Have you struggled to find a dessert recipe that is easy to follow? The list below of the top 5 easy dessert recipes is built to end the struggle and start having you bake.

While I’m not a great baker, I do enjoy coming up with healthier versions of some of my classic favorites. Sometimes easy dessert recipes are hard to come by. Well, no more! I have scoured the internet to try to find the top 5 easy dessert recipes to try.

I also know that making dessert healthy matters to you. It matters to me too. The recipes below are all healthier versions of their original.

Top 5 easy dessert recipes

Here are some FAQs about healthy desserts:

What makes a dessert “healthier”?

Typically, a dessert would be deemed healthier if it has less sugar than the original recipe. In the case for WW desserts, these desserts would be anything that is lower in points than the original.

A dessert on WW is typically 3-4 points per serving, but that will vary depending on the plan.

How can you make desserts healthy?

To make anything healthier, you have to remove the “bad” and replace it with something “good”. In terms of desserts, this would typically mean removing the “bad” (Sugar) and replacing it with some other type of sweetener, like honey or applesauce.

Did you know that applesauce can be used for more than toddlers snacks?

I love to use applesauce when I’m baking to make things healthier. It also helps that we always have it on hand nowadays.

Should I eat desserts?

Yes! Of course you should. There is no reason to limit or stop yourself from eating something that you want to. I would say that eating desserts excessively will be harmful to your health.

As with anything, moderation is key. I would recommend indulging once or so a week and trying not to over do it. Again, this is a challenge for most people, but I find it much more difficult to completely cut something out of your diet versus moderating how often you have something.

What if I need to be on a low sugar diet?

I would consult with my doctor on the types of foods I should be eating and what I should not be eating during this time.

However, there are alternatives to sugar, so if you are needing to watch your sugar intake, I would recommend looking into alternatives.

Are you a nutritionist or dietician

No, I am not. Please consult with your doctor before starting any kind of weight loss regimen. I am, however, a WW user and follower of the plan. I have lost and maintained (for over a year) a 40lb weight loss.

You are welcome to read more about my journey here. I go into much more detail about my journey and what it was like to be on WW at that time.

I have since struggled to get back on track and onto the new plan. But I’m working towards getting more motivated each and every day, and I feel like that counts for something.

The list below has different delicious dessert recipes that are all really easy to follow.

Top 5 Easy Dessert Recipes:

Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes
These cupcakes are too die for! Seriously, they are delicious. What makes these healthier? This recipe uses honey and avocado oil to make them sweet and sugary. You wouldn't know it, but these cupcakes are almost paleo.
Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe
Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes
When you aren't in the mood for chocolate, but you want a dessert, this strawberry lemon shortcake recipe is a perfect thing to make. The lemon gives the shortcakes a delicious flavor, and then the strawberries add that extra sweetness to them.
It's a perfect dessert for the summer months, when strawberries are in season.
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes Recipe
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe makes the list because it uses brown sugar instead of white sugar and larger chocolate chips (my all time favorites) to get the chocolate flavor you want.
Also, who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? I'm sure there are people out there, but they might change their mind after eating these cookies.
These come in at 4 WW Smartpoints per cookie, but it's worth each point.
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Donuts are probably my husbands all time favorite food. When I finally decided to try to make a healthy donut, he couldn't have been more excited.
And can you blame him? Donuts are delicious and one of the most delicious breakfasts out there. But they also aren't the most filling breakfast in the world. These are not only healthier but can keep your hunger at bay.
Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe
A close up image of the Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts on a cooling rack. The donut is broken apart in the image with a full donut in the background.
Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Slow Cooker Apple Peach Crumble
If you are looking for an incredibly easy recipe to make for dessert (or for a special occasion), look not further than this apple peach crumble.
I love how you can make a delicious dessert with just a few steps. You need to chop the fruit, mix it with the cinnamon and then add the topping. Cook in the slow cooker for a couple of hours and then you are done.
It doesn't get much easier than that!
Slow Cooker Apple Peach Crumble Recipe
An image of the slow cooker apple peach crumble recipe showing the slow cooker. You can see the oats and the sliced apples beautifully in this image.
An image of the slow cooker apple peach crumble recipe showing the slow cooker. You can see the oats and the sliced apples beautifully in this image.

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