Dried Cherry, Almond + Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These no bake Dried Cherry, Almond + Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. These flavor-packed granola bars are gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, and topped with a dark chocolate drizzle!

These no bake Dried Cherry, Almond + Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. These flavor-packed granola bars are gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, and topped with a dark chocolate drizzle!When I was a little one, I could not pronounce ‘granola bar’ for the life of me. I loved them and requested them often, but in my toddler gibberish, I was unable to ask for them, instead requesting “ganenah boats” – something my parents tried hard to decipher for a while before finally figuring out I was referring to granola bars from me pointing at them.

With my little kid speech impediments, it took me a few years before my pronunciation made sense to anyone outside of the family, but the granola bar love perpetuated through childhood. To be honest, though, I’d sort of fallen off the granola bar wagon. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Start your morning with Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal for a healthy & delicious breakfast treat! This gluten-free and vegan oatmeal is sweetened with a ripe banana.

Start your morning with Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal for a healthy & delicious breakfast treat! This gluten-free and vegan oatmeal is sweetened with a ripe banana.When I was younger, I did not like oatmeal…at all. All I had ever really tried was the instant packet variety which, in all it’s mushiness, didn’t really do anything for me. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens when my sister showed me how she makes her oatmeal – with rolled oats and sweetened with just a banana – that I finally started to appreciate it.

Now, I often crave a warm bowl of banana-sweetened oatmeal, especially on the upcoming cool fall mornings and cold winter days. But even with the still-warm weather, I can appreciate the deliciousness of a good bowl of oatmeal and it’s magical ability to keep me full for hours. [Read more…]

Banana Bread French Toast with Caramelized Bananas (Gluten Free, Paleo + Dairy Free)

This Banana Bread French Toast is topped with caramelized bananas for a banana lover’s delight! This gluten-free, Paleo, and dairy-free french toast is sure to satisfy your breakfast and brunch cravings.

This Banana Bread French Toast is topped with caramelized bananas for a banana lover's delight! This gluten-free, Paleo, and dairy-free french toast is sure to satisfy your breakfast and brunch cravings.Calling all banana lovers! This post was made for you. If you’re not a banana fan – sorry, but you’re probably going to want to skip this one, because today is going to be full of delicious banana goodness.

French toast is getting a major upgrade right now, and all we had to do was switch out regular bread for one of my other favorite types of bread: banana bread! Sure, it requires making a batch of banana bread, but trust me friends: it’s so worth it. [Read more…]

Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cookies are a quick and healthy breakfast treat or snack. These hearty breakfast cookies, made with rolled oats and almond butter, are gluten free, refined sugar free, and bursting with fresh blueberries!

Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cookies are a quick and healthy breakfast treat, snack, or dessert. These hearty breakfast cookies, made with rolled oats and almond butter, are gluten free, refined sugar free, and bursting with fresh blueberries!Happy Monday! I hope your starting this week bright eyed and bushy tailed after a refreshing weekend of whatever it is you did – hopefully taking advantage of the beautiful summer weather and not thinking about how quickly fall will be upon us.

It was surprisingly gloomy here in San Diego, so I spent the weekend relaxing, seeing friends and family, doing a little recipe testing, and watching a whole lot of the Olympics. I’m super into them this year – normally I just watch a few of my favorite events, but this year I’ve been loving all of them. [Read more…]

Oatmeal Fig Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Oatmeal Fig Bars are an incredible way to use your fresh figs! These gluten-free + vegan bars taste like Fig Neutons, but without the guilt or refined sugars. Enjoy them for breakfast or as a snack!

These Oatmeal Fig Bars are an incredible way to use your fresh figs! These gluten-free + vegan bars taste like Fig Neutons, but without the guilt or refined sugars. Enjoy them for breakfast or as a snack!So, are you guys on Snapchat? If so…what do you think about the new Instagram Stories? It’s clear that Instagram totally knocked off Snapchat’s story feature. I must admit, I’ve been using Snapchat for years and I prefer Snapchat stories because I love all the location filters and that you can speed up/slow down/make yourself beautiful.

However, I’ve got to admit, it’s awfully convenient having my Instagram followers being able to see everything on one app without having to send people over to Snapchat to “see more” of whatever. I’ve only been using Instagram stories for a day and a half, and there’s no way I can do stories on both, so one’s going to have to give. Any preference from you? Will Instagram or Snapchat prevail?! [Read more…]

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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