We’re hot on the heels of the holiday season and that means tons of amazing treats and pastries. While many diets may get ditched around this time of year, holiday treats are a perfect opportunity to incorporate your favorite herbs into your baking. Indulge in your favorite treats while reaping the benefits of mixing in herbs into your recipes. Baking with herbs has the potential to provide your body with support and your taste buds with whole new experiences. Today, we’re exploring three tasty treats to enjoy throughout the holidays.
Rosemary Shortbread Bars with Dark Chocolate
If you’re a tea drinker, pair this amazing shortbread with your next kettle. This is a lovely treat for dark chocolate lovers in general. Many herbs pair very well with dark chocolate, especially rosemary. Rosemary is a common herb you probably already have on your spice rack, but did you know it could provide some amazing benefits for your body? Native to the Mediterranean, Rosemary supports memory and mood. Pair that with dark chocolate and you’ve got a truly relaxing treat! You can find the recipe for these Rosemary Shortbread Bars with Dark Chocolate at Buttered Up.
Cherry Thyme Clafoutis (Gluten-Free)
Feel free to serve this next dish as a sweet breakfast delight or a post-dinner dessert. Clafoutis are sweet French cakes with a soft, supple texture. What makes this one unique is that it uses almond flour so it’s grain free and fresh thyme to compliment the sweetness of the cherries. Thyme also has vitamin C and vitamin A, making it an enjoyable treat when the weather gets colder. Check out the recipe for this Cherry Thyme Clafoutis here.
Lemon Basil Yogurt Cake
This is not your average lemon-zest cake. First, it uses yogurt. This is a healthy alternative to using butter and other dairy products in your basic cake mix. Second, this recipe includes basil which pairs very well with lemon from a flavor perspective. Basil supports relaxation and circulation too. If you want to learn how to make this Lemon Basil Yogurt Cake, head over to The Woks of Life.
Incorporating herbs into your baking is a fun way to enjoy your holiday treats while promoting wellness within yourself at the same time. At Himalaya we provide people with herbs and herbal formulas to help them find wellness. Explore our herbs to see how you can start living well!