Low-Fat Dessert Recipes

Find low-fat recipes for the desserts you love, like meringues, angel food cake, sorbet, and French macarons.

Staff Picks

Cinnamon Pear Frozen Yogurt

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
This luscious dessert has the delicious flavor of spiced apple cider and gingerbread. A refreshing dessert summer or winter.
By Allrecipes Member

Chocolate Biscotti

Rating: 4 stars 60
This recipe takes some time and quite a few cookie sheets, but well worth it when you are enjoying a cup of coffee.
By Leigh Anne

Fresh Strawberry Granita

Rating: 5 stars 36
You can make and serve this gorgeous Italian frozen iced dessert anytime, but it's really best enjoyed during the summer months. Not only is it cold and delicious, but it forces you to stick your hot, sweaty face in the freezer four or five times to stir. The technique of using a fork several times to mix the freezing granita results in perfect icy crystals.


Rating: 4.5 stars 165
This is a Puerto Rican recipe. The meringues are as light as a cloud and not messy, you can make a lot of them, and they have a hint of lemon.
By Missy

Angel Food Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 501
Classic angel food cake, light and tastes great by itself!
By Allrecipes Member

Playgroup Granola Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 1963
My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple! My son requests them almost daily so I usually triple the recipe and make 2 trays so we have plenty on hand.

Kentucky Banana Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 166
This is my grandmother's recipe! A version with a cookie crust.
By Allrecipes Member

French Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
Fantabulous colored, bite-sized macaroons. Divide batter into thirds; color one portion pink and flavor with raspberry, another yellow with lemon flavoring, and the remaining pale blue with vanilla flavoring. Fill and make sandwich cookies with filling of choice, like peach jam or strawberry preserves.

Pineapple Orange Sorbet

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
A refreshing, light frozen citrus sorbet. Easy to make and fat free.

Angel Food Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 369
Light, fluffy, and oh-so airy! This high-rise cake is delicately delicious.
By Allrecipes Member

Air Fryer Oreos®

Rating: 4 stars 22
Craving that carnival food? With just 3 ingredients and an air fryer, you can make fried Oreos® at home!

Strawberry Lime Smoothie Pops

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Strawberry banana smoothie pops make an easy summertime frozen treat.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Angel Food Cake I
Rating: Unrated 369
So luscious you won't even think about whether it's low-fat. But it is.
Peppermint Meringues
Rating: Unrated 684
"Light, airy, and delicious, and a snap to make." – cowgirl
Candied Lemon Peel
Rating: 4.5 stars 93

This is a good way to use up lemon rind and it goes good with coffee or on cake. It really does taste like candy, and you can do this to ANY citrus fruit. If you use oranges you can add brandy, cloves or other spices the mixture. Chop it up and put it in cookies, or just eat it by itself.