Desserts 61 results
  • Gluten-Free One Bite Brownies

      I’m all for indulgences, but these days I like my indulgences to be a little bit healthier.  And I love it when my kids consider my healthier treats to be tasty too. These One Bite Brownies are just that!  Healthier and yummy. So what makes these One Bite Brownies healthier? I used whole grain teff flour - high in protein and calcium. I used heart-healthy coconut oil - are you using it yet? I used coconut sugar instead of refined cane sugar - a little easier on ...
  • Dairy-Free and Refined Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce

    With Valentine’s Day around the corner, then Maple Syrup season, and then Easter, I thought it was high time to share my refined sugar-free caramel recipe with you.  I’ve been sitting on this one for a long time, waiting for the right time.  And here we are! I think everyone should be able to enjoy caramel.  I’ve used this recipe to make caramel ice cream sauce, caramel apples, and a number of other things.  I’m no candy expert, so I won’t tell you how to make caramel ...
  • Peanut Butter and Jam Thumbprints

    Callum and Liv are at the perfect age for holiday fun and we are making the most of it.  Seeing Christmas through the eyes of your children is pretty magical. We've been playing (no snow yet), baking (lots of gingerbread cookies), and making lots of homemade cards.  My kids love finding toys from around the house and wrapping them up for friends and family.  It's so sweet.  We are all pretty excited about Santa's visit to our house. Naturally, Santa will be welcomed with a plate ...
  • Healthy Baking Tips and Gluten-Free & Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

    The holiday season is full of delicious indulging, isn't it?  Appetizers, cocktails, cookies, squares, and so much more! So how do you go about enjoying the holidays without overdoing it and crashing into a tray full of Christmas shortbread? It's all about balance at this time of year - and you need to go easy on yourself.  After all, it is Christmas.  You're supposed to be surrounded by joy, not stressed over eating too many cookies! Here's some healthy baking tips that will ...
  • Spooktacular Chocolate Cutout Cookies

    The kids and I have been busy decorating, planning costumes, and baking - all in the name of Halloween. It seems to be the beginning of holiday fun, since (sorry to say it) Christmas isn’t that far away once we get past trick or treating! One of my favorite things to do with my kids is to make cutout cookies. They love to pull out our collection of cookie cutters and destroy the kitchen, my idea of holiday fun! I’ll do anything to get my kids into the kitchen with me. Livvie ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Oreo Cookies (and cupcakes)

    This recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free Oreo Cookies has been sitting here for a few weeks, alas, the end of Summer was so full for us and the first few weeks of school have been the same. My days consist of running kids to and from school, playing Lego when they are home, studying anatomy and physiology whenever I can, and running a whole foods kitchen! It’s a fabulous life, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Now back to these cookies – the perfect after ...
  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Egg-Free Chocolate Cake

    August is birthday month around here (and it doesn’t seem to slow down too much until the end of October). Now that both of my parents and my sister are gluten-free and dairy-free (and feeling fabulous of course), I’ve been busy baking birthday cakes and cupcakes for my entire family. One of my go-to gluten-free flours is teff flour. It’s an amazing gluten-free grain jam-packed with nutritional goodness. And it pairs perfectly with chocolate, so naturally I grabbed for it when I ...
  • Rustic Raspberry Galette (Pie Crust Recipe)

    I’m a believer of all things pie. It’s in my genes – both of my Grandmothers were amazing pie makers. My Momma’s a pie maker too. So I’ve never been afraid to bake a pie. Yes, even in the Summer heat. I mean really, these fresh berries are just begging to be baked into a pie (unless they’re topping this pudding). And since I’m a believer of all things pie, I’m also of the belief that Summer just can’t pass without a raspberry pie (my absolute favorite). ...
  • Summer Holidays & Vanilla Cashew Pudding with Raspberries

    It’s so important for me to make sure my kids have a blast this Summer. And as you can see, we’re doing the best we can!  I believe in making the most of Summer (actually, we should make the most of every day). We’re also staying cool eating lots of homemade ice cream (have you seen The Spunky Coconut’s new Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook!?) and homemade popsicles. Who says dairy-free living can’t be delicious? We’ve learned how to satisfy our creamy cravings with ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

    My kids are addicted to these cookies! And I couldn’t be happier – they’re full of healthier ingredients and they’re nut-free! This is my first cookie recipe using NuNaturals Stevia (alcohol-free). Let me tell you, I loved cutting back the sugar (even unrefined sugar is sugar) and adding some stevia. If you want to skip the stevia (it’s okay, it took me a long time to come around to stevia), add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup. This recipe also uses my latest obsess...