20 DELICIOUSLY HEALTHY HOLIDAY DESSERTS

20 DELICIOUSLY HEALTHY HOLIDAY DESSERTS

The holidays are just around the corner and there's just something so satisfying and cozy about holiday treats! Decorating cookies with the kids, sipping on hot chocolate and smelling that yummy hot holiday pie baking in the oven is just part of all that holiday spirit and cheer. It's what makes the holidays feel so festive and fun! 

The holidays can also be a little difficult to stay healthy and keep up with your health goals. So I have put together a list of 20 delightfully delicious and healthy treats that you will love serving at your next holiday party! These treats are healthier options, using better ingredients and can be made vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, refined sugar free, dairy free and all natural. I hope you enjoy the holidays & some guilt free treats this season! 

 

 

healthy holiday dessert

1. Vegan Apple Crumble

This vegan apple crumble is bursting with all wonderful fall favors you love and no refined sugar. Serve it with vegan custard or ice cream for the perfect holiday dessert.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

2. Mexican Christmas Salad 

Mexican Christmas Salad (or Ensalada Navideña) is made of apples and other fruits dressed in a yummy and creamy sauce. It makes for an easy and healthy holiday dessert.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

3. Pear Muffins 

These pear muffins are light, moist and delicious. With wholemeal flour and not to much sugar they are a healthyish treat the whole family will love.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

4. Four Ingredient Fruit Cake 

This easy Four Ingredient Fruit Cake is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free and simple to prepare. The delicious spices make it an ideal holiday dessert!

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

5. Carrot Cake Cookies

For those who love carrot cake but want to skip the task of icing and layering, these carrot cake cookies will be a welcome delight! They're simple treats that avoid the extra labor while delivering festive flavors.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

6. Creamy Sweet Potato Casserole

This holiday, learn how to make this creamy sweet potato casserole for a sweet family treat! Featuring a silky smooth puree, chopped pecans, and a toasted marshmallow top, it's the perfect dessert to ignite your taste buds.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

7. Sugar Free Cheesecake Bars

Creamy sugar free cheesecake bars! Enjoy this this gluten-free, low carb delicious dessert just as it is or add maple pecan topping!

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

8. Upside-down Persimmon Cake

Upside-down Persimmon Cake is moist, fluffy, and has a marvelously soft, spiced crumb! And the caramelized fruit juices running rivers through the batter give it so much flavor.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

9. Easy Pumpkin Bread

Easy Pumpkin Bread – a tender, moist bread with pumpkin pie spice accenting the flavors and cinnamon sugar crowning it with a hint of crunch!

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

10. Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

This delicious, decadent yet wholesome dessert is high in protein because of peanut butter and homemade vegan protein powder. A fabulous, fudgy bite-sized treat

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

11. Greek Christmas Honey Cookies

Melomakarona are traditional Greek Christmas honey cookies that are mildly spiced and dipped in a thick honey syrup. These classic Greek cookies will fill your house with a warm aroma of spices!

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

12. Dairy + Egg Free Chocolate Cake 

This simple moist chocolate cake recipe is absolutely scrumptious with a rich chocolate flavor! It’s eggless, dairy-free, and a breeze to make in 1 bowl. No mixer or fancy ingredients are required.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

13. Healthy Christmas Cookies 

Deliciously oaty Healthy Christmas Cookies dipped in white chocolate with candy cane and gold sprinkles are the perfect way to start out the festive season. Kids will love decorating their own to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Oat cookies packed with winter spices are a must make this Christmas.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

14. Vegan Almond Flour Cookies

Easy vegan almond flour cookies with only 3 ingredients! This gluten free shortbread is healthy, oil free, crispy and buttery. They are also keto and grain free!

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

15. Gingerbread Cookies 

These mouth-watering gingerbread cookies have crispy edges and chewy middles. They’re gluten-free, vegan, and made with nutrient-rich ingredients.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

16. Gingerbread Loaf Cake

This gingerbread loaf cake is made with chickpea flour but you’d never guess from the taste! It’s sweet, moist, flavorful, and delicious!

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark.

If you love the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you will love this delicious combination of Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark. This delightful marriage of flavors is low carb, sugar free, and keto.

Recipe HERE

healthy holiday dessert

18. Ginger and Walnut Cake 

This delicious ginger and walnut cake is gluten free, low carb and high in protein! A holiday cake that you can enjoy and not worry about counting slices!

Recipe HERE

Cranberry brie bites are the perfect addition to your next holiday party! These simple cranberry brie appetizers are so easy to prep, but look like you slaved all day in the kitchen!

19. Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry brie bites are the perfect addition to your next holiday party! These simple cranberry brie appetizers are so easy to prep, but look like you slaved all day in the kitchen!

Recipe HERE

20. Dark Chocolate Salted Espresso Nut Clusters 

These dark chocolate salted espresso nut clusters are super easy to make, and I bet you have all of the ingredients already in your pantry. Plus, research shows that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, can be a great addition to your diet and has many health benefits. Chocolate + Coffee + Nuts are the perfect holiday treat!

Recipe HERE

 

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