5 Healthier Holiday Dessert Recipes from Instagram

One of  my favourite places to find recipes is Instagram. I follow some incredibly talented women who create the most delicious recipes that are just a little bit healthier. I have a sweet tooth so I'm always on the hunt for dessert recipes that allow me to indulge without feeling guilty because I can never just have one (or two) helpings of dessert.

Here are 5 dessert recipes I'm excited to try this holiday season from some of my favourite ladies on Instagram.

Fraiche Nutrition's Black Forest Black Bean Brownies 

These brownies are gluten and dairy free and could easily be made into a plant based recipe with the use of a couple flax eggs. I love a good black bean brownie and it's really handy that it uses ingredients I almost always have on hand. They look delicious!

Fit Foodie Finds Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies 

 I became obsessed with the Fit Foodie Finds website a while back because the recipes were all so delicious, healthy and honestly? Recipes I would actually make. I have stacks of healthy recipe books that have an inch of dust on them because I don't want my healthy recipes to be super restrictive. I'm not attempting to make healthier choices so I can have abs. I just want to make good decisions so I feel good an have energy. Anyways, Lee's recipes have become a fave and since one of my favourite holiday cookies is ginger molasses I am really excited to give this one a try!

Minimalist Baker's 30 Minute Healthy Vegan Fudge

 Every Christmas my mom would bake a ton of desserts and create beautiful platters for friends and family to enjoy. I have wanted to carry on the tradition but I'm nervous I'll just eat it all before I can give any of it away. She would make the most delicious cookies, squares and of course, fudge. I have always have a soft spot for fudge and I think I can safely say it's a favourite holiday treat of mine. I've made a black bean fudge in the past that was really yummy so I can't wait to try this recipe. 

It's To Die For's Vegan Apple Crumble

 I love watching Erin Ireland create her vegan recipes on Instagram Stories. She makes creating delicious vegan recipes look effortless and she creates the most beautiful recipes. I don't know if I have the patience that she often displays when she's testing out a recipe (I can barely wait 15 minutes when cooking or baking and she often waits 24 hours inbetween steps). I am a sucker for apple recipes and this Apple Crumble gives me all the autumn feels. I'm sure I'll be making a much uglier version of it but I'm excited to give it a go.

Oh She Glows' Snickerdoodles

A vegan and gluten free snickerdoodle? Stop. With so many dietary preferences now a days bringing a dessert to a dinner is really intimidating. Having some gluten free or vegan recipes is amazing and if it's an Oh She Glows recipe you know it'll be good. I have the app and it's been a life saver when I want to find a healthy recipe without scouring websites.

Let me know if you end up trying any of these recipes! I also highly recommend that you bookmark these websites and use them when recipe planning. They have become some of my go-to's for a good reason!

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