We love a good recipe here at The Fruit People, and since it’s Christmas time, why not cover some of our favourite dessert recipes! Leave the trifle and pavlova to the side this year and try out one of these delectable Christmas dessert ideas.

Dairy-free ice-cream

This one is for all the ice-cream lovers out there. Simply blend* two frozen bananas with 2 tablespoons of nut butter, 2-3 strawberries and a scoop of protein (optional). This guilt-free dessert is so easy to make and so tasty you might not ever go back to your regular old vanilla ice-cream.

*If you don’t have a blender, a portable hand-blender works just as well, if not better!

Almond Butter Cookies

What better way to relax after the mayhem of the Christmas dinner preparations, than with a gooey & chocolatey cookie!?

1 cup ground almond
1 cup rolled oats
1 medium banana
150g-175g almond butter
Handful of cacao nibs
250g pitted dates

Add some boiling water to the dates and mash until they form a paste, allow to cool. Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly, that almond butter will need a strong hand! Add the date paste to this bowl and mix again to form a sticky-ish dough. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180º C and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are brown and crisp-looking.

Mixed Berry, Granola and Cream

This simple recipe might not be the healthiest option but at least you will be getting some goodness from the superfood that is berries! Whip some double cream until it becomes firm enough to not drip off the whisk. Add to a small bowl and sprinkle over your favourite granola before adding your choice of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.

Baked Apples with Quinoa

Ok, this might be the least traditional Christmas dessert idea of all time, but trust us…it tastes amazing!

Ready-to-eat quinoa
2 cooking apples
4 tbsp oats
4 tbsp raisins
Handful of nuts (your choice)
1 tbsp of agave syrup
Squeeze of lemon
½ tsp cinnamon
Knob of butter

Preheat the oven to 180ºC while you wash the apples and cut off the bottom so that the stand upright. Core the apples to leave a generous cavity for the filling. Mix the quinoa, oats, nuts, raisins, syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon to form the filling. Stuff the apples with this mixture and bake for 30 minutes or until the apples are soft. If you want to go mad, you can even add a scoop of your homemade ice-cream from above!