Dessert Recipes

A wide variety of healthy (and not so healthy) desserts to end with your perfect meal. Reader favorites include my husband’s famous New England Hermit Cookies, Peanut Butter Drizzled Popcorn, Old Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding and Cinnamon Roll Popovers.

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

These light and fluffy pumpkin muffins are scented with fall flavors and made with whole grains.  Now that pumpkin season is here, I am not holding back! Pumpkin is one of my favorite ingredients to use all year round but I love when fall hits and everyone rallies.  Whether it’s stirred …

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Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits

These thick and creamy pumpkin pie parfaits are filled with vanilla Greek yogurt, crunchy granola and creamy pure pumpkin. A perfect make-ahead breakfast, snack or dessert recipe! Pumpkin season is upon us and I’m celebrating with a quick and easy make-ahead recipe: Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits! Protein-packed vanilla Greek …

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Liz Life is Eat Short Eat the Ice Cream

Chocolate Magic Shell

Made with just two simple ingredients, you won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade chocolate magic shell! Perfect for pairing with your favorite Tillamook Ice Cream flavor! When we bought our dream house last year, I had one primary goal: to find a home with space for entertaining …

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Dark Chocolate Malt with Cinnamon - an ice cream dessert recipe

Dark Chocolate Malt

A delicious twist on the ice cream classic, this thick and creamy Dark Chocolate Malt is scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne. June has finally arrived which means summer vacation is just around the corner! In my neighborhood, that also means the beginning of ice cream truck season which is …

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Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie - a healthy breakfast recipe

Cafe Mocha Smoothie

This thick and creamy breakfast smoothie is made with cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and instant espresso powder to create the ultimate protein-packed cafe mocha smoothie recipe. I’m going to level with you all about something: I love adding cocoa powder to my smoothies. Full of antioxidants and with very few …

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chocolate dipped banana bites

Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites

Banana slices are dipped in melted dark chocolate then sprinkled with sea salt before being frozen until firm. An easy, kid-friendly dessert recipe.  Dessert isn’t something I crave regularly but when I do, it better have chocolate. Since my boys are both in that phase of always wanting to help …

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vegan chocolate mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This rich and creamy vegan chocolate mousse recipe is made with avocado and topped with whipped coconut cream.  While this rich and creamy chocolate mousse happens to be vegan, I actually didn’t make it because of any dietary restrictions or preferences. The truth? I had recently played the avocado lotto and had …

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Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

This moist and dense healthy pumpkin bread recipe is full of whole grains, cinnamon and other warm spices that reminds you of fall. Perfect for freezing! Can I get a fist pump for fall baking season? Admittedly, we cook with pumpkin all year round – we blend it in smoothies, add it …

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Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt Dip

Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt Dip

This pumpkin spice Greek yogurt dip is the ultimate healthy snack or dessert recipe. Ideal for dipping fruit or eating on it’s own! There’s only one thing I heart more than snacks and that’s ALLTHINGS PUMPKIN!! Despite popular opinion, I’m not a huge fan of those cloyingly sweet pumpkin drinks made with …

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Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

2-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream

This guilt-free strawberry ice cream is naturally vegan and made with just two simple ingredients: frozen bananas and strawberries! Earlier this summer we took advantage of Michigan’s delicious strawberry crop and stocked our freezer full of juicy ripe berries in their peak of freshness! As a result, my boys have …

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Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies image- Philia Kelnhofer

Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies

Made with just five ingredients, these sweet, flourless peanut butter cookies have a slightly chewy center, topped with a hint of sea salt. Naturally gluten and grain free. As someone who has published hundreds of recipes made with five ingredients or less, you can imagine how excited I was when …

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Frozen Banana Pops with Yogurt and Peanut Butter - a healhty frozen treat recipe

Frozen Banana Pops

A healthy and easy dessert recipe made with three simple ingredients, these frozen banana pops are coated in Greek yogurt and drizzled with peanut butter. You know it’s summer vacation when the temps start to climb and the ice cream trucks are chiming in the neighborhood every night. Much to …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites- a healthy snack recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

A quick and easy make-ahead snack recipe, these no-bake peanut butter energy bites are the ultimate healthy breakfast, snack or dessert! I heart snacks. We’ve addressed that already. But I never fully understood the importance of having an endless supply of healthy, ready-to-eat snacks on hand until I lived with two growing …

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins - a healthy, moist and naturally gluten free baked good recipe

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

This healthy, whole grain and gluten free banana oatmeal muffin recipe is moist and cake-like yet contains no oil or butter. My boys call muffins “cakes” because they think they are cupcakes and it makes me giggle every time. To keep them happy, I like to keep a batch of freshly baked …

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