If you’ve gone to any supermarket recently, you’ve probably seen plenty of green plushies and clover-shaped treats. Which can only mean one thing. It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day was once a day of religious feast, and has now become a way to celebrate Irish culture. But the feasting of delicious treats on St. Patrick’s Day hasn’t changed. There are numerous green-colored treats out there, but most of them aren’t the healthiest.
This list covers my top 10 green dessert recipes for St. Patrick’s Day. Skip the artificial coloring, and enjoy a wholesome treat made green with matcha, avocado and zucchini. Who knew green sweets could taste so good?
These delicious low carb cookies get their rich green color from the avocado. You may not think of avocados as a dessert item, but trust me on this. Their subtle flavor and creamy texture work perfectly with the other ingredients.
These green cookies are soft, fudgy, and thick. They’re paleo and gluten-free, so you can have these amazing avocado chocolate chip cookies while maintaining your diet. If you want to take these cookies to the next level, try covering them in melted chocolate. There’s nothing wrong with a little extra chocolate in your life.
Avocado Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookie (Paleo, Gluten-Free)See Recipe
There is nothing better than a delicious scoop of ice cream on a sunny day. This St. Patrick’s Day, try making ice cream at home with this recipe. With only 3 ingredients, you can enjoy a guilt-free green, matcha nice cream. And all for only 100 calories!
The matcha powder has a deep earthy flavor and isn’t overly sweet. The nice cream is thick and smooth like ice cream, but without all the added sugar and calories. Serve the 3-ingredient matcha nice cream in a waffle cone, and add whatever toppings you like.
Healthy 3 Ingredient Matcha NicecreamSee Recipe
Imagine a bite of a soft, sweet donut…but each bite is filled with nutrients and is low carb. Does it sound like a dream? Well, these paleo avocado donuts are your dream come true! The avocados mixed with sugar make the donuts sweet, and give them a deep green color. Perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day (or any occasion!).
This recipe is for plain donuts, but you can add other ingredients to make them in your style. Add a bit of texture with nuts or dried fruit. Or, add chocolate chips to fulfill your chocolate cravings.
Avocado Paleo Donut (Gluten-Free, made with Almond Flour)See Recipe
Once you try these avocado mochi blondies, you will never go back to regular blondies. Their chewy texture is incredibly addicting, and will leave you wanting more. Mochi is a Japanese treat made from glutinous rice flour, and it can be flavored in any way you want. The avocado’s gentle flavors pair deliciously with the honey.
But, if you want a more savory treat this St. Patrick’s Day, you can easily do so. With some parmesan cheese or herbs, you’ll have a completely different experience.
Healthy Avocado Mochi Blondies (Gluten-Free)See Recipe
These 4-ingredient cucumber sandwiches are one of my favorite snacks. Each bite is flavorful and refreshing. The fresh cucumbers and cool cream cheese make the perfect combination. But the real kicker is the everything bagel seasoning. It adds a burst of flavor and a lovely crunchiness to the sandwich.
They’re super-fast to make, and everyone will love this green treat at you St. Patrick’s party. Once they get a bite of these cucumber sandwiches, you’ll probably be asked to make them for every party!
Cucumber Finger Sandwich TrianglesSee Recipe
Fun St. Patrick’s recipes shouldn’t be complicated. These avocado pancakes will be the perfect easy recipe for your festive party. All you have to do is blend the ingredients together, and cook them. That’s seriously it! The oats and avocado give the pancakes a chewy and addictive texture.
You can eat these bright green pancakes plain, or add fun toppings to them. If you want to up the green vibes, add some crushed pistachios or chopped kiwi on top of the pancakes.
Flourless Avocado PancakesSee Recipe
“Matcha and chickpeas…in a cookie?” Is what you are probably thinking. But these two ingredients work perfectly together for a delectable and vegan St. Patty’s Day dessert. The matcha brings an earthiness to the cookies, while the chickpeas help balance out the matcha’s bitterness. With a sprinkling of powdered sugar, these snowball cookies are just perfectly sweet.
This sweet treat is full of protein, so it can be used as a sweet treat for non-festive days as well. Each bite of the matcha chickpea snowball cookie will leave you feeling satiated without any guilt.
Matcha Snowball Cookies (Made from Canned Chickpeas)See Recipe
These matcha and sweet potato tang yuan are the perfect chewy treat. Tang Yuan is typically made with sweet rice flour and sugar. But, I used sweet potatoes and tapioca starch instead for a healthier outcome. Now you can indulge in this delicious treat without worry.
The color of the tang yuan can come from food coloring, but you can also use natural coloring from food powders. Matcha powder is best for a bright green tang yuan that matches the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The flavor is subtle, but the chewy texture is what makes the dessert truly stand out.
Healthier Matcha Sweet Potato Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls)
Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day with these delicious and easy avocado protein balls. With just one bite, you will get plenty of protein that will boost your energy immediately. Its soft texture will turn any avocado hater into a fan! These avocado protein balls are taken to the next level by covering them white chocolate. It adds a rich sweetness that brings out the subtlety of the avocado.
You can skip the chocolate shell, or switch it out with your favorite chocolate if you want. This recipe is simple and versatile, so experiment with it and make it your own.
Avocado Protein BallsSee Recipe
Yes, this St. Patrick’s Day dessert uses zucchini! Zucchini has a neutral taste allowing it to be used in a variety of ways. When you make these zucchini pancakes, add a bit of syrup or honey and you’ll see just how sweet the humble vegetable can be! The oats add a ton of fiber to the pancakes, and give it an incredible texture.
If you want to make the zucchini pancakes into a savory dish, add some savory toppings to it! With a bit of mozzarella cheese, you now have a delicious and savory breakfast.