Protein Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This crunchy Protein Granola gets a major dose of protein & fiber from a secret ingredient – lentils! This gluten-free & vegan granola is a delicious and filling breakfast or snack.

This crunchy Protein Granola gets a major dose of protein & fiber from a secret ingredient - lentils! This gluten-free & vegan granola is a delicious and filling breakfast or snack.This recipe was created as part of the #LetsLentil campaign, sponsored by Canadian Lentils. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Bakerita!

It’s been a while since I posted a granola recipe around here. A couple months, at least, which is a while for me – I pretty much live off granola for breakfast, and my hearty archive of granola recipes definitely reflects that food habit. [Read more…]

Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

This Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl brings the tropics to your breakfast bowl! Customize the toppings on this ultra refreshing & healthy smoothie bowl for your ideal breakfast or snack.

This Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl brings the tropics to your breakfast bowl! Customize the toppings on this ultra refreshing & healthy smoothie bowl for your ideal breakfast or snack.I’ve become a major smoothie bowl addict. I could eat one for breakfast pretty much every single day, and a lot of mornings recently…I have been doing just that. Acai and pitaya bowls are also everywhere in San Diego, so I’ve been picking up my fair share of the bowls at local juice bars too.

I love making them at home, though, where I can make them just as thick and creamy as I like them, with alllll the toppings that I want, using whichever fruits my heart desires. This classic acai bowl is a good place to start the smoothie bowl obsession, but I think the berry pitaya smoothie bowl and peanut butter acai bowl are more frequent favorites of mine – you know I can’t resist a little peanut butter ;) [Read more…]

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…]

Berry Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

This Berry Pitaya Smoothie Bowl is made from mixed berries, banana, and pitaya – also known as dragonfruit! Top with fresh fruit and other toppings for a nutritious and delicious breakfast or brunch.

This Berry Pitaya Smoothie Bowl is made from mixed berries, banana, and pitaya - also known as dragonfruit! Top with fresh fruit and other toppings for a nutritious and delicious breakfast or brunch.

I hope everyone had a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend, and is enjoying the short four-day week! Mine has been nothing short of fantastic – if you’ve been following along on Snapchat, you’ll know I’m currently road tripping with my dad from Seattle down to San Diego.

We are not taking the quick way though. We’re winding slowly but surely down the 101, and we’ve spent three nights on the Oregon coast so far. The first night was spent at an adorable bed and breakfast on the beach in Newport, which is just about the cutest fishing town ever with delicious seafood. [Read more…]

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…]