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30 Healthy Baked Goods to Make at Home

Get your fall baking on with these healthier versions of your favorite baked goods!

Who wouldn't love a warm baked good fresh out of the oven with a steaming cup of coffee? The chilly weather certainly calls for it, which is why we dove into our recipe archives to pick out some of our favorite healthy baked goods to make at home.

Sure, anyone could make the whole process easier by simply grabbing baked goods at the grocery store. But with so many preservatives and added sugars, those options aren't always the healthiest for our bodies. So instead, we're turning to this handy list of baked treats to satisfy that sweet tooth while still giving us a nutritional boost!

Here are our favorite healthy baked goods to make at home, and if you're looking for even more recipe ideas, be sure to check out our list of the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

1

Banana Bread

Banana bread
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Half the butter and still all the sweet flavor? Yes, please.

Get our recipe for Banana Bread

2

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie Bites

Fudgy pumpkin brownie bites on a wooden cutting board
Blaine Moats

Have some leftover canned pumpkin to use up? Make these delicious fall pumpkin brownies with it!

Get our recipe for Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie Bites

3

Apple Pie

Low-calorie apple pie with crunch topping
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

With plenty of oats and almonds, go ahead and enjoy more than one slice. You're totally allowed!

Get our recipe for Apple Pie

4

Paleo Muffins

paleo plum muffins
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

Going paleo doesn't have to mean giving up your favorite baked goods.

Get our recipe for Paleo Muffins

5

Apple-Cranberry Crisp

apple cranberry crisp in while bowls with spoons and red gingham napkin on wooden background
Jason Donnelly

Fresh fall fruits are what make this quick take on the classic crisp super special. Is there anything better than a baked apple treat on a crisp fall day?

Get our recipe for Apple-Cranberry Crisp

6

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low-calorie chocolate chip cookies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

You won't be able to tell they're low-calorie…they're just that good.

Get our recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

7

Warm Mocha Tart

warm mocha tart with espresso cups and napkin
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

The warm, custardy filling gives a gooey texture we know you're going to be craving.

Get our recipe for Warm Mocha Tart

8

Chocolate Chip Blondies

keto chocolate chip blondies
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

Almond flour and sugar-free chocolate make this dessert keto-compliant. It can be tricky to find dessert recipes that fit the keto diet, but this one is a fave!

Get our recipe for Chocolate Chip Blondies

9

Cocoa-Coconut-Oat Cookies With Chocolate Chunks

Cocoa coconut oat cookies with chocolate chunks
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Between the chocolate chunks and shredded coconut, these cookies will satisfy all of your sweet cravings.

Get our recipe for Cocoa-Coconut-Oat Cookies With Chocolate Chunks

10

Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Even the most novice bakers can't mess this one up. This is the easiest pie in the history of baking. Mix, pour, bake, serve, devour.

Get our recipe for Key Lime Pie

11

Strawberry Shortcake Drop Cookies

strawberry shortcake drop cookies
Courtesy of Purecane

These light, fluffy Strawberry Shortcake Drop Cookies are the perfect addition to your evening cappuccino!

Get our recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Drop Cookies

12

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

keto peanut butter cookies
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

This recipe could not be easier. Peanut butter cookies are such a fun, comforting treat—and perfect for anyone attempting the keto diet!

Get our recipe for Keto Peanut Butter Cookies.

13

Cranberry Orange Scones

Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Skip the sugary donut and prep a batch of these scones for your mornings instead!

Get our recipe for Cranberry Orange Scones

14

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

two bowls of pumpkin bread pudding with spoons on wire rack and wooden background
Jason Donnelly

Nothing says fall like pumpkin. Instead of a traditional pie this year, give this bread pudding a try.

Get our recipe for Pumpkin Bread Pudding. 

15

Sweet Potato Banana Muffins

sweet potato banana muffins
Posie Brien/ Eat This, Not That!

Sweet potato and banana in the batter will provide these muffins with natural sweetness and moisture.

Get our recipe for Sweet Potato Banana Muffins

16

Snickerdoodle Protein Mini Muffins

snickerdoodle mini muffins
Tone It Up

These delightful mini muffins boost your protein intake and pair perfectly with a cup of coffee!

Get our recipe for Snickerdoodle Protein Mini Muffins

17

Triple Coconut Cream Pie

triple coconut cream pie on a white table with a slice missing
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Calling all coconut fans! This delectable coconut cream pie will satisfy all of your coconut dessert dreams.

Get our recipe for Triple Coconut Cream Pie

18

Fudgy Raspberry Brownie

fudgy raspberry brownie on white plate with fork
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

The fruit adds a kick to these brownies. Is there anything better than freshly baked brownies, fresh out of the pan?

Get our recipe for Fudgy Raspberry Brownies. 

19

Cinnamon-Orange Lava Cakes

cinnamon orange lava cakes on white plates with forks and coffee and cinnamon pinch bowl
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

The unexpected flavor combo really works. There's something so satisfying about tucking into gooey lava cakes.

Get our recipe for Cinnamon-Orange Lava Cakes

20

Coffee and Chocolate Meringue Cookie

chocolate coffee meringues on baking tray with chocolate chips and dish towel
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Satisfy your sweet tooth for less than 100 calories. If you're looking for a light, low-calorie dessert, look no further than the meringue.

Get our recipe for Coffee and Chocolate Meringue Cookie

21

Pumpkin Bars

keto pumpkin pie bars
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

You don't need a pie crust to get the delicious taste of pumpkin pie this fall season!

Get our recipe for Pumpkin Bars

22

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

keto chocolate chip cookies
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

Your friends won't believe these cookies are keto-compliant!

Get our recipe for Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

23

Strawberry Spice Crisp

strawberry crisp
Shutterstock

Use up the best of your strawberries and make this light dessert!

Get our recipe for Strawberry Spice Crisp

24

Keto Pumpkin Cookie With Cream Cheese Frosting

keto pumpkin cookies cream cheese frosting on cooling rack
Beth Lipton

A soft chewy keto cookie with a rich cream cheese frosting sounds heavenly this time of year.

Get our recipe for Keto Pumpkin Cookie With Cream Cheese Frosting

25

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy oatmeal–chocolate chip cookies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

With a dash of sea salt, you're not going to be able to resist this treat.

Get our recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

26

Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding With Pistachios

chocolate cherry bread pudding with pistachios in baking tray with spoon
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

It's full of healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. If you're a chocolate lover looking to add more recipes to your rotation, this is quite the treat.

Get our recipe for Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding With Pistachios

27

Southern-Style Biscuits

Low-calorie flaky southern biscuits
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Yes, you read that right. Enjoy this flaky delight that won't damage your waistline.

Get our recipe for Southern-Style Biscuits

28

High-Protein Muffins

protein muffins stacked on top of each other
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

These protein muffins are perfect for your breakfast meal prep. When it comes to breakfast, you can't really go wrong with the heavenly combination of muffins and coffee!

Get our recipe for High-Protein Muffins

29

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Slice of healthy pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cream and strawberries
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie and rich, creamy cheesecake all in one! What better way to celebrate the fall season than a delicious pumpkin treat?

Get our recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake

30

Keto Latte Swirl Brownies

keto latte swirl brownies
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Dark chocolate and cream cheese come together in this rich dessert.

Get our recipe for Keto Latte Swirl Brownies.

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