar, or use evaporated skim milk instead of heavy cream.

Another way to make the dessert healthier is by adding fruits which are a natural sugar source.

Do healthy desserts exist?

Yes! They do exist! What you need to do is to pay attention to the ingredients. There are many healthy dessert recipes with no sugar that you can find and most of them are great for weightloss.

What sweets can I eat on a diet?

The above healthy dessert recipes are friendly for those who are on a diet. They are made of nutritious ingredients and most of them use natural sugar such as honey and maple syrup. Even some recipes above don’t use sugar at all.

So, what do you think about the recipes? Easy, right! Check also our vegetarian chow mein recipe here.

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