Gallery: Share Your Sweets: Light Desserts

Nicole's Ginger Pumpkin Mini-Donuts
Nicole's Ginger Pumpkin Mini-Donuts
"This gingerbread cake recipe substitutes pumpkin puree for most of the fat to make them healthier and since they're mini, it's built-in portion conrtol! More importantly, these donuts are cute and taste delicious. They're great on their own or with a cup of tea or coffee."—Nicole
Laura's Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cupcakes
Laura's Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cupcakes
"Full of pumpkin, oatmeal, and raisins, these Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cupcakes are a great treat to satisfy your sweet tooth while still keeping resolutions to eat healthy on track. Instead of being topped with a mound of buttercream, they are finished with a simple maple syrup glaze, but are wonderful plain. Resolutions aren't so hard after all!"—Laura D.
Vanillasugarblog's Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vanillasugarblog's Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies
"Gluten free doesn't mean taste free with these kicked up peanut butter cookies made with coconut flour. Not only are they gluten free but also healthy since they are made with coconut flour, peanut butter, and a lot less sugar than the average cookie."—Vanillasugarblog
Robyn's Apple Tart
Robyn's Apple Tart
"Apples, almonds, dates and Greek yogurt give this treat a healthy dose of flavor. It may look like a tart from a fancy bakery, but it's no bake and all good stuff."——Robyn F.
KarmaFree Cooking's Very Berry Sorbet
KarmaFree Cooking's Very Berry Sorbet
"Very Berry Sorbet – Only 3 ingredients… or 4 if you count water. It’s a great frozen dessert that can be made with any fruit you prefer. I have done the same sorbet with bananas/papaya/mango. Or only strawberries. It adapts to your taste. No ice cream maker necessary."—KarmaFree Cooking
Sophie's Banana Bread
Sophie's Banana Bread
"A healthy spin on Banana Bread that tastes more indulgent than it is!"——Sophie W.
Kelly's Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Kelly's Vegan Chocolate Mousse
"A vegan chocolate mousse made with tofu instead of eggs and cream."—Kelly B.
Kelly's Double Chocolate Cupcakes
Kelly's Double Chocolate Cupcakes
"Double chocolate cupcake for only 145 calories! Instead of buttercream, I smoosh marshmallows on my cupcakes. So gooey and fudgey, even while drastically cutting fat/sugar/calories. It’s the perfect dessert for one or two people, too, because you can freeze a batch of cupcakes and then make them as-needed. Just pull one out of the freezer, top with a marshmallow, and be eating a sweet, warm dessert about 30 seconds later. I love experimenting with chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, and peppermint marshmallows!"—Kelly.
Gillian's Raspberry Lemon Macaroons
Gillian's Raspberry Lemon Macaroons
"Forget everything you thought you hated knew about macaroons. These are crisp at the edge and soft and chewy in the center. No overly dry, cough inducing shards of shredded coconut here. There's also no butter, no egg yolks, and no flour. These revamped macaroons are the perfectly light and bright tasting antidote to all of your oh-so-much heavier holiday indulgence."—Gillian G.