Decadent holiday desserts don't have to put a hold to your healthy eating. From cupcakes to cookies and pies, there's plenty of Christmas festivity to be had, and what better way to celebrate than with a sweet treat? It's certainly the most wonderful time of the year, and we like to think that dessert is the most wonderful time of the meal. Impress your guests and end your beautiful meal by creating a Christmas dessert spread that will have your friends and family swooning.
Fresh Gingerbread Squares
Teff flour is a soft, almost-fluffy whole-grain flour with an intense nuttiness that makes it excellent for baking. But the beauty of fresh gingerbread is finding the perfect texture—delicate yet dense—so we add a bit of hearty whole-wheat flour to give this treat a heftier, more winter-worthy base. Stout beers adds a pleasantly earthy bitterness that complements the molasses, fresh finger, and cinnamon; any frothy leftovers will pair nicely with a still-warm baked square. If you don't have any stout on hand, simply use 1/4 cup additional buttermilk instead.