20 Amazing Healthy Holiday Desserts
Is it possible to enjoy holiday treats and still maintain your health? Absolutely! If you want to kick up the nutrition in your sweet treats, try recipes for healthy holiday desserts that contain ingredients with beneficial nutrients such as protein, fibre, healthy fats, natural sweeteners, key spices and vegetables. Yes, vegetables in dessert! It also helps when you whip up treats that are gluten-free and dairy-free, as gluten and dairy can be detrimental to a wide range of health conditions.
Here are some of our favourite gluten-free, dairy-free and healthy holiday desserts. We hope you invite us ’round if one of these goodies will be appearing on your dining room table!
And if you’re looking for more healthful holiday recipes or resources to help you bake sweet treats:
20 Best Healthy Holiday Desserts
Chocolate Beet Cake With Avocado Frosting
Chocolate Beet Cake with Avocado Frosting by The Pretty Bee
Guests will never know this gluten-free and vegan cake contains antioxidant-rich beets and beneficial fats from avocado.
Orange-Scented Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Orange-Scented Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies by Ericka Thielke (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
If you haven’t tried baking with buckwheat flour, you really must – and this orange-kissed cookie recipe is a great place to start. Try adding more holiday-inspired spices too like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg!
Vegan Coconut Matcha Ice Cream Cakes
Vegan Coconut Matcha Ice Cream Cakes by Elephantastic Vegan
These adorable mini ice cream cakes are simple to make: no ice cream maker required.
Earl Grey Infused Lavender Cheesecake
Earl Grey Infused Lavender Cheesecake by Rena Williams Wellness (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
A raw, dairy-free cheesecake infused with earl grey tea and lavender leaves. This one will nourish and calm you at the same time.
Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cups
Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cups by Sheena Scott (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
Have some leftover pulp from making almond milk? Put it to good use with these ingenius superfood chocolate mousse cups. And, while you’re at…