All posts filed under: Sweets

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

I finally made a cake that I can get excited about. A simple carrot cake that is refined sugar-free and gluten-free…and most of all delicious! It’s naturally sweetened with Medjool dates and a little pure Canadian syrup, so, sweet but not so sweet. Let’s say flavorful….and moist…and perfectly dense. There’s ground oats and almonds, plus […]

Fresh Ginger Cookies (Gluten-free)

Fresh Ginger Cookies (Gluten-free)

During the holiday season, I just love baking fresh ginger cookies. This delicious recipe blends the spice of fresh ginger and cinnamon with the a subtle amount of sweetness from maple syrup and brown sugar to create delicious cookie, that happily can be considered healthier than most. And since it is completely grain-free, it is […]

Almond-Tahini-Date Cookies

Almond-Tahini-Date Cookies (Sugar-Free)

YES to sugar-free cookies! With these almond date cookies there is absolutely no sacrifice on flavor. They are made with naturally sweet Medjool dates, ground almonds and tahini. Plus a little spice to deepen the flavor: cinnamon and ginger. So since there are no flour, no eggs, no sugar, meaning these make the perfect snack […]

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten-free thumbprint cookies. Sounds healthy, right? Well, sort of. Of course there are some good things in these cookies… like ground almonds, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour and good ole oats. Yay to that. But these are Christmas cookies after all, which means we are approaching the time of year when we grant ourselves permission […]

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe, vegan, Gluten-free

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins (GF + Vegan)

Meet the dark chocolate banana muffins of my dreams. I mean it. They’re fluffy, perfectly chocolatey, naturally gluten-free, dairy free, egg free (yes, vegan!), nut free and totally delicious! Plus they are so perfectly sweet thanks to the banana with amazing caramel-like overtones that come from just a little raw cane muscovado sugar. Seriously, think […]

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart Recipe

Easy Apple Pear Phyllo Tart

Simple, delicious AND perfect for those who don’t like super sweet desserts. That’s me! I love savory. And that’s what’s so great about this apple pear phyllo tart. It relies mainly on the natural flavors of the apples and pear. Though, I also use a little pure organic unrefined mascobado cane sugar to add a […]

Apricot Tart Recipe with Buttermilk and Cardamom

Summer Apricot Tart

No swinging from chandeliers is required for making this delicious apricot tart. It’s super EASY! As an “occasional” baker, I like easy. There’s no kneading or beating or fancy equipment needed here. Just a couple of bowls, a whisk and a spatula. And about 10… make that 15… minutes of your time. That’s it! Sweet […]

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 […]

Flourless chocolate soufflé cake recipe, glutenfree, cacao, coconut butter

Flourless Chocolate Soufflé Cake

The chocolate soufflé cake is amazing. Super chocolatey, super moist, it’s a chocolate lover’s utopia. Pure LOVE. All that coming from me the very person who doesn’t do desserts. Yes, I had two little mouthfuls of this cake — that says a lot! Pure deliciousness. Seriously, it’s amazing. There plenty of butter, a little coconut […]

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, […]

Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding 3-Ways

I love chia seeds. As mini powerhouses packing lots of protein, calcium, antioxidants and omega-3, not only are one of my favorite things to add to overnight oats, but I really love using them to create a delicious chia seed pudding. Chia seeds have this amazing ability to thicken and “gel up”, making them the […]

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 […]