The holidays are HERE, and we’ve entered full baking mode. In festive fashion, we curated a list of eight gr8 creative and clean ingredient holiday baking ideas that will help you cruise through November and into December. These recipes include everything from harvest baked fruit crisps, gingerbread spiced bites, spiced dark chocolate bark, our oh-so-popular Lumps of Coal (made with activated charcoal and our Black Coco Chia gr8nola) and more.
Read on for all the tasty details and don’t forget to tag us if you try these recipes! As always, stay #hungryforgr8ness.
1. Gingerbread Energy Balls
Stay energized through the holidays with these energy bites packed with warm chai spices and sweetened naturally with molasses and maple syrup. If you like gingerbread cookie dough… You will LOVE this recipe!
2. Easy Cranberry Apple Crisp
Looking for something a lil more creative than apple pie? This Cranberry Apple Crisp combines the flavors of sweet apples and tart, juicy cranberries for the ultimate warm and cozy combo.
3. Vegan Pecan Pie Bars
Pecan Pie, in sticky-sweet snackable bar form. These deliciously delectable bars are made with clean and vegan-friendly ingredients including our Cinnamon Chai gr8nola. We love how portable these bars are, which makes them the perfect gifting treat or on-the-go dessert to bring to your holiday parties.
4. Pumpkin Pecan Crisp
This simple recipe brings together everything you love about pumpkin pie AND pecan pie – all in one dish. A smooth and creamy pumpkin filling is topped with a perfectly crunchy chai-spiced pecan crisp. Try not to finish it in one sitting!
5. Chocolate Peppermint Charcoal Cookies
It’s never too early to plan for your homemade holiday cookie exchange, and these beautiful cookies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Every chocolate-y bite is packed with a peppermint punch fit for any candy-cane lover, and an antioxidant boost from activated charcoal. We even heard that Santa himself approves of this recipe!
6. Spiced Dark Chocolate Bark
Heat things up over the holidays with this sweet and warmly spiced dark chocolate bark made with a dash of cayenne pepper! The beauty of chocolate bark is that you can choose your own toppings – from dried cranberries to pumpkin seeds, a handful of gr8nola or a drizzle of peanut butter – there’s something for all taste buds to enjoy.
7. 4-Ingredient Lumps Of Coal
These creative and fun Lumps of Coal are in fact… Lumps of (activated) Charcoal! That’s right – these babies are chocolate granola clusters made with activated charcoal and our charcoal-infused Black Coco Chia gr8nola, and are sure to have you begging to be on Santa’s naughty list this year!
8. Holiday Morning French Toast
These thick and fluffy french toast slices are dipped in vegan eggnog and a medley of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg spices for the ultimate holiday brunch.