This is the last day of Vlogmas! The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the joy of Christmas desserts. While staying mindful of our health goals, we can still indulge in the festive spirit with some delicious treats. Today, we are sharing with you five classic Christmas dessert recipes that you can enjoy with family and friends. Let’s get baking and fill our homes with the sweet aromas of the season! 🥛🍪

1. Healthy Gingerbread Cookies:

  • Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, unsalted butter, brown sugar, and molasses.
  • How to Make: Mix the dry ingredients. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then add molasses. Combine wet and dry ingredients to form a dough. Chill, roll out, and cut into festive shapes. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 8-10 minutes.

2. Low-Sugar Apple Crisp:

  • Ingredients: Sliced apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, rolled oats, almond flour, and coconut oil.
  • How to Make: Toss apples with lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. For the topping, mix oats, almond flour, and coconut oil until crumbly. Spread apples in a dish, top with the oat mixture, and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 30-35 minutes.

3. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles:

  • Ingredients: Dark chocolate (70% or higher), coconut cream, peppermint extract, and cocoa powder for dusting.
  • How to Make: Melt chocolate and coconut cream together. Add peppermint extract. Chill until firm, then roll into balls and dust with cocoa powder.

4. Baked Pears with Honey and Walnuts:

  • Ingredients: Pears, honey, crushed walnuts, and cinnamon.
  • How to Make: Halve the pears and remove the cores. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes.

5. Pumpkin Pie with Almond Crust:

  • Ingredients: For the crust – almond flour, coconut oil, and honey. For the filling – pumpkin puree, eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove.
  • How to Make: Mix crust ingredients and press into a pie dish. For the filling, combine all ingredients and pour into the crust. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45-50 minutes.

A Festive and Flavorful Holiday

Creating these Christmas desserts is a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season while keeping your health in mind. These recipes offer a healthier twist on traditional favorites, so you can indulge without straying too far from your wellness goals. Enjoy the process of baking, the joy of sharing, and the delight of tasting these festive treats. Merry Christmas and happy baking from all of us at FitWoody! 🧁🍩

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