Healthy Desserts for the New Year

National Cookie Day set in kitchen with wheat eggs, Waxing Kara raw honey, milk and a burlap sack in the kitchen counter

Even when you make your resolutions for the New Year, you’re sure to want something sweet. These healthy desserts made with honey will do the trick! We cut back out the unhealthy elements of many desserts (artificial flavorings, empty calories, preservatives, and colorants) to give you treats that you won’t feel quite as guilty about snacking on. These light, low calorie desserts definitely don’t skimp out on flavor, though! Packed with yummy things like cocoa, fruits and veggies, nuts, coconut and Eastern Shore Honey, you’ll enjoy these healthy dessert recipes all year long.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Try reducing dairy in your desserts (you won’t believe how this improves your complexion!)
  • Taking out all fats is not a good idea-your body needs them! Instead, cut out animal based fats, trans and saturated fats.
  • Add lots of fruits to your dessert menu (caramelized pears, anyone?)
  • When shopping, avoid sweets high in sugar, fillers, preservatives, and artificial flavors.

Healthy Desserts for a Happy Waistline

For breakfast, try a piece of this Healthy Coffee Cake. We developed this recipe over the summer, and after a few trial-and-error attempts, we came up with something very beautiful and delicious. Our recipe calls for a candied nut topping, feel free to leave it out or replace it with a little melted dark chocolate drizzled over top.

Healthy coffee cake on white plate with fork close-up on wood table with spring kosher honey and dramatic lighting with stainless cup of coffee and wildflower arrangement

If you’re a chocoholic, you’ll die for these Beetroot Brownies. As strange as they may sound, the ingredients come together surprisingly well-you’ll never know there are beets in here!

Beet Root Brownies on table with almonds and raw beets

These easy, quick, and sweet Honey Grilled Peaches are light and so good for you-all you need is fruit, honey, and a little oil to get cooking! You can use your griddle indoors if it’s too chilly outside to fire up the BBQ. This is one healthy dessert recipe you won’t want to miss out on.

honey grilled peaches

For a portable sweet treat, bake up these Honey Carrot Cake Bars. They are bright and beautiful, and perfectly sized for an on the go snack.

Honey Carrot Cake Bar on a plate

Another healthy sweet we know you’ll like is our Caramelized Pears recipe. These are just as sweet as the grilled peaches, but have the special addition of a deliciously light caramel sauce.

caramelized pears served with greek yogurt and granola with an assortment of nuts and a honey sauce

This two ingredient Fruit Sorbet is packed with vitamins without any artificial colors or flavors. Even if the weather is cold outside, whipping up a batch of this icy goodness may be well worth the effort.

Grilled Strawberry Sorbet

Surprise chocolate pudding anyone? Nobody has to know the secret ingredient, well, at least until AFTER it’s all gone.

It'd be a shame if you had boycotters of this vegan chocolate pudding just because the main ingredient is green. Save the surprise for after it's gone.

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