No-Bake Dessert Recipes that are easy, delicious and nutritious!
Get ready to fall in love with this amazing no-bake dessert recipe round up! No-bake desserts are perfect any time of year. They’re quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious. No-bake desserts are my jam. I think it’s because I’m a bit of a lazy baker (shhhh!) Sometimes you just want a little sweet without the hassle of baking a cake.
Browse my favourite no-bake dessert recipes and let me know which are your favourites!
Peanut Butter Brownies are a delicious treat and healthy treat. They have that classic peanut butter and chocolate combo that is so satisfying. Peanut Butter Brownies are super easy to make and only have 4 ingredients.
Creamsicle Coconut Truffles are a creamy and sweet dessert that will have you going back for more. They are a perfect combo of vanilla and orange creamy goodness. If you were ever a fan of Creamsicle ice cream bars as a kid (or as an adult!), then you will love my Creamsicle Coconut Truffles.
I love making raw cheesecakes in the summer and this Raw Blueberry Cheesecake is one of my favourites. It is made with a chewy gluten-free date and pecan base that is topped with creamy vegan blueberry cashew cream cheese that tastes just like the real thing. Raw Blueberry Cheesecake gets all of its sweetness from the dates, blueberries and a pinch of stevia making it sugar-free and bursting with fiber and antioxidants.
Did you know?
Renowned for their benefits to eye health, blueberries are a great source of the antioxidant lutein and anthocyanins, which help to protect the eyes delicate blood vessels and improve circulation to the eyes.
Raw Black Forest Brownies are a decadent chocolate cherry dessert that is gluten-free, paleo and raw vegan. They are naturally sweetened with dates and cherries which creates a smooth and rich brownie filled with crunchy almonds and chewy cherries for added texture.
We make these brownies in my Healthy Easy Desserts Team-Building Virtual Cooking Class! During the class, I’ll show you how simple it can be to eat amazing desserts using natural, unrefined sugar. We make these brownies and homemade melt-in-your-mouth Oatmeal Cookies. This class is super popular and for good reason. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like me to lead a team-building class at your office.
05. Protein Truffles
If you are looking for a decadent protein-packed treat these Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles are for you. They are delicious in a coat your mouth with rich chocolate almond buttery goodness kind of way. Vanilla Almond protein truffles make a delicious post-workout snack because they are high in protein and ingredients that will facilitate tissue repair.
Did you know?
Almonds and other nuts like brazil and walnuts contain magnesium and potassium. Both of these minerals help to reduce bloating and water retention. How to get more? Snack on a handful of raw nuts daily.
Raw Lemon Cheesecake is creamy and luscious with a hint of tart sourness from the lemons. The base is a gluten-free mix of almonds and coconut and the silky vegan filling is made with lemons, cashew butter and sweetened with stevia. Raw Lemon Cheesecake is really easy to make because there is no cooking required and you can taste and adjust the flavours as you go.
Did you know?
Cashews are packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants not only that but they are a great dairy alternative. Full of healthy fat cashews are tasty, high in protein and a mouth-watering alternative to milk-based thickeners.
07. Banana Ice Cream
Banana ice cream is so popular right now because it is super easy to make and it is delicious. You won’t believe it’s not ice cream! I like to get creative and play around with the toppings. My favourite is homemade chocolate sauce and pecans but I also like to add fresh berries and trail mix. This ice cream is such a great base for whatever you are craving.
Let’s talk about sugar alternatives
Not only are these no-bake dessert recipes, but they are also low in white sugar. It’s only when you really start paying attention to food packages that you realize just how often sugar makes the top two ingredients. These recipes show you how simple it can be to still make amazing desserts using natural, unfeigned sugar alternatives. We have to be able to enjoy the sweet things in life without feeling inflamed and crummy.
Coconut sugar (pictured below) is not made from coconuts but from the sap of the blossoms of the coconut palm tree. The sap is collected and then boiled to evaporate the water content, leaving a sugar that looks a little like raw or light brown sugar. Coconut sugar also contains iron, zinc, and calcium, which can have many health benefits, including stronger bones.
Maple syrup is made from the concentrated sap of the maple tree, whereas maple-flavoured syrups are usually just pressed glucose syrup with added flavour. Real maple syrup is much more flavourful and contains significant amounts of nutrients and antioxidants.
Honey is one of the most natural sweeteners you can use and since honey bees make honey using the nectar from flowers the local flora makes an impact on the flavour of the honey. The carbs in honey are prebiotics, which serves as fuel for the “good” bacteria in your gut.
Do you want to have your cake and eat it too? Now you can!
Purchase my Jesse Lane Wellness Cookbook: Healthy Dairy Free Desserts contains over 30 holistically delicious dessert recipes (with stunning images) that you can enjoy guilt-free!
All of the unique recipes are nutritionist-approved, made with whole food ingredients and do not contain any soy, dairy, white flour or processed sugar.
Jesse Lane Wellness Cookbook: Healthy Dairy Free Desserts also contains a guide to healthy baking substitutes and alternative sugars, so you can learn how to turn your family favourites into healthy desserts.
Healthy Dairy Free Desserts is for you if
- You want to start making healthier choices for yourself and your family but don’t want to give up desserts
- Dairy makes you bloated and gassy or causes skin issues like acne or eczema
- You are sensitive or allergic to dairy and have really been struggling to cut it out of your diet
- You seriously miss desserts and can’t buy store-bought desserts because of food allergies
- Someone you know is lactose intolerant and you want to be able to bake dairy free desserts for them
- Learning more about baking with alternative healthy ingredients interests you
- You like simple and quick recipes to combat sugar cravings
- You find it disappointing to be at family gatherings and parties with friends and not enjoy the same treats
I love to play in the kitchen and create recipes that accommodate a wide variety of food allergies, diets, and lifestyle choices.
Jesse Lane Wellness Cookbook: Healthy Dairy Free Desserts contains recipes for everyone. Dairy can cause a lot of health issues so I made sure that all of the recipes are dairy free. They are also all soy-free, and vegetarian.
- 26 of the recipes are gluten-free
- 17 of the recipes are vegan
- 17 of the recipes are paleo
- 12 of the recipes are sugar-free
This no-bake dessert recipes article was lovingly written by my intern Gemma Digby. She is a Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert who is intoxicated with the idea that food is medicine. Gemma believes that food should be vibrant, nutritious and delicious. She teaches and empowers women to create vibrant health and find the emotional well-being they’ve been missing. Check her out on Instagram and visit her website to learn how to create vibrant health using simple science-backed strategies that work.