Paleo Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

This Paleo Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread has a layer of pecan crumble in the center and on top, creating a ripple of cinnamon flavor throughout the whole loaf of banana bread. This moist gluten-free + refined sugar free bread is sweetened with bananas and made with coconut flour.

This Paleo Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread has a layer of pecan crumble in the center and on top, creating a ripple of cinnamon flavor throughout the whole loaf of banana bread. This moist gluten-free + refined sugar free bread is sweetened with bananas and made with coconut flour.

Sooo, last weekend, I finished my first Whole30! And to be honest, it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be – I learned a lot about my food habits, and also managed to change a lot of them for the better.

I feel a little bit spoiled because since I work from home, meal prepping wasn’t as necessary for me as it is for so many people. I made a whole bunch of delicious meals from some of my favorite bloggers, and actually learned how to be a much better cook using way healthier ingredients. Progress! [Read more…]

Gluten Free Asiago Rosemary Cornbread

This Gluten Free Asiago Rosemary Cornbread is an easy, savory cornbread that’s moist and flavorful. A slice of this gluten-free cornbread is perfect with a slather of butter or served with a bowl of soup!

This Gluten Free Asiago Rosemary Cornbread is an easy, savory cornbread that's moist and flavorful. A slice of this gluten-free cornbread is perfect with a slather of butter or served with a bowl of soup!

I’ve written about my cute little patio garden before, and nothing makes me happier than having access to tons of fresh herbs right outside my sliding kitchen door.

Seriously, when I get grab a couple sprigs of thyme to bring some bright flavor to a chicken dish, or pluck a few basil leaves to chiffonade for the top of my risotto, I get all excited. Food dork, much? [Read more…]

Paleo Persimmon Bread

This Paleo Persimmon Bread is a healthy treat that uses pureed Fuyu persimmons for flavor and moisture, and is loaded with toasted walnuts & golden raisins! This gluten-free persimmon bread is spiced with cinnamon, ginger and allspice and makes a perfect breakfast or snack.

This Paleo Persimmon Bread is a healthy treat that uses pureed Fuyu persimmons for flavor and moisture, and is loaded with toasted walnuts & golden raisins! This gluten-free persimmon bread is spiced with cinnamon, ginger and allspice and makes a perfect breakfast or snack.Ugh, don’t you just hate when the days get shorter because of daylight savings time? As I’m writing this, it’s barely 5 P.M. and it’s already dark and dusky…and I’m sitting here really missing the 8 P.M. sunsets from summer.

Thankfully, besides the shorter days, it still mostly feels like summer here in San Diego. We still have fresh berries at the farmers market and I was happily running around in shorts in today’s 78˚F sun. It’s the days like today that make me appreciate what an incredible place I live in 🙏 [Read more…]

Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread is perfectly moist and gooey with an incredibly deep chocolate flavor, and you’d never guess it’s sweetened entirely by ripe bananas.

This Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread is perfectly moist and gooey with an incredibly deep chocolate flavor, and you'd never guess it's sweetened entirely by ripe bananas.I’ve been thinking about this recipe for a long time and now I’m positively kicking myself that it took me this long to finally get around to making it – both for my sake and for yours, because this recipe turned out as delicious as I had always hoped and dreamed that it would be. I feel like a proud mama!

A few years ago (that makes me feel like such an old blogger 😱) I posted this recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana BreadI wasn’t even going to post it, because I figured I already had a bunch of banana bread recipes posted. Thankfully, one of my housemates at the time tried it and bugged me to take some pictures before it was gone because it was pretty darn incredible – perfectly sweet (even without sugar) with a texture and flavor that tasted eerily similar to the banana bread my mom used to make. [Read more…]

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread

This Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread is a healthy breakfast or snack that’s made with applesauce! This gluten-free and grain-free spiced loaf is so easy and moist.

This Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread is a healthy breakfast or snack that's made with applesauce! This gluten-free and grain-free spiced loaf is so easy and moist.Hello from Costa Rica!! When this post goes out, I’ll probably be laying in the sun, basking in the 90 degree heat (not to brag or anything). As I write this though, I’m waiting for my delayed flight to Houston, where I’ll then connect to Liberia, Costa Rica.

I was supposed to meeting up with my sister and mom during the connection, but because of my delay, I’l be on different flight to Costa Rica now. I won’t land there for another twelve hours and I’m yearning to be in the warmth! ☀️☀️

In the meantime, I’ll distract myself from the wait by talking to you about this week’s baking expeditions! Namely, this apple cinnamon bread. This recipe was one I expected to work on the first try, and that was sooo not the case. I tested and tweaked and finally, we have a winner! [Read more…]

Paleo Carrot Bread

This Paleo Carrot Bread is incredibly moist, and full of spices, chopped walnuts and golden raisins. This hearty bread is gluten-free and refined sugar free.

This Paleo Carrot Bread is incredibly moist, and full of spices, chopped walnuts and golden raisins. This hearty bread is gluten-free and refined sugar free.Soo…I’m calling this Paleo Carrot Bread, because that’s what it is and it’s SEO friendly and decently descriptive, but I really wanted to call this Sunshine Bread. My sister actually came up with the idea for a carrot tumeric bread when she was helping me recipe brainstorm over the holidays, I wrote “sunshine bread!” with the description, and the idea has been stuck in my head ever since.

I was predicting it would turn out to be a beautiful golden color thanks to the tumeric, grated carrots, and golden raisins. However, the coconut sugar derailed my colors plans and the bread turned a more rusty orange color – not as “sunshine-y” and I had envisioned, and the name didn’t fit as well as I had planned. Also, sunshine bread is not descriptive at all. 

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Blueberry Cornbread

This Blueberry Cornbread is a sweeter take on traditional cornbread with fresh blueberries and sweet corn kernels. It’s baked in a skillet and served with whipped cinnamon honey butter.

This Blueberry Cornbread is a sweeter take on traditional cornbread with fresh blueberries and sweet corn kernels. It's baked in a skillet and served with whipped cinnamon honey butter.Hi, I’m back with more cornbread goodness. I know, if you follow the happenings around here, I brought you these green chile corn muffins not too long ago, and here I am with another cornbread recipe for you.

But this one is so different from those…I couldn’t help sharing both recipes. Where those muffins are totally delicious, they’re also definitely savory: they get their flavor from green chiles, cheddar cheese, and creamed corn. Yum for sure, but sometimes you want cornbread with a sweet edge. [Read more…]

Sweet Sticks

Sweet Sticks were a favorite of my friends and I in college – these bread sticks are topped with melted mozzarella, garlic, and brown sugar for a salty-sweet combo that’s surprisingly irresistible!

Sweet Sticks were a favorite of my friends and I in college - these bread sticks are topped with melted mozzarella, garlic, and brown sugar for a salty-sweet combo that's surprisingly irresistible!Sweet sticks bring back some really good memories…sometimes hazy, but always good.

Sweet sticks were one of the staples of a night out in college. At my school, there was a pizza place on campus that would stay open until 2 a.m. on the weekends, but they would stop taking pizza orders an hour before closing. [Read more…]