7 Light Dessert Recipes Perfect for Summer

By: Bob's Red Mill | August 25 2017
With summer in full swing, most people try to be as healthy as possible so they can look and feel their best. Whether it's swimming at the beach or hiking in the mountains, there are endless outdoor activities that can be enjoyed within these warmer summer months. However, when living a healthy lifestyle, your daily physical activity is only half the battle when it comes to your overall health. That’s why it’s important to stay on the lighter side with wholesome ingredients and fresh produce. To keep you feeling and looking your best this summer, here’s a list of our favorite summertime desserts that are just as light as they are delicious!

Healthy Grain-Free Dessert Pizza

This grain free, fruit filled pizza is rich in healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E, making it the perfect way to sneak nutrients into your diet without resorting to bland recipes. By using Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour, Nutrition in the Kitchen creates a thin, gluten free crust with a nutty taste that perfectly complements the sweet flavor of summer fruits. Fresh strawberries, bananas, peaches, and dark chocolate are a few of the toppings she uses to dress up this dessert pizza. The next time your sweet tooth is acting up, test out this delicious and healthy dessert pizza: we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Seasonal Fruit Galette

Surprise your friends this summer by steering away from the traditional angel food cake and make this fresh fruit galette instead! A galette is a flat and round crusty French cake that can be filled with just about anything! What makes this galette so special is that it’s completely gluten free and perfect for anyone trying to stay away from wheat. By using Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour, Sam from The Frosted Petticoat created a sweet and savory galette filled to the brim with delicious summer fruits like blueberries, blackberries, and nectarines. Made in under an hour, this dessert is the perfect light treat to make for your next summer get together!

Low Carb Scotcheroos

[caption id="attachment_1161186" align="alignnone" width="770"] alldayidreamaboutfood.com[/caption] Not all sweet treats have to be loaded with sugar. These Keto Scotcheroos are a satisfying and delicious treat to satisfy your cravings. With a peanut butter center and decadent chocolate frosting, this light dessert will please even the biggest sweet tooth. They’re even low carb (made with pork rinds instead of crispy rice), which will keep you feeling great even after your second helping. If you’re new to the low carb world, you may be leery about adding pork rinds to your dessert recipe but rest assured, there are options on the market that are not cooked in unhealthy oils. This unique ingredient is a simple replacement and goes pretty much unnoticeable in the finished product. Pro Tip: These tasty treats can also be frozen and served as a quick snack on the go.

Apple Cranberry Almond Crisp

This multi-seasonal treat is perfect for both winter and summer! While it’s the perfect dessert to warm you up on a cold winter night, it can easily be transformed into the biggest hit at your next BBQ. Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour is used in this dessert to ensure that it’s gluten free and low carb. The almond flour also adds a nutty taste, while keeping the desired crispy texture! For a heartier topping, try adding Bob’s Red Mill Quick Oats into your recipe.

Peach Cobbler Bars

Peach cobbler and summertime go hand in hand. There’s nothing sweeter than adding seasonal peaches to a dessert, especially when it’s good for you! This is not only gluten free, but it’s also vegan, which means just about anyone can enjoy these bars. You can even top off this dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut butter for a decadent finish. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Powder and Gluten Free Oats were used in this recipe to create the perfect sweet bar to enjoy on the go or with a group of friends.

Gluten-Free Apple Muffins

[caption id="attachment_1161187" align="alignnone" width="770"] foodnfocus.com[/caption] Muffins are often a go-to treat when thinking of a quick and easy dessert to make. However, for those who suffer from celiac disease or are trying to avoid gluten, many muffins contain wheat and are not an option. Food and Focus has created a muffin recipe that even those avoiding gluten can enjoy! By using Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour and Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour this gluten free treat keeps the texture of a traditional muffin, while cutting out the grains and carbs. By adding apples to your dessert, you will also get a healthy dose of dietary fiber that is great for a supportive digestive system. These gluten free apple muffins are the perfect light and healthy summertime snack that anyone can enjoy!

Easy No-Bake Fruit Tart

Move over fruit pie, there’s a new favorite fruit dessert in town, the tart. And the most exciting part you ask? This recipe requires no baking at all! This super easy no-bake dessert uses Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour combined with Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour to create a light and flavorful crust. This recipe is so easy you’ll likely find the hardest part is arranging the fruit on top into your favorite piece of art. Whether you design a beautiful mosaic or a jumbled masterpiece, this fruit tart will have everyone’s mouths watering after just one bite. And bonus–they can still feel good about grabbing seconds! Share your go-to summertime desserts in the comments below!


  1. Jean Young
    Recipes look awesome could you post the nutritional info thanks
    1. Sarena Shasteen
      We don't do nutritional analysis of our recipes.

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