From healthy apple pie through nutritious pear crumble to flourless pumpkin muffins this collection of healthy fall dessert recipes includes everything you need when it comes to fall treat ideas! All of the fall desserts below are gluten-free, healthy and packed with fall foods like apples, pumpkin and pears.
Made with good-for-you ingredients, no refined sugar, full of fall flavors and warming spices, you will undoubtedly love these healthy fall dessert ideas! Why? Because these dessert ideas with apples, pumpkin and pears are absolutely divine and fairly easy to make! Perfect for when you want to impress someone. And yes, that someone can sometimes be yourself.
If you love gardening or have ever been to a farmer’s market during fall you’ll know that when this season comes around, there’s an (almost overwhelming) abundance of delicious fall fruits and vegetables to choose from. When it comes to creating healthy dessert recipes, some of my favorite fall foods to work with include apples, figs, pears and pumpkins.
Besides being incredibly sweet and delicious, fall fruits are rich in potassium and the vitamins B, C, E, and K. And we need these vitamins for a healthy immune system and metabolism. Combined with the right flavors, these nutritious fall foods make the perfect base for irresistible, yet healthy desserts!
So, if you love your sweets, make sure to save this collection of healthy fall dessert ideas for when you need some inspiration in the kitchen.
This vegan butternut squash crumble pie is an amazing healthy dessert very similar to pumpkin pie, which is one of the classic fall recipes. But dare I say, it’s actually better?
The flourless crust is made with oats and coconut oil, while the creamy filling is full of butternut squash puree, coconut cream, coconut oil, cinnamon and ground ginger. Even though the pie is pretty incredible like this, you’ll top the filling with a healthy crumble and some nuts.
You can serve this decadent wholesome dessert on special occasions, bring it to dinner parties or even to the office.
But, if you’re feeling too rushed to make breakfast, why not have a slice to go along with your coffee? Nobody will judge, nobody will even know. Plus this is a pretty healthy recipe that you can make with oats, vegetables and some dried fruit, so you can feel pretty good about it.
These wholesome apple pancakes are flourless and absolutely delicious. Made with oats, apples, egg and coconut oil this is an easy healthy fall recipe that you will love for breakfast or dessert.
To make these apple pancakes even more exquisite, try topping them with whipped coconut cream, fruits, and walnuts. Also, can you believe it takes only 15 minutes from start to finish to make this fall dessert? It does, so don’t delay and give it a try next time you’re craving pancakes!
This oatmeal pear crumble is a lovely healthy fall dessert recipe made with juicy sweet pears, oats, nuts, fruit, and cinnamon. You can make it in one pan, within 15 minutes, right on the stove and you’ll love it. This healthy crumble is rich in fiber, vitamins and powerful antioxidants.
Full of nutritious ingredients like apples, almond flour, cinnamon, and maple syrup, these apple crumble bars are a great choice when it comes to healthy fall dessert ideas.
The main ingredients – almond flour and apples – are are loaded with fiber and antioxidants, vitamin E and magnesium. The apple bars are sweet, tasty, and super crumbly – the perfect apple treat that you can feel good about.
These flourless oatmeal pumpkin muffins will be a huge hit with your family or at the office! Here’s what you’ll need to do here: Mix the ingredients for the base in one bowl, fill into muffin cups, top with a simple vanilla cream cheese topping and then bake. That’s basically, all you need to do here! Super healthy, these muffins are among the easiest fall desserts and the cooking process takes around 30 minutes.
With distinctive flavors of juicy apples, cinnamon and honey, this kid-friendly and healthy fall recipe is an excellent idea for breakfast or dessert. This versatile, moist, sweet flourless apple cake is something between baked oatmeal and a breakfast cake that you can serve with tea or coffee.
You can leave it as simple as it is or top with pecans or other nuts, sliced apples or even heat it up and serve with some ice cream for a fall-inspired dessert.
These healthy apple streusel oatmeal muffins are a frequent repetition in our fall dessert repertoire. Why? In just 40 minutes, you have delicious homemade apple muffins that can even serve as a breakfast idea or healthy snack for the whole week.
Made without any flour, these fall muffins are made with apples, oats, honey, cinnamon and eggs and thus are the perfect fall baking recipe!
When it comes to fall desserts, apple pie is my choice, and I like to make it a healthy one. It’s actually super easy and you should try it too!
So, instead of using loads of refined flour and sugar, next time you decide to make apple pie, use this healthy apple crumble pie recipe. The healthy pie crust is made with oats and coconut oil, while the apple filling is beautifully simple – just apples, cinnamon and coconut oil.
This is a rather easy dessert recipe that you can make from scratch for the week or for special occasions during autumn or any time of the year really.
And, if you love it as much as I do, this healthy treat is actually good for breakfast as well. You can bake it into bars or make mini apple pie cups using muffin molds and serve as is or with some yogurt or milk of choice. This vegan fall dessert idea will win over even picky eaters, who don’t believe that healthy can taste good.
The simple crust for these healthy pumpkin bars is made with oats, nuts, coconut oil and cinnamon. And it pairs so wonderfully with the creamy earthy pumpkin filling to create a delicious vegan fall dessert. This fabulous healthy recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free and has a wonderful flavor profile featuring coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon notes.
Crisp on on the top with a soft and fragrant base, this apple crisp cake makes an excellent healthy dessert idea for fall!
The base of apples and oats is spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut flavors, while the crisp is made with oats, coconut oil and coconut sugar. This delicious vegan apple cake recipe is healthy, simple and nutritious.
This creamy chocolatey mousse is sweetened only with dried dates and is vegan, gluten- and nut-free. With just six ingredients – butternut squash puree, cacao powder, coconut oil, shredded coconut, vanilla and dates you can make the most wonderful fall chocolate desser and nobody will even find out it’s healthy. Well, if you don’t tell them.
I know, I obviously love my apples, especially when they’re with something crispy and crunchy on top. So I just had to share this healthy apple crumble recipe, because it’s one of my favorite desserts or breakfasts to make during fall. Actually all year around. It’s super easy, healthy and tastes amazing.
You just need four ingredients to make the warming and delicious filling. It’s apples, cinnamon, coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Once it’s done you’ll top it with a wonderfully crispy crumble made with oats, nuts, some coconut oil and honey. All you have to do next is bake the apple crumble and you’re done!
I usually serve mine with some cashew milk, but you can also do yogurt or even ice cream.
How to make fall desserts healthier?
Here are a few good rules to help you experiment with your own healthy fall dessert ideas:
- Use high-quality sweeteners like coconut sugar, maple syrup or even stevia for a lower glycemic load
- Make your fall desserts flourless by using ground oats and nuts like almond flour. This leads to a higher fiber content of your fall recipe and in the case of almond flour – lower glycemic index.
- Avoid adding sugar, especially if it doesn’t need to be added. Fall foods like pumpkins, apples and pears are all pretty sweet and a little bit of maple syrup can go a long way. So don’t overdo it!
- Use high-quality fats like coconut oil or grass-fed butter in moderation, again, a little bit goes a long way.
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I hope you enjoyed this collection of simple, easy and wonderfully tasting healthy fall dessert recipes! If you love these fall dessert ideas, make sure to check out our other healthy recipe collections as well:
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FOR THE APPLES:
- 3 medium-sized apples
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
ADDITIONALLY FOR TOP
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp almonds, chopped
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Wash, then core and chop the apples. Saute the apple slices with the cinnamon and coconut oil until they're coated evenly with the cinnamon, then add a little bit of water, reduce heat and cover to cook for about 3 minutes.
- Mix the ingredients for the crumble, reserve 1/2 tsp of maple syrip for the top. Spread 3/4 of the mixture in a small baking pan and flatten with a spoon like you would for a cheesecake.
- Add the layer of apples on top.
- Mix the leftover crumble with the roughly chopped almonds, cinnamon, the other 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Squish this mixture between your fingers and spread all over the apples.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g