Now that spring is in full swing, spring holidays are just around the corner. And we know we’re not alone in thinking dessert is the best part of the meal.
If you’re lacking dessert inspiration this year, have no fear — we’ve got you!
We’re here to keep your repertoire full of easy, healthy, and super tasty desserts to share with your loved ones this year.
That’s why we’re sharing 6 healthy desserts for Passover and Easter.
These recipes will provide the perfect finish to any holiday meal. They’re similar to the traditional recipes that you know and love, just gluten-free, dairy-free, and much lower in sugar.
6 Healthy Desserts for Passover and Easter
Pistachio Olive Oil Cake with Cacao Cashew Ganache: Our low-sugar, dairy-free, and grain-free Pistachio Olive Oil Cake with Cacao Cashew Ganache makes an impressive holiday dinner centerpiece. The best part is this pistachio cake is a one-bowl cake. You heard that right — all you need to do is mix all of the ingredients in a single bowl, pour it in a cake pan, and pop it in the oven! This makes for an easy process and way less clean up and stress piled on your already-full holiday prep plate.
Molten Chocolate Cake (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, p. 210): This decadent cake is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher for Passover and totally YUM. If you’re a chocolate lover, like we are, it’s a must. We seriously can’t get enough of this recipe!
Carrot Cake with Citrus Cream Frosting: If you love carrot cake, this Carrot Cake with Citrus Cream Frosting will not disappoint. It has a luscious frosting sweetened with clementine juice, and a super moist crumb. And this cake is great for folks with dietary restrictions — not only is it gluten- and dairy-free, it’s also grain-free, low-sugar, coconut-free, AND soy-free. And if you have vegan friends in your party, it’s super easy to adapt by simply swapping the honey for maple syrup.
Vanilla Almond Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, p. 220): Jo grew up eating the traditional Manichewitz canned macaroons, which are yummy but also full of artificial flavors, sugar and eggs (not to burst anyone’s bubble who loves this as their Passover staple). But if you’re looking for a cleaner version, then you’re going to love this simple, nearly-raw vegan recipe. Topped with a chocolate drizzle, you’ll be making this sweet treat year round.
Lemon Poppyseed Bunny Cookies (from Elana Amsterdam): Today’s recipe comes to you from one of our most favorite Paleo food bloggers, Elana Amsterdam. These Gluten-free Lemon Poppy Seed Bunny Cookies are the perfect Easter dessert. This grain-free recipe is made with only 7 ingredients, so it’s easy to throw together. Plus it’s a fun cookie recipe to make with your kiddos!
Carrot Cake Bites (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, p. 218): This raw carrot cake-inspired vegan treat transforms a sugar- and gluten-filled gut bomb and takes it to a superfood level. Plus it’s quick and easy to whip up, making it the perfect bite-sized dessert for your Passover or Easter gathering.
And as a bonus, here are a couple of healthy Passover staple recipes — because no Seder is complete without Matzo Ball Soup! These are featured recipes from some of our favorite clean-eating food bloggers/chefs.
Matzo Ball Soup (from Elana Amsterdam): This low-carb paleo matzo ball soup is one of our all-time favorites. It’s completely gluten-free, grain-free and just hits the spot. Our friend Elana uses almond flour in place of matzo meal for a more allergen-friendly take on this classic Passover dish. Jo serves this recipe at her Passover Seder every year and it’s always a crowd pleaser.
Paleo Grain-Free Matzo (from Predominantly Paleo): This matzo is grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly! Year after year, Jo has reluctantly bought gluten free matzo (unfortunately also filled with additives and sugar) because matzo plays such an important role in the Passover Seder. But recently she found Jennifer Robbins’ Paleo Grain-Free Matzo and was converted. For more amazing Jewish recipes, check out Jennifer Robbins’ The New Yiddish Kitchen.
* = The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook recipe
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