2 Tasty Christmas Treat Recipes (Vegan + Gluten Free)
Supercharge Your Christmas Cooking With These Two Healthy Christmas Treats
The festive season is in full swing - which means gift shopping, end-of-year parties and of course, Christmas cooking. But a little too much Christmas ‘cheer’ can fill some of us with dread, because finding healthy and tasty Christmas treat recipes can feel like an impossible task. And with the holidays right around the corner, social calendars are filling up fast. You don’t have time to find a recipe, let alone bake something!
We get it.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends at UpMeals to bring you two time-saver Christmas recipes that are not only delicious but double as the perfect, healthy holiday gift. You’ll be able to find most of the listed ingredient items in-store or online.
Prepare to wow your friends and gain some serious kitchen cred.
Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Vegan + Gluten Free)
Need to bring a plate to a cosy Christmas dinner? Or maybe you’re after a ‘stocking stuffer’ item that doesn’t involve overloading your loved ones with sugar. Give these Christmas Cookies a whirl. Made with creamy coconut milk, hints of vanilla and nutritious flaxseed, you’ll become everyone’s favourite baker in less than 30 minutes.
250 ml Agave Nectar
10 ml Vanilla Extract
150 gr Coconut Milk
260 gr Gluten Free Flour Blend (Cup 4 Cup Brand)
230 gr 70% Dark Chocolate Chunks or Nakid Vegan Chocolate
5 gr Baking Soda
In a mixer, combine coconut oil and agave with vanilla and combine. Add in the coconut milk in a steady stream. Sift together dry ingredients and slowly incorporate into wet ingredients. Fold in flax seeds, mix until just incorporated. If the mixture is too wet, add in more flour slowly until dough forms.
Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes, until just and set. Let cool fully before enjoying.
Chocolate Peppermint Mousse (Vegan + Gluten Free)
Been lumped with dessert duty, but fresh out of ideas? Or need to impress your guests, but super strapped for time? Try whipping up this quick crowd-pleaser with a festive twist. There’s no baking required - and the best part is getting creative with your toppings. Bon appetit.
Yield: 6 Servings
800 gr Avocado
280 gr Agave Nectar
100 ml Unsweetened Almond Milk
10 ml Natural Peppermint Extract (optional)
5 gr Vanilla Extract
Combine all ingredients into a Vitamix blender or food processor. Blend on high power until fully incorporated, light and airy. Place into cups or bowls and refrigerate to set.
Your favourite granola
Natural Peppermint Candies (holiday season)
Dried Fruits, Berries, Goji Berries etc
Now, it’s your turn
Don your “chef’s” hat, grab your ingredients and get cookin’. We can’t wait to see how yours turn out. Be sure to post your creations on Instagram and tag us @bodyenergyclub to let us know how you went.
Have you decided what Christmas event you’ll be bringing these treats to?
Photo credit: Sam Kraiwong, UpMeals