Healthier Holiday Baking: 15 Sweet Recipes to Enjoy This Season

Admit it: Part of the holiday season fun is eating all the good food. But good food doesn’t automatically mean sugar-laden sweets and desserts.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe in ‘guilt-free’ treats, because there’s nothing wrong with having cookies on Christmas Eve and you should enjoy that. For some of us, however, eating pecan pie or candy cane causes harmful blood sugar spikes, abdominal pain, allergic reactions or worsening of our chronic illness symptoms.

Thankfully, you don’t have to settle for boring unsweetened, gluten-free banana bread during Thanksgiving or Christmas family gatherings. These 15 better-for-you cookies, cakes and puddings prove that healthier holiday baking looks and tastes deliciously!

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Tart from Evergreen Kitchen

Healthier Holiday Baking: vegan Chocolate Peppermint Tart by Evergreen Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

No Bake Chai Cheesecake from The Rawberry’s

Healthier Holiday Baking" No-Bake Chai Cheesecake from The Rawberry's | The Health Sessions

 

Gingerbread Chia Pudding from The Delicious Plate

Healthier Holiday Baking: Gingerbread Chia Pudding from The Delicious Plate | The Health Sessions

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Tiramisu from Nirvana Cakery

Healthier Holiday Baking: Chocolate Pumpkin Tiramisu from Nirvana Cakery | The Health Sessions

 

Almond Flour Cardamom Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting from Making Thyme for Health

Healthier Holiday Baking: Cardamom Cake with Vanilla Icing from Making Thyme for Health | The Health Sessions

Warm Baked Apples with Cinnamon Granola from KaleJunkie

Healthier Holiday Baking: Warm Baked Apples with Cinnamon Granola from Kale Junkie | The Health Sessions

 

Cranberry Crumb Bars from Crowded Kitchen

Healthier Holiday Baking: Cranberry Crumb Bars from Crowded Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Best Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie from The Banana Diaries

Healthier Holiday Baking: Best Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie from The Banana Diaries | The Health Sessions

 

Chocolate Dipped Mandarine Slices from Appetizer Addiction

Healthier Holiday Baking: Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices from Appetizer Addiction | The Health Sessions

Paleo Almond Flour Gingerbread Men Cookies from Perchance to Cook

Healthier Holiday Baking: Paleo Gingerbread Men from Perchance to Cook | The Health Sessions

 

Orange Olive Oil Cake from Crowded Kitchen

Healthier Holiday Baking: Orange Olive Oil Cake from Crowded Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars from KaleJunkie

Healthier Holiday Baking: Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars from Kalejunkie | The Health Sessions

 

40+ Healthy Christmas Cookies from The Banana Diaries

Healthier Holiday Baking: 40+ Healthy Christmas Cookies from The Banana Diaries | The Health Sessions

 

Healthy Christmas Tree Cupcakes from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

Healthier Holiday Baking: Healthy Christmas Tree Cupcakes from Nadia's Healthy Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Mini Cakes from Nirvana Cakery

Healthier Holiday Baking: Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Mini Cakes from Nirvana Cakery | The Health Sessions

Which healthier holiday baking recipe will you be enjoying this season?

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Jennifer Mulder


01/01/2017
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