Dessert is the best part of this sweet holiday! Here are the best healthy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes to make for your loved ones this year.
No matter how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s just not complete without a delicious dessert. I’ve rounded up 14 of the best healthy valentine’s day dessert recipes to try this year!
These recipes are lower in added sugar than traditional dessert recipes. Also, they’re made with whole grain or gluten free flours. These simple swaps make them more nutritious than desserts made with white flours. Don’t worry, though – these desserts are still absolutely delicious!
14 best healthy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes
1. Almond Butter Zucchini Brownies
One of the most popular recipes on my blog, these almond butter zucchini brownies are always a hit! They’re gluten free and pack extra nutrients thanks to shredded zucchini.
2. Healthy Almond Butter Magic Bars
These almond butter magic bars are vegan, gluten free, and SO satisfying. Each bite is filled with coconut, dark chocolate, pecans, and oats. These bars won’t stick around for long!
3. Fudgy Tahini S’mores Blondies
Bring the summertime cookout vibes indoors with these vegan tahini s’mores blondies! Slightly under-bake these blondies for that super fudgy, ooey-gooey texture.
4. Freezer Cookie Dough Fudge
This cookie dough fudge is Ben’s favorite desserts I’ve made. You just need seven vegan, gluten free ingredients, and the recipe requires no baking!
5. Valentine’s Amaretto Truffles
If you love almond flavored desserts, these truffles are for you! These fudgy truffles get their beautiful pink hue from beet powder, and are made with vegan, gluten free ingredients. Recipe via Lazy Cat Kitchen.
6. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
Nutella lovers, unite! This chocolate hazelnut tart tastes just like nutella inside a delicious cookie crust. This recipe would certainly be a crowd pleaser! Recipe via The Banana Diaries.
7. Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet cake is one of the classic Valentine’s Day desserts. These vegan red velvet cupcakes are super festive, colored with beetroot powder, and topped with vegan cream cheese frosting! Recipe via Choosing Chia.
8. Vegan Snickers Bars
This vegan, no bake recipe is full of classic candy bar flavor, but made with more nutritious ingredients. Recipe via ElaVegan.
9. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
You just need 5 simple ingredients to make these delicious peanut butter chocolate bars. Because this list would be incomplete without SOMETHING involving peanut butter and chocolate! Recipe via Broma Bakery.
10. Vegan Chocolate Mousse
What makes this easy chocolate mousse recipe vegan? It uses aquafaba (chickpea water) instead of egg whites! This recipe is perfect for someone excited to experiment with unique ingredients. Recipe via Blooming Nolwenn.
11. Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries
This almond flour brownie recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day, if you’re cooking for two! It’s a small batch recipe, so it’ll make the perfect amount. Raspberries and chocolate is such a festive combination. Plus, anything baked in a skillet is at least 10 times more delicious than the alternative! Recipe via Ambitious Kitchen.
12. Healthier Chocolate Layer Cake
When in doubt, everyone is sure to love a simple chocolate layer cake! This version is made healthier by cutting back on added sugar, reducing oil, and subbing whole grain flour. Recipe via Fit Mitten Kitchen.
13. Paleo Molten Lava Cakes
Molten lava chocolate cakes are one of my all time favorite desserts, thanks to my mom’s fantastic recipe. This paleo version looks just dreamy! Plus, this recipe is for two cakes – perfect for Valentine’s Day. Recipe via 40 Aprons.
14. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Last but certainly not least, this chocolate chip cookie pie is the healthy Valentine’s Day dessert of your dreams! Also, this deep dish pie is made with healthy ingredients, including chickpeas and applesauce. Recipe via Chocolate Covered Katie.
All of these healthier desserts would be absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day, for that matter)! Which one would you choose first?
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