9 Healthy Holiday Plant-based Desserts

Just because the holiday season is here, doesn’t mean you need to abandon your dedication to healthy, plant-based eating. There are plenty of healthy recipes out there that don’t use animal products – we’ve pulled together a few of the most delicious plant-based recipes we could find.

  1. Pumpkin Seed Caramels This easy and delicious recipe is perfect for parties, offering bite-sized, filling treats that are perfect finger food And with bright green pumpkin seeds, these little bites are a joy to have on the table!
  1. 3-Layer Almond Coconut Chocolate Bars What do you get when you combine coconut, chocolate, and almond? Something delicious, that’s for sure. Picture a new take on the Nanaimo Bar, to make a treat that everyone will love, without butter or eggs.
  1. Coconut Flour Shortbread Sometimes you just want a cookie! And this recipe delivers all of the cookie deliciousness you crave – in only 4 ingredients. This recipe is perfect for Cookie Swap parties, your own holiday table or gifts. So perfect that you’ll wish you made twice as many!
  1. Banana Cream Tart This lovely tart is a perfect tag-along to a holiday dinner or get-together. Simple to make with ingredients already on hand, this plant-based recipe will satisfy any group, no matter how discerning their taste. And although it doesn’t sound healthy, no added sugar means you can enjoy a slice without the guilt.
  1. Chocolate Chia Pudding This easy recipe can be prepared a few hours before dinner, so you have one less thing to worry about at dinnertime. With just a few ingredients and dates as the sweetener, this dark chocolate pudding will be your new favorite sweet chocolaty indulgence.
  1. Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies A family favorite, blondies just got better with the addition of peanut butter and coconut flour. In just a few minutes, you can whip up this recipe and have it warm, gooey and straight out of the oven for dessert. Okay, you might have to a wait a few minutes before enjoying – a burned mouth is no fun J
  1. Vegan Dark Chocolate Macaroons One key to healthy holiday eating is portion control – no matter how healthy something is, if you eat a lot of them then you’re probably going to see a downside. These bite-sized macaroons make for perfect party fare, and you can limit yourself to one or two.
  1. Figs & Cashew Cream Here’s a healthy and delicious recipe that looks straight out of a foodie magazine. Impress your friends while serving up a healthy dish for dessert.
  1. Marilyn’s Mini Chocolate-Chip Muffins Straight from The 22-Day Revolution, this delicious recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip muffins is perfect for making ahead and serving at your next holiday get together. Now you have a host of delicious desserts that you can test out this year while eating healthy! Happy Holidays!