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Healthy Cooking Desserts

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine desserts for a healthy addition to your meal. Get dessert recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

White Texas Sheet Cake

White Texas Sheet Cake

White Texas Sheet Cake

This cake gets better the longer it sits, so I try to make it a day ahead. My mother-in-law introduced this deliciously rich cake to me. With its creamy frosting and light almond flavor, no one can stop at just one piece!

Pineapple Pecan Cake

Pineapple Pecan Cake

Pineapple Pecan Cake

"A friend told me that this is the best cake he's ever eaten," reports field editor Fern Eleson of Whitney, Nebraska.

Lime Coconut Biscotti

Lime Coconut Biscotti

Lime Coconut Biscotti

My family loves this recipe! It’s great with that morning cup of coffee, delicious as an afternoon snack or after-dinner dessert. Citrusy and crunchy, not too sweet, it always hits the spot. —Diana Burrink, Crete, Illinois
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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars

“With two busy boys who would rather move around than sit and eat, I needed a gluten-free, hearty, hand-held treat that could double as a quick breakfast, brunch, lunch or snack. This is a favorite of theirs, and I can change it up to accommodate ingredients I have on hand.” —Susan James, Cokato, Minnesota

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Both my boys have food allergies and really love these cupcakes! Because it’s easy and budget-friendly, I grind whole oats in my blender, just pulsing until they’re flour. —Desiree Glanzer, Carpenter, South Dakota

Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

“Both of my boys loved this makeover version of a family favorite, and even my husband, who is a bit picky, wants a piece in his lunch tomorrow!” —Mary Lou Moeller, Wooster, Ohio

Very Berry Crisp

Very Berry Crisp

Very Berry Crisp

“I love this recipe because it’s easy, low-fat, versatile and delicious! The crispy topping is flavored with graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and almonds and doesn’t taste light at all. Great with frozen yogurt or whipped topping.” —Janet Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

Fresh Berries with Lemon Yogurt

Fresh Berries with Lemon Yogurt

Fresh Berries with Lemon Yogurt

This is a refreshing dish that can be served for breakfast or dessert. The berries offer a powerhouse of nutrition, and the limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur, adds a burst of citrus flavor. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

Lemon Blackberry Parfaits

Lemon Blackberry Parfaits

Lemon Blackberry Parfaits

"I love the freshness of lemon, and with added seasonal blackberries, this rich, creamy dessert is so wonderful! Serve immediately if you like crisp graham crackers, or within 4 hours for a moister crumb.” —Amber Needham, Bellbrook, Ohio

Best-Ever Sweet Potato Pie

Best-Ever Sweet Potato Pie

Best-Ever Sweet Potato Pie

My grandmother handed down this recipe and it’s amazing! The flavor, with a hint of maple and great spices, totally lives up to its name. —Erin Gibbons, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Makeover Sweet Kugel

Makeover Sweet Kugel

Makeover Sweet Kugel

This is a traditional recipe I make for the holidays. My close friend and I used to bake together until she moved 1,300 miles away. Now when I make this dish, I’m reminded of our time together. —Eileen Wolf, Abington, Pennsylvania
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