Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are loaded with chocolate chunks and have a peanut butter swirl – you’d never guess that they’re gluten-free and the batter is sweetened entirely with bananas!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are loaded with chocolate chunks and have a peanut butter swirl - you'd never guess that they're gluten-free and the batter is sweetened entirely with bananas!Chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas. Three of my favorite ingredients, and I use each one of them a whole lot individually…so naturally, I love it when they come together into one fantastically delicious dish, like this oatmeal or these nom-worthy pancakes.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are the one of the best combinations of chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas I’ve had in a while – they’re gooey, chocolatey, rich, and amazingly, fully gluten free and refined sugar free! The magic behind the muffins?

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Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

This Peanut Butter Acai Bowl is the perfect creamy, healthy, and peanut buttery breakfast! The recipe makes one thick smoothie bowl, best topped with fresh fruit, granola, and peanut butter.

This Peanut Butter Acai Bowl is the perfect creamy, healthy, and peanut buttery breakfast! The recipe makes one thick smoothie bowl, best topped with fresh fruit, granola, and peanut butter.I’ve gotten pretty crazy obsessed with acai bowls and smoothie bowls since I discovered I could make them at home in my Vitamix. They’re the perfect breakfast or mid-day snack, especially in the summertime when you need something to help cool you off.

At my place in Seattle, there was an acai bowl/jar bar place on my street called FIT BAR, and they had the best peanut butter acai bowl called Peanut Butter Power. Not going to lie, guys – this recipe is my copycat of the peanut butter power acai bowl. [Read more…]

Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins (Vegan)

These Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins are tender and full of tropical flavor! These vegan muffins use coconut oil, coconut flakes, and fresh diced mango for a treat that will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

These Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins are tender and full of tropical flavor! These vegan muffins use coconut oil, coconut flakes, and fresh diced mango for a treat that will make you feel like you're on vacation.UPDATE! The photos for this post have been updated from when it was originally posted in May 2013 to represent how darn delicious these Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins are. I left the post as written when it was first published a few years back for nostalgia’s sake. Hope you enjoy this old favorite of mine – it’s perfect for summer! :)

I was a weird little kid. Not saying I’m exactly normal now, but when I was really little, I thought I was already old and wise. I would say the most ridiculous insightful things that my parents would always say I was an old soul because there was no way a four year old would say things like I did. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups

These Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups are homemade peanut butter cups with an added layer of jam or jelly! This healthier candy recipe is only 5 ingredients, and uses an easy refined sugar free chocolate recipe.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups are homemade peanut butter cups with an added layer of jam or jelly! This healthier candy recipe is only 5 ingredients, and uses an easy refined sugar free chocolate recipe.Making copycat candies, but way healthier, has become a recent favorite activity of mine. It started with these paleo + vegan Twix Bars, moved onto these Girl Scout cookie copycat Samoa Bars, candy-inspired Almond Joy Brownies, and then these homemade peanut butter cups.

The homemade peanut butter cups got me all excited (because I love a good peanut butter cup – or a peanut butter anything, really) and I started coming up with all sorts of peanut butter cup related recipes. [Read more…]

Paleo Raspberry French Silk Pie

This Paleo Fresh Raspberry French Silk Pie has an almond flour crust filled with a super creamy chocolate pie filling. Fresh raspberries add brightness to this rich dessert.

This Paleo Fresh Raspberry French Silk Pie has an almond flour crust filled with a super creamy chocolate pie filling. Fresh raspberries add brightness to this rich dessert.Tonight, I’m leaving on a red-eye flight from San Diego to Athens, Greece and I could not be more excited. I have been wanting to go to Greece for many years…mostly because I’m pretty sure I could eat Greek food all day, every day and never get sick of it.

Athens is the first stop on a cruise through the Mediterranean, Italy, and ending in Barcelona, Spain – one of my favorite cities in the world. We have an extra few days before and after the cruise to spend time in Athens and Barcelona, respectively, and I can’t wait to eat my way through all the cities 😋 You can bet I’ll be Snapchatting as much of the trip as possible, if you want to follow along :) my username is bakeritablog. [Read more…]

Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisp

This Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisp has a simple spiced apple filling, topped with a super easy oatmeal cookie crumble topping! Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for an outstanding quick dessert.

This Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisp has a simple spiced apple filling, topped with a super easy oatmeal cookie crumble topping! Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for an outstanding quick dessert.Let’s talk about one of my favorite things in the world: apple crisp. When people ask me what my favorite dessert is (which is a *serious* question, considering my life essentially revolves around dessert), apple crisp with vanilla ice cream is almost always my answer. Unless I’m in a major chocolate mood, I’m going with the apple crisp.

It’s so simple, and when the apples paired with just the right amount of sweetener and spices, their texture and natural sweetness really shine. I like to use a combination of apple varieties so I get a few different flavors and textures from the apples. [Read more…]

Spinach + Artichoke Mediterranean Galette (Gluten Free + Grain Free)

This Spinach + Artichoke Mediterranean Galette has sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and gooey mozzarella tucked into a flaky gluten-free and grain-free crust. Pair with a side salad for the perfect lunch or dinner.

This Spinach + Artichoke Mediterranean Galette has sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and gooey mozzarella tucked into a flaky gluten-free and grain-free crust. Pair with a side salad for the perfect lunch or dinner.I’ve started to create a bucket list of food projects to take on in the next couple months. They’ve all been on the brain for a while, and this summer I’m determined to make them all actually happen. Croissants took about four years to get checked off my food project bucket list and it will definitely not take that long before the next thing on the list gets a big old check mark next to it.

So what’s coming up? Homemade sourdough made with a starter I made all by myself, homemade kombucha (I’m a little freaked out about the SCOBY though), from-scratch mozzarella, and homemade seasoning salts (I’m kind of a salt dork). They’re all coming soon in my kitchen…as soon as I find an apartment, that is. Let me know if you want them to be documented on the blog! [Read more…]

Blackberry + Blueberry Cobbler (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Blackberry + Blueberry Cobbler is healthy enough for breakfast, but sweet + delicious enough to be dessert! These gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan cobblers have a crisp and gooey topping.

This Blackberry + Blueberry Cobbler is healthy enough for breakfast, but sweet + delicious enough to be dessert! These gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan cobblers have a crisp and gooey topping.I haven’t dabbled in cobblers too much. In fact, this is somehow the first time I’ve ever posted a cobbler recipe on this site. What I have been doing for the past five years?!

I think for a while I just assumed cobbler was similar enough to a crisp or crumble and never needed too much individual exploring, because crisps had already earned top spot on my favorite dessert list. And logically, that should have earned it a place on my list of things to try long ago. [Read more…]