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3 Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts

Gingerbread loaf on white plate with white napkin underneath. Maple syrup bottle on the left.

3 Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts

One of my favorite things to do during the Holiday season is bake treats. My daughter who is 3.5 loves to help me in the kitchen measuring ingredients, stirring and being the best taste tester!

Today I’m sharing 3 plant-based and gluten-free Holiday desserts that we love and a big thanks to Maple from Canada for sponsoring today’s video. If you’ve been watching our videos for a while you know that I love maple syrup as a natural sweetener option, so all of my recipes today will feature pure maple syrup from Canada. 

First we’re making a Gingerbread Maple Loaf! This loaf is a great addition to a holiday breakfast or bake and gift to someone you love! This loaf is gluten-free, dairy-free and made with real, wholesome ingredients such as rolled oats, almond flour, lemon juice and maple syrup. I love that pure maple syrup from Canada is derived directly from the maple tree’s sap and when consumed in moderation, can be part of a healthy diet.

Gingerbread loaf on white plate with white napkin underneath. Maple syrup bottle on the left.

Gingerbread Maple Loaf
Yields 1
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups rolled oats
  2. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  3. 1/2 cup Real Maple Syrup from Canada
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  7. ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  8. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  9. 1 ½ cup non-dairy milk
  10. 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add oats to the blender and blend into a fine consistency.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into a lightly greased loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes.
  5. Let the bread cool and whisk the maple icing ingredients together. Enjoy!
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Vertical photo with gingerbread loaf on white plate and napkin. Syrup on left side.Gingerbread loaf on white napkin and plate.

What’s better than pie? MINI PIES! These cute and tasty pecan maple mini pies are a great Holiday dessert offering or if you bake treats for your neighbors! I love that this recipe includes real, whole food ingredients that add a boost of nutrition such as fiber, vitamins and minerals. One of the reasons I love maple syrup as a sweetener is because it has a bonus of nutrients. Pure Maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of riboflavin. In fact, one serving of pure maple syrup (2 tablespoons) contains 35% of the Daily Value of Manganese and 15% for Riboflavin. 

Two plates with 3 mini pies and maple syrup on top right.

Pecan Maple Mini Pies
Yields 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (16oz) pie dough - store bought or homemade
  2. 3/4 cup Real Maple Syrup from Canada
  3. ¼ cup cassava flour
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. 1 ½ cup pecans
Instructions
  1. Roll out the pie dough and cut out small circles 2-3 inches in diameter.
  2. Gently press dough circles into a non-stick or lightly greased muffin tin.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, then add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
  4. Pour the mixture into the dough cups.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes.
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White plate with 3 mini pies and pie pan on top right.Two plates with 3 mini pies on each and pie pan on top right.

My favorite cookie is a chocolate chip cookie. My second favorite is a spice maple ginger cookie! Ginger is great for supporting digestive health, flaxseeds has fiber and heart healthy fats and when it comes to maple syrup, scientists have identified more than 67 different plant compounds, or polyphenols, nine of which are unique to pure maple syrup. One of these polyphenols naturally forms when the sap is boiled to produce maple syrup. 

Wire rack with ginger maple cookies on white napkin.

Spiced Maple Ginger Cookies
Yields 12
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Wet Ingredients
  1. ⅓ cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  2. ¾ cup Real Maple Syrup from Canada
  3. ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  4. 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds
Dry Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ cups Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour
  2. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  3. 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  4. ¾ tsp baking soda
  5. ¾ tsp baking powder
  6. ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl whisk all the wet ingredients together.
  2. In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until a sticker batter forms.
  4. Scoop batter into a ball and chill covered in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Break the dough into small balls about 1 inch in size; form into rounds and flatten with your hand.
  7. For soft cookies bake 12 minutes; for crispier bake 14.
  8. Let cool and enjoy!
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Maple syrup on top left and wire rack with ginger maple cookies all on white napkin.Hand holding ginger maple cookie in front of picture with wire rack of cookies and maple syrup in the background.

More Recipes Featuring Maple Syrup!

 

Citrus Maple Grilled Salmon 

Pecan Maple Nut & Seed Muffins

Maple Tempeh “Bacon” Brussels Sprouts Salad

Maple Apple Cinnamon Bites

Disclosure: This blog post and video is sponsored by Maple from Canada 

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