Healthier Holiday Desserts with Purecane™ Sugar Substitute

Healthier Holiday Desserts with Purecane™ Sugar Substitute

We know how easy it is to get lost in the piles of holiday desserts each year. From (virtual) office parties and family get-togethers to personal baking traditions and baskets of goodies left on doorsteps by neighbors, we’re all constantly surrounded by sugary treats this time of year. If you’re looking to cut back on your sugar intake this season, or if you’re following a diet that restricts sugar, baking with Purecane™ all-natural, zero-calorie sugar substitute is an easy and healthy solution to get through the season of sweets.

We’ve partnered with wellness gurus and expert bakers Gabriella of @lifebygabb and Jill of @peanutbutterandjillybeans to create some delicious sweet treats to indulge in this season. Both recipes are made with love and Purecane™ Baking Sweetener, which has a 1:1 ratio with sugar and tastes just like it! We promise your family won’t be able to tell the difference, but your stomach and overall health will feel it!

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe, courtesy of @lifebygabb, may go down in history as one of the most delicious holiday baked goods ever. Not only are you cutting down on sugar with Purecane™ Baking Sweetener, but you’re also introducing your friends and family to an innovative dessert that they likely haven’t tried before! These whoopie pies are the perfect balance of savory and sweet; read on for the full recipe and instructions.


Whoopie Pies

  •  2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tbs nutmeg
  • 1 tbs allspice
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or Purecane™ Baking Sweetener
  • 2 tbs gingerbread spice 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a large bowl. 
  3. Then add dry ingredients in. Mix together until combined. 
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  5. While cookies are baking, make all the frosting ingredients together in a bowl to make the frosting. 
  6. Once cooled, add frosting to a cookie, then add another cookie on top (like a cookie sandwich). 
  7. ENJOY!

Vegan and Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

@peanutbutterandjillybeans put a healthy twist on a holiday classic! These soft, buttery, and golden cookies only have six total ingredients, AND are vegan and gluten-free. Did we mention each cookie is only 53 calories, thanks to Purecane™? If you’re limited on time or ingredients (or are baking with small children), this is a quick and easy recipe to whip up for any occasion. Plus, they’re super fun and easy to decorate, if you choose to! So dust off your favorite holiday cookie cutters, blast your favorite holiday tunes, and get into the spirit with this recipe.

Click for the full Vegan and Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Recipe.

Planning on trying either one of these scrumptious holiday recipes? Be sure to snap a pic and tag @Purecane on Facebook and Instagram.