Healthy(er) Holiday Cookies!

Happy holidays all! Here is a quick round-up of some of my favorite sweet holiday treats! I love to bake, but I’m also super cheap and don’t like having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. I’ve put together a couple quick and easy recipes you can try out! I heavily use Kodiak Cakes all-purpose mix, it’s a great mix with lots of fiber and some extra protein. Feel free to sub any other kind of baking mix (flour + baking powder) or any pancake mix.

For the chocolate lovers:

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

For the cupcakes:

½ cup Kodiak Cakes mix

½ cup cocoa powder

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4 eggs

2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup for sweetness

1 Tablespoon coconut oil

For the frosting:

1 cup of pumpkin puree

1 cup of melted chocolate chips

Directions:

1)      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2)      Mix all ingredients together.

3)      Pour batter into greased muffin tin.

4)      Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool completely.

5)      Whip together melted chocolate and pumpkin puree

6)      Pipe onto cooled cupcakes!


For the peanut butter lovers:

Thumbprint PB&J cookies

1 and 1/3 cup Kodiak Cakes all-purpose mix

1/2 cups peanut butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

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Whatever type of jelly or jam you like!

Directions:

1)      Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2)      Combine baking mix, syrup and peanut butter.

3)      Roll into small balls, use your thumb to flatten a little, and place on greased baking sheet.

4)      Fill thumb indent with jelly or jam.

5)      Bake for 10 minutes!

 


For the mint lovers:

Matcha Mint Macaroons

2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut

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3 scoops Matcha Powder (I used Vital Proteins)

1 scoop vanilla Protein Powder

2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil

2 cups mini semi-sweet morsels

Peppermint extract to taste (I used about 1 tablespoon)

Directions:

1)      Combine all ingredients

2)      Let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes

3)      Roll into small balls

Done!