The Best Skinny and Healthy Holiday Desserts and Treats

Hands down, the BEST holiday recipes ever, and with a healthy and skinny twist! Desserts and treats including brownies, cakes, pie and bars, nuts and fudge, there are options for all- Paleo, vegan, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free alternatives! 

The BEST Skinny and Healthy Holiday Desserts, treats and sweets- Hands down, the BEST dessert and treat recipes ever and ALL healthy recipes! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free, paleo recipe options}-

Healthy? Holiday? Desserts? Treats?

Before you roll your eyes, let’s do some maths.

Please note- I was forced by my mom to take math in my senior year and was NOT impressed. She said it would look better on my high school transcript and I’d like to point out to her in this public arena that it did me no favors but bring my overall score down.


THIS maths we’ll be doing will involve the desserts and sweets kind. With the festive season coming up in full force, we’re going to be tempted consistently. I’m not going to advocate for you to snub mom’s apple pie, grandma’s brownies or Beyonce’s favorite cupcake. However, I will be advocating you to enjoy those AND these healthier options!

Get the maths?

Healthy desserts, treats, and snacks = Eaten every single day = The best of both worlds = Mom’s pie AND these beauties below. 

Have your cake…and eat these too.

These 3 Ingredient Nutella Fudge is completely sugar free and has no dairy- Go on, eat the whole batch! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient 'Nutella' Fudge Cups- Smooth, creamy and melt-in-your mouth fudge which takes minutes and has NO dairy, refined sugar or butter but you'd never tell- A delicious snack or dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Oats and pumpkin are a delicious combination so these pumpkin chocolate chip oat bars pretty much fit the bill. 

Pumpkin Oat Bars

This cranberry sangria has red wine and red wine has totally got health benefits- Say hello to your new post-dinner beverage. 

Cranberry Sangria

Apples and cranberries? Welcome to this new epic combination- This delicious apple cranberry crumble has your name on it!

Apple Cranberry Crumble

Chocolate meets peanut butter meets flourless cake– I have no words.

Peanut Butter Flourless Chocolate Cake

Set your timers to 1 minute because that is all you’ll need to whip up this gingerbread mug cake!

Healthy ONE MINUTE Iced Gingerbread Mug Cake- Quick, Easy, Delicious and with an oven option too, it's light, fluffy and tender- Made with NO butter, it's oil free, sugar free and low calorie! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

I swear they made this single serve apple crisp with me in mind….Although even a family sized one would suffice for me too 😀 

Apple Crisp

The texture on these creamy pumpkin pie bars makes me turn a shade of Oompa loompah. 


Brownies are an anytime dessert, but really, they go up a notch come the festive season- These flourless fudge brownies make me go crackly…like the tops. 

Flourless Fudge Brownies

FACT. This Greek yogurt pumpkin bread had initial doubts. Thank your lucky stars Amanda kept it on schedule! 


Sprankles, sprinkles, sprookies- These brownie bites are the perfect fudgy treat! 


I can attest that these paleo pumpkin bars are delicious- I was saved the ugly side piece when Alexis made herself a batch. 

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

I’m making extras of these honey roasted almonds to gift in jars….to myself. #selfcare #iloveme #foodforme #notsharing

Honey Almonds

Maple and almonds aren’t the only delicious combination- Almonds and chocolate can take it up a notch too! 

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

A delicious pumpkin bread which can be eaten with dinner, before dinner and after dinner. 


Promise this giant oatmeal caramel chocolate chip cookie is healthy- I think I’ll make two.


You won’t believe these delicious pumpkin pie cups need just 6 Ingredients! Bonus? They are completely paleo, vegan and gluten free! 

Pumpkin Pie Cups

….and you thought eggnog was only for drinking! These healthy no bake eggnog bites will make you reconsider! 

Healthy No Bake Eggnog Bites- soft, doughy bites of perfection- Ready in just 10 minutes! The perfect snack or healthy treat recipe! {vegan, gluten free, paleo}

Impossibly EASY pie with a hidden veggie in them? This sweet potato beauty has us covered! 

Impossible Sweet Potato Pie

Dark chocolate coconut oil fudge with the best texture ever- Be still, my (black) heart. 

Coconut Oil Fudge

You have six different options with these healthy caramel apples– Make all of them because hello. Caramel. Apple. 

Healthy Caramel Apples

Just because it’s French and married to toast, doesn’t mean it can’t be eaten past 10.30am. If McDonald’s can do breakfast all day, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip French toast cups can too. 


Cookies which require no baking? These No Bake White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are your answer!

Healthy No Bake White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies- NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour but SO delicious- A quick, easy and delicious snack or healthy dessert recipe! {vegan, gluten free, paleo option}

The BEST Skinny and Healthy Holiday Desserts, treats and sweets- Hands down, the BEST dessert and treat recipes ever and ALL healthy recipes! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free, paleo recipe options}-

What is your favorite holiday dessert? 


19 thoughts on “The Best Skinny and Healthy Holiday Desserts and Treats

  1. Oh man, I just got hungry looking at all of these amazing photos. (By the way, thanks for including my crumble in there!) I always say that the Thanksgiving side dishes are my favorite part of the meal…but in reality, I think it’s the dessert instead. Haha! 🙂

  2. DROOLING. Gosh that swirly pb flourless cake tart thing is freaking MAGICAL.
    Thx for including my giant cookie 😉 (Def make two… Drew was mad last time I made it for “him” but then ended up eating almost half of it… OOPS)

  3. I want them all! I’m that person that makes one healthy and one indulgent treat at every holiday, because #balance, lol

  4. Can you believe that in 4 days in NYC I didn’t eat dessert once? I’m kicking myself for forgetting all about NY cheesecake! Sad day…..I’m definitely going to check out the pumpkin pie ones from here because that sounds awesome right about now.

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