Healthy Holiday Baking Recipes






Love some holiday sweets but wanting to keep things nutritious, too?  Try these healthy and delicious holiday baking recipes from some of our favorite bloggers.


Cinnamon Sweet Potato Vegan Cookies // She Eats

These vegan-friendly treats are made with a hidden veggie ingredient – sweet potato!


Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake // Fit Mitten Kitchen

A delicious cranberry and orange bundt cake is lightened up by using Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour and coconut sugar.


Vegan Nanaimo Bars // Radiant Rachels

Satisfying Nanaimo bars are given a vegan twist by being made with decadent macadamia cream.


Coconut Caramel Oat Bars // A Healthful Heart

Chocolate and caramel give these light oat and coconut bars a rich taste.


Peppermint Mocha Date Balls // Feasting on Fruit

It’s a peppermint mocha in ball form, all sweetened naturally with dates!


Classic Vegan Toffee Bars // Veggie Inspired Journey

These chewy toffee bars are made no butter, no oil, no eggs, and no refined sugar – wow!


Raw Christmas Fruit Cake // A Virtual Vegan

Moved over dried-out fruit cake!  This raw Christmas cake is rich and moist, plus vegan-approved.

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Peppermint Mocha Bread // Beets Not Meats

This bread is vegan and free of any refined sugar, plus it’s made with raw cacao so you get plenty of antioxidants while indulging your peppermint mocha cravings.


Alfajores // Unconventional Baker

Delicious, raw dulche de leche is sandwiched between two soft cookies.  Could it get any better?  Well, it’s gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, too.


Healthy Ferrero Rocher Truffles // Food Pleasure and Health

If you’re all about Ferrero Rocher, we suggest you try this healthy version – yum!


Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies // The Paleo Running Mama

It’s hard to believe these big, soft cookies are paleo-approved, but they are!


Healthy Chocolate Almond Chip Biscotti // I Heart Vegetables

With whole wheat flour and oats, these chocolate and almond biscotti cookies are filled with fiber.


Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies // Strength & Sunshine

How cute are these?!  These fun candy cane cookies are gluten-free and have that peppermint cocoa flavor you love.


Peppermint Almond Joy Quinoa Balls // Physical Kitchness

Combine almond joy with peppermint and quinoa?  Perfection.


Caramel Peanut Pretzel Candy // Healthy Helper

This candy is vegan and free of added sugar, plus has an excellent ratio of crunch to chewiness and sweet to salty.


Skinny Maple Glazed Snickerdoodles // Enticing Healthy Eating

Classic snickerdoodles are lightened up, plus topped with a cinnamon sugar coating and a maple glaze.


Cinnamon Spiced Almond Paleo Sugar Cookies // Cotter Crunch

These cinnamon spiced sugar cookies are made with healthy fats, nuts and coconut sugar.


Fudge Dipped Almond Cookies // Fooduzzi

Rich, almond cookies dipped in fudge make a perfect holiday treat.


Vegan Gingerbread Cookies // Emile Eats

These vegan gingerbread cookies are soft and made with whole wheat flour and plenty of spices!


Beet and Walnut Red Velvet Loaf // Diary of an Ex-Sloth

The red velvet loaf is made with beet puree and whole wheat flour for a delicious and healthy slice!


Protein Gingerbread Cookies // Wife is a Journey

How about some protein with your gingerbread?  These cookies are made with vanilla protein powder and whole wheat flour.

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Peppermint Sugar Cookie Balls // Balance With B

Naturally sweetened with dates, these cookie balls will give you a kick of peppermint!


Chocolate Hazelnut Bars // Rachlmansfield

Rich and fudgy, these chocolate and hazelnut bars are made with coconut flour and coconut oil.


Spiced Paleo Cookies with Almond Butter // Food Faith Fitness

These spicy, almond butter cookies are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.


Light Pecan Pie Tartlets // Suzlyfe

Pecan pie is lightened up and served in phyllo pastry tartlets.


Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies // A Fit Philosophy

The perfect pairing of peanut butter and chocolate is the star of this flourless cookie.


Healthy Vegan Dessert Bites // The Sparkling Darling

With dates, almonds, coconut and rum essense, these bites are a healthy twist on rum balls!


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