10 Healthy Last Minute Holiday Desserts

10 Healthy Last Minute Holiday Desserts

It’s Christmas Eve and you still have yet to create a dessert that will wow your family.

But, you’re short on time, and maybe, just sort-of, freaking out right now. Not to worry my sweet-treat lover! I gotchu!

Below are 10 of my favorite healthy {because what recipe share would this be if it weren’t healthy} desserts that you can whip up in no time.

1. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Chocolate Cranberry Orange Energy Bites

bite taken out of a healthy chocolate cranberry orange energy bite

Who doesn’t love a good bite of chocolate around the holidays? These healthy cranberry orange energy bites are definitely one of the best healthy holiday desserts that you can whip up in no time flat!

All you need is a food processor and a few tasty ingredients, and you’ll have a holiday chocolate bite that everyone is going to love.

2. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Healthy Apple Crisp

healthy apple crisp on a plate

Apple crisp may seem more like a Thanksgiving dessert, but apples are still delicious this time of year. Plus, if you’re short on time, this is one of the easiest, prettiest, and most delicious recipes you can throw together in no time flat.

Just peel and slice the apples, toss in a key spice {apple pie spice for the win!}, and top with a sweet and crumbly topping that gets nice and crunchy when baked.

3. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Healthy Chocolate Cake

two slices of healthy chocolate cake on two plates, with the bundt cake on the side

If you’re looking for a stunner that doesn’t take too long to prep, then this healthy chocolate cake is going to become your best friend.

In just 20 minutes you can be popping this beut into the oven and have plenty of time to work on other things. Like maybe cleaning that bathroom you’ve been neglecting for the past month {no? just me?}.

4. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Healthy Gluten Free Monster Cookies

plate of healthy gluten free monster cookies

Monster cookies are a favorite in our home, and who doesn’t love a cookie at Christmas time? Plus, the fact that they’re gluten free makes them perfect for that cousin who just found out gluten is no longer their friend.

Full of chocolate chips and M&M’s {use the holiday version to make them extra festive}, these cookies are perfectly chewy, and will be gobbled up my all the hungry elves hanging around your kitchen.

5. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Cranberry Cream Cheese Loaf

Cranberry cream cheese loaf is a healthy bread that can be eaten on Christmas morning for breakfast, or a sweet after dinner snack. Full of healthy ingredients that will be great after indulging throughout the holidays. #healthy #healthybreakfast #cranberries #bread

Okay, this cranberry cream cheese loaf may technically be a breakfast rather than dessert, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say this works just as well for dessert.

In just 10 minutes, you can create this cream cheese, cranberry studded, cinnamon loaf for yourself. The bread is soft and sweet, and that cream cheese center makes it a perfect Christmas surprise.

6. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

Cranberry pistachio energy bites are the perfect healthy treat to keep on hand during the crazy holiday season. They're easy and quick to put together and travel really well. #energy #holidays #protein

I know I’m serving up a second energy bite here, but they’re so very different from each other, no one will notice. Plus, this cranberry version is loaded with pistachios and white chocolate chips, which makes it so festive for the holidays.

The sweetness from dried cranberries pairs perfectly with the crunch of salty pistachios. Creamy white chocolate chips balance everything out, making them the perfect two bites to grab quick after dinner.

7. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Fresh Fruit Salsa

fresh fruit salsa in a bowl with lemonade in the background

It may seem strange to think of fruit salsa as a dessert, but when you use cinnamon pita chips to scoop up all the sweet/tart goodness that is fruit salsa, you’re going to wonder why you never served it as dessert before.

My aunt served this many years ago at Christmas, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. The fact that it only takes five minutes to make is a great bonus.

8. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Vegan Coconut Cookies

Vegan coconut cookies are going to surprise everyone who eats them. They're so soft and easy to make. They're also gluten free, dairy free and egg free. Plus the lemon ginger glaze that goes on top is pretty spectacular! #vegancookies #veganbaking #aquafaba

If you’re looking for a bright and sunny cookie that’s also going to appease your vegan niece, then this is the cookie for you. Bright lemon pairs so perfectly with flaky coconut. Plus, that lemon glaze on top just takes these cookies to a whole new level.

In just 20 minutes {yes, that includes baking time} you too can have fluffy, melt in your mouth lemon coconut cookies.

9. Healthy Holiday Dessert: Vegan Cashew Truffles

Vegan cashew truffles contain three main ingredients and are insanely easy to make. These no bake healthy truffles are chocolate-y with no added sugar, dairy free, gluten free and super tasty. Whip some up in no time. #vegan #truffles

These healthy vegan cashew truffles are to die for. The chocolate {buy dairy free if truly making vegan} snaps as you bite through to the date and cashew center.

Sweet, salty and just 15 minutes of your time, and you’re on your way to a dessert you’re not going to want to share. Oh, P.S. they’re perfect as a cold, frozen treat!

10. Healthy Holiday Dessert: No-Cook Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Vegan chocolate pudding is super simple to make and only requires a food processor. It's made with avocado, dates, cocoa and dark chocolate. Plus almond milk for a smooth finish. Make this gluten free, dairy free, healthy chocolate pudding today. #vegan #healthydessert #chocolate

This no-cook vegan chocolate pudding is so decadent that no one is ever going to know it’s vegan or healthy. It makes four hefty servings in just 10 minutes. Yes, you did read that right, 10 minutes!

So creamy, chocolate-y and perfect with a dollop of dairy free whipped cream. Time to celebrate the holidays the right way. With a big spoonful of chocolate goodness.

  

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