Oh dessert. How dare you be so tempting. Gluten, dairy, and tons of sugar are tiny temptations we cannot deny. But, if you allow for some substitutions and allow for natural sugars to play their part, you won’t even notice how healthy it is?!? As for butter, notice I use a lot of the vegan butters or crisco depending on the type of pastry/dough you need.

Maple Cut Out Cookies

This recipe is gluten and dairy free, however, for the cookies to spread naturally we add some sugar and replace the rest with maple syrup. What you will need: 3/4 cup unsalted vegan butter, at room temp. 1/4 cup white sugar (this is reduced from the original recipe) 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 eggs, at… Continue reading Maple Cut Out Cookies

Chocolate Protein Balls

This recipe is a bit of a mix of a few different protein ball recipes. It calls for a lot of different types of organic ingredients but they are all good ones to have on hand. What you will need: 1 3/4 oz raw or dark chocolate (7 of the 1/4 oz squares) chopped in… Continue reading Chocolate Protein Balls

Date Cranberry Nut Bars

Truth: I would have hated these as a kid. If someone said, “want a dessert” and handed me this I would have been sad. But now, with an appreciation of nuts, seeds and dried fruit this bar is heavenly. What you will need: 3/4 cup gluten-free flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1… Continue reading Date Cranberry Nut Bars

Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

I often make tremendous modificationS to recipes as they suit my taste, but this recipe was divine! I did of course swap out some ingredients for dietary reasons but I do urge you to take a look at the original recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction (@sallysbakeblog on Instagram). She has very elegantly described why the… Continue reading Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

This recipe was modified from a few different recipes that excluded milk (of all kinds) and was low on the fat such as butter or any substitutes. Take note a few things before beginning. 1) Always put the wet ingredients into the larger bowl as you ALWAYS add dry ingredients gradually to wet ingredients. 2)… Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Bread