The 30 Best Healthy Dessert Recipes For The Kids
Children are fond of dessert. You can always call your children to grab a bite or have a spoon of awesome sweetness after lunch or dinner.
Desserts are served as a meal conclusion. Most often it is served via baked sweet mates or with a bowl or cup of fresh fruits served chilled with just the right amount of creaminess and wellness.
With the number of unhealthy sweets that are store bought, one may worry about the nutritional value of desserts they served their children.
In this post is a collection of healthy desserts you can prepare for your kids. The good thing about this list is that you can prepare them yourself and even have your kids help out.
These sweet treats come from a combination of vegetables, fruits, and guilt-free nutrition. Some are baked, some no-baked. Some can be prepared in a matter of minutes. The next time you worry about serving goodness, wellness, and sweet all in one plate, come back to this list.
I have divided this list into three portions. So you get a fraction of 10 baked desserts, 10 quick and light fruit preps and another 10 special desserts for special occasions, all categorically healthy and guaranteed to fill the dietary requirement of your family.
10 Must Baked Goodies
1. Caramel Apple Pie
This one is quite a staple dessert for families with kids that just loves the taste of apples and the never-ceasing sweetness of caramel goodness, especially during the fall season, a meal can’t go out without a good old nourishing apple pie.
This baked goodness is perfect for your Thanksgiving Dinner especially if you have more kids as a guest or if you’re simply looking to spice up your grandmother’s old Apple Pie Recipe.
Recipe is found here – Caramel Apple Pie by Tiffany Rudd
2. Pineapple Upside Down with Muffins
If you have the time to spare to give your kids something to gobble after dinner, then this supercharged muffin is a sure hit.
You can ask your kids to help out in the preparation this way to get to learn how to prepare healthy desserts they can serve their family, and they can pass on when they get older.
What makes this another healthy dessert for your kids is that it's baked with carrot shreds that add an extra dose of beta-carotene to your kid’s nutrition.
Recipe is found here – Pineapple Upside Down with Muffins by Life Tastes Good
3. Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies
Here’s the ultimate alternative to those sinful brownies that you can’t live without. This pure goodness is made of vegan and gluten free ingredients.
These delicious, fudgy and scrumptious dessert recipe is made up of black bean and avocado. The sound of avocado and black bean combined together in a dessert recipe is not at all attractive, but this is a guaranteed dose of nutritious goodness.
If you are worried about your family eating more than their fair share of gluten, then this is perfect for those dinners that will require chocolatey goodness in a bite without the guilt.
Perfect for after dinner snacks or school lunch dessert for your special one.
Recipe is found here – Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies (Vegan & Gluten Free)
4. Kabocha Squash Spice Cake with Chai Caramel
Here’s another gluten-free alternative that is surprisingly yummy and healthy in every bite. Vegetable produce like kabocha makes up one good alternative for pumpkin pies.
This is also ideal for children with sugar problems. This special recipe was inspired by the cookbook Baking with Less Sugar. This godly creation is infused with caramel and chai tea bursting in your mouth in every bite.
Recipe is found here – Kabocha Squash Spice Cake with Chai Caramel by Julia Mueller
5. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Protein Bars
When your children can’t seem to get enough of store bought chocolate chip cookie, and you’re worried they are eating too many sweets without the extra amp of nutrition, this is your best option.
You can follow the directions from this recipe or simple buy cookie dough and add a spice of zucchini shreds.
This offers a soft-chewy and smooth, lasting temptation. Perfect for morning snacks or school lunch dessert.
Recipe is found here – Chocolate Chip Zucchini Protein Bars by Alyssa Rimmer
6. Rhubarb & Apple Pie with Vanilla Custard
This sensational grandmother’s recipe will definitely make your children stay on the dinner table while it's being served.
Packed with the bursting tastes of fresh apples coated in a pleasurable amount of extra creamy custard this is another definite treat for your kids.
Recipe is found here – Rhubarb & Apple Pie with Vanilla Custard from Deliciously Healthy Cookbook
7. Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are sinful treats. It needs to be extra creamy and tasteful. It is often times infused with fruits and other guilt-containing sweets like chocolate and caramel, but with this recipe, you get your money’s worth and that overwhelming satisfaction that your family is eating healthy dessert for the day.
Recipe is found here – Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake by Food Network Kitchens
8. Vegan Maple Pecan Pie
Not everyone in the family can appreciate a wholesome pass on Pecan Pie Recipe. If you are on the hunt for a healthy alternative to the devil’s pecan pie, whip up and have the ingredients for this vegan alternative.
An eggless alternative that packs the same amount of maple richness and pecan signature blend.
Recipe is found here – Vegan Maple Pecan Pie from Naughty or Nice Cookbook
9. Sweet Potato Pie with Spiced Cream Topping
Going heavy on dessert when you have a light dinner is ideal especially if you and your family are trying to watch what you eat due to some illness or weight loss effort.
You can never go wrong with this special recipe. It is hearty as it is healthy.
Recipe is found here – Sweet Potato with Spiced Cream Topping by Maureen Callahan, Cooking Light
10. Chocolate Beet Bundt Cake w/ Truffle Ganache Glaze
If you’re a fan of chocolate bundt cake, here’s is a healthier version. One that is infused with beet puree made irresistible with cinnamon and espresso powder.
This sinful creation is more that you and your children can handle. It’s made with vegetable, yet it does not taste like one.
Recipe is found here – Beet Chocolate Bundt Cake by Alejandra Ramos
10 Light and Easy Fruit Dessert
11. Caramelized Bananas
Bananas are protein and energy giving fruits. If you want to give your children an extra boost for their afternoon classes, then pack this easy dessert.
Recipe is found here – Caramelized Bananas by Ken Haedrich
12. Cinnamon Oranges
If you want some citrusy goodness, then this is your best pick. This dessert is good all year round so you can keep it as a part of your children’s lunch dessert menu.
Recipe is found here – Cinnamon Oranges by Eating Well Test Kitchen
13. Momma Lamb's Famous Fruit Salad
If you’re feeling adventurous and want an entire fruit platter taste in your dessert, then this is a definite must have for that weekend dinner. This recipe can be well adjusted to suit your preferred sweetness or not.
What’s great about this is that you can have freshly picked fruits or store bought items to complete the recipe for when you are short on time.
Recipe is found here – Momma Lamb's Famous Fruit Salad by Amber
14. Fruity Fun Skewers
This is ideal for children’s parties during the summer. The tropical fruits will help them cool down while they enjoy the summer heat.
It’s very easy to have this served. You can ask your children to prepare this while you prepare your meal.
You can choose between seasonal fruits if you are preparing this other that summer time.
Recipe is found here – Fruity Fun Skewers by AnaJ930
15. Tea Scented Mandarin
Go low-key with this super quick and easy dessert. If you are short on time but is in need of a sweet and refreshing afternoon delight for the family, this could just be the solution to that.
Recipe is found here – Tea – Scented Mandarin by Eating Well Magazine
16. Citrus-Infused Strawberries
Spruce up your fresh picked strawberries with citrus extracts, topped it with a fresh whip cream and you get a mouthful of freshness.
That’s twice the Vitamin C and antioxidants in one cup.
Recipe is found here – Citrus-Infused Strawberries
17. Chocolate Covered Bananas
Bananas are staple after meal fruits. But even the healthiest of fruits could look dull and unappealing.
Here’s a new way to enjoy your bananas. One that will surely make your kids beg you to buy more bananas next time you shop.
Recipe is found here – Chocolate Covered Bananas from Martha Stewart
18. Frozen Dessert Pops
Have the fresh fruits cut and chilled them 4 hours or the night before you intend to have them.
This is a perfect summertime companion. Alternatively, you can switch between citrus fruits, tropical fruits or seasonal produce.
Recipe is found here – Frozen Dessert Pops by Martha Stewart
19. Fruit Parfaits
These are old time favorites, especially during summer. All you need is 5- fruits to complete your recipe.
Depending on your location or weather, you can have an all-berrylicious parfait or an all tropical version.
The good thing about fruit parfaits is that they never go out of fashion, and they are always fresh and good for your children.
Recipe is found here – Fruit Parfaits from Betty Crocker
20. Fruits and Cream Dessert
Like parfaits, these healthy desserts can make your children be more aware of what fruits can do to the body.
What’s fun, is that you can experiment with different fruits depending on the season and weather in your area.
You can go for freshly picked produce from the farm market or opt for canned versions when the fruits are not in season.
You can never really go wrong with fruits and creams.
Recipe is found here – Fruits and Creams Dessert
10 Special Occasion Healthy Desserts
21. Guilt-Free Birthday Cake Bars
Children crave for chocolate cakes and all other baked treats when they visit or are invited to join a birthday party. If you want to change the way your kids enjoy cake slices and cake bars, then this no-guilt creation is a must have for your next children’s birthday party.
Recipe is found here – Guilt-Free Birthday Cake Bars by Feeding my Addiction
22. Roasted Pear and Cranberry Crostata
This flaky creation is a masterpiece. It’s good for dinner parties, and it's healthy enough for your kids to get more than one slice.
Serve this during the holidays and you will definitely awe your guests and family members.
It has one delicate taste that is both nourishing and insatiable.
Recipe is found here – Roasted Pear and Cranberry Crostata by Joanne Chang
23. Upside-Down Peach And Passionfruit Cake
Upside-down cakes are staple desserts in high-end restaurants. You would always find pineapple version of this oven-baked goodness.
In planning your next Sunday dinner or family get together consider this special recipe that is both luscious and irritatingly sweet and fruity. You will find that your children can’t get enough of one slice.
Recipe is found here – Upside Down Peach and Passion Fruit Cake by Nadia Lim
24. Cranberry-Vanilla Bean Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
This delicate and delicious cake are based on old cake recipe with a fruity twist. The fine taste of cranberry and vanilla in every bite makes this baked food fit-for-the-gods.
This is perfect for family gatherings when your kids are looking for a pleasant mouthful creation bursting with wellness and bliss in every bite.
Recipe is found here – Cranberry-Vanilla Bean Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting by Better Homes and Gardens
25. Lemon Bar Cheesecake
Here is a cheesecake recipe that is classic and irresistible that is worth the indulgence for your kids.
Recipe is found here – Lemon Bar Cheesecake by Southern Living
26. Flourless Chocolate Cake
And because we know you can’t really enjoy a sweet treat without a chocolate cake, here’s a safer way to enjoy your cravings of sweet and decadent chocolate cake.
Perfect for a gluten-free diet, this recipe was prepared with only the best of having a healthy option and a safe indulgence.
Recipe is found here – Flourless Chocolate Cake by Red Online
27. The Ultimate Cheesecake
One of America’s top favorites dessert. This one can be alternately created with different fruits.
You can play around with the taste of this dessert by using chocolate, coffee, caramel or hazelnut and other baking ingredients and you will surely get one that will be enjoyed by your family.
Recipe is found here – The Ultimate Cheesecake from All Recipes
28. Low – Fat Chocolate Cake
Chocolate cake is the second most favorite dessert in America. You can still enjoy this treat in Low -Fat if you need to watch your calorie or sugar intake.
This is a great option to have if your children need to be careful with their sugar level.
Ideal for diabetics, weightloss fanatics, and health conscious individuals.
Recipe is found here – Low- Fat Chocolate Cake by Liz Macri
29. Pumpkin Almond Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie is spelled healthy. So when you are getting a little bit tired of all the sweets and fruity bursts, consider this mouth-watering oven-baked goodness that can really turn the tables and make your kids want more than a slice.
Recipe is found here – Pumpkin Almond Cheesecake by Nicole Kaplan
30. Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcake
And finally, we are ending this list with a cupcake that is both twisted and wicked that you have no choice but to cook them for your next dinner party with family and relatives.
Perfect for sharing and for feasting.
Recipe is found here – Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes by Lorraine Fina Stevenski