12 Delicious Desserts You Won't Believe Are Actually Healthy-ish
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Chocolate Raspberry Skillet Cake
Graham flour is a coarsely ground type of whole-wheat flour that adds a pleasant texture and a nutty flavor to this tender breakfast cake. But if you can’t find it, use whole wheat flour. The texture won’t be exactly the same but the cake will still be delicious.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Skillet Cake
White Wine and Apricot Granita
Sophisticated and simple, this granita takes in-season fruit and glams it up with wine and honey. Try it as a make-ahead treat for a dinner party with friends.
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Gluten Free Hazelnut Plum Muffins
These beauties are made with hazelnut meal, a gluten-free flour that is available online or in the baking section of a well-stocked supermarket. Or, you can also make your own—just process skinned hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground—or substitute with an equal amount of almond flour.
Get the recipe: Gluten Free Hazelnut Plum Muffins
Rolled Blackberry and Cream Cake
This simple cake looks impressive, but the components are forgiving—feel free to swap out the blackberries for any ripe, summer fruit that you have on hand.
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Cherry Nectarine Crisp With Cornmeal and Coconut
This delicious crisp is naturally gluten-free and vegan. Feel free to swap in other fruit—blueberries and raspberries are especially nice—if cherries are hard to find.
Get the recipe: Cherry Nectarine Crisp With Cornmeal and Coconut
Dark Chocolate Coconut Tartlets
Sneak some protein into dessert time with sunflower seed butter or any other creamy nut butter. When mixed with silky melted dark chocolate, it’s the filling for an insanely easy coconut tartlets dessert recipe.
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Caramel Plum Galette
With a filling of fresh summer plums and an easy anise-scented caramel, this free-form pie couldn’t be simpler or more delicious. Really pressed for time? Just sub in a store-bought pie crust.
Get the recipe: Caramel Plum Galette
Butternut Blondies With Maple Walnuts
An easy blondies recipe with an unexpected healthy twist: Sweet winter squash is a perfect match for a fall dessert bar, but if you’re all about the pumpkin, make this one with pumpkin puree and you’ve got a pumpkin blondies recipe.
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No Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
Roasting the strawberries releases some of the excess moisture and concentrates the flavor of the fruit. No ice cream maker required.
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Date Caramel Sauce
Drizzle this date caramel on fruit or frozen desserts, or simply stir it into your morning oatmeal. Dates are high in fiber and antioxidants and this natural caramel couldn’t be easier to make. Plus it just happens to be vegan!
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Peaches and Cream Tart
Cool and creamy and packed with juicy fruit, this simple custard tart highlights fresh peaches as the peak of the season.
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Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats
These rice crispy treats are satisfyingly crispy. Melted chocolate and coconut oil bind with the puffed rice cereal for a truly toothsome treat. You’ll notice there are no marshmallows in this recipe, which means no added sugar. Pick up a nice chocolate bar for the best tasting (and super crispy) treats.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats