3 Healthier Desserts that Actually Taste Amazing!


Watching what you eat doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of all things delicious. With these healthy dessert recipes, you can make room in your eating plan for a treat—without feeling guilty.

If you’re craving chocolate…

Bush’s Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies Rich, chocolaty brownies get a hit of hidden protein and fiber thanks to a can of black beans in this tasty recipe from Bush’s. They’re so good, no one has to know they’re healthy, too.

Servings: 16; Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes

estimated nutrition for bush's brownies

Estimated nutritional values for one serving of Bush’s Black Bean Dark Chocolate Brownies


  • 1 can (15 ounces) Bush’s Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 piece of parchment paper
  • butter, soften for greasing pan

Optional Toppings:

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts          


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.
  3. Combine beans, chocolate chips, flour, sugar, cocoa, baking power, baking soda, salt, eggs, oil and vanilla extract in bowl of food processor.
  4. Secure food processor lid and blend until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan, using rubber spatula to scrape batter from bowl. If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts evenly over top.
  6. Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of brownies comes out clean.
  7. Remove pan from oven and allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

If you want something fruity…

Light Peach Cobbler This recipe featured by FitStar is hands-down delicious. The granola-style topping is made with almond butter instead of butter, so you get all the decadence without a diet-y aftertaste.

If you prefer cookies…

Dark Chocolate and Almond Protein Cookie Jam-packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants, this recipe has seven ingredients and makes five filling cookies. Pair one with a glass of low-fat milk, and you can practically call it a healthy breakfast.


Do you have a favorite healthy dessert recipe? Tell us about it in the comments!

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