The holidays are a time of indulgence. Whether it be a rich and heavy meal with family or standing a little too close to the cookie table, we're all faced with treat-yo-self temptations this time of year. And while you should welcome a delicious treat every once in a while, there are lighter dessert options out there that still taste like a treat. Here are a few you should try this holiday season:
1. Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, Sally's Baking Addiction
Does it get any better than cookies? Especially when peanut butter and oatmeal are involved?! I love that these 7-ingredient cookies are naturally flourless, making them a delicious gluten free option for your dessert table. And they truly couldn't be easier to make: mix, bake, serve! Now that's what I call happy holidays.
2. Fluffy Vegan 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies, Minimalist Baker
You need to have sugar cookies this time of the year, and Minimalist Baker's fluffy vegan version looks even better than the original. They're made gluten free and vegan by making a few plant-based swaps for eggs, butter, and all-purpose wheat flour and by choosing organic ingredients when possible. Even better, they come topped with a nautrally-dyed frosting!
3. Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars, How Sweet It Is
Chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal are a dreamy trio for sure, and these simple 5-ingredient bars are the perfect recipe in which to highlight them. The best part? It's a no-bake recipe that takes mere minutes to throw together! To make them even better, try using a high-quality butter, organic sugar and chocolate, and natural peanut butter.
4. 5 Minute Magic Vegan Caramel Sauce, Pinch of Yum
Last, but certainly not least, vegan caramel sauce. The perfect accompainment to apples, chocolate, cookies, and more, you will fall head-over-heels for this 3-ingredient beauty! It's made vegan from whole food ingredients like coconut oil and maple syrup, and you'll love how quickly it comes together.