11 Delicious Mediterranean Diet Inspired Desserts

If you think following a healthy diet like the Mediterranean diet means skipping out on after-dinner sweets, then a quick search through this list of desserts will change your mind. These treats are made from natural, wholesome ingredients to give you a healthier alternative to the delicious but unhealthy desserts you may be used to. Enjoy guilt-free indulgence with these eleven recipes you can make at home.

1. Mezze Platter

An overhead view of a full mezze platter with healthy dessert snacks.
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This Mezze Platter is the ultimate snack board for when you’re entertaining. It’s basically an assortment of healthy, sweet treats that everyone will love. A few salty things are included to balance the palate. It’s a great way to serve guests.

2. Baked Apples

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This baked apples recipe is a thing of beauty. It’s one of my favorite desserts come fall and winter. Baked apples are total comfort food.

3. Fig Galette Recipe With Apples

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This rustic Fig Galette Recipe With Apples has a wonderful mix of figs and apples, perfect for Autumn. This dessert recipe puts a healthy twist on dessert using seasonal ingredients.

4. Berry Trifle

A Berry Trifle in a clear glass serving bowl with layers of berries, Greek yogurt, and whole-grain granola.
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This Berry Trifle recipe is perfect for a healthy dessert or for any special occasion when dessert must be enjoyed by all. It uses fresh fruits, whole grains, and Greek yogurt.

5. Pear And Apple Tart

A closeup of a slice of Pear And Apple Tart sitting on a wooden surface.
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This pear and apple tart could be the tastiest tart you’ve had in a while. All with very little added sugar, making it a healthy dessert you won’t feel guilty about indulging in.

6. Cinnamon Apple Muffins

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These cinnamon apple muffins are a delicious way to revel in the flavors of autumn. Cinnamon and apples are such a timeless combination. This muffin is warm, welcoming, and wonderfully aromatic.

7. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples

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If the idea of the heavenly scent of slow cooker cinnamon apples smelling up your house as they cook sounds great to you, then you should get on this immediately.

8. Stuffed Dates

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These healthy stuffed dates make a fantastic snack or dessert when you follow a Mediterranean diet. They are filling and satisfying. in all the best ways.

9. Apple Crisp

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Apple crisps are all about the texture and flavor combination. They absolutely need both flavor AND texture to make the dish complete. This gluten-free apple crisp has exactly that.

10. Winter Fruit Salad

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This winter fruit salad is perfect for dessert during the week or even on your holiday table. It’s refreshing and satisfying, and everyone will want seconds.

11. Chickpea Blondies

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Are you looking for a gluten-free and Mediterranean-inspired dessert? Look no further than this Chickpea Blondies. It puts a healthy spin on the traditional recipe without losing the soft, gooey texture you love.

9 Recipes For Using Up Overripe Bananas

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Have ripe bananas lying around? Use them up before they go bad with one of these recipes that use ripe bananas.

5 N’ice Cream Recipes You Have To Try

A small white bowl sits filled with strawberry n'ice cream. A used wooden spoon sits in front of the bowl.
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N’ice cream is a fantastically refreshing dessert option. Made with 100% fruit, you never have to feel guilty about enjoying this treat.

17 Clean Eating Fat Bomb Recipes

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Trying to work a little more healthy fats into your sweet treats? These fat bombs deliver healthy fats while giving you a little something sweet to enjoy.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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