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6 Mediterranean Diet Desserts to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

1. Orange Flower Olive Oil Cake

Yes, this cake has sugar in it—but it’s also made with heart-healthy olive oil instead of butter. Aside from being a staple on the Mediterranean diet, it will keep the cake ultra-moist for days.

2. Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Rich, creamy and intensely chocolaty, this treat is also dairy-free and plant-based thanks to avocado. And because we know you’re wondering: It doesn’t taste anything like a vegetable.

3. Peaches-and-cream Ice Pops

If you want to reduce the amount of sugar when roasting the peaches, be our guest. (If the fruit is ripe and in season, it should be sweet enough that this won’t affect the taste.)

4. One-ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

A simpler dessert doesn’t exist. FYI, we think seeded watermelons have more flavor, but if you don’t want to deal with removing them, just use a seedless melon.

5. Baked Pears With Maple Syrup And Almond Crumble

You can use any kind of pear, but Bosc and Anjou pears will hold their shape best in the oven. (And for the record, we think this dessert would taste delightful with apples too.)

6. No-bake, Gluten-free Rose Petal Brownies

The rose petals are optional, but the cocoa-maple glaze is not. Oh, and the whole treat happens to be sugar free.