30 healthy pastries to make at home


Who wouldn’t love a hot, hot dish straight out of the oven with a steaming cup of coffee? Cold weather certainly demands it, which is why we dived through our recipe archive to pick out some of our favorite healthy baked goods to make at home.

Of course, anyone could make the whole process easier just by grabbing some baked goods from the grocery store. But with so many preservatives and added sugars, these options aren’t always the healthiest for our bodies. Instead, we’re turning to this handy list of baked goodies to satisfy that sweet tooth while giving us a nutritional boost!

Here are our favorite healthy baked goods to make at home, and if you’re looking for even more recipe ideas, be sure to check out our list of the 100 easiest recipes you can make.

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Half the butter and still all the sweet flavor? Yes please.

Get our banana bread recipe.

Blaine moats

Got some leftover canned pumpkin to use? Make these delicious fall pumpkin brownies with it!

Get our Pumpkin Fondant Brownie Bites recipe.

Low Calorie Apple Pie with Crunchy Topping
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

With lots of oats and almonds, go ahead and enjoy more than one slice. You are totally authorized!

Get our apple pie recipe.

paleo plum muffins
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

Becoming paleo doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your favorite baked goods.

Get our paleo muffin recipe.

apple cranberry crisp while bowls with spoons and red gingham napkin over wooden background
Jason donnelly

Fresh fall fruit is what makes this quick take on the classic crisp super special. Is there anything better than a baked apple treat on a cool fall day?

Get our Apple Cranberry Crumble recipe.

Low Calorie Chocolate Cookies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

You can’t tell they’re low in calories… they’re just that good.

Get our chocolate chip cookie recipe.

hot mocha pie with espresso cups and napkin
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

The warm, creamy topping results in a gooey texture we know you’re going to crave.

Get our Hot Mocha Pie Recipe.

keto chocolate chip blondies
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

Almond flour and sugar-free chocolate make this dessert keto-compliant. It can be hard to find dessert recipes suitable for the keto diet, but this one is a favorite!

Get our Chocolate Chip Blondies recipe.

Oatmeal and cocoa cookies with chocolate pieces
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Between the pieces of chocolate and the grated coconut, these cookies will satisfy all your sweet desires.

Get our recipe for Cocoa, Coconut and Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chunks.

Lime pie
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Even the most novice bakers can’t mess this one up. It is the simplest pie in the history of pastry making. Mix, pour, cook, serve, devour.

Get our Key Lime Pie recipe.

strawberry shortbread cookies
Courtesy of Purecane

These light and fluffy strawberry shortbread cookies are the perfect addition to your evening cappuccino!

Get our strawberry shortbread cookie recipe.

keto peanut butter cookies
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

This recipe couldn’t be easier. Peanut Butter Cookies are a fun and heartwarming treat and perfect for anyone trying the keto diet!

Get our Keto Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe.

Kiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

Forget the sweet donut and instead make a batch of these scones for your mornings!

Get our Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe.

two bowls of pumpkin bread pudding with spoons on a rack and a wooden background
Jason donnelly

Nothing says fall like the pumpkin. Instead of a traditional pie this year, try this bread pudding.

Get our Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe.

sweet potato and banana muffins
Posie Brien / Eat this, not that!

The sweet potato and banana in the batter will give these muffins a natural sweetness and moisture.

Get our Sweet Potato Banana Muffin Recipe.

mini snickerdoodle muffins
Tone it up

These delicious mini muffins increase your protein intake and pair perfectly with a cup of coffee!

Get our Snickerdoodle Mini Protein Muffins Recipe.

triple coconut cream pie on a white table with one slice missing
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Calling all coconut fans! This delicious coconut cream pie will satisfy all your coconut dessert dreams.

Get our triple coconut cream pie recipe.

Raspberry brownie fondant on white plate with fork
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

The fruit adds a kick to these brownies. Is there anything better than fresh out of the oven brownies?

Get our Raspberry Fondant Brownie Recipe.

orange and cinnamon lava cakes on white plates with forks and a bowl of coffee and cinnamon sprinkle
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

The unexpected flavor combo really works. There is something so satisfying about eating gooey lava cakes.

Get our Cinnamon Orange Lava Cake Recipe.

chocolate coffee meringues on a baking sheet with chocolate chips and tea towel
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Satisfy your sweet tooth for less than 100 calories. If you’re looking for a light, low-calorie dessert, look no further than meringue.

Get our Coffee Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe.

keto pumpkin pie bars
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

You don’t need a pie crust to get the delicious taste of pumpkin pie this fall!

Get our Pumpkin Bars recipe.

keto chocolate chip cookies
Beth Lipton / Eat This, Not That!

Your friends won’t believe these cookies are keto-friendly!

Get our Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

strawberry crisp

Use the best of your strawberries and make this light dessert!

Get our Strawberry Spice Crisp recipe.

keto pumpkin cookies cream cheese frosting on a cooling rack
Beth lipton

A chewy, chewy keto cookie with a rich cream cheese frosting feels heavenly this time of year.

Get our recipe for Keto Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

With a pinch of sea salt, you won’t be able to resist this treat.

Get our Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

Chocolate cherry bread pudding with pistachios in a baking sheet with a spoon
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

It’s full of healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. If you are a chocolate lover and looking to add more recipes to your rotation, this is definitely the treat.

Get our Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding with Pistachios Recipe.

Low-calorie southern puff cookies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Yes, you read that right. Enjoy this flaky delight that won’t damage your waistline.

Get our Southern Style Cookie Recipe.

protein muffins stacked on top of each other
Kiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

These protein muffins are perfect for making your breakfast. When it comes to breakfast, you can’t really go wrong with the heavenly combination of muffins and coffee!

Get our High Protein Muffin Recipe.

Slice of healthy pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cream and strawberries
Kiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

Savor the taste of pumpkin pie and rich creamy cheesecake all in one! What better way to celebrate the fall season than a delicious pumpkin treat?

Get our pumpkin cheesecake recipe.

Keto Latte Swirl Brownies
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Dark chocolate and cream cheese combine in this rich dessert.

Get our Keto Latte Swirl Brownie Recipe.

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