There is nothing better than the smell of Holiday Baking inside your home. I have found over the years easy ways to swap ingredients in order to make these sweet treats a little more healthy (and easy on your stomach) for you. I decided to round up some of my favorite healthy food bloggers and their amazing renditions of some holiday baking classics and share them with all of you!
I will start with my favorite (and year round go to cookie recipe). This cookie is very healthy and so easy to make. You can easily swap out the walnuts for another nut or even throw in some dried fruit, whatever your taste buds please..
Fed & Fit Paleo Walnut & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Now some holiday classics with a twist;
Dark Chocolate Coffee Truffles
Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
Paleo Gingerbread Loaf
No Bake Almond Cookies
I hope everyone enjoys these recipes – feel free to shoot me an email if you want ideas on how to swap ingredients or would like to find a healthier versions of one of your favorites: contact me here or comment below 🙂
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Baking!
I do not follow the Paleo diet per se, but I do however, always like to search for Paleo dessert recipes. Why? Usually all Paleo recipes do not contain dairy, added sugars, or carbohydrates. The diet focuses on eating whole foods and nothing processed. The ingredients are always natural and the recipes always come out tasting just as good as if you made them with flour, sugar and butter. It also makes it a lot easier on your stomach after you have had one or two too many 😉
I have tried these first two recipes and loved both; especially, the Dark Chocolate Walnut Chip Cookies. These cookies have become a new staple in our house ever so often. The Chai Pumpkin bread is also delicious and ended up being a nice breakfast treat and snack. I highly suggest spreading some pumpkin butter or almond butter on top after you heat up your slice for a few seconds.
Dark Chocolate Walnut Chip Cookies:
Recipe Fed & Fit Cookies: http://fedandfit.com/2013/01/30/paleo-dark-chocolate-chip-walnut-cookies/
Chai Pumpkin Bread:
Recipe Team J & A Chai Pumpkin Bread: http://www.teamjanda.com/chai-pumpkin-bread/
These next two recipes are on my baking bucket list; Pumpkin Pie this week just in time for Thanksgiving, and then I will save the Gingerbread loaf for some christmas baking in the coming weeks!
Recipe Sweet Roots Paleo Pumpkin Pie: http://wellandgood.com/2014/11/13/recipe-sweet-roots-paleo-pumpkin-pie/
Recipe Primal Bites Gingerbread Loaf: http://primalbitesblog.com/2013/11/29/paleo-gingerbread-loaf/
Note: Trader Joe’s is the best place to find bags of all the different types of nut “flours” and meals!