10 Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

Looking for some healthy but still delicious dessert recipes for the holiday season? Look no farther. Here are 10 Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes!

Citrus Zest Cake (whole wheat!)


Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Matt’s Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies (healthy but not TOO healthy!)


Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies


Oatmeal Banana Pumpkin Cookies (vegan)


Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies


Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding


These Ain’t Yo Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! (but they still taste like them)


Cranberry Caramel Date Bars

Okay, these aren’t really healthy… but at least the cranberries add some antioxidants. :)



What are your favorite healthy holiday dessert recipes? Feel free to share links!

(Psst: if you missed the post last week, my Whole Wheat Pumpkin Goji Biscotti is another great healthy holiday treat/gift idea!)


  1. 1

    Great list! Those oatmeal dark chocolate cookies look especially incredible :)

  2. 2

    Perfect timing…I”m in charge of dessert for this weekend and LOVE oatmeal cookies!

  3. 3

    Obviously my eyes lit up when I saw the date bars – the least healthy of the bunch I’m guessing? Hope your honeymoon is wonderful! Miss you xo

  4. 4

    The citrus zest cake looks interesting. I will try it.

  5. 5
    Healthy Eater says:

    These look great, thanks! Hoping the honeymoon has been great –

  6. 6

    I MUST make the banana coconut cookies for my dad this month! Banana and coconut are his two favorite things and these would be the perfect “thank you for spending so much money on my wedding” treat :)

  7. 7

    I love these ideas! I always like to grind up the oats in cookie recipes and I’m definitely going to give the Chocolate Chip Cookie variety a try!

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