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11 Crazy Delicious Desserts with Hidden Healthy Foods

11 Crazy Delicious Desserts with Hidden Healthy Foods

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You'd never guess that these drool-worthy desserts are really vegetables, whole grains, and other health foods in disguise. But don't take our word for it—whip up one of these sweet treats and see for yourself!

Chocolate Pudding Cakes

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Roasted beets' natural caramel notes highlight the depth of chocolate flavor in these gluten-free treats that are more rich pudding than cake.

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Kale Carrot Muffins

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A mix of brown rice and buckwheat flours give these muffins a deep nuttiness that's accentuated by the crunchy almond topping.

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Truffles

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Not only for pies, sweet potatoes caramelize when baked long enough, lending a creamy natural sweetness to typically high-fat dessert.

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Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Cookies

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Give chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies a tropical twist with a nutritional kick to boot.

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"Rice" Pudding

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Paleo and gluten-free dieters often use cauliflower in place of rice in dishes like pilaf, stir-fry, and sushi, so why not do the same in coconut pudding?

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Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream

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This "ice cream" is so lush, you won't suspect it's made from bananas - or that it's color come naturally from spinach. Since the veggie is largely water, if you prefer a more sorbet-like dessert, add more spinach for an in icier texture.

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Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies with Sea Salt

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These mouthwatering treats are flourless, gluten-free, and vegan to boot.

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Purple Cake

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This moist, naturally sweet dessert has a good amount of protein and is a feast for the eyes, but the rich icing steals the show. Add sugar to the batter if you prefer sweeter cakes.

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Sweet Summer Squash Crumble

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Instead of fruit, use your favorite summer squash for a new take on this comfort food.

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Eggplant Brownie

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Swapping eggplant for butter or oil seems unconventional, but the juicy veggie adds a luxurious silkiness to these fudgy brownies, with less of the fat.

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Leftover Veggie Bread

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Leftovers never looked this good. Try this bread topped with nut butter, cottage cheese and cinnamon, or pumpkin or apple butter. It's also great with avocado for a breakfast.

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