Desserts With Benefits Recipe Wishlist -

Recipe Wishlist

Here are some recipes that I desperately want to healthify, along with the recipes that I have already healthified:


1.  Pound Cake  Healthy Citrus Pound Cake
2.  Key Lime Pie  Healthy Key Lime Pie
3.  Chocolate Tart  Healthy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Tart and Quintuple Chocolate Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart
4.  Nanaimo Bars  Healthy Nanaimo Bars
5.  Fudgy Brownies  Healthy Black Bean Fudge Brownies
6.  Oatmeal Raisin Cookies  Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
7.  Cinnamon Rolls  Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
8.  Angle Food Cake  Healthy Angel Food Cake
9.  DIY Samoas  Healthy Homemade Samoas
10.  Yellow Cake  Healthy Yellow Cake
11.  Creme Brûlée  Healthy Creme Brulee
12.  Lemon Curd  Healthy Lemon Curd
13.  Lemon Bars  Healthy Lemon Bars.
14.  Snickerdoodles  Healthy Snickerdoodles
15.  Gingersnaps  Healthy Gingersnaps
16.  Crescents  Healthy Crescent Rolls
17. Caramel Apples  Healthy Caramel Apples
18.  French Macarons  Healthy French Macarons
19.  Coconut Cream Pie  Healthy Coconut Cream Pie
20.  Banana Cream Pie  Banana Cream Pie


21.  Vegan Lemon Bars
22.  Lemon Meringue Pie
23. German Chocolate Cake
24.  Red Velvet “Cinnamon” Roll Hearts.
25.  Boston Cream Pie
26.  Molten Lava Cake
27.  DIY Speculoos Cookie Butter
28.  Roll-Out Sugar Cookies
29.  Vanilla Wafer Cookies
30.  DIY Cannoli Shells
31.  DIY Ice Cream Cones
32.  Vegan Tiramisu
33.  Honeycomb Candy
34.  Candy Canes
35.  Mallomars

86 comments on “Recipe Wishlist”

  1. Awesome website! Just found DWB — love it! Would you consider redesigning the “Atkins” chocolate shakes? While they are pretty healthy options, they are expensive! They are some of the best lo-carb protein drinks around to satisfy a chocolate milkshake craving.

    Thank you for your amazing recipes!

  2. Hi Jessica, Our 5 year old grandson is currently undergoing treatment for stage 4 neuroblastoma ( Cancer) and we are looking for great recipes sugar free ( cancer loves sugar) and low in polymines. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. You can find out more about Camden at Cameden’s

  3. I DESPERATELY want you to make a version of healthy homemade protein bars made with whey insptead of vegan protein! You need to try and make quest bars!!! PLEASE!

    • IT-
      YOU BET!!
      I’ve tried sooo many times to make a whey protein bar (without using honey/maple syrup/agave) and every batch was a complete fail. Kinda wiped out my confidence, but I’ll definitely give it another go once this semester is over! Quest bars are so famous now, and delicious… I seriously need to make a homemade version.
      Thanks so much for the idea!! 😀

  4. Could you help me make a healthy pineapple upside down cake. That is my whole family’s favorite. We have not had it in nearly 17 years. We are all diabetic. And I would love to surprise them at Christmas. I have made a lot of your desserts, we love them all. Thank you so very much for doing what you do for people like us.

    • Dora-
      Sure! I’ll try to make a healthy pineapple upside down cake as soon as I can! It might take a few trials to perfect, because I’ve never made fruit-on-the-bottom cake before 🙂
      I’m so glad you liked my recipes! Hopefully I can break that 17 year cake-fast for ya!!

  5. Hey Jessica, so I’ll tell you the story in case you might care and enjoy the humorous complexity as I did. I got a free subscription to SELF magazine, they posted a drop10 campaign which I signed up for, for the exercises and recipes they’d send out. They included your red velvet cheesecake ice cream recipe so I clicked on it. I have a gelato maker, but red velvet is one of my favorite things and sugar free??? and it’s delicious??? impossible. I don’t have any food allergies thankfully but my bf is lactose intolerant so I’ve learned to get creative when cooking for us so any lactose free recipes like ice cream I gravitate to. As I was reading I saw it had Vanilla Paste which was a link so I clicked on it bc I said “what the heck is vanilla paste?” and that led me to your homemade vanilla extract… so easy!! I do have genetically high cholesterol so I’ve had to get that checked wih my thyroid twice a year and I have to keep my triglycerides under control aka sugar. I had no idea some of these substitutions existed so I’ve just gone without until I can’t take it anymore (peanut butter oreos). I am very excited to see what happens next.

    Since the website scavenger hunt I went on I have compiled a list of recipes I want to try bc sugar is my diet downfall and I too love desserts and really anything else delicious I can cram in my facehole. My order of vanila stevia extract, peanut flour, butter emulsion (again… this exists?? lol) erythritol (awesome in my coffee vs stevia/splenda btw)and I am excited to get to the store today for the last few things I need to try your fudgy brownies and either the pretzels or the monkey bread 2 things I used to make w/ my dad growing up.

    I do have a request though. No Bake Cookies! I was thinking the peanut flour plus cocoa, oatmeal, real peanut butter, stevia and/or erythritol. I’m just not sure of the texture or if your homemade nutella spread (which I’m also making and excited about).

    Anyway I just wanted to say thank you for taking on the task of making our most indulgent and sinful recipes healthy and delicious!

    • Chelsea-
      Thanks so much for sharing your story with me, Chelsea! And thanks for letting me know Self shared my recipe, I had no idea 🙂
      I’m glad you are taking control of your health, get regular medical check ups, and are deciding to make healthier choices. Dessert was definitely my “downfall” before too, that is, until I discovered how to cook and bake healthy 🙂
      My recipes might be healthy, but they’re still delicious. I shove chocolate cake into my pie hole regularly 😉
      (By the way, your online order sounds just like mine!)
      I will try my best to make No-Bake Cookies… GENIUS idea with the peanut flour. I have a feeling I can make this soon because it’s still pretty hot here in Arizona and I don’t want to use my oven just yet.
      Thanks again for sharing your story and letting me know what recipes you’re thinking of (I vote MONKEY BREAD! My favvvv)

  6. Hi there! (I feel like I am always commenting, but I just loooooooove your blog! hehe) I had a possible recipe suggestion. For the holidays, my dad and I love to make and eat fruit cake. I’ve searched high and low for a healthy recipe, but I just cannot find anything worth making. Soooo I thought I’d just drop it by here, because I’m sure anything you came up with would be delicious! 🙂

    • Stephanie K-
      No worries, I LOVE getting comments! And I’m so glad you like my blog 😀
      Thanks for the Fruit Cake suggestion, I never would’ve thought to make that. I’ve actually never tasted a real fruit cake either.
      I did watch an Iron Chef America competition last winter that used Alton Brown’s fruit cake as the secret ingredient… it looked really darn good. I heard it’s an acquired taste.
      I’ll still add it to the wishlist right now! 🙂

  7. Hi Jessica! 🙂 I’m on a diet, but lately i especially crave marshmallow fluff/cream. Can you make this (if possible not high in calories)?. I must say I love those Hostess cupcakes with marshmallow fluff, OMG! 🙂 I hope you’ll make healthier version of it someday..

    I love your helthy but great recipes! Keep up the good work! ;), now I believe in eating desserts without guilt :*

  8. I love your website! I have found so many amazing recipes! It’s one of the reasons I’m becoming a nutritionist! Do you think you could come up with Truffles?

  9. Would really love to see a recipe for Vanilla Wafer Cookies. =) Then I could eat them with the batter recipes.

  10. I absolutely cannot wait for the lemon meringue, which is my personal favourite, and the chocolate molten lava 😀 you are amazing! and congratulations on graduating!!

  11. Beth Ferguson

    LOVE your blog. I am a figure competitor so my diet can be rather restrictive and your sweet treats really help me make my food life much more interesting. Recently I have tested positive for several food sensitivities. They include wheat, yeast, gluten, buckwheat, eggs, and brown rice. I was wondering if I could substitute coconut flour or quinoa flour for buckwheat flour in any of your pancake and waffle recipes. I have been eating some of your quinoa based recipes and would welcome a little more variety.

    Congratulations on your recent graduation. Good luck with the next chapter of your life.

    • Thank you SO MUCH Beth! You are so so kind! I’m glad my healthy desserts keep your life happy and healthy 😀
      I’m sorry to hear about your new food sensitivities. Coconut flour is one ingredient that is impossible to replace. It absorbs a ton of liquid, and has a very specific flavor and texture. Buckwheat flour can be replaced with quinoa flour, or a mixture of sorghum flour and oat flour.
      I hope this helps Beth! I wish you the best with your competitions! 😀

  12. Beth Ferguson

    Thanks so much for the tip. Looks like I will be using lots of quinoa flour for a while.

  13. Suggestion!!!!!!!!! For you to make a high-protein, low-carb, low-sugar (starch-less) version of Polish apple cake (known as SZARLOTKA)

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

  14. I just became a fan of your recipes, and I have 2 requests for you to try to make:

    1: Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Vanilla Bean Swirl 
    2: low-fat; sugar-free Peanut Butter 

  15. Could you please make healthy doughnuts?? They are my favorite food but so unhealthy! ?

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