16 Must-Try Christmas Treats: Easy Recipes for Festive Baking

Written by Angie Arriesgado
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Get ready to deck the halls and your dining table with our festive collection of must-try Christmas treats! Each recipe is designed to be easy to make, so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the holiday cheer. Let’s dive into these delicious, low-carb festive treats that promise to keep your taste buds merry and bright!

Recipe #1 – Christmas Pigs in Blankets with Fondue

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Nothing says festive like pigs on a blanket! These mini chipolata sausages, wrapped in crispy bacon and served with a creamy cheese fondue, are the epitome of holiday comfort food. They’re super easy to make and even easier to enjoy!

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Recipe #2 – Cheesecake with Sugar-Free Jam

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Indulge in this guilt-free delight with a crumbly almond base and a creamy, tangy filling made from cream cheese, eggs, and erythritol. Topped with a homemade forest fruit jam that’s naturally sweet and low in carbs, it’s an ideal treat for those on a keto diet. Enjoy this healthy alternative to traditional cheesecake and make your celebration more memorable. 

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Recipe #3 – Christmas Keto Mushroom Chicken

Celebrate with a touch of gourmet! This recipe transforms simple ingredients into a creamy, comforting stew that is perfect for the winter season. Each mouthful is a blend of flavors, providing a satisfying and nutritious option for your holiday table.

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Recipe #4 – Raspberries and Pistachio Brownies

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Experience a delightful twist on traditional brownies with our beginner-friendly recipe. The tartness of raspberries and the rich, fudgy chocolate perfectly complement the pistachios’ distinctive taste. Moreover, they’re grain and dairy-free, so they’re not only a treat for the taste buds but also perfect for anyone counting carbs.

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Recipe #5 – Roasted Snapper

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Elevate your Christmas feast with a culinary journey to Korea with our roasted snapper recipe. This dish brings a unique twist to the mild and versatile red snapper, requiring only a few fresh herbs and a special ingredient – Gochujang or Korean hot pepper paste. It’s surprisingly simple yet incredibly flavorful, making it a standout dish for your festive table! 

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Recipe #6 – Dark Chocolate Clusters (one of our fave Christmas treats)

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Indulge in our dark chocolate clusters’ delightful crunch and bittersweet taste. It’s one of the easiest Christmas treats ever! This beginner-friendly recipe perfectly balances salty and crunchy, ideal for satisfying your sweet tooth after a rich meal. The combination of slivered almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, crushed strawberries, and flaky sea salt adds a delightful texture and flavor! 

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Recipe #7 – Stuffed Peppers

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This recipe perfectly blends low-carb veggies and protein-rich ingredients, making it an indulgent yet healthy choice. The peppers are flavorful and are stuffed with a savory mix of eggs, cream, bacon, and feta cheese. Yet, they’re mild enough for all palates. Whether you choose green, red, or yellow peppers, each brings a unique flavor and nutritional profile to this recipe. 

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Recipe #8 – Coconut Banana Bread

Experience the tropical twist on a classic with our moist and flavorful banana bread. This recipe combines the sweetness of banana with coconut’s rich, nutty flavor, all while keeping it low carb. It’s a perfect sweet treat for a cozy Christmas morning!

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Recipe #9 – Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Christmas treats are a dream come true for those on a keto or low-carb diet, offering a rich, chocolatey flavor and a satisfyingly chewy texture. So, preheat your oven and prepare to fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked, guilt-free chocolate chip cookies! 

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Recipe #10 – Carrot Cake

Combine health and indulgence with this festive baked Christmas treat! It’s packed with nutrients (because carrots are super healthy!) and frosted with smooth cream cheese topping. Unlike traditional carrot cakes loaded with carbs, our version is keto-friendly. Plus, it’s a quick bake, taking only 65 minutes from start to finish. 

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Recipe #11 – Minced Meat Pie

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This recipe is a delightful twist on the classic mince pie, offering a hearty and flavorful experience. It’s perfect for Christmas dinner, featuring a rich blend of ground beef seasoned with earthy herbs and topped with a double cheese layer. Plus, it’s also easy to make! Whether served hot from the oven or saved for later, this pie will surely be a hit at any festive gathering. 

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Recipe #12 – Cloud Bread Sandwich

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This recipe creates a light, airy sandwich base that’s incredibly satisfying! It’s not only delicious but also versatile. Feel free to customize it with your favorite fillings or spices, making it a staple in your weekly menu. And enjoy the fluffy, soft texture of this keto-friendly bread and say goodbye to your bread cravings!

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Recipe #13 – Oven-Fried Sriracha Buffalo Wings

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Spice up your holiday with these buffalo wings, a perfect blend of heat and flavor. They’re baked to crispy perfection without the extra carbs. Ideal for a festive appetizer or a main dish, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser, especially among those who love a little spice.

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Recipe #14 – Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

These muffins are bursting with the flavors of broccoli and cheddar! They’re a fantastic treat to start your Christmas. The recipe is simple and quick, taking only 20 minutes from start to finish. You’ll need eggs, grated cheddar cheese, broccoli, and some seasonings. Optionally, top with extra cheese for a cheesier delight. 

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Recipe #15 – Crustless Spinach Bacon Quiche

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Quiche is a brunch classic, but our recipe takes it up a notch. This crustless delight features a rich mix of crispy bacon, fresh spinach, and melted cheddar cheese. It’s a sophisticated yet simple addition to your Christmas menu, offering a guilt-free indulgence for a joyful celebration!  

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Recipe #16 – Keto Bread Buns

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These bread buns are a game-changer for anyone on a low-carb diet who misses traditional bread. Soft, fluffy, and perfect for sandwiches or as a side, these buns will complement any Christmas meal without the carb overload. Pair them with our Sriracha Buffalo Wings (recipe #13) for a delightful contrast of spicy and mild flavors. They’re also ideal for sopping the creamy cheese from pigs in blankets (recipe #1)!

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Final thoughts

Enjoying festive Christmas treats can be both indulgent and healthy. Just remember, balance is the key to a joyful and healthy holiday season. Enjoy these Christmas treats mindfully, savor each bite, and share the joy of good food with loved ones!