By now I’ve managed to finish Christmas shopping but there’s still a lot I want to do before the festive period is over. High on that list is baking Christmas good, especially with my family. I can’t wait to enter a home full of love, Christmas spirit and the smell of baked goods.
As for what I’m going to bake, I’ve cooked up this list (pun intended). This is a list of ‘healthier’ cookies, cakes and other christmasssy treats. Though it is hard (impossible) to call food healthy or unhealthy outside the context of your entire diet and individual needs. These recipes are either lower in sugar, lower in calories, higher in protein or fibre, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free so there’s something for everyone.
Let’s start with the healthy chocolate chunk molasses gingerbread cookies.
Find the recipe by Running To The Kitchen here.
How pretty are these grain-free thumbprint cookies filled with salted caramel?
Find the recipe by Fit Mitten Kitchen here.
These ginger molasses cookies are so soft and chewy.
Find the recipe by The Organic Dietitian here.
I think Santa would be so psyched if he stumbled over these chocolate chip cookies in your kitchen.
Find the recipe by Downshiftology here.
These peppermint almond joy quinoa balls are a must try!
Find the recipe by Physical Kitchness here.
How about an improved version of Ferrero Roche with more protein?
Find the recipe by Avocado Pesto here.
Dark chocolate and orange is such a good flavour combo, and it’s delicious when it covers almonds with a bit of sea salt too.
Find the recipe by Savory Nothings here.
Looking at this gingerbread chocolate chip cake is making me sooo hungry!
Find the recipe by Kiwi and Bean here.
For a quick bite or two, try these cranberry and date chocolate truffles.
Find the recipe by Nourish Everyday here.
Another kind of thumbprint cookies, here’s a traditional Maltese recipe for almond cookies.
Find the recipe by The Petite Cook here.
Who’s up for cranberries? How about trying these vegan cranberry chocolate chip cookies.
Find the recipe by Breaming Baker here.
Here’s a version of rum balls using dates and chia seeds.
Find the recipe by Belly Rumbles here.
We can’t forget about the waffles either! Especially not the gingerbread waffles.
Find the recipe by Forest and Fauna here.
Is it actual snowballs or just vanilla coconut bites? Nobody knows
Find the recipe by Natalie’s Health here.
I love the design on these (homemade) almond cookies.
Find the recipe by Mom Foodie here.
Lastly, have a look at this rich and moist fruit cake.
Find the recipe by A Virtual Vegan here.
Now the only question left to ask is: Which are you going to try first?