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7 Low-Sugar Dessert Recipes You'll Want To Try Today

You can consume less sugar and still eat your favorite sweets.
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There are plenty of different reasons why someone may choose to lower their sugar intake. You could be diabetic or pre-diabetic, you could have heart disease or be at a higher risk, you could be trying to meet your weight loss goals, or you may just want to see how it feels to consume less added sugar on a daily basis.

Whatever your reasoning may be, lowering the amount of sugar you eat doesn't mean that you have to give up dessert! In fact, there are plenty of delicious, healthy, low-sugar (and sometimes sugar-free) dessert recipes out there for you to try if this is your goal!

Read on for 7 yummy low-sugar dessert recipes, then check out 15 Best Low-Sugar Yogurts, According to Dietitians.

3-Ingredient No-Bake Coconut Bars

Coconut bars
Courtesy of The Big Man's World

These coconut bars are one of the easiest low-sugar recipes you can make! They require only shredded coconut, coconut oil, and monk fruit-sweetened maple syrup. Just mix these ingredients, freeze or refrigerate, and enjoy!

Get the recipe from The Big Man's World.

Almond Glow Milkshake

Almond Shake
Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

Yes,  you can still enjoy a sweet, creamy milkshake without packing on the added sugar. This recipe uses ingredients like sweet potato, cauliflower, unsweetened almond milk, and protein powder for a delicious protein boost that is low in sugar and will keep you full longer than most milkshakes.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars

Peanut butter and jelly bars
Courtesy of Desserts with Benefits

Who doesn't love a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Unfortunately, most jelly varieties are full of added sugar and no nutrients. These bars will satisfy that nostalgic craving while keeping your sugar count much lower by using freeze-dried raspberries instead of jelly or jam.

Get the recipe from Desserts with Benefits.

Best Ever Keto Blondies

Keto Blondies
Courtesy of The Big Man's World

This is the gooey, chocolatey, low-sugar dessert recipe you need to try right now. It uses monk fruit sweetener and keto chocolate chips for low-sugar sweetness, and you have the option of using non-dairy butter if you prefer. Top with your favorite nut and you have the perfect blondies.

Get the recipe from The Big Man's World.

Sugar-Free Cookies

Sugar free cookies
Courtesy of The Big Man's World

This is recipe is for those who love to keep it quick and simple. All you need is almond butter or your nut butter of choice, a sugar substitute, and one egg. And voila, a sugar-free cookie!

Get the recipe from The Big Man's World.

Honey Chocolate Cake Bars

Honey Chocolate Bars
Courtesy of Oatmeal with a Fork

This yummy chocolate recipe still does use some sugar through things like honey, dark chocolate chips, and applesauce. But compared to other types of chocolate cake bar recipes, this one has much less sugar and you can choose low-sugar varieties of chocolate chips and applesauce.

Get the recipe from Oatmeal with a Fork.

1-Minute Protein Brownie

protein mug brownie
Courtesy of The Big Man's World

Sometimes all you want is a quick, single-serving dessert that you can enjoy on your own. This brownie recipe comes packed with protein and has very little sugar, so you'll still satisfy your sweet craving and feel full longer at the same time.

Get the recipe from The Big Man's World.

Just because you're cutting back on sugar and sweets doesn't mean you have to avoid dessert completely. Low-sugar swaps—like applesauce or dates in place of refined cane sugar—can help you cut back on the amount of sugar in the goods you bake. Opting for smaller portion sizes—like with a cake or brownie in a mug—can also help you cut back on sugar and calories. And finally, don't beat yourself up over dessert! It's ok to have sweets as a part of your healthy diet as long as you don't overdo it.

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