Here’s a handy collection of my favorite healthy-ish cookies to make during the holidays! Lots options that are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, or keto-friendly.
Julia and I are back again with a collection of our favorite healthy-ish treats to make during the holidays!
Some are gluten-free, some dairy-free, some paleo or keto friendly. Whether you’re taking treats to allergy-sensitive friends or bringing a treat to a holiday party, you’ll find some easy and delicious recipes here!
Find recipes by clicking the links — all recipes are from my site & Julia at The Roasted Root.
Special Diet: Recipe is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
Note: Follow the instructions in the post for a grain-free version. You can also use apples instead of pears here!
Special Diet: Gluten free & grain-free. Can be made dairy free with coconut oil in place of butter.
Note: Use almond butter in place of peanut butter if you like.
Special Diet: These holiday cheer muffins are grain-free and refined sugar-free.
Note: This is one of the few recipes I don’t recommend playing with. I recommend following it to a T because coconut flour and almond flour can be finicky if the ratio of liquid to dry isn’t correct.
Special Diet: Gluten free as is with gluten-free pretzels.
Note: Use Lily’s stevia-sweetened white chocolate to reduce the sugar content.
Special Diet: This bar version of classic pumpkin pie is sugar-free, grain-free, and dairy-free
Special Diet: Gluten free and naturally sweetened.
Note: Drizzling with chocolate is optional, but super tasty and festive!
Special Diet: Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
Note: Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans if you love nutty brownies.
Special Diet: Gluten free, dairy free, and naturally sweetened.
Note: Swap out the dried apples and nuts for other things like gluten free pretzels and other types of nuts if you like. Here’s my Chai Spice Blend that you’ll need for the caramel sauce. You could also use Pumpkin Pie Spice if you like.
Special Diet: Dairy-free and gluten-free cinnamon rolls. Easy to make refined sugar-free too!
Note: For a vegan cinnamon roll recipe, make my Maple Pecan Vegan Cinnamon Rolls .
Special Diet: Paleo friendly and nautrally sweetened.
Note: Use this technique with other types of nuts! Cashews and walnuts would be especially good this way.
Special Diet: Gluten-free and easy to make refined sugar-free.
Note: Follow my Almond Flour Coffee Cake recipe for a grain-free version.
Special Diet: Can be paleo friendly depending on what chocolate you use.
Note: Use Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate to make this low carb/keto friendly. The crushed candy canes add a minimal amount of sugar, but you can omit those, too, or find some that are sugar free.
Special Diet: Grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan shortbread cookies.
Note: Be sure to follow the instructions closely because the cookies are delicate.
Special Diet: Can be paleo friendly depending on what chocolate you use. Also nut free!
Note: Use Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate to make this low carb/keto friendly.
Special Diet: Flourless, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Note: Use butterscotch chips, cinnamon chips, or sugar-free chocolate chips. Add chopped pecans or walnuts for nutty cookies!
Special Diets: Paleo friendly
Note: Drizzle over cheesecakes, ice cream, or any dessert begging for caramel sauce.
Special Diets: Gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free.
Note: Follow my instructions in the recipe for a grain-free version that uses almond flour.
Special Diets: Can be paleo or low carb friendly depending on the chocolate and toppings you use.
Note: Click over to the post for topping ideas! You can use white, milk, or dark chocolate. And I’ve use all types of Lily’s chocolate successfully to make bark.