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22 Desserts and Treats Sweetened Only with Fruit

Here you’ll find a collection of delicious naturally sweetened desserts. The best part is that these treats are sweetened only with fruit or fruit juices. Everything from dates, ripe bananas, applesauce, pineapple and apple juice. They are refined sugar free and still incredibly delicious!

I prefer to bake with natural sweeteners such as coconut sugar or maple syrup over white refined sugar and I’m always on the hunt for recipes that are naturally sweetened. But I’m an even bigger fan of desserts that are naturally sweetened with fruit such as bananas, dates or applesauce. Because of the fibre in the fruit the natural sugars will not be digested so quickly. This helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady.

Also you can’t beat the flavour that that dates or bananas for example lend to baked goods.

I hope you will find some inspiration for your next healthy bake here. Browse this post like it’s a small cookbook curated with healthier baking in mind. Enjoy!

22 Desserts and Treats Sweetened with Fruit


1 Tahini Stuffed Dates

Tahini Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates (sweetened with dates and semi sweet chocolate)
Tahini Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates are going to be your new favourite treat! When you bite into one you’ll think you’re eating a chocolate bar. Tahini stuffed dates are truly delicious. The nutty and slightly savoury flavour of tahini really balances the sweetness and caramel flavour of the Medj…
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Tahini Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates (sweetened with dates and semi sweet chocolate)

2 Pecan Cream Pie

Pecan Cream Pie
This Pecan Cream Pie recipe is easy, requiring only 9 ingredients and incredibly delicious, made with coconut cream and naturally sweetened with dates.
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Pecan Cream Pie

3 Cacao Nibs Brownie Bites

Healthy Cacao Nibs Brownie Bites (sweetened with bananas and dates)
Raw Cacao Nibs Brownie Bites recipe are delicious, nutritious, and fudgy healthy snack packed with antioxidants, fiber, and unrefined sugar.
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Healthy Cacao Nibs Brownie Bites (sweetened with bananas and dates)

4 No Bake Gingerbread Date Balls

No-Bake Gingerbread Date Balls
Gingerbread Date Balls are easy no-bake treats you can make in minutes, and can even be frozen ahead (for holiday DIY gifts)! Great for desserts or snacks!
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No-Bake Gingerbread Date Balls

5 Banana Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (sweetened with banana)
5 Ingredient Banana Coconut Oatmeal Cookies are gluten free and contain no added sugar. These cookies are good enough to eat for breakfast!
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Banana Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (sweetened with banana)

6 Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Fudge (sweetened with dates)
The easiest and most amazing vegan fudge that tastes like pumpkin pie! Just 5 simple ingredients needed. Naturally sweetened, gluten-free.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Fudge (sweetened with dates)

7 Lemon Pie Bars

Lemon Pie Bars (sweetened with dates)
These fresh and flavorful no-bake lemon pie bars are easy to make in minutes with just 4 everyday ingredients. Perfect for a quick, tasty snack or healthy dessert that tastes just like a lemon Larabar.
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Lemon Pie Bars (sweetened with dates)

8 Chocolate Caramel Tarts

No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Tarts (sweetened with dates)
These no-bake chocolate caramel tarts feature a walnut coconut crust and creamy caramel filling. Easy to make with 6 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free!
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No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Tarts (sweetened with dates)

9 Best Chocolate Fudge

Best Chocolate Fudge (sweetened with dates)
This sweet and gooey chocolate fudge recipe is made without condensed milk or sugar and is 100% guilt-free, vegan, easy to make and packed with nutrients!
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Best Chocolate Fudge (sweetened with dates)

10 Almond Butter Date Latte

Almond Butter Date Latte (sweetened with dates)
This Sweet and Spicy Almond Butter Date Latte is a cozy hug in a mug! The perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and zingy!
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Almond Butter Date Latte (sweetened with dates)

11 Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies (sweetened with bananas)
Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies are made with no refined sugar, flour or oil, just simple, good-for-you ingredients. These Healthy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are great for making and freezing for later, too!
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Oatmeal Cookies (sweetened with bananas)

12 Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies (sweetened with applesauce)
These Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies with applesauce are fast, easy, and delicious. These cookies make a great after-school snack or dessert that the whole family will love.
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Oatmeal Cookies (sweetened with applesauce)

13 Naturally Sweetened Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake (sweetened with dates and apple sauce) *note: maple syrup in icing
This easy vegan carrot cake is made healthier with rolled oats for an amazing gluten-free option without compromising flavor!
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Vegan Carrot Cake (sweetened with dates and apple sauce) *note: maple syrup in icing

14 Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (sweetened with bananas)
These Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are a perfect healthy snack, breakfast item or lunchbox treat – and the best Sugar-Free Muffins for kids and toddlers!
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15 Salted Caramel Tahini Cups

Salted Caramel Tahini Cups (sweetened with dates)
Sweet and creamy, vegan salted date tahini cups that are easy to make with just 3 ingredients.
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Salted Caramel Tahini Cups (sweetened with dates)

16 Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins
These soft baby led weaning blueberry muffins are sugar free, naturally sweetened with banana. They are popular with toddlers too, and are freezer friendly!
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Blueberry Banana Muffins

17 Sugar Free Carrot Cake

Healthy Carrot Cake (sweetened with pineapple & apple juice. **note: there is honey in the icing)
Sugar free carrot cake made with apple juice concentrate and pineapple, plus a honey cream cheese frosting. Because sugar free week can’t be all cold and creamy ice cream, I made us miniature sugar free carrot cake bites! They’re naturally sweetened, which, in my book, means: no funky sugars, chemi…
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Healthy Carrot Cake (sweetened with pineapple & apple juice. **note: there is honey in the icing)

18 Spiced Poached Pears

Spiced Poached Pears (sweetened with apple juice)
These spiced poached pears are fragrant from spices, but made without alcohol and apple juice instead. Vegan and gluten-free dessert recipe.
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Spiced Poached Pears (sweetened with apple juice)

19 Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream
Creamy bananas, strawberries and a touch of almond milk make this the perfect summertime treat! Keep frozen bananas on hand and you can make this in 5 minutes!
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Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

20 Date Caramel

Date Caramel
Easy date caramel recipe with just 4 ingredients. Made without sugar, it’s nut-free and gluten-free. The perfect healthier caramel sauce.
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21 No Bake Brownies

No Bake Brownies (sweetened with dates. **note: does call for maple syrup in the frosting)
Fudgy no-bake brownies using only 5 ingredients. Topped with a rich chocolate avocado frosting and are vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free!
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No Bake Brownies (sweetened with dates. **note: does call for maple syrup in the frosting)

22 Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread (sweetened with bananas)
Easy, healthy and delicious Vegan Banana Bread that you can make every day. Using ripe bananas guarantees the perfect sweetness of this recipe. No need to add sugar or any other sweetener.
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Vegan Banana Bread (sweetened with bananas)

Hi! I’m Christy, a happy wife and mother to three boys, a nutritionist, a food lover and a Canadian. Creating and experimenting in the kitchen is my idea of an afternoon well spent. To me, a clean kitchen is an empty canvas of possibility and that means my kitchen never stays clean for long. My dream is that one or more of the recipes I share here will inspire you, perhaps even becoming a cherished family favourite.

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