Would you like to maintain your healthy lifestyle during Christmas, but at the same time you would not like to deprive yourself of typical delicacies?
Get inspired by our recipes for healthy Christmas cookies!
Replace classic white flour and sugar with their healthier alternatives!
You will see that you will enjoy it and, moreover, without worrying about how Christmas snacking will affect your weight.
There are many options!
Healthy oatmeal Christmas cookies
Oatmeal is a typical ingredient that can be used to bake healthier Christmas pastries. In this recipe, they are combined with spelled flour, which makes them more tender.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups spelled flour
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 and 1/2 cups cane sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Blend the oatmeal in a food processor.
- In a medium bowl, combine the blended oatmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In a mixer, beat butter with sugar until creamy.
- Add the eggs, honey and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low.
- Then put the thick and sticky dough in the fridge to cool for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line the trays with baking paper.
- Scoop the dough with a tablespoon and make patties out of it on baking paper.
- Bake these healthy Christmas cookies for 11-12 minutes until lightly browned on the sides.
You can then diversify this recipe for healthy Christmas cookies by decorating the pastry with a variety of toppings. Get inspired by our toppings !
Healthy unbaked cookies wrapped in coconut
Simple, quick and healthy Christmas balls made from oatmeal and coconut.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 3 cups shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 6 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Place oatmeal and one cup of shredded coconut in a bowl.
- Combine butter, sugar, milk, cocoa and salt in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the butter melts, then bring the mixture to a boil. Let it cook for about 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract, then pour over the coconut oatmeal.
- Mix until everything is combined. Wrap the resulting dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Line the trays with baking paper.
- Scoop some dough with a tablespoon and shape it into balls by hand.
- Then wrap the balls in coconut and place them on baking sheets.
- Place the balls prepared in this way in the refrigerator so that they harden, then you can transfer them to airtight containers and store them in the refrigerator again.
Recipes for healthy Christmas cookies include, of course, those that are prepared completely without sugar. Get inspiration for delicious sugar-free Christmas pastries !
Carrot Christmas Cookies
You’ve probably heard of carrot cake. Why not bake carrot cookies too? Try it, you will see that you will like it!
- 1 and 1/2 cups peeled grated carrots
- 1 and 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup ground rolled oats
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 170°C.
- In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, oat flour, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
- Add carrots, walnuts and raisins, mix everything well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, applesauce, coconut oil and vanilla extract. If your coconut oil hardens, put the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds and then blend it until smooth.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the oat mixture and mix by hand until combined.
- The dough will be thick, wet and sticky.
- Using a tablespoon, shape cookie shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake until the cookies are lightly golden and firm around the edges and on top, about 12-14 minutes.
Did you notice that you don’t need flour to make carrot Christmas cookies? Get inspired by our other recipes for flourless cookies !
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Almond stars with honey and cinnamon
The taste of almonds and honey makes this diet candy a great gourmet experience. Honey can also be replaced with maple syrup.
- 1 and 3/4 cup finely ground almonds
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- a pinch of vanilla
- Place ground chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Whisk with a fork and let sit for about 10 minutes to thicken the seeds.
- Put coconut sugar, ground almonds, cinnamon and vanilla powder in a bowl, mix briefly.
- Add chia seeds and honey, mix everything and work into a sticky dough. If the dough is crumbly and does not stick, add a teaspoon of cold water.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of approximately half a centimeter.
- Use the star-shaped cutters to cut out the candy.
- Place the stars on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.
Do you like almonds? Bake other types as well almond candy !
Healthy cookies from Linz with our own cranberry jam
A healthy version of this popular type of Christmas pastry, in addition with a very simply prepared marmalade.
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 1/3 cup rice flour
- 200 g ground hazelnuts or almonds
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 50 g of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 cups cranberries
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a tray with baking paper.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a small separate bowl, mix the eggs with the maple syrup.
- Add to the dry ingredients and work into a sticky dough.
- Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
- Roll out the dough and use cutters to cut out your favorite shapes.
- Bake the healthy Line cookies for 10-13 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the cranberry jam.
- Place the cranberries, water and maple syrup in a small saucepan.
- Cook over low heat until the cranberries are soft.
- Once the cranberries are soft enough, transfer them to a bowl and puree them with a hand blender.
- Transfer to an airtight jar and refrigerate to chill.
- After the cookies have cooled, frost them.
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Healthy honey gingerbread cookies
Even the popular honey gingerbread can be prepared in a healthier version with whole grain flour and coconut sugar.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix the coconut oil and honey until combined.
- Add the coconut sugar and mix until combined, then add the eggs.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and work it into a dough.
- Then wrap the prepared dough in food foil and put it in the fridge for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C and line the trays with baking paper.
- Roll out the dough and use cutters to cut out the desired gingerbread shapes.
- Bake this fit Christmas cookie for approximately 8-11 minutes, depending on the thickness of the gingerbread cookies.
How to make fit Christmas cookies?
Most of the classic candy recipes are primarily based on a combination of white flour and white refined sugar, i.e. two foods whose consumption is not very beneficial for our organism.
But there is nothing simpler than replacing these two raw materials with others. As for sugar, you can use cane or coconut, and of course also honey or various syrups. The most used is the maple one, but you can also try agave or date ones.
Replace white flour with spelled or ground almonds or oatmeal. Recipes for healthy Christmas cookies will also surprise you with their great taste, which is more intense compared to classic pastries and allows other ingredients to stand out more, such as nuts, almonds, coconut, vanilla and spices.