Official State Foods: 25 State Desserts, State Fruits, and More


Official State Foods: 25 State Desserts, State Fruits, and More

Did you know that every state in the U.S. has at least one official state food? Some states have many famous state foods, and some only have one or two. But from cookies to side dishes, every state has at least one designated food to represent their corner of the United States. We’ve pulled together this state foods list of diabetic-friendly state food recipes so that you enjoy famous dishes from around the country, guilt-free!

In this list of official state foods, you’ll find desserts, muffins, cookies, and more from 25 of the states. If you’ve ever wondered what the official state cookie of Connecticut is, take a look below. Or if you’ve ever been curious about the state pie from Illinois, you can find the answer here. These famous foods for each state are iconic in different parts of the U.S., so don’t be afraid to give something new a try! Which of these state foods are you planning to try? Let us know in the comments below!

Official State Foods

We think this collection of foods by state is much more fun than just browsing the internet for a state fruits list, collection of official state desserts, or information about state foods of the 50 states. In our collection, you can actually try a recipe based on the official state dishes. What good is a state foods list if you can't try the foods for yourself? None! That's why, with our diabetic-friendly state food recipes below, you can make and sample all of these famous state foods for yourself! 

Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Blackberries are the official state fruit of Alabama! Our Blackberry Frozen Yogurt is a low-fat dessert that's summertime-perfect. It's made with just 5 simple ingredients, including sweet and slightly tart blackberries. This is one fruity dessert you'll want to make in advance and keep on hand for when you get a craving!

Avocado-Citrus Salad

Avoocados are the state fruit from Califnornia. They're also a super food, which makes this salad extra healthy. The buttery taste and healthy benefits of avocado add a special flair to this great Avocado-Citrus Salad recipe.

EDR Easy Mini Cinnis

Cinnamon rolls are the official breakfast food of Colorado. Whether you like cinnamon rolls with your morning coffee, or you like to treat yourself to one after're gonna love our perfectly portioned Easy Mini Cinnis. These bite-sized cinnamon rolls are great for satisfying your cravings without ruining your diet! 

EDR Snickerdoodles

Sickerdoodles are the official state cookies from Connecticut! You'll be astonished at how fast these chewy Snickerdoodles go when you put 'em out for your whole gang to eat! They taste just like your childhood-favorite version, but use lighter ingredients to make 'em low-carb and low-fat!

EDR Polka Dot Peach Pie

Peach pie is the official state dessert of Delaware! There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh peaches, and with our diabetic-friendly recipe, you'll be able to indulge every once and a while. So enjoy the sweet taste of summer guilt-free! If you haven't got fresh peaches, don't worry. We've got the answer for that, too!

No-Bake Key Lime Pie

It comes as no surprise that key lime pie is the state dessert from Florida. Who doesn't love a no-bake dessert, especially one that won't make us feel guilty? No-Bake Key Lime Pie is sure to make everybody happy, especially one of our readers, who says, "I can't believe how good this tastes. I really love it!"

EDR Summers Best Peach Crumble

Georgia is famous for it's peaches, so it's not surprising that peach crumble is the famous dessert of the state. Our Summer's Best Peach Crumble is a warm and comforting dessert that lets you enjoy this classic recipe anytime of the year!

EDR Lightened Up Pumpkin Pie

Would you have guessed that pumpkin pie is the official state pie of Illinois? It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy pumpkin pie, especially our version of Lightened Up Pumpkin Pie. Instead of using sugary pumpkin pie filling, we use simple canned pumpkin and then sweeten it to our liking, and yours!

EDR Crustless Strawberry Pie

Louisiana has many official state foods on record, and straberries are the state fruit. Make strawberries the star of your dessert menu with our diabetic-friendly recipe for Crustless Strawberry Pie. This low-carb strawberry pie is beautiful to serve at outdoor picnics and get-togethers, or anytime of the year when you need a burst of fruit and color!

Rustic Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie is the official state dessert of Maine. We use fresh blueberries to make our Rustic Blueberry Pie, just like they would in the countryside. This blueberry pie recipe may be simple, but it's nothing short of delicious. It's the perfect pie to share with family and friends.

EDR The Best Corn Muffins

Corn muffins are the state muffin from Massachusetts! When it comes to light, fluffy, and easy corn muffins, there's nothing better than our recipe for The Best Corn Muffins. These low-carb muffins are great as-is, or smeared with just a bit of your favorite topping!

Cherry Dessert Shells

It's hotly debated whether blueberries or cherries should be the state fruit of Michigan, since both crops grow so well there. Cherries are our personal favorite, so we've chosen this cherry dessert recipe to represent Mitten State. With just a few simple lighter ingredients we can turn out a company-fancy dessert that is light enough for anyone who has diabetes or is watching what they eat for any reason. Give our Cherry Dessert Shells a try and get ready for raves.

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Blueberry muffins are the official state muffin of choice in Minnesota! One bite into this crumbly blueberry muffin and you'll never want another blueberry muffin recipe again! Our homemade, low-fat, and diabetic-friendly Blueberry Crumble Muffins are great in the morning with a glass of skim milk or as an after-dinner dessert.

EDR Perfect Pumpkin Bread

Did you know pumpkin is actually the state fruit from New Hampshire? That means you don't have to wait until fall to enjoy pumpkin recipes! There's nothing more delicious than freshly baked pumpkin bread fragrant with the smells of sweet cinnamon, and this easy bread recipe definitely delivers. We use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream to make our Perfect Pumpkin Bread super moist and always delicious! 

What's the state dessert of New York? Cheesecake, of course! Our delicious New York-Style Cheesecake is a diabetic-friendly version of one of our all-time favorite desserts.

EDR Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet potatoes are the official state vegetable of North Carolina. These homemade Sweet Potato Biscuits will be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving spread. Lower in fat and calories than traditional sweet potato biscuits, this recipe is great for a diabetic-friendly holiday meal. Don't worry, we didn't sacrifice on taste!

EDR Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes

Believe it or not, tomatoes are the state fruit of Ohio (because tomatoes are, technically, a fruit!). This recipe will earn you a "top tomato" award every time you make it! Our Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes boast the healthy benefits of ruby red tomatoes baked to perfection with a flavorful cheesy topping.

EDR Pecan Pie

The state dessert of Oklahoma is pecan pie! While this pie may be a Thanksgiving treat in the rest of the country, it's an everyday favorite in Oklahoma. Maybe you thought, because you're on a diabetes diet, that dessert was off-limits. That's not the case, especially with our lightened up version of this pecan favorite!

Pear-fect Pear Strudel

Oregon's state fruit is the pear. This "Pear-fect" Pear Strudel is just the dessert you need when you've got company coming over, or when you're looking to impress your gang at home. This fancy-looking pear strudel is simple to put together and tastes like an autumn dream.

EDR Lemony Freezer Pops

Frozen lemonade is the state dessert from Rhode Island. And while these lemony freezer pops aren't quite as slushy as classic frozen lemonade, they're just as tasty! We came up with a light and healthy version so that you too can enjoy the summery taste of Lemony Freezer Pops anytime you'd like.

EDR Peachy Passion

Peaches aren't just the state fruit in Georgia! They're the state fruit of South Carolina too, which means peachy desserts are popular. Well our Peachy Passion dessert is sure to be one you'll make again and again when you want a taste of the South.

EDR Layered Pineapple Cherry Squares

Cherries are the state fruit from Utah. Cherries and coconut come together in our Layered Pineapple Cherry Squares to make a fruity and delicious dessert. Plus, by using store-bought crescent dough, we've lightened the work load so you can throw these together in a jiffy.

EDR Crustless Apple Pie

The official state pie in Vermont is apple pie. With all the old-fashioned taste of traditional homemade apple pie, our Crustless Apple Pie is one you'll make all year long. Made with fresh apples and the perfect blend of spices; one whiff of this pie will have you running towards the kitchen!

EDR Decadent Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Virginia's state dessert is peanut butter pie. You don't have to ignore your sweet tooth when it's telling you to eat something rich and creamy. Our Decadent Peanut Butter Pudding Pie uses lighter ingredients, but has so much flavor you'd never even know!

Amazin Apple Cake

Apples are the state fruit from Washington. The taste of warm cinnamon and apples really shines through in our recipe for Amazin' Apple Cake. It's the kind of cake that's best enjoyed with a bunch of friends on a chilly fall day, so invite the whole gang over!

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