23 Low Sugar Desserts Your Family Will Love

23 Low Sugar Desserts Your Family Will Love

We’ve got more than 20 delicious low-sugar dessert recipes from Registered Dietitians and food bloggers that your family will love! Making desserts for your family is so fun and rewarding, and if you’re looking to share that sweet flavor with a little less sugar, we hope you’ll love these recipes!


*Cover image - Cinnamon Apple Crumble courtesy of Sharon Palmer

Do you avoid giving your kids too much sugar?

Me too. But it can be a real challenge. With my daughter, it is so much fun to let her try new foods, and, of course, she loves anything sweet that we give her.

In my house, it’s all about balance. Desserts and sweet treats are not considered “junk food” or “bad for you” or even “unhealthy”. They can be a part of a healthy diet for kids and adults.

We’re trying to teach my daughter to enjoy all kinds of foods, and to find balance between regular, every-day foods and fun foods like desserts.

In general, we try to follow these guiding principles when it comes to desserts:

  • Homemade desserts are always better than store bought

  • Try to use less sugar whenever possible

  • Add fruit, healthy fats, and fiber to boost nutrition

23 low sugar desserts your family will love

I’ve compiled an amazing list for you of desserts that are less sweet, but just as fun. Some of the best dietitians and food bloggers have contributed their recipes showing how you can make a delicious dessert for your family while using less sugar.

I hope you love making all of these recipes for your family! If you have any others to share, please add them to the comments and I’ll be sure to update the list!

Amazing Berry Cheesecake - Image courtesy of Patti Zacharia Estep of Hearth & Vine

Amazing Berry Cheesecake - Image courtesy of Patti Zacharia Estep of Hearth & Vine

Mango Coconut Soft Serve - Image courtesy of Liz Weiss of Liz’s Healthy Table

Mango Coconut Soft Serve - Image courtesy of Liz Weiss of Liz’s Healthy Table

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus - Image courtesy of Brittany Poulson of Your Choice Nutrition

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus - Image courtesy of Brittany Poulson of Your Choice Nutrition

Dips & Spreads

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus - Your Choice Nutrition

5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Hummus - Nutrition Hungry

Choco Coco Chickpeazza - Jessica Spiro Nutrition

Chocolate Pumpkin Avocado Pudding - Image courtesy of Kara Lydon

Chocolate Pumpkin Avocado Pudding - Image courtesy of Kara Lydon

Baked Banana - Image courtesy of Amy Whiteford of Healthy Little Foodies

Baked Banana - Image courtesy of Amy Whiteford of Healthy Little Foodies

Fruit Desserts

Cinnamon Apple Crumble (Vegan, Gluten-Free) - Sharon Palmer

Baked Banana - Healthy Little Foodies

Pan Fried Bananas - Sugar Free + Gluten Free - The Honour System

Grilled Pineapple - Healthy Little Foodies

Other Sweet Treats

Easy Tart Cherry Gummies - Amanda Hernandez

How to Make Whipped Greek Yogurt (and Why You'd Want To) - Project Meal Plan





What is your family’s favorite dessert? Share with us in the comments!





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5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Hummus

5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Hummus