Heart Healthy Desserts & Snacks – 15 recipes for healthy, guilt free treats! These sweet snacks are low in sugar and loaded with heart healthy ingredients.

collage photo of heart healthy dessert recipes


It’s true! Treats and desserts can be part of a healthy diet and enjoyed in moderation, especially when they are made with whole real ingredients and unrefined sugars. I promise it’s much easier than you think to satisfy that sweet tooth without destroying your health goals. The first step in being a mindful eater is to pay close attention to ingredients.

Examples of Heart Healthy Ingredients

When making your own heart healthy desserts at home, it’s important to limit processed ingredients (such as white sugar, flour, and vegetable oils) and instead include healthier swaps that are high in Omega Threes and antioxidants.  For improving or maintaining heart health, look for recipes or creative ways to include some of the following ingredients in your desserts and snacks.

  • Oats
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseed
  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Chia Seeds
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Olive Oil & Avocado Oil

Heart Healthy Dessert Recipes

This collection of healthy dessert and snack recipes is low in sugar, sodium, and processed oils, and chock full of delicious ingredients like oats, dark chocolate, and fruit. You’re sure to find a favorite (or two) here! Thanks to all of the talented recipe developers for their contributions to this list!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites

chocolate peanut butter oat bites

Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Blender Muffins

Grain Free Mini Apple Cinnamon Blender Muffins

The Best Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

the best healthy oatmeal cookies

Healthy Fudge Pops

paleo fudge pops

Homemade Heart Healthy Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate

homemade heart healthy trail mix with dark chocolate

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

oatmeal raisin cookie protein balls in a bowl

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

avocado chocolate mousse with strawberries



Banana Chia Pudding

banana chia pudding


Healthy Coconut Bites with Pistachios and Dark Chocolate

healthy coconut bites with pistachios and dark chocolate

Vegan Granola Bars

vegan granola bars

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

strawberry peach smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

banana oatmeal cookies

Flaxseed Cookies

flaxseed cookies with chocolate drizzle

Blue Spirulina Energy Balls

blue spirulina energy balls

Blueberry Peach Crumble

blueberry peach crumble

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

spatula pulling peanut butter oat bar from baking pan

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