Cannoli Crepe Cake (gluten-free)

Cannoli Crepe Cake (gluten-free)

Crepes have always been one of my favorite breakfast foods. My Dad made them for my brother and me a lot when we were growing up. And they were one of the first things I learned to make….mostly cause I wanted to eat them all the time. I’m not sure exactly when it was that I discovered crepe cakes, but I remember being SUPER impressed by them. I mean they basically combine two of my favorite things – crepes and cakes. So developing a crepe cake has been on my list for a while now. But I didn’t want to make just any old crepe cake. I wanted something a little different and so I decided to create a gluten-free Cannoli Crepe Cake.

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies (gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free)

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies (gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free)

Continuing with this week’s theme of baking without eggs and all-purpose flour! These gluten-free, vegan Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies are the perfect cookie/brownie hybrid. Slightly crisp on the outside, but super fudgey on the inside and studded with three different types of chocolate. They’re basically a chocolate lover’s dream!

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Tips for Baking Without Flour and Eggs

Tips for Baking Without Flour and Eggs

Over the past week, I’ve had a number of people reach out to me and say they’re having trouble finding eggs and all-purpose flour at their grocery stores. And while I don’t have any suggestions on where to find them – I do have a lot of great recipes that don’t need eggs or flour! So I figured I would put together a quick post for you guys with links to all the recipes as well as tips for baking without flour and eggs.

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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan and gluten-free)

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan and gluten-free)

If I had to come up with a list of my favorite desserts, chocolate chip cookies would definitely be in my top three. I mean they’re a classic for a reason. And there’s really nothing better than a freshly baked one still warm from the oven. I could eat one every day and be happy. But since I’m all about balance these days – I created Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies to keep my cookie habit in check.

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Healthy Cacao Nib Brownies (gluten-free and dairy-free)

Healthy Cacao Nib Brownies (gluten-free and dairy-free)

It’s that time of year, when people start making resolutions to eat healthier. And hopefully what that means is they’re selecting foods that best support their health goals and aren’t doing some crazy deprivation diet. Because eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to go to extreme lengths – it just means being intentional about the food you’re eating and paying a little more attention to what you put in your body. The biggest thing to remember is that it’s still okay treat yourself and have a little fun! And these Healthy Cacao Nib Brownies are the perfect example of that. They’re gluten-free/dairy-free/refined sugar free and still taste like the perfect cakey brownie!

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Chocolate Swirled Raspberry Hazelnut Pavlova (Gluten-free)

Chocolate Swirled Raspberry Hazelnut Pavlova (Gluten-free)

About three years ago on Christmas Eve, when Lou was just a little pup and refused to sleep in…..I was up crazy early watching The Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass (as one does at 4:00 AM). On the episode, Mary Berry made the most gorgeous pavlova wreath and, for some reason, I decided I had to make one myself. Right then. So I busted out a pavlova at 5:00 AM for our Christmas Eve dinner that night. And the funny thing is that the husband loved it so much that it’s now become a tradition for us to make pavlovas for the holidays. I typically make one for our big Christmas dinner and then another one for New Year’s Eve. Usually, it’s a pretty standard pavlova topped with either passion fruit or mango curd, lots of freshly whipped cream, and an assortment of berries. But this year I decided it was time to change things up a bit and came up this Chocolate Swirled Raspberry Hazelnut Pavlova for our New Year’s one.

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Cake Batter Cookies (Gluten-free)

Cake Batter Cookies (Gluten-free)

Christmas is only four days away, which means it’s time to cram in all the cookie baking you can! I don’t know about you guys, but I plan on spending the next few days in the kitchen baking up a storm. Cookies are always at the top of my list and this weekend I’m making my Oma’s Lebkuchen, Chai Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies, Smoked Sea Salt and Bourbon Cowboy Cookies, and one of my all-time favorites….gluten-free Cake Batter Cookies.

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Chocolate Chip Date Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Chocolate Chip Date Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Now that December is here, it’s all cookies all the time in my kitchen! This month I plan on sharing a few new cookie recipes with you guys and first up are these Chocolate Chip Date Cookies. These bad boys are one of my favorite healthier cookies and are full of wholesome ingredients. They’re gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened with both maple syrup and date syrup. They even have a secret ingredient to give them a bit of a nutritional boost. And if I’m being honest, these cookies are so good that sometimes I forgo the chocolate chunks in them…..crazy, I know.

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Chocolate Pecan Coffee Cake (Gluten-free)

Chocolate Pecan Coffee Cake (Gluten-free)

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that one of my favorite things to do is spoil the people in my life with baked goods. There is seriously nothing I love more than baking for my friends and family – especially when they come to visit! Breakfast is usually the meal I go all out on, because it’s pretty hard to top waking up to a freshly baked treat. Pancakes and biscuits are always a good option, but when I want to go allllll out and really pamper my guests……I make coffee cake. And this gluten-free Chocolate Pecan Coffee Cake just happens to be my new favorite.

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Italian Plum Streusel Bars (Gluten-free and Vegan)

Italian Plum Streusel Bars (Gluten-free and Vegan)

It’s hard to believe that fall is upon us and that next week will be October already. I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like we barely had a summer this year! The last few weeks of summer in particular felt like a blur to me, especially with all the studying for my nutrition courses. And while I always have a tough time letting go of summer, there are a few things I absolutely love about the fall. The first is that it’s the start of football season! Which means I get to geek out and obsess waaaaay too much over my fantasy football teams and get to watch my beloved Broncos play on a weekly basis (which might not necessarily be a good thing based on the past couple seasons). The second thing I love most about fall is that it’s a season filled with warm, cozy desserts. Think cinnamon spiked coffee cakes, hot apple fritters, and, if you’re like me, basically anything with Italian plums like these gluten-free/vegan Italian Plum Streusel Bars.

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