What better time than the holidays to share our favorite desserts with our loved ones! Whether we are all seated at the dinner table on Christmas night or we want to bake something special to give away, a sweet treat is always a good idea.

The only problem with that is that most traditional holiday desserts are not the healthiest ones, especially for those who are on a diet.  

Apparently, the extra joy from the holidays also brings a little extra weight.

According to recent research, people’s weight tends to increase by about 1.3 pounds during the Christmas-New Year’s season.

But don’t panic! That doesn’t mean that you have to stay away from all the delicious desserts and celebrations. 

There are plenty of ways to maintain a healthy diet during the holidays. You can start by cooking with healthier ingredients that would still make delicious holiday desserts.

Replacing regular flour with almond flour is the healthiest choice you can make during this season. 

Why is almond flour better for your health than regular flour?

  • Almond flour is rich in vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant.
  • It contains magnesium, a nutrient that helps lower blood pressure.
  • Almond Flour Is gluten-free, unlike wheat flour.
  • It has a low glycemic index, which helps improve blood sugar control.
  • It is a great source of protein.

Besides Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour, another healthy baking substitute for your holiday desserts is Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda, which is 100% gluten-free. 

Now it’s time for a few yummy recipes to share during this special season. They make the perfect afternoon snack or a nice treat to bring to any holiday party.

Delicious Almond Thumbprint Cookies

You’ve probably had thumbprint cookies before, but I bet they were nothing like these Almond Thumbprint Cookies. They are super easy to make, light, and delicate. Make sure to add vivid jam colors, it will give a nice touch to your holiday desserts table.


Fresh Orange Almond Flour Cake

This beautiful and tasty cake will fill your kitchen with a heavenly scent. It is the perfect mix between moist and fresh. A gluten-free dessert everyone will love.

Recipe: https://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/orange-almond-flour-cake

Fluffy Almond Flourless Cake

If you have never experimented with alternative flours, the Almond Flourless Cake is the best and easiest way to do it. 

It is a little crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and it has just the right amount of sweetness to take with a hot cup of coffee.

This Almond Flourless Cake fits perfectly for the holidays with a little powdered sugar sprinkled on the top.

Recipe: https://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/almond-flourless-cake

We encourage you to enjoy this wonderful holiday season with these delicious desserts made with the healthiest baking substitutes.