DESSERTS & BAKED GOODS
Using fruit purees helps
reduce sugar and fat when baking.
Lemon date rice pudding
Rice pudding scented with
cinnamon gets a new twist with brown rice.
Almond oat bars
The addition of proteins
and fats will help revive your body and mind.
Roasted figs with
These roasted figs are
delicious with a little goat cheese or ricotta.
Maple banana bread
Perfect to tuck into a
lunchbox or enjoy after school.
Pack them in a little bag
for on-the-go treats.
Pineapple lime rice pudding
Refreshing and bright,
lime and pineapple will make your rice taste like the tropics.
Warm pineapple quinoa cakes
Mini cakes are an easy potluck dessert.
Fun fruit kebabs with maple cinnamon yogurt dip
Enjoy these fruit kebabs and up the fun factor for summer.
Watermelon blueberry yogurt pops
Stay cool and refreshed this summer with these easy-to-make, creamy yogurt pops.
Fruit and yogurt granola parfaits
Crunchy granola with a hint of maple is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Steamy hot chocolate mix
Enjoy a steaming mug of chocolaty goodness as a treat.
Raspberry banana sorbet cups
The sweetness of ripe banana marries perfectly with tart raspberries.
Anna Olson’s Earl Grey tea pudding
This simple chilled pudding makes an unusual and elegant finale to a meal.
Dark and gloomy berry smoothie
This gloomy-coloured smoothie makes a perfect spooky Halloween breakfast.
Pumpkin, chocolate and cheddar muffins
These moist muffins deliver the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
Mocha cherry barley muffins
The sweet aroma of chocolate will leave you feeling warm and cozy.
Almond cardamom rice pudding
Enjoy this creamy, vanilla comfort food warm or cold.
Greek yogurt and poached fig parfait
Try this sweet and tangy combo for dessert or breakfast.
Raspberry lemon muffin magic
Refresh your morning muffin with this fruit-filled recipe.
Okanagan Valley fruit salad
Swap the syrupy, canned salad for this juicy, fresh version. No can opener required.
Anna Olson’s apricot almond mini muffins
Combine the goodness of fruit and fibre in these bite-size treats.
Maple berry rice pudding
Try this creamy pudding as a snack, dessert or even breakfast.
Cranberry maple lemon rice pudding
Lemon zest, cranberries and maple syrup give a new personality to this traditional favourite.
Dark chocolate orange mini muffins
The combination of chocolate and orange in a not-too-sweet muffin is sure to be a hit with the entire family.
Chocolate walnut brownies
These fudgy brownies are a tasty treat with fresh fruit – plus they pack extra fibre and protein.
Oatmeal cranberry cookies
Orange and cranberry flavour reign supreme in these chewy yet slightly crunchy cookies.
Sweet potato maple pudding
Sweet potato adds natural sweetness to this firm-style pudding, so get your dessert and veggies too!
Fresh blueberry lemon muffins
With their classic combination of lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these tea-time muffins are made a little leaner for today’s lifestyle.
Honey peach panna cotta
The floral flavour of honey is a perfect pairing for peaches. Simple to make with pantry ingredients, this dessert is impressive on the plate.
Carrot bran muffins
Enjoy these tasty, nutrient-packed muffins along with a glass of milk and some fruit for an easy, fast breakfast.
Butterscotch ginger pudding
There’s nothing more comforting than homemade pudding. This version takes classic butterscotch and gives it a twist with the tasty zest of ginger.
Blueberry orange muffins
Bursting with blueberries and the fresh taste of orange, these muffins are a terrific start to the day accompanied by a smoothie.
Apple blueberry compote
This deep blue chunky treat is awesome on its own or served up with yogurt for breakfast or a snack. Sprinkle it with some homemade granola for added crunch or pack it in the kids’ lunches for a special dessert.
Creamy orange-pear cups
This gelatin set dessert combines fresh citrus flavours and vanilla yogurt for a refreshing treat with lots of kid-appeal.
Quinoa raspberry muffins
I think I found my new favourite muffin! So light and full of raspberry flavour, with the added protein of quinoa in each bite. Try varying the flavour with different frozen fruit.
Fruit au gratin with honey and cinnamon
A delicate cheese topping gives seasonal fruit an unusual twist in this easy dessert.
Apple cinnamon rice pudding
This rice pudding is worlds away from the stodgy version of years ago. With short-grain rice you get a wonderful creamy texture and the delicate apple and cinnamon flavours makes it that much better.
Light and lemony muffins
A tender texture and burst of fresh lemon flavour make this a lovely muffin for any time of day.
Baked banana clafouti
The name “clafouti” sounds like a fancy dessert, yet it’s as easy to make as pancake batter. Traditionally made with apples, cherries or apricots when in season, this version with bananas makes it a dessert fit for any time of year.
Strawberry and pomegranate pannacotta
Pannacotta is a traditional Italian dessert usually made with heavy cream. This lighter version is sure to impress your guests. Make it a day ahead for best results.
Crunchy fruit and nut salad
Looking for a sweet treat that is high in nutrients? This salad makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert and is a source of iron and an excellent source of vitamin C, which are known to be stress-fighting nutrients.
Caramelised onion and corn bread
This is a sweet and savoury treat.
Prosciutto wrapped stuffed dates
These are a great starter or a treat to bring to a holiday party.
Pumpkin banana spiced custard
This is a great alternative to pumpkin pie and very quick and easy to make. It is best served warm.
Lemon sponge pudding
This dessert packs a lot of lemony flavour for lower fat and calories.
Tropical vanilla shaved ice
This is a great finish to a spring meal. It’s light and refreshing.
Sweet potato pie
This lower-fat version of sweet potato pie is a great alternative to pumpkin pie.
Banana walnut coffee cake
This banana cake is moist with lots of walnut and cinnamon flavour. A great cake for a potluck brunch.
Strawberry banana sorbet
Make this dessert right before serving for best results. The strawberries add fibre and the bananas are rich in potassium. This dessert also counts as one Canada's Food Guide serving of fruit.
Barbecued cherries with toasted walnuts
This dessert is great for a summer evening since it has minimal clean up.
Oatmeal blueberry walnut muffins
These muffins are well balanced with sweet blueberry taste and earthy oats and the slight crunch of walnuts to sink your teeth into.
Pineapple carrot bars
These delicious squares will be especially appreciated by those who don’t like overly sweet desserts.
Apricot frozen yogurt
Frozen yogurt made with a low-fat—2% butterfat or less—yogurt has much less fat than ice cream. But even better news is that yogurt tastes just as good as, if not better than, the old-fashioned favourite. Serve with fresh fruit or berries or garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Food processor easy-to-make pastry
This is a tender pastry using a minimum amount of fat.
Yogurt panna cotta with raspberry coulis
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Honeyed yogurt fruit salad
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Double chocolate brownies
These rich-tasting brownies are amazingly low in calories.
Cranberry flax muffins
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©.
Strawberry compote with dumplings
Warm strawberry aroma will fill the kitchen while you’re cooking this dish on the stove. An easy way to use some of the frozen local berries from the summer or a quick last minute dessert with a pantry staple of frozen fruit in the freezer. The balsamic vinegar adds a nice balance of sweetness and tang to this comfort dish.
Chocolate carrot cupcakes
These cupcakes are not too sweet and have a hint of cinnamon and chocolate that offers up a tasty treat. Enjoy them on their own or use the yogurt icing before serving for a creamy topping that will hold a few sprinkles that kids and adults will enjoy.
Tangy lemon custard pie with fruit
This tangy lemon flavoured pie is a perfect match to serve up with fresh fruit. A light custard and soft crust make this pie an easy dessert to share with friends.
Cinnamon apple bread pudding
Comfort food is easy when you have the ingredients right in your kitchen. Using sliced whole grain bread you can have this dinner for family or friends in 30 minutes. Full of apple cinnamon flavour you may want to sneak some for breakfast the next day!
Strawberry mini muffins
Pop these little bite size morsels in lunches for a fresh tasting strawberry flavour that is good for you! Little muffins are perfect for little hands and the slices of strawberries look like little hearts – perfect for the ones you love.
Sautéed cinnamon apples and bananas
Quick and easy this fruity goodness is warm and full of cinnamon flavour. Perfect to enjoy with some yogurt or on it’s own. You could sprinkle on some low fat granola for added crunch if you like.
Cereal meringue bites
These cookies are unique in every way. By combining low-fat meringues with high-fibre cereal a taste of goodness is created. Little golden nibbles are perfect for an after dinner treat.
Buttermilk strawberry ice
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Fruit smoothie popsicles
Smoothies make a nutritious and fun breakfast or snack. This frozen version is even more fun. You can make them with berries, peaches, bananas and pineapple. The entire family will love them!