Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s sweetened with just a ripe banana! You’ll love to wake up to this gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan breakfast.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it's sweetened with just a ripe banana! You'll love to wake up to this gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan breakfast.The photos in this post were updated in May 2016, but the recipe and writing below remains the same as when originally published! I’ve been rephotographing some of my old favorite recipes here on the site that don’t get nearly enough attention, probably because the photos didn’t do this delicious oatmeal justice. But, for memorial’s sake, I’m not rewriting the post at all. All that’s below, including the recipe, is the original from July 2012. Enjoy – this recipe is still one of my favorites! I make it at least a couple of times a month :)

It’s clear to everyone who knows me I’m addicted to chocolate and peanut butter together. They’re perfect for each other, and anyone who has ever eaten a peanut butter cup can attest to that. [Read more…]

Matcha Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Matcha Granola has clusters of oats, coconut flakes, almonds, and pepitas tossed with earthy matcha powder. Whether you enjoy it over yogurt or by the handful, this gluten free and vegan granola probably won’t last long.

This Matcha Granola has clusters of oats, coconut flakes, almonds, and pepitas tossed with earthy matcha powder. Whether you enjoy it over yogurt or by the handful, this gluten free and vegan granola probably won't last long.Hi from the sky! I’m currently cruising at over 10,000 feet in the air, en route from Seattle to San Francisco for a few days to spend time with my sister and my mom. I spend a lot of time on airplanes – I’m probably on a plane at least once a month, and it’s some of my most productive work time.

With my earbuds in, music blasting, and no chance for distraction via Facebook or Instagram or a phone call from one of my parents, I can focus and get more work done in the hours while I’m hurtling through the air at unnatural speeds than I can in the same amount of time sitting at home, at my desk. [Read more…]

Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam (Refined Sugar Free)

This Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam has fresh and vibrant fruit flavor, and it’s made without pectin – it uses chia seeds as the thickener! This easy refrigerator jam is refined sugar free, vegan and Paleo-friendly.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam has fresh and vibrant fruit flavor, and it's made without pectin - it uses chia seeds as the thickener! This easy refrigerator jam is refined sugar free, vegan and Paleo-friendly.Are you one to make your own jam? If you are, you already know the beauty of transforming a bounty of fresh fruit into a delectable spread you can enjoy on everything. If you’re not, it may seem like a time consuming process that’s not particularly worthwhile – you can just grab a jar of your favorite flavor for a few bucks when you’re at the grocery store, right?

Right, in theory…but, wrong. Because the jam that you buy from the supermarket will never be as fresh and vibrant and delicious as the jams that you can taste warm from the saucepan, watching the fruit as it bubbles along into jammy goodness.  [Read more…]

Vegan Rhubarb Muffins

Take advantage of rhubarb’s limited season with these Vegan Rhubarb Muffins! These fluffy muffins are refined sugar free and topped with crunchy sliced almonds.

Take advantage of rhubarb's limited season with these Vegan Rhubarb Muffins! These fluffy muffins are refined sugar free and topped with crunchy sliced almonds.Folks, we’ve had a long road of rhubarb recipe testing to get us to this point. I randomly found rhubarb way back in early February before the season really started and posted this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe, but back then no one else had found rhubarb yet so I was alone in my rhubarb excitement.

Now, rhubarb has taken OVER the entire food internet, and of course until a few weeks ago, I couldn’t find any more rhubarb ANYWHERE. Then, finally, a few Sunday’s ago, I saw bunches of it piled on the tables at my local farmer’s market. [Read more…]

Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These easy no-bake Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars are the perfect breakfast treat or snack! This gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan recipe has only seven ingredients.

These easy no-bake Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars are the perfect breakfast treat or snack! This gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan recipe has only seven ingredients.Have you ever heard of puffed millet? I hadn’t up until a few weeks ago, when this post from The Kitchen McCabe landed in my inbox and I spent the rest of the day marveling not only over the gorgeous styling and photos of the bars from Kayley, but also over how darn cute and little the millet puffs were!

I couldn’t get Kayley’s recipe for White Chocolate Dipped Puffed Millet Bars with Strawberries + Pistachios out of my head, so I went on a search through my local grocery stores for puffed millet (found it at a local health food store, but you can order it here) so I could reinterpret her recipe with my own twist. Puffed millet bars were definitely happening. And…ta-da! Here they are :D [Read more…]

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

These Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats come together in five minutes so breakfast will be ready right when you wake up! This easy overnight oat recipe tastes like blueberry muffins and can be served cool or warm.

These Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats come together in five minutes so breakfast will be ready right when you wake up! This easy overnight oat recipe tastes like blueberry muffins and can be served cool or warm.The past few days have been unseasonably hot here in Seattle, with the temperature cracking the 80s earlier in the week, and it’s luckily stayed in the realm of sundress weather. Being able to photograph on my patio without the need for two jackets and a scarf has been a blessing, and my body is thankful for the extra dose of vitamin D it’s getting from my long daily walks to soak up the sun.

Seattle transforms during the spring and summer, turning from the land of rain and gloom into a sunshine-y, blue skied place with lots of glimmering water and pale locals trying to catch a tan while the sun hangs around ever so briefly. I don’t think summer is here quite yet, as the forecast is predicting a weekend full of rain, but the teases of summer have definitely infected the atmosphere up here. [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…]

Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes with Granola Crust (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes are smooth and creamy with a bit of tang and a crunchy granola crust. These gluten-free cheesecakes are delicious for either dessert or breakfast, and they’re only 177 calories each! This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

These Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes are smooth and creamy with a bit of tanginess and a crunchy granola crust. These gluten-free cheesecakes were delicious for breakfast topped with fresh berries, and they're only 177 calories each!Monday’s back, but I think I have a couple words that will help make Monday a bit more bearable: cheesecake for breakfast. How did that make you feel – a little better, right? I know it has me smiling big ☺️.

Now…I guess technically you could have cheesecake for breakfast whenever you damn well please, because you’re an adult! But these cheesecakes, in all their Greek yogurt and granola glory, are made with breakfast in mind. [Read more…]