All posts filed under: Sweets

Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp Recipe, Vegan, Gluten-free

Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp (Vegan + GF)

Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp. So much awesomeness in one place. It’s the perfect cozy, wholesome treat in a bowl. Full of warming flavors like cinnamon, bourbon vanilla and ginger, here’s a crisp made with wholesome ingredients (oats, walnuts, maple syrup, caramel-toned mascabado sugar, coconut oil, and a winning combination of cranberries, apples, and oranges). Love […]

Oma’s Apple Crumble (APFELKRÜMEL)

Oma’s Apple Crumble (APFELKRÜMEL)

Inside this apple crumble are a number of tender apples and crumble topping that provides plenty of sweetness and crunch. This is an original German recipe that has been passed down for generations, thanks to my friend Ines’s Oma. It’s a simple recipe that uses just a little more than a handful of ingredients and […]

Fresh figs for Blackberry & Fig Pistachio Oat Crumble (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Blackberry & Fig Pistachio Oat Crumble (V + GF)

This blackberry and fig pistachio oat crumble is about as simple and basic as they come, and though it’s vegan and gluten-free it’s just as delicious as you can expect any summer crisp or crumble to be. Prepared with coconut oil, it’s completely dairy-free. And thanks to pistachios, almond meal, and gluten-free oats, it’s also […]

Recipe for Gluten-Free Blueberry Tart with Almond Meal, Oats and Greek Yogurt

Blueberry Tart with Honeyed Yogurt (GF)

Indulge yourself. Yes, you can. This gorgeous blueberry tart let’s you enjoy something seemly wicked that’s surprisingly not. It’s made with deep inky-blue fresh summer blueberries and a layer of rich, creamy Greek yogurt with honey, all served on top of a golden brown almond and oat tart crust. This nutty tasting tart crust is […]

Dark Chocolate Granola with Coconut, Cacao, Almonds, Walnuts and 4 Grain Flakes

Dark Chocolate Granola

Chocolate granola for breakfast? Sure why not! The combination with raw cacao, dark chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, which is loaded with almonds and walnuts is something we all love. And because I use whole grain flakes of oats, barley, rye and spelt it’s something I can definitely say is healthier than any standard boxed […]

Coconut Cacao Nib Banana Bread with Spelt Flour

Coconut Cacao Nib Banana Bread

This coconut cacao nib banana bread recipe was inspired by Nigella Lawson’s banana bread with cardamom and cocoa nibs. Which sounded VERY inspiring, but in the end I made a totally different banana bread altogether. The only thing that remained the same was the bananas, the eggs and the cacao nibs. I changed pretty much […]

Honey Rhubarb Tart with Almond-Oat Crumble Gluten-Free with Coconut Oil

Honey Rhubarb Tart with Almond-Oat Crumble (GF)

I have literally fallen in love with this wonderful honey rhubarb tart. It’s many things: moist, juicy, sweet — all the while not being overly sweet! — crumbly, gluten-free, and surprisingly easy to prepare. Yes, spring is finally here! And of course, you can’t have spring without enjoying fresh asparagus OR this TO-DIE-FOR rhubarb tart, […]

Valentine Heart Lemon-Lime Cake with Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk and Raspberries

Sweetheart Lemon-Lime Cake

Although I have just baked the most delicious lemon-lime cake in the form of a heart, I have got to be one of the least romantic persons on this planet. Cheesy cards, boxes of foil-wrapped chocolate-y treats and red roses are not my thing. Last year I met a couple of friends for dinner on […]

Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Pink Peppercorn, Nuts, Amaranth, Coconut

Homemade Chocolate Bark

Homemade chocolate bark is a super easy (and gorgeous looking) holiday gift. There is no recipe required, you don’t need to measure anything AND the hands on time is maybe ten minutes. It’s a great last minute gift for practically anyone. Oh, and here’s the best part — there’s no baking either! Hallelujah! For chocolate […]

Bird’s Nest Cookies, Thumb Print Cookies with Raspberry Jam

Bird’s Nest Cookies

Bird’s nest cookies (also called thumbprint cookies) are one of those classic holiday baking cookies that remind you of why homemade baking is just so good. They are super easy to make and are one of those things people seem to love: buttery cookies with a tasty jam filling. What’s not to love? These are, […]

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spelt Flour

Soft Chocolate Chippers

If there is a “Hall of Fame” for cookies, then my Aunt Heather’s 30-year-old recipe for soft chocolate chippers would have definitely found a place there. Praise be to her for delivering this recipe to me. They are irresistible. Okay, admittedly, I adapted the recipe just a little. But I’ll tell you how a little […]

German Plum Cake (Zwetschgenkuchen) with crème fraîche, vanilla and cinnamon

German Plum Cake (Zwetschgenkuchen)

Here in Germany, summer time is plum cake time. As soon as they make their arrival at the farmers’ market, arrives also the immediate request from my favorite Schwabe to bake a tradition “Zwetschgenkuchen”. Not just any plum cake, but one with a crumbly topping called “Streusel” — in his opinion, very crucial to a […]

Summer Strawberries and Blueberries with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

Summer Berries with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

This is definitely not a brand new discovery, but it is oh-my-goodness-how-could-something-so-simple-be-so-delicious good! What’s not to love about fresh summer berries and my secret dessert weapon – mascarpone. Naturally sweet, yet surprisingly light, buttery soft mascarpone cheese makes everything taste glorious (and with 1/2 the calories of butter, it’s not as bad you might think, […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This oh sooo good Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe is curtesy of my dear friend Magali. It’s based on an adaption of a recipe that was originally published in Saveur magazine and later made famous by Oprah Winfrey when she highlighted it in a feature about supermodel Cindy Crawford. She claimed that it is something she […]

Raspberry Rhubarb Maple Crisp

Raspberry Rhubarb Maple Crisp‏ is everything you might think the name implies: perfectly sweet, slightly tart, fruity, nutty, crunchy, delicious. It’s packed with fruit smothered in pure maple sugar and is studded with oats and crunchy pecans. Plus there’s a good measure of bourbon vanilla, a little cinnamon, and mascobado cane sugar to lend it […]

Baked Rhubarb and Oats

Baked Rhubarb and Oats

I recently read that rhubarb is in fact a vegetable. But apparently, at some point, the United States Customs Court ruled that rhubarb was a fruit. Really? A government decision to decide whether rhubarb should be labeled a fruit? And what about the laws of nature? Without plenty of sugar, brace yourself! Bamm, it’s bracingly […]