It’s been one of those months. December flew by, and the chaos of getting ready for Christmas sped it along. And then there were the “fun” end of year challenges–medical checkups and minor procedures, a wrecked car (E’s but she wasn’t hurt), and last minute plane tickets to get her home for the holidays. Oy.
So my dreams of having a new recipe for you in time for Christmas evaporated. Instead, I decided to remind you of some of my family’s favorite holiday desserts.
For me, what separates Thanksgiving from the December holidays is the desserts. Thanksgiving is all about the savory flavors of thyme and sage, but Christmas requires and eggnog, cakes and non-pumpkin pies. It’s the last big splurge before the new year and its healthy resolutions arrive.
But holiday desserts don’t have to be a total fat and sugar-fest. I love to surprise people with a dessert that seems decadent but is healthy (or at least healthier.) The vegan Christmas dessert recipes that follow still contain more sugar that I recommend eating regularly because they’re desserts. Enjoy responsibly and share with your loved ones. 😉
1. Applesauce Ginger Cake with Maple Glaze
2. Pear Spice Upside-Down Cake
3. Cranberry-Carrot Cake
4. Chocolate-Orange Cake
5. Vegan Pumpkin Bread Pudding
6. Skinny Figgy Bars
7. Lower-Fat Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
8. Vegan Lemon Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust
9. Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake*
10. Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake*
*Cheesecakes contain processed vegan cream cheese, which contains oil. These desserts are not fat-free.
I hope to be back with a little something for New Year’s (let me know in the comments what you’d like to see and I’ll try to oblige.)
Wishing you the happiest of holidays,
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