Desserts can be a fun way to sneak some veggies into your diet without anyone noticing. We found 30 delicious treats that hide vegetables in clever ways, so you get the best of both worlds. These recipes are easy to make and taste so good, you won’t even realize you’re eating something healthy.

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Pumpkin Bars

Gluten free pumpkin bars stacked on a white plate.
Pumpkin Bars. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Moist, cake-like pumpkin bars packed with spices. This great snack or dessert sneaks in healthy pumpkin, making it both nutritious and flavorful.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Bars

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Vegan fudgy black bean brownies on a plate.
Fudgy Black Bean Brownies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These brownies use black beans for a rich, fudge-like texture. A perfect chocolate treat with a hidden veggie boost that no one will suspect.
Get the Recipe: Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Lime Avocado Tart

Avocado lime tart with granola crust topped with cacao nibs.
Lime Avocado Tart. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This avocado tart is bursting with lime flavor. It’s a fresh treat that cleverly incorporates avocado for added nutrition.
Get the Recipe: Lime Avocado Tart

Sweet Corn Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Sweet corn bacon ice cream in a tin with an ice cream scoop.
Sweet Corn Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sweet and creamy ice cream with salty bacon and crunchy chocolate bits. An unexpected combination that sneaks in veggies for an intriguing dessert.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Corn Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Two stacked pumpkin chocolate chip bars with walnuts on a white plate.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Chewy and dense bars made with pumpkin, whole wheat flour, and oats. An easy treat that’s perfect with a glass of milk and secretly healthier.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate zucchini bread slices stacked on top of each other.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Flourless chocolate zucchini bread that’s super moist. A healthy yet rich way to enjoy zucchini, making it a great snack.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Almond Zucchini Bread

Paleo almond zucchini bread cut into slices with jug of milk, knife and zucchini to the side.
Almond Zucchini Bread. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Slightly crunchy on the outside and super moist inside. This bread is a perfect way to use up summer zucchini.
Get the Recipe: Almond Zucchini Bread

Sweet Potato Raisin Bread

Slice of sweet potato raisin bread with butter spread and small bowl of butter to the side.
Sweet Potato Raisin Bread. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Thick, coarse crumb with a hint of sweetness. Great for breakfast toast and sneaks in nutritious sweet potatoes.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Raisin Bread

Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookies stacked on a white plate.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Black bean cookies stuffed with creamy peanut butter. A gooey, healthier treat that’s secretly nutritious.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Sweet Potato Cookies

Sweet potato cookies stacked on top of each other on a wire rack.
Sweet Potato Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Made with mashed sweet potato, oats, and almond flour. Soft, chewy cookies filled with spices and a touch of sweetness.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Cookies

Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin biscotti piled on a wooden plate with cinnamon sticks in the background.
Pumpkin Biscotti. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Classic Italian cookie with fall flavors. Crunchy exterior and soft middle, perfect for dunking in coffee or tea.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Biscotti

Sweet Potato Bran Muffins

Sweet Potato Bran Muffins. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Studded with raisins, these muffins are a healthy, hearty snack that sneaks in sweet potatoes for extra nutrition.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Bran Muffins

Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins

Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Avocado muffins packed with healthy fats and studded with chocolate chips. A fun and nutritious snack.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins

Cherry Corn Muffins

Cherry Corn Muffins. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Filled with fresh cherries, these muffins are made with almond flour and cornmeal. A great summer baked good.
Get the Recipe: Cherry Corn Muffins

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Mini banana zucchini muffins on a plate.
Banana Zucchini Muffins. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Made with oat flour and whole wheat flour. A healthy, bite-sized snack perfect for school lunch boxes.
Get the Recipe: Banana Zucchini Muffins

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread. Photo credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

This Lemon Zucchini Bread is so moist, yet the crust is perfectly crunchy. It can be made with fresh or frozen grated zucchini.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Potato Cake

Chocolate Potato Cake. Photo credit: Well Fed Baker.

This chocolate potato cake gets its soft, moist texture from a surprise ingredient.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies. Photo credit: Plant-Based on a Budget.

Sweet potato brownies are super dense and moist compared to others – almost like fudge. Topping them with peanut butter tames the richness of the cocoa and adds a salty element to the treat.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Brownies

Chocolate Cauliflower Popsicles

Chocolate Cauliflower Popsicles. Photo credit: Recipes From a Pantry.

These chocolate cauliflower popsicles are tasty, easy, and oh so good for you.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cauliflower Popsicles

Carrot Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Carrot Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze. Photo credit: An Affair from the Heart.

In less than an hour, this carrot coffee cake with brown butter glaze comes together with the great flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It will become your new favorite springtime dessert or brunch recipe.
Get the Recipe: Carrot Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Black Bean Brownie Bites

Black Bean Brownie Bites. Photo credit: Kitchen Treaty.

Rich, decadent, chocolaty … these almost truffle-like brownie bites have a secret ingredient they’ll never guess.
Get the Recipe: Black Bean Brownie Bites

Strawberry Blueberry Zucchini Mini Muffins

Strawberry Blueberry Zucchini Mini Muffins. Photo credit: Stef’s Eats & Sweets.

These mini muffins are loaded with berries, zucchini, and are a perfect grab-and-go snack.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Blueberry Zucchini Mini Muffins

3 Ingredient Avocado Brownies Recipe

3 Ingredient Avocado Brownies Recipe. Photo credit: Eat Fresh Glow.

Satisfy your sweet cravings with our easy fudgy 3-ingredient avocado brownies – a wholesome twist on traditional favorites.
Get the Recipe: 3 Ingredient Avocado Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. Photo credit: On My Kids Plate.

Moist and gooey, chocolate chip zucchini bread is a must-make recipe in our family. We have this great chocolate chip zucchini bread for breakfast, snacks, desserts, and even slide a piece into my kid’s lunchbox.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls. Photo credit: Eat Your Beets.

These pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls are an absolute treat. They’re pillowy soft on the inside, luscious and sweet on the outside, and perfect for the fall season.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

No Fail Butternut Squash Apple Cake

No Fail Butternut Squash Apple Cake. Photo credit: Refresh My Health.

This butternut squash apple cake is a great way to have a grab-and-go healthy snack at all times.
Get the Recipe: No Fail Butternut Squash Apple Cake

Apple Carrot Snack Cake

Apple Carrot Snack Cake. Photo credit: Refresh My Health.

This apple carrot snack cake is just one of those things that somehow elevates the mood every time. It’s low maintenance, highly snackable, and 100% great.
Get the Recipe: Apple Carrot Snack Cake

Beet Berry Messy Nice Cream

Beet Berry Messy Nice Cream. Photo credit: Refresh My Health.

This beet berry messy nice cream is absolutely great and comes packed with lots of healthy nutrients, plus different flavors and aromas that will make you fall in love with it. It’s prepared with plant-based ingredients like frozen berries, banana, avocado, or red beet. It’s creamy and messy and ready in under 10 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Beet Berry Messy Nice Cream

Coconut Carrot Chocolate Raw Cake Bars

Coconut Carrot Chocolate Raw Cake Bars. Photo credit: Refresh My Health.

Raw coconut, chocolate, and carrot cake bars are the perfect sweet treat for any season. Made with only 8 wholesome ingredients, these bars are low in carbs, perfectly creamy, and great.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Carrot Chocolate Raw Cake Bars

Raw Chocolate Carrot Cake

Raw Chocolate Carrot Cake. Photo credit: Refresh My Health.

This raw chocolate carrot cake is made with healthy ingredients and comes together quite easily. Our carrot cake is naturally sweet and has a nice crunchy texture. It’s packed with lots of beneficial nutrients and topped with the most creamy chocolate frosting.
Get the Recipe: Raw Chocolate Carrot Cake

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