Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

It may be a little late in the year for another pumpkin recipe.  I know many people have had enough by the time December rolls around…but I couldn’t help myself!  I had a lonely can of pumpkin puree sitting in my pantry and decided it needed to be put to use before the year is over.  I used it to make these grain-free, Paleo friendly Pumpkin Pecan Muffins which turned out fluffy, moist and slightly sweet. Read More

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Allergy Free Fudge

I play around with a lot of fudge recipes.  I like making my own chocolate bars too.  When I make chocolates for myself, I usually keep them sugar free by using 100% dark chocolate and then sweetening it with a bit of monk fruit.  But I changed up my usual for this recipe and made this Allergy Free Fudge, which also happens to be Paleo and Vegan friendly.

Fudge recipe without condensed milk

This nut-free fudge only requires 3 simple ingredients and is the perfect kid-friendly treat.  Both of my little boys kept asking for more!  You can alter the sugar content by changing the type of chocolate you use and personalize this recipe by including any type of toppings or mix-ins you wish. Read More

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just as these Paleo chocolate chip cookies finished baking my four year old asked “What’s that yummy smell?”.  I told him I had just baked some healthy chocolate chip cookies for us to have later.  As I set the cookies up to take photos, he kept a hawk’s eye on me, well, on the cookies I suppose.  He patiently waited for me to finish up, as he’s used to me taking photos of food so this was nothing new, and then reached in to grab a cookie the moment I was done.  I could tell he had scanned the cookies for the one with the most chocolate chips (I don’t blame him, I do the same) and he dug right in with a huge, soon-to-be chocolate covered smile.  Yes, he whole-heartedly approved of this recipe, along with my husband who ate half the batch the first day!

Chocolate Chip Cookies without butter

So today I’m sharing with you these Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies made with almond butter and almond flour, sweetened with coconut sugar and filled with gooey chocolate chips.  They are free of gluten, grains, dairy and make a great treat any time of the year (as you all know chocolate chip cookies do)! Read More

Allergy Free Gingerbread Waffles

I can’t believe I didn’t like gingerbread as a kid!  In fact, it wasn’t until last year that I started experimenting with anything gingerbread/ginger and I was pleasantly surprised that I actually love the taste!

Gingerbread Waffle (1)

Although this recipe uses dried, ground ginger, I’ve actually been using raw ginger in a lot of my cooking over the past few months.  I’ve also grown accustomed to ginger tea.  Ginger has many medicinal properties and is supposed to aid in symptoms of nausea, upset stomach, and muscle pain, it is also known to help with inflammation and indigestion.  Some sites even claim that ginger can help prevent diseases like heart disease and Alzheimers.  Although I don’t think any one thing (like eating ginger) is going to prevent a disease, I’m all for consuming foods that can pose some benefit, especially if I love the way they taste.  Besides, I find ginger incredibly soothing and I have noticed that it helps me if I ever have an upset stomach.

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These Allergy Free Gingerbread Waffles are also Paleo and Vegan friendly and made using a combination of cassava and tigernut flour (two of my favorite grain-free flours).  This recipe serves one (makes just 3 miniature waffles), but can easily be doubled to serve two.   Read More

Mint Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins

Have you started listening to Christmas music yet?  Normally, I start digging into the Christmas tunes during October, but this year the time got away from me.  It wasn’t until just after Halloween that I started rocking out to Jingle Bells and scanning Netflix for new holiday movies.  But on the food side of things, my mind has been in over-drive and my taste buds have been ahead of the typical seasonal flavors.  I suppose when you have a blog for sharing recipes that happens, haha!

Prior to September I was going all-out with the pumpkin, October brought in flavors of gingerbread, more pumpkin and cinnamon and my latest flavor obsession seems to be peppermint (which I associate with Christmas).  These Paleo friendly, Mint Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins are just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit if you aren’t already.  They’re also just a great excuse to each chocolate 😉 Read More

Peppermint Protein Bars

We all have memories connected to specific flavors and smells and peppermint strongly reminds me of joyous Christmas mornings and softly falling snow on a frigid winter evening.  I usually consider peppermint in combination with chocolate to be a must.  But with these Paleo protein bars I wanted to try something different.  I wanted to highlight the peppermint and add just a touch of chocolate (aka chocolate drizzle) because the real star of the show for these no-bake protein bars is the sweet minty flavor.

Healthy Peppermint Protein Bars (11)

Healthy Peppermint Protein Bars (7)

These healthy Peppermint Protein Bars are sweetened with monk fruit, making them a healthy, low sugar option.  They contain collagen – perfect for increasing your protein intake as well as many other benefits (improved skin, digestion, hair, nails…).  They are also grain-free, gluten-free and contain just 8 simple ingredients.  They’re a crowd pleaser and a great holiday dessert option! Read More

Pumpkin Cassava Pancakes

Paleo pancakes and crepes are a weekend family favorite around here and so every Saturday and Sunday morning I’m experimenting with a new combination of ingredients to feed my hungry boys (husband included).  My kids have a preference for chocolate…and while I can’t blame them, I do love a soft, fluffy pumpkin pancake.  Thankfully my husband does too, so I don’t have to recipe test and eat all the end results myself!

Pumpkin Cassava Pancakes (3)

These easy-to-make Pumpkin Cassava Pancakes are gluten free, grain free, nut free and dairy free.  They are sweetened with coconut sugar, but you may substitute maple syrup or honey if you prefer.  In my opinion, you really can’t go wrong with a healthy pumpkin pancake recipe like this – it’s one of my favorite weekend breakfasts, especially this time of year. Read More

Allergy Free Gingersnap Cookies

To say that I’m excited about this recipe would be an understatement.  EEEK!  These Allergy Free Gingersnap Cookies are probably my best cookie recipe yet!  They turned out perfect the first time I tested them, which doesn’t happen often when I’m baking.  There’s always something to tweak, especially when I’m trying to make an egg-free recipe.  But I did it perfectly with these guys and I’m thrilled to be sharing the recipe with you all today.

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I think one of the things I’m most proud about, besides the fact that these cookies are freaking delicious, with a perfect texture and an outstanding fall flavor, is that these cookies are free of all common allergens, are Paleo approved AND Vegan friendly!  Talk about a recipe made in heaven 😉 You really can’t go wrong with these healthy gingersnap cookies!

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These cookies are crispy on the outside with a soft center, have a delicious fall flavor thanks to the ground ginger, cinnamon and molasses, are sweetened with maple syrup and grain free. Read More