I know you are all busy shopping, cooking and baking for the holidays. With the high standards that real food eaters set for themselves and their families, there is added stress to try to keep the treats limited to real food treats. I’m going to decrease your stress level by offering you this fantastic array of grain-free, additive and refined sugar-free holiday treats from bloggers around the world!
I would not characterize these as particularly nutrient dense, but for a treat, these recipes offer options made from much better ingredients than the high fructose corn syrup from GM corn and all the other nasties that go into commercial cookies and candies.
Of course these are treats for special occasions and should be offered as such.
I’ve asked some real food bloggers to contribute their very best grain-free recipes for holiday treats. You are going to be amazed at the recipe line-up here! Many of them are quick and easy!
You can get many of the ingredients for these special treats right here.
- Flourless Cinnamon Pumpkin Raisin Cookies (Paleo, SCD, GAPS) — Real Food Forager
- Cheesecake Cookies (Grain-Free) — Learning and Yearning
- Grain-Free Mudslide Fudge Cookies — Food Renegade
- Chocolate Macaroons — Real Food Forager
- Paleo Gingerbread Cookies (Cut-Out)— Edible Harmony
- Paleo Grain-free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, GAPS) — Real Food Forager
- Triple Chocolate Threat Cookies — Skinny Pear via Girl Meets Nourishment
- Grain-Free Holiday Roll Out Cookies (SCD/GAPS) — Real Food Forager
- Clementine Cranberry Macaroons(raw-vegan) –Jaro Honey
- Cocoa Butter Layer Cake (Video) — Real Food Forager
- Cranberry Mint Mousse — Happy Healthnut
- Easy Healthy Chocolate Mousse — Economies of Kale
- Healthy Banana Muffins — Real Food Carolyn
- Pecan Crusted Apple Crisp — Real Food Forager
- Coconut Gingerbread Muffins — Modern Alternative Mama
- Paleo Sweet Potato Pie — Hollywood Homestead
- Chocolicious! Gluten and Grain Free — Lisa’s Counter Culture
- Triple Fat Fudge — Real Food Forager
- Maple Divinity Candy — The Nerdy Farm Wife
- Homemade Chocolate — Real Food Forager
- Vegan Peppermint Butter Chocolates — The Clean Dish
- Raw Double Chocolate Coconut Bites (Paleo, GAPS) — Real Food Forager
- Chocolate Fudge Sauce — Recipes to Nourish
Other Holiday Treats
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (no refined sugars!) — Red and Honey
- Real Food Candy Canes — Nourishing Minimalism
- Paleo White Christmas — The Urban Ecolife
- Creamcheese Icing — Simple Foody
- Maple Roasted Walnuts in 3 Flavors
- Roasted Ceci: An Ancient Recipe with a Modern Twist — 20 Something Allergies
- Chocolate Dipped Fruit — Yummy Inspirations
Are you salivating yet? I think I gained two pounds just looking at these recipes! Which ones are you going to try? Leave a comment and let me know!