50+ Healthy Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

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Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with over 50 Healthy Gluten Free Desserts. These recipes are exactly what you need when you want something indulgent, but also on the lighter side. Not only are these tasty treats without wheat, but many of them are refined sugar free too!

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Healthy Dessert Alternatives

Everyone has a sweet tooth, right? I know some people crave savory comfort food and casseroles when they want to indulge. However, I am totally a dessert person, and I’m pretty sure we all have our moments when we want to enjoy something sweet.

But we may not always want something as decadent as cheesecake or as rich as chocolate cake. This is why having some go-to healthy gluten free dessert recipes is a good idea so you easily can fit treats into your healthy lifestyle.

It is possible to have your cake and eat it too!

What makes these gluten free dessert recipes healthy?

There are lots of ways to make desserts healthier. In some cases, it might mean lowering the fat or calories to minimize the impact on your waistline. Some of them are even flourless, taking out the refined flours that are often in gluten free desserts, especially the storebought ones.

In other healthier desserts, it’s all about adding more. Yes, some of these recipes have more protein, vitamins, fiber, and even superfoods. This means there is actually a nutritional benefit you can get from having dessert.

Then there are even a number of recipes in this list that are lower in sugar and even refined sugar free gluten free desserts. Some are sweetened only with fruit, or with natural sweeteners like raw honey, pure maple syrup, or unrefined coconut sugar. There are even some keto-friendly options that use non-nutritive sugar replacements.

The Best Healthy Gluten Free Desserts

Healthy Cookies and Bars

Cookies make great desserts or snacks that you can grab at any time. That’s why it’s nice to have options packed with wholesome ingredients.

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies on a striped napkins with more on a cookie sheet

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies

Crisp outside, chewy inside, and so rich, you won't believe that this cookie is actually high in protien but low in sugar. Don't tell the kids though. They'll just love dunking them in a glass of milk.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Soft chewy cookies with the flavors of graham crackers combined with fall-favorite pumpkin spice make these an instant winner. Made with real pumpkin and sweetened only with maple syrup, these are a kid-friendly but healthy treat,
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Flourless Coconut Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This simple cookie recipe is loaded with antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. It's tender with sophisticated flavors that even make it special occasion-worthy.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

These soft, flourless cookies pack a ton of bold flavor into one little bite. The perfectly sweet and spiced deliciousness will make you want to bake them over and over.
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Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownies

You'll love all of the chocolate and coconut flavor in these healthy brownies. And since they are packed with fiber and antioxidants, they will keep you moving all day.
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  1. Healthy No Bake Cookies | Two Peas and Their Pod
  2. Protein Peanut Butter Cookies | Fit Foodie Finds
  3. Homemade Chocolate Teddy Grahams | Fork and Beans
  4. Soft Hazelnut Mocha Cookies | Healthy Sweet Eats
  5. Dark Chocolate Rosemary Raisin Biscotti | Running to the Kitchen
  6. Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars | Tasty Yummies
  7. Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies | The Roasted Root
  8. Fudgy Paleo Skillet Brownie | Running to the Kitchen

Light Frozen Treats

Everyone loves to indulge in a frosty treat. While grabbing a pint of ice cream from the grocery store can be pretty rich, there are still ways to enjoy something cool but lighter.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

Combine the sweet flavor of a favorite indulgent dessert with a frozen sweet treat. So creamy, and made with Greek yogurt for a protein-packed, this is a healthy pop you'll love in the summer.
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Mango Strawberry Lime Popsicles

A frozen summertime dessert that's sweet and tart, fruity and fresh. Made with real fruit for a frosty way to get all of those bright flavors and vitamins.
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Swirled Banana Nutella Popsicles

You only need three ingredients to make these sweet and indulgent-tasting frozen yogurt pops. It's an easy dessert with flavors that nobody can resist.
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Earl Grey Frozen Yogurt

This creamy, healthy frozen yogurt recipe is churned with honey and fragrant, floral Earl Grey tea. Topped with juicy clementines and a touch of cardamom, it's a healthy dessert recipe that is easy to make but sure to impress.
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  1. Grape Lime Strawberry Paletas | Hola Jalapeno
  2. Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas | The View From Great Island
  3. Dreamy Dark Chocolate Oat Cream | Spabettie
  4. Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches | Fork and Beans
  5. Strawberry Banana Dairy-Free Ice Cream from Pint-Sized Baker

Healthy Puddings and Parfaits

If you love your sweets to be creamy and dreamy, then puddings and parfaits are the way to go. And there are ways to make them healthy desserts.

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Healthy Chocolate Pudding

A 3-ingredient snack hack means you can enjoy a favorite creamy treat with no box mixes, no added sugar, and no turning on the stove or oven. Kids and adults will be licking the spoon and asking for more.
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Blueberry and Peach Chia Pudding Parfaits in glasses, next to a whole peach and scattered blueberries.

Blueberry Peach Chia Pudding Parfaits

Layers of summery fruit and creamy coconut chia pudding make these so light, sweet, and lovely. Not only are they gluten free, but they are also vegan and paleo-friendly.
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Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

This creamy keto mousse has the sweet and tangy flavor you love from a rich cheesecake but in a healthier dessert. Layer it with fresh berries and crunchy pecans for a treat with great textures and flavors.
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Mini Blueberry Maple Cheesecake Parfaits

This easy no-bake recipe makes a bunch of mini dessert cups making it perfect to serve at a party. Layer a creamy but lightened up cheesecake with juicy wild blueberries on an almond meal crust.
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Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits

This light and healthy dessert has layers of fresh berries and a coconutty chia seed cream. While it's delicious any day of the year, it's especially festive for the summer holidays.
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Clementine Panna Cotta

This citrusy custard is not only gluten free, it's also keto-friendly. Delightfully creamy, it's even more lusciuus when covered in a rich chocolate sauce.
Pineapple Coconut Fool

Pineapple Coconut Fool

Layers of caramelized pineapple and naturally sweetened whipped cream prove that a healthy fruit dessert can still be totally decadent. You can even make it vegan by using dairy-free whipped coconut cream.
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  2. Pumpkin Rice Pudding | Lauren Kelly Nutrition
  3. Chocolate Espresso Mousse | The Lemon Bowl
  4. Vegan Rice Pudding | Fit Foodie Finds

Lightened-Up Cakes and Pies

Some of the most classic desserts are a nice slice of cake and pie. So you’ll love knowing that you can feel good about digging your fork right in.

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Gluten Free Banana Snack Cake

This simple cake is so moist and full of banana flavor. To make it even better, it's finished off with a light and fluffy cream cheese frosting made with Greek yogurt.
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Gluten Free Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

You'll love this mini version of the classic dessert that makes just two individual cakes. Made with simple ingredients and sweetened with a bit of honey, it's a healthier treat that's still tender and sweet.
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Pumpkin Snack Cake served with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting on a white plate with a small dessert fork

Gluten Free Pumpkin Snack Cake

This is an easy cake that's perfect for fall. You'll love it topped with tangy cream cheese frosting that's lightenen up with Greek yogurt.
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  1. Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake | So Let’s Hang Out
  2. German Chocolate Bundt Cake | Tasty Yummies
  3. Paleo Pumpkin Maple Cake | A Healthy Life For Me
  4. Healthy Pecan Pie | Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
  5. Skinny Peaches and Cream Greek Yogurt Cheesecake from Call Me PMC

Healthy Dips and Bites

Finger foods are the best, whether you are picking something up to dunk in a dip or pop into your mouth. And they make great options for healthy desserts, especially if you serve them with more fruit for dipping!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

You only need a handful of ingredients for this healthy dip that has that tangy cheesecake flavor. It's a light sweet treat made with fresh fruit.
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Sweet Peanut Butter Hummus

I bet you never thought about using chickpeas for a dessert dip. You won't believe that it tastes like cookie dough, but it's a healthy dip for fruit, veggies, and more.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

You know you love the chocolate peanut butter candy this recipe is based on. But now you can enjoy the full-on peanut buttery goodness in naturally sweetened, protein-rich little bites.
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Creamy Cheesecake Yogurt Fruit Dip

You only need three ingredients plus a platter full of yummy stuff to dip into this fruit-topped creamy dip made with Greek yogurt. You can make it snack-sized to serve one or two, or party-sized to feed a crowd.
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Sweet Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin spice fans will love to scoop up this healthy dessert dip. A few mini chocolate chips add a perfect sweet touch when you dip apples, pears, graham crackers, or pretzels.
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  1. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups | Food Faith Fitness
  2. Vegan Chocolate Truffles | The Roasted Root
  3. Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites from Inside Bru Crew Life
  4. Chocolate Truffles Stuffed with Peanut Butter | Food Faith Fitness

Wholesome Fruit Desserts

While fruit on its own is naturally sweet and nutritious on its own, once you add buttery crusts and crumbles or add it to batters and doughs, it might not be the healthiest option. That is until you try these healthy dessert recipes featuring nature’s bounty.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Apple Nachos

Skip the chips for apple slices and you'll get the crunch you love. But a drizzle of Greek yogurt cheesecake topping, peanut butter, and strawberry jelly salsa, then a sprinkling of chopped peanuts make them perfect for your sweet tooth.
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Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Everybody loves chocolate-dipped strawberries, but when they are stuffed with lightly sweetened cream cheese, they become a treat that nobody can resist. They only have a few ingredients and can be dressed up with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or graham cracker crumbs.
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Healthy Apple Candy Bar Salad

If you love sugary Snickers salad, then you'll want to scoop up a bowl of this healthier version. It has the crunch of apples with dark chocolate, peanuts, and honey.
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Watermelon Pizza

A thick slice of watermelon gets a slathering of a creamy topping and fresh berries. You can go with whipped cream, sweetened yogurt, or whipped coconut cream if you need a dairy-free option.
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Sunrise Tropical Fruit Salad

The layers of tropical fruit make this taste of paradise as gorgeous as it is delicious. Top it with a cloud of lightly sweetened coconut chia pudding for a creamy touch.
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Watermelon Berry Fruit Salad

Tossed your summery fruit in a light honey lime dressing to make it extra fresh, sweet, healthy, and delicious. You can even cut that watemelon into stars or other shapes to match the occasion.
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  1. Apple Galette | Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
  2. Chocolate Dipped Clementines | The Lemon Bowl
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