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    Updated on Apr 15, 2020. Posted on Apr 23, 2017

    23 Better-For-You Desserts That Are Sneakily Made With Vegetables

    Bye kale salad. Hello avocado ice cream.

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    1. Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding

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    This unlikely flavor combo just works. Let this five-ingredient recipe prove it. Get the recipe.

    2. Beet Dark Chocolate Scones

    Combined with maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut oil, puréed beets give these dessert scones a slightly sweet flavor and tender inside. Plus, they're awfully pretty. Get the recipe.

    3. Chocolate Zucchini Doughnuts

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    If you like zucchini bread, you're going to fall head over heels for theses gooey chocolate doughnuts. Pop 'em in the oven for 12 minutes, and you've got dessert. Get the recipe.

    4. Mini Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

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    These cookie sandwiches filled with cream cheese frosting come together in 20 minutes. Get the recipe.

    5. Gluten-Free, Vegan Lemon Cake

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    This indulgent cake starts with three cups of riced cauliflower and three avocados. Mind = blown. Get the recipe.

    6. Coconut Avocado Popsicles

    Blend avocado with honey and coconut milk then freeze the mixutre in popsicle molds. They'll be ready to devour whenever your sweet tooth kicks in. Get the recipe.

    7. Sweet Potato Doughnuts With Spiced Sugar

    Mashed sweet potatoes are the dough for these bite-sized sweets. They get a flavor kick from cinnamon-sugar, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom. Get the recipe.

    8. Lemon Zucchini Bread

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    Moist and doughy with a zesty lemon glaze, this citrusy zucchini bread takes just an hour to bake. Get the recipe.

    9. No Churn Sweet Potato Ice Cream

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    No ice-cream maker? No problem. Simply whisk the ingredients together, pour them into a container and seal it with plastic wrap. Freeze overnight, and voilà. Get the recipe.

    10. Cream Cheese Swirled Carrot Bars

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    Move over, carrot cake: These fluffy squares teeming with creamy frosting are our new favorite spring dessert. Get the recipe.

    11. Root Vegetable Tart Tatin

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    This upside down fruit pastry is usually made with apples, but this version, which features roasted root veggies, caramel, and goat cheese might be even better than the classic. Get the recipe.

    12. Avocado Key Lime Cheesecake

    No cheese here: Just creamy avocado and tangy key lime juice baked into an irresistible crust made of pecans, almonds, and dates. Get the recipe.

    13. Carrot and Beet Sorbet

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    Just tell the kids they're eating scoops of tangerine and raspberry. Get the recipe.

    14. Sweet Potato Skillet Brownies

    In lieu of oil, this recipe calls for sweet potato purée. Plus, is there anything more satisfying than eating dessert from a cast-iron skillet? Get the recipe.

    15. Roasted Sweet Corn Popsicles

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    It might sound weird, but one taste and you'll become a believer. All you need is sweet corn on the cob, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and agave nectar to make this refreshing, frozen treat. Get the recipe.

    16. Sweet Beet Yogurt Bowl with Granola

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    This gorgeous bowl requires only five ingredients. Whip it up for breakfast or dessert. Get the recipe.

    17. No-Churn Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream

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    Bring the ice cream parlor to your very own kitchen. No fancy appliances required. Get the recipe.

    18. Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Do your body a favor and eat a handful of these cookies, loaded with sweet potato, flaxseed and oats. Get the recipe.

    19. Ube Swirl Bread

    If you've never heard of ube, it's a bright purple yam that's popular in Filipino cooking. In this sweet-and-savory loaf, ube, condensed milk, and coconut milk make a delicious bread filling. Get the recipe.

    20. Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

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    A little sweet and a little earthy, beetroot is the perfect complement to bitter dark chocolate. Don't forget the chopped pistachio garnish. Get the recipe.

    21. Cauliflower Rice Pudding

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    Sweetened with coconut cream, almond milk, and cinnamon, you'd never guess you're eating cauliflower rice. Top it with anything from toasted nuts and berries to caramel and chocolate chips. Get the recipe.

    22. Sweet Corn Creme Brûlée

    If you have leftover corn on the cob from your summer BBQ, whip up this five-ingredient recipe. Get the recipe.

    23. Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Glaze

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    Think: fluffy carrot cake meets chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. One taste, and you'll be addicted. Get the recipe.