Easy Healthy Holiday Deserts

  1. Chocolate avocado mousse: This creamy mousse is made with avocados, cocoa powder, and honey for a healthy and delicious dessert.
  2. Baked apples: Baked apples are a simple and healthy dessert option. Core apples and fill with a mixture of oats, nuts, and dried fruit, then bake until tender.
  3. Greek yogurt parfait: Layer Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and a sprinkle of granola for a protein-packed dessert.
  4. Dark chocolate-dipped fruit: Dip your favorite fruit, such as strawberries or bananas, in melted dark chocolate for a sweet and healthy treat.
  5. Spiced pears with vanilla yogurt: Slice pears and roast with a mixture of spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve with vanilla yogurt for a simple and satisfying dessert.
  6. Lemon bars: These refreshing lemon bars are made with a crust made from almond flour and a filling made from eggs, honey, and lemon juice.
  7. No-bake energy balls: These energy balls are made with a mixture of oats, nuts, dried fruit, and honey, and are the perfect grab-and-go dessert.

It’s difficult to say which healthy holiday dessert recipe is the “top” one, as everyone has different tastes and preferences. However, here is a recipe for baked apples that is simple and healthy:

Baked Apples


  • 4 large apples
  • 4 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 4 tablespoons chopped nuts (such as almonds or pecans)
  • 4 tablespoons dried fruit (such as raisins or cranberries)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Core the apples and cut a thin slice off the bottom of each apple so they sit flat.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the oats, nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Fill the cored apples with the oat mixture, packing it down lightly.
  5. Place the apples in a baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until tender.
  6. Serve warm, with a dollop of yogurt or a scoop of ice cream if desired.

This recipe is a healthy and delicious dessert option that is perfect for the holidays. It’s also easy to customize by using different types of nuts, dried fruit, and spices to suit your taste. Enjoy!

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