18 Healthier Holiday Desserts
When your holiday sweet tooth strikes, these 18 healthy holiday desserts are perfect to satisfy that craving! Here you’ll find options for vegan desserts, gluten-free desserts and some grain-free desserts so there is something for everyone!
1. Chewy Chai Snickerdoodles
These Chewy Chai Snickerdoodles are perfectly soft and chewy on the inside and filled with warming chai spices. These cookies are easy to make and perfect for a delicious weekend treat or the holidays!
2. Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
These Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are nice & crispy on the outside and soft & chewy on the inside! These cookies are easy to make and perfect for the holidays!
3. Chocolate Peppermint Pudding
This Peppermint Chocolate Pudding is seriously easy to make and is secretly healthy, dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Whip up a batch of these puddings in less than 15 minutes!
4. Mini Pavlovas with Coconut Whipped Cream
These Mini Pavlovas with Coconut Whipped Cream make the perfect light dessert! They’re made with a simple meringue that is dairy-free and gluten-free. Top them off with your favourite berries, fruits, or jam!
5. Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles
These Gingerbread Truffles are no-bake, come together in just 15 minutes, and taste like just gingerbread cookie dough! These truffles are healthy and made with almond flour for an easy-to-make gluten-free and vegan dessert!
6. Vegan Peppermint Mocha Donuts
These Vegan Peppermint Mocha Donuts are loaded with chocolate, coffee, and peppermint flavour for a holiday donut recipe with ALL the festive feels! They’re vegan and make the perfect treat everyone will enjoy!
7. Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
These peanut butter thumbprint cookies are filled with raspberry jam for that perfect “pb & j” combo! These cookies are made gluten-free with almond flour and only take 20 minutes to make!
8. Eggnog Chia Pudding
Looking for a festive holiday-inspired Chia Pudding recipe? Try this Eggnog Chia Pudding! It’s made with two simple ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to put together!
9. Marbled Peppermint Bark
This Marbled Peppermint Bark will quickly become your favourite holiday treat. All you need is three ingredients and 15 minutes of your time to make this fun crowd-pleasing holiday dessert!
10. Vegan Gingerbread Bundt Cake
This Vegan Gingerbread Bundt Cake is moist, fluffy and loaded with gingerbread flavour! It’s made with simple healthy(ish) ingredients for a cake that is both delicious and easy to make!
11. Vegan Eggnog
This Homemade Vegan Eggnog is naturally vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free and takes less than 10 minutes to make! You’ll love this holiday-inspired drink that is rich and creamy!
12. Healthy Chocolate Turtles
These Healthy Chocolate Turtles are made with 5 simple ingredients and come together in just 20 minutes. Serve these up for a healthy treat that is naturally gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free!
13. Healthier Easy Gingerbread Cookies
These Healthy Gingerbread Cookies are made with whole-grain flour for some added nutrition. The cookie dough is easy to make and the cookies can be cut into whatever shapes you like and decorated however you like!
14. Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes
These Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are perfect for any occasion. Soft fluffy cupcakes get topped off with a dairy-free whipped cream cheese and coconut cream frosting for a *healthyish* treat!
15. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms
These Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are chewy, sweet, and rich in peanut butter flavor! They come together in just 20 minutes and are completely flourless and grain-free.
16. Vegan Pecan Pie Bars
These Vegan Pecan Pie Bars make a delicious healthy treat that is perfect for a Fall dinner or potluck! They’re made with an almond flour crust and topped off with the most delicious pecan pie topping!
17. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
These Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes are a chocolate lover’s dream come true! They start with a chocolate base, and get topped off with a chocolate buttercream, and chocolate chips!
18. Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate
This Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate is packed with rich chocolate flavour and made with all natural ingredients. Serve it topped with crushed candy canes for a festive holiday drink!