12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year | The Healthful Ideas

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year

December 14, 2016
12 Christmas Recipes you need to make this year - festive bread, pancakes, hot chocolate, smoothie, cookies, granola, chia pudding, porridge, and more! | thehealthfulideas.com

I have something amazing for you today! I went to town with festive recipes this year and since I also posted a few last year, I decided to put them all together and create a 12 Christmas recipes roundup for you so that you know where to look when you’re out of Christmas appropriate recipe ideas.

All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, with no processed sugar, and almost all of them are vegan (10 except the gingerbread pancakes and oat cookies at the end). I hope you love these as much as I do and if you end up making any of them, please let me know in the comments below how you liked them because I’d love to know. Happy holidays!


Click the photo or the title of each recipe to go to that specific post.

Spiced Christmas Bread with Nuts and Dried Fruit

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Christmas Spiced Bread with Nuts and Dried Fruit (vegan, gluten-free) - this bread is the perfect start to a crispy Christmas morning. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites - delicious vegan & GF festive treats (great for any time of the year, really). No added sugar, sweetened with dates! You'll love these! Such an easy recipe. | thehealthfulideas.com

Gingerbread Quinoa Porridge with Toasted Coconut

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Gingerbread Quinoa Porridge with Toasted Coconut Flakes - vegan GF, and absolutely delicious. The PERFECT Christmas festive porridge! Creamy, spiced to perfection, sweet, satisfying, hearty, and filling. | thehealthfulideas.com

Almond Chai Hot Chocolate (vegan)

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Almond Chai Hot Chocolate - incredibly creamy, delicious, and sweet. Almond milk, cacao, almond butter, tahini, homemade chai spice mix, sea salt, and maple syrup. So yummy! You'll love this hot chocolate, it's so easy to make. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding - delicious refreshing, chocolatey breakfast you will love! Vegan, gluten-free and easy to make the night before so you can just grab it and go in the morning! | thehealthfulideas.com

Gingerbread Banana Bread

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Gingerbread Banana Bread (vegan, GF) - the most delicious, comforting, healthy, and festive banana bread! I love this recipe. It's the perfect breakfast for Christmas Day morning. | thehealthfulideas.com

Chai Spiced Pancakes with Cashew Cream (vegan, GF)

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Chai Spiced Vegan GF Pancakes with Cashew Cream - incredibly fluffy, sweet, soft, comforting chai pancakes. YUM! They're easy to flip, too! | thehealthfulideas.com

Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Bites

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Chocolate Hazelnut Bites - sweet and chocolatey bliss balls, delicious any time of the year. A perfect snack for busy days. Vegan and absolutely heavenly! | thehealthfulideas.com

Gingerbread Granola

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Gingerbread Granola - delicious and healthy alternative to store bought granola that's usually full of sugar. I love this recipe! Gingerbread flavored granola is heavenly, it's the ultimate Christmas snack. | thehealthfulideas.com

Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie - delicious smoothie recipe that's great on any day of the week during the holidays! Creamy, sweet, satisfying, and extra chocolatey. | thehealthfulideas.com

Cranberry Oat Cookies

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Cranberry Oat Cookies - crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle. These gingerbread flavored cookies are absolutely scrumptious! Our favorite Christmas recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

Gingerbread Pancakes with Chocolate Cream

12 Christmas Recipes You Need to Make This Year: Gingerbread Pancakes with Chocolate Cream - a delicious Christmas recipe. I LOVE having this for breakfast during the holidays, it's definitely a favorite in our family. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and with an option to be made vegan! | thehealthfulideas.com

12 Christmas Recipes you need to make this year - festive spiced bread, pancakes, hot chocolate, smoothie, cookies, granola, chia pudding, porridge, and more! | thehealthfulideas.com


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44 Comments

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full December 14, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    These recipes all look so amazing, Veronika! But if I had to choose one, I’d definitely pick the almond chai hot chocolate. It looks right up my alley! ;)

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 14, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m totally with you on that, you can never go wrong with a hot chocolate! :)

  • Reply Rebecca December 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    You make the most delicious foods ever! I want to try all of them. I also LOVE that they are all healthier options… Right up my alley!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! :)

  • Reply Dawn December 14, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Oh my, these all look delectable! I love the multiple use of Chai spice (a personal fav) and all the warm comforting dishes you featured. That banana bread really has my eye and I have pinned it for later :) Great photos as well!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Thank you so much, Dawn!<3 I fell in love with Chai spice recently and put it into almost everything I make haha

  • Reply Heather @Boston Girl Bakes December 15, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Ooh I want some of those chocolate hazelnut bites right now! And p.s. beautiful photography!!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Thank you, Heather! :) Those hazelnut bites are out of this world, I need to make another batch.

  • Reply thalia December 15, 2016 at 2:47 am

    such lovely recipes! i just want to make all of them especially those pancakes! Xx

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Thank you, Thalia! Those are definitely my favorite <3

  • Reply Carrie December 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    This is the best list! Love that your list isn’t just sweets, but includes breakfast ideas too. Can’t wait to try that quick bread!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Carrie! :)

  • Reply candy December 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Perfect list of recipes for all my gluten free friends, Now to decide where to begin.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks! I suggest those chocolate hazelnut fudge bites, they’re amazing! :)

  • Reply Belle December 15, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    These look amazing! You got me wanting to eat. Lol! I’m going to have to try the chocolate hazelnut fudge bites at home. The kids will surely love it!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks, Belle! I’m sure they will! Those are absolutely my favorite<3

  • Reply Rochelle Valle December 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I can’t wait to try that Gingerbread Banana Bread. Now I’m off to the store to get the ingredients!

    With Love Rochelle
    http://www.withloverochelle.com

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      I totally missed this comment, sorry! I hope you liked it if you ended up making it! :) <3

  • Reply Tammy December 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    The fudge bits look darling and yummy too!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you, Tammy! :)

  • Reply Hetal December 15, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    the chai spices pancakes look AMAZING! so pretty

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      thank you so much, Hetal! :)

  • Reply Jazz December 15, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    These all look delicious and your photography is so fantastic!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Jazz!<3

  • Reply Amber December 16, 2016 at 3:24 am

    I don’t know where to start! The granola… that granola sounds yum

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      That granola is definitely my fave<3 (they all are, really) The only reason I don't make it so often is that I tend to eat it all in a very short time haha ops

  • Reply Kathryn | Fashionably Frank December 16, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Oh my! These all look SO GOOD. Esp. the hazelnut bites though. Can those get any prettier!? Thanks for sharing all your great picks :)

    xo Kathryn
    http://www.fashionablyfrank.com

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      I love those! Thanks so much, Kathryn! :)

  • Reply val December 16, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I’m running out of time but that hot chocolate chai has my name all over it!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Me too! I’m so making that hot chocolate on Christmas day!<3

  • Reply Stacey December 16, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Oh my all of these sound so good! Thank you for this list!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks, Stacey! I’m happy to share :)

  • Reply Jessica @ ThatOddMom.com December 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    My youngest daughter requested chocolate pancakes for Christmas morning but I think I’m going to have to convince her that your gingerbread version is the way to go!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      That’s a hard decision haha. How about some gingerbread pancakes with chocolate sauce? I’d be down for that!

  • Reply Tash December 16, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    I think those chocolate hazelnut bites are calling my name!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Can’t blame you! lol Those are the absolute best<3

  • Reply Miriam Grace December 17, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Looking forward to trying the gingerbread granola and cranberry oat cookies.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Yay! You’ll love them! :)

  • Reply Linda December 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing your recipes! I have a gluten and dairy allergy so I LOVE this!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      I’m happy to! :)

  • Reply Kumiko @ The Budget Mom December 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This is a great list of healthy recipes! I think I will have to try the Chai Spiced Pancakes with Cashew Cream. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing this great list!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you, Kumiko! Yum, you’ll totally love those! :)

  • Reply Jodie Mo December 18, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    In general, I am usually the “Healthy Christmas food? Bah humbug!” kind of person, but I have to say that ALL of these recipes look absolutely delightful and I would happily eat every one! And where did you get the adorable molds for those fudge bites? So cute!!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Haha thank you, Jodie! I got those from a local store here in the Czech republic but I’m sure you can find similar ones online :)

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