Serious question: Why are there still fruit cakes? It's no wonder that alcohol-soaked bread stone is high on the list of the worst holiday foods ever, crammed with the waste of the dried fruit world, about as heavy as a small truck and filled with the average annual sugar quota Adult.
Fortunately, there is no shortage of alternative breads to celebrate the festive season. From chocolate bread to cheesy biscuits, these tastier, better-looking and healthier bread recipes are guaranteed to keep the mood bright.
. Cranberry Cream Cheese Banana Bread
So beautiful! With a white chocolate drizzle and cranberries, this banana bread is well suited for the holidays.
And surprise, surprise! Don't let the appearance mislead you. Inside, it's made from whole grain flour, dried fruit, and fat-free dairy (yes, really).
2. Spiced Apple Rolling Bread
We like to see this as a cross between pastries and bread. With less sugar and oil than other breads, it can serve as a breakfast option, but the cinnamon-flavored nutty apple mix in the middle? Tastes like dessert.
3. Vegan Sweet Potato Bread
This recipe ensures that your holiday bread is a vegetarian powerhouse, with the addition of sweet potato puree and grated carrots.
It really doesn't get any better than engaging in carbon-containing goodness and knowing that you're getting a lot of nutrients in the process.
4. Vegan Date Bread
This nutty bread is the figurehead for unrefined sugar, using dates, coconut sugar and molasses to get the necessary sweetness.
If you've never used Aquafaba (chickpea water) for baking, this is a good, non-intimidating place to start.
5. Healthy Ginger Orange Cranberry Bread
Use leftover cranberries by throwing them into the dough for this quick bread. It's a great way to add festive flair to your snack time or breakfast, and the fresh orange juice, walnuts, and whole wheat flour make a slice as savory as it is tasty.
6. Healthy gingerbread bread
This lighter bread contains the spicy, rich gingerbread flavor without turning into a low-calorie bomb. Simple but classic, a piece of it with a cup of coffee or tea will never disappoint.
7. Pumpkin Fruit Bread
What is a vacation-related summary without some pumpkin? From two cups of pure pumpkin to hearty spelled flour, ground spices and unrefined sweeteners, this bread is real food at its finest.
8. The fluffiest vegan gingerbread cinnamon rolls
ginger and nutmeg combine cinnamon to give these breakfast rolls even more warm spice. With coconut oil and coconut sugar for butter and brown sugar, they may still look the same as Cinnabon creations. But in terms of taste, they are in a league of their own.
9. Sweet pumpkin rolls
These adorable rolls are modeled on mini pumpkins and are ideal for a breathtaking breakfast.
It is much easier to get these ridges and stems than it looks. All you need is a pair of kitchen scissors and a few cinnamon sticks. The end result is worth the extra effort.
10. St. Lucia Saffron Rolls
Celebrate the Swedish-style holiday with these Scandinavian Saffron Rolls. Aren't they nice to look at?
This recipe contains less sugar and butter than traditional St. Lucia rolls, but the combination of lightly floral saffron and sweet raisins is perfect.
11. Chocolate Babka Buns
It may not be traditional, but Babka Buns are so much fun. And even if you're not the best baker out there, this recipe couldn't be easier to follow.
These babies will come back for seconds, swirling their large pieces of chocolate into fluffy dough rolls. In addition, your house will smell like heaven for hours.
12. Sticky pecan buns with slow cooker
With these sticky pecan buns you don't have to wait until the dough rises.
Get ready for this ingenious innovation: these treats are made in a slow cooker and not in the oven, so you don't have to stand around and keep an eye on them while baking. Set it up and forget about it.
13. Rosemary Maple Sweet Potato Buns
At some point in the holiday, probably all sweet potatoes are on hand. Instead of baking them in another casserole, turn them into these soft, fluffy buns.
Sweet from the tuber and the maple syrup, but slightly earthy from sea salt and rosemary, they are the perfect side for every party table.
14. Sweet molasses rolls
These rolls look simple but have so much to offer. For starters, molasses offers this deep sweetness without being overwhelming.
Then there is just enough cocoa powder for this irresistible golden brown color, but not so much that it tastes like chocolate bread. Be prepared for them to even outshine the entrance.
15. Cheesy Garlic Corn Bread Cookies
Cooking on vacation doesn't have to increase your stress. If you are not a baker from scratch, you should take care of yourself without calling him with a corn bread mix.
Spiced up with cheddar cheese and a delicious garlic butter, these cookies (in the truest sense of the word) can only last a moment. to make but don't taste it at all.
16. Coconut Oil Butternut Squash Sage Cookies
These cookies are packed with butternut squash. The pureed vegetables prevent them from becoming dense, cardboard-like stones and give them a completely natural golden yellow tint.
Take them with you to every holiday meeting and we guarantee that even your strangest uncle will be blown away.
17th Egg-free challah with a garlic crust
Eggs are one of the main ingredients in the regular challah, but this recipe is aimed at vegans and allergy sufferers against eggs.
Without eggs in the batter or in the glossy topcoat. and olive oil instead of butter for this garlic crust, it could just be your new favorite garlic bread – non-vegans included.
18th Simple rosemary paleo pumpkin bread
Gluten-free friends, make homemade bread baking with this satisfying bread.
Almond and coconut flour for the wheat, and with pumpkin seeds, pumpkin puree, rosemary and coconut sugar, the sweet and hearty balance makes this just as good for breakfast as a side dish for Turkey.  19. Buns with olive oil and pumpkin
These buns are a refreshing departure from the abundance of sweet pumpkin recipes during the holidays. With olive oil, cumin, thyme, the flavor combination is not found here in any ordinary bakery.
We all want to bring our A-Game to the holiday table – or to a work party, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, a gathering of white elephants, etc. – but some recipes are just a lot more complicated than we thought. ( Oh no, is something burning?! )
But this is not the case with this summary. These Christmas bread recipes are as easy to prepare and as a gift as they come. Think of it as a breath of (sweet, sweet) fresh air for those who are ready to get a little creative.
From our Greatist family to you, Happy Holidays!