I know I’m a little bit late with Christmas baking this year, but better late than never, right?
So, we all know the sugar consumption ups to it’s high point right before Christmas. Candies nuts, chocolate cover everything, dumplings, cookies, cakes and other treats everywhere. Who could be blamed to enjoy some of these temptations?
But I think the Christmas time shouldn’t be used to throw all good resolutions out of the window. An overall balanced lifestyle is so important nowadays, and this means not to restrict yourself, but to eat and live consciously.
I always try to replace store-bought foods which probably have a lot of additives and are highly refined with homemade goodies. Christmas especially gives the whole family the opportunity to bond through spending time together. Doesn’t baking and decorating cookies a whole afternoon in the kitchen sound like fun? 🙂
Last year, I already tried healthier “Vanillekipferl” and oat-date-cranberry cookies as well as brownies. This year, I tried to recreate gingerbread. And even though the consistency isn’t totally on point, I’m pretty proud of my first attempt. They taste like a marzipany cookie doughie sugar overload 😀 Without ANY sugar.