Recipe Round-Up: Top 10 Healthy Holiday Treats
It’s that time of year again! The holiday season means countless get-togethers with friends and family and, of course, delicious treats. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up our top ten picks which are sure to please at your next holiday gathering.
The best part? All of these recipes are made with whole foods, no refined sugars, and still taste amazing.
Keep reading to find our favourite healthy holiday treat recipes from around the web that will be a hit at your next party.
These cookies definitely make you appreciate the fact that healthy can still taste delicious. They’re made with high fiber coconut flour, which makes them completely satisfying. Say goodbye to the preservative filled packaged cookies from the grocery store and try out this super easy recipe.
2. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls from Oh She Glows
What’s better than fluffy warm cinnamon rolls? This foolproof recipe is sure to become a new favourite! Don’t let the vegan label discourage you from trying it, these sweet rolls deliver on taste and are sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next get together.
You might have already tried carrot cake and desserts with zucchini, but this is the perfect chance to add some beets to your baking. Beets and chocolate are a match made in heaven and their natural sugars perfectly sweeten the cake. This is a must try!
Looking for a healthy yet decadent chocolate treat to win over a crowd? This special occasion recipe is the perfect addition to a dessert table for the holiday season and is made with good-for-you ingredients that you can feel good about serving.
These grain free gingerbread cookies taste just like the traditional recipe and are the perfect thing to bring to your next holiday gathering. Don’t be shocked when they go quickly because even the pickiest of eaters will love these!
These sweet little bites are so easy to make and are easily customizable for whatever toppings your heart desires. They’re made with minimal ingredients that you likely have on hand and are perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare something.
7. Sticky Toffee Pudding from Madeleine Shaw
There’s just something about the holidays and warm sticky toffee pudding. This version is made without any refined sugars and can be whipped up in no time. It’s nutrient-dense so you’ll be satisfied with less and the sweet and sticky texture is super comforting.
8. Pecan Date Loaf from Laura Lee Balanced
This simple recipe is outrageously delicious. It’s rich yet nutritious, and packed with fiber and protein. Each bite has a chopped piece of date in it, making it perfectly sweet. It’s also the perfect base to start off with so feel free to get creative and add your own mix ins.
Sweet rice pudding can often be unhealthy, so this is a great base to play with. The coconut gives it a delicious creamy texture, while the maple syrup gives it just enough sweetness to bring it all together. It’s the perfect treat for a crowd, so make a big batch for your next dinner or party!
10. Maple Pecan Baklava from Leelalicious
Looking for a warm and crunchy dessert option? This twist on the traditional recipe is an absolutely decadent treat. Its deceivingly easy to make and a total crowd pleaser that will leave your guests raving.
There you have it. Our top ten picks for sweet treats that you can come back and reference anytime. They are decadent enough to still indulge but not feel like you’ve completely forgotten about your health. Happy holidays!
Danica is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach on a mission to help women around the world find their optimal well-being. She is the founder of Nakd Health, where she coaches clients to prioritize wellness in their busy lives with delicious recipes, nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle changes.