Kids-Friendly Healthy Dessert Recipes


Desserts are a delightful way to end a meal. While kids naturally gravitate towards sweet treats, balancing their desires with healthy choices that support their growth and development is important. Desserts can be a wonderful way to incorporate fruits, whole grains, and other nutritious ingredients into their diet, making mealtime enjoyable and beneficial. 

Parents can satisfy their children’s sweet tooth by offering healthy dessert options while instilling good eating habits that can last a lifetime. Finding dessert recipes that are both kid-friendly and healthy can be a challenge. But to make it easy for you, here are some delicious and nutritious healthy dessert recipes that will satisfy your little ones’ sweet cravings while keeping you happy about their health.

So without much ado, let’s get started.

Honey Cake

Sweeten snack time with a healthy honey cake – a delicious and nutritious dessert for kids! Let’s learn to make this.


  • 1 cup Danfe whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Honey, as needed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 175°C.
  • Now grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the whole wheat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs. 
  • Add the honey, olive oil, Greek yoghurt, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix well and your honey syrup is ready.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. But don’t overmix.
  • Pour this batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake it for 25-30 minutes and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon (if using). Heat over low heat until the honey is dissolved and the mixture is well combined. Do not boil.
  • Once the cake has cooled, poke small holes all over the top using a skewer or a fork.
  • Slowly pour the honey syrup over the cake, allowing it to soak in.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts and shredded coconut (if using) on top of the cake.

Let the cake sit for at least 30 minutes before serving to let the syrup fully soak in.

Enjoy your healthy honey cake!

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Pops

Cool off this summer with Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Pops! These tasty treats for kids are made with fresh strawberries and rhubarb, sweetened with a touch Danfe Indian Sugar. They’re the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, and they’re fun to make and eat!


  • 3 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb (1/2 inch)
  • 1/4 cup Danfe Indian sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 drops of red food coloring, optional
  • 8 freezer pop molds or wooden pop sticks


  • Boil the rhubarb, sugar and water in a large saucepan.
  • Reduce heat and let it simmer, uncovered until it is thick and blended.
  • Remove 3/4 cup of this mixture to a bowl and let it cool completely. (Save the remaining rhubarb for another use.)
  • Now add yogurt, applesauce and strawberries to the bowl;  mix well.
  • If desired, tint with food coloring. 
  • Next, fill each mold with about 1/4 cup of rhubarb mixture. Top these molds with holders and insert sticks through the foil. Freeze until firm.

Get ready to watch the delightful smiles on your kid’s face when they look at this healthy sweet treat.

Mini Mango Pancake

Start your kid’s day with a burst of sunshine! These mini mango pancakes are sweet, fluffy, and packed with juicy mango goodness. These are also perfect for a fun and fruity healthy school dessert.


  • 1 cup Danfe all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fresh mango puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup powdered Danfe sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh mango slices
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix the mango puree, milk, egg, melted butter (or oil), and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; it’s okay if there are a few lumps.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter or oil.
  • Pour small amounts of batter (about 2 tablespoons each) onto the skillet to form mini pancakes.
  • Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to look set, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Stack the mini pancakes on a plate.
  • Top with fresh mango slices, a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, and a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Enjoy your delicious mini mango pancakes!

Chocolate Peda

Indulge in a delightful treat with homemade chocolate pedas! These rich and chocolaty sweets are a twist on the traditional Indian peda, offering a melt-in-your-mouth experience that’s perfect for any celebration. Made with love and simple ingredients, chocolate pedas are sure to be a hit with family and friends. This kids-friendly dessert recipe will surely win over your kid’s heart.


  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Sugar, as needed
  • Chopped nuts for garnish (optional)


  • Grease a plate or tray with a little ghee and set aside.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee, add 1 cup of condensed milk and stir.
  • Gradually add 1 cup of milk powder to the condensed milk mixture while continuously stirring to avoid any lumps.
  • Once the milk powder is well incorporated, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and sugar as per taste, and mix thoroughly.
  • Continue to cook the mixture on medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  • Cook until this mixture thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan, forming a dough-like consistency.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool slightly until it is comfortable to handle.
  • Grease your hands with a little ghee and take small portions of the mixture, rolling them into smooth balls.
  • Flatten these balls slightly to give them the peda shape.
  • Garnish each peda with a small piece of chopped nut on top.
  • Allow the pedas to cool completely before serving. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • Enjoy your homemade chocolate pedas!


These kid-friendly healthy dessert recipes are perfect for satisfying sweet cravings while ensuring your children get the nutrition they need. Easy to make and delicious to eat, these desserts are sure to become family favorites. Enjoy the smiles and joy as your kids indulge in these wholesome treats!


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