Last week our recipe blog focused on latkes. We admitted that, in the past, we’ve largely ignored Hanukkah in favor of Christmas recipes. If you want Christmas recipes, don’t worry! We have a vast backlog; just use the search bar. But, today, to continue exploring some Hanukkah options, we’re sharing delicious desserts that are perfect for the Festival of Lights.
Hanukkah starts on the 18th. There is still time to buy some sugar-free gelt off Amazon! But we’re interested in more than just pre-bought candy. This delicious holiday focuses on family, delicious food and sharing love. So here are four options!
Halva is hard to explain if you’ve never had it. It’s like fudge but much, much better. While you can dip pieces of it in chocolate to make bonbons, it’s wonderful on its own. Traditionally it’s high in sugar. But this version uses a noncaloric sweetener and coconut flour, keeping it light. You could add chopped nuts or flavoring if you want — they did in the photo — but this is a perfect candy as it is! A serving has 128 calories and 0.5 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Rugelach is one of our favorite pastry cookies of the season! They can be filled with fam, nuts or chocolate. Thankfully, this recipe gives you options to make all three. Made with cream cheese they have the fat that Hanukkah celebrates. But, as they contain almond flour and a noncaloric sweetener, they don’t have the carbs normal cookies do. As the recipe gives you options for filling, a serving has 90 to 120 calories, three or four grams of carbs and one or two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Nothing says Hanukkah like fried food! These fluffy, tasty “apple” fritters are a perfect dessert for your Hanukkah feast. Zucchini stands in for apple, but the spices and cooking process means no one will notice, and you’ll cut out a ton of carbs. If you serve them with coffee, your guests will be in heaven. A serving has 190 calories, five grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We don’t need a holiday to hanker after jelly-filly doughnuts! We’ll admit this recipe is cheating: sufganiyah are fried and these are baked. But they are much lower in calories and carbs than any of the other recipes we were looking at! They will still be absolutely delicious while not derailing your health plans. Enjoying your favorite foods while also thinking of your goals is important. If you’re finishing off a delicious meal with tons of fried holiday foods, maybe a baked jelly-filled doughnut is a better choice! These are tasty and easy! A serving has 137 calories, 5.6 grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We wish all of our customers a happy Hannukah filled with great food and light!