During the past 5 days, we have been sharing some of our favorite family holiday treat recipes with a healthy twist. Now of course there are some family recipes that will always be made as written and will always be enjoyed without an ounce of guilt. Those recipes are filled with childhood memories and family traditions. However, if there is a recipe that we can tweak to reduce the sugar, make them refined-sugar-free, substitute the white flour for something a little healthier like coconut flour or almond flour and the outcome is equally delicious, we absolutely will! And we enjoy the challenge of doing so along the way.
It’s time to round up these 5 Healthy Holiday Treat recipes.
All recipes are Gluten-free with some being egg-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. We hope you enjoy one or all of them!
Peppermint Brownie Batter Truffles are a guaranteed way to ensure you’re the life of the party.
You’ll never guess that the base of these truffles are made only with wholesome ingredients because they’re just like licking the spoon after mixing your favorite rich and chocolatey brownies with a pleasing tingle of mint. They should probably come with a warning, they’re that good!
Get the Peppermint Brownie Batter Truffle recipe here.
Paleo Soft-Batch Ginger Molasses Cookies are sweetened ever so lightly with coconut sugar and molasses. They’re the perfect holiday treat and with only 5 grams of sugar per cookie, you could even enjoy them as part of a healthy breakfast!
The mouth-watering aroma these cookies give off when baking away in the oven will instantly put you in the holiday spirit (if you’re not already). You can drizzle them with a little chocolate and top with crushed pecans if you wish.
Get the Paleo Soft-Batch Ginger Molasses Cookies recipe here.
Healthy Buckeyes are made with MUCH less sugar yet are equally delicious. They’re gluten-free, vegan & paleo-friendly.
A simple peanut butter cookie dough ball, dipped partially in chocolate will make a heavenly and sensible addition to your holiday treats tray!
Get the Healthy Buckeyes recipe here.
Bringing back an old-school holiday favorite with these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms (and making them egg-free, too)!
Taking out the gluten and eggs makes these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms suitable for those who want to indulge in a treat but can’t because of allergies or sensitivities. You could even substitute almond butter or sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter if needed. We also reduced the sugar as much as possible without affecting the flavor or tenderness of the cookies.
Get the Gluten-free Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe here.
Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes deserve to be enjoyed with your next cup of coffee or tea!
If you’ve been missing those sweet little bites around the holidays or just want something to make your next cup of tea even better, give these Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes a try!
Get the Gluten-free Russian Tea Cakes recipe here.
We hope you enjoyed our 5 Days of Healthy Holiday Treats series! We can’t wait to see which recipes you give a try and don’t forget to tag us, @therealfoodrds, with any of our #5daysofhealthyholidaytreats recipes you try and share!
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