Cranberry Apple Crisp (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Cranberry Apple Crisp is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg & orange zest and topped with a crunchy pecan oatmeal crisp topping. This gluten-free and vegan crisp is the perfect holiday dessert!

This Cranberry Apple Crisp is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg & orange zest and topped with a crunchy pecan oatmeal crisp topping. This gluten-free and vegan crisp is the perfect holiday dessert!Are you a planner or a procrastinator? I know some of us have already had the whole Thanksgiving menu planned out for weeks now…and then there’s the other group, who’ll be running frantically to the grocery store for another bag of potatoes the morning of Thanksgiving. Which group are you in?!

I’m typically in the planner group – leaving things until the very last minute has always given me anxiety, so I made sure that my family knew who was making what for our Thanksgiving feast earlier this week. [Read more…]

Pear Apple Crisp (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Pear Apple Crisp combines two of the best fall fruits into one delicious crisp, flavored with vanilla, cinnamon and ginger and topped with a grain-free crumble topping. This crisp is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

This Pear Apple Crisp combines two of the best fall fruits into one delicious crisp, flavored with vanilla, cinnamon and ginger and topped with a grain-free crumble topping. This crisp is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

Ever since I moved back to San Diego, my friend Monica from The Movement Menu and I have been trying to get together for a baking and cooking day, and after four months, it finally happened!

I always love getting together with other bloggers for whatever reason – baking, cooking, and just chatting about blogging is always such a joy, since normally our interactions are limited to behind a screen. Since blogging tends to be a solo endeavor, getting to be face-to-face to collaborate and bounce flavor ideas off each other is so much fun. It’s always so interesting for me to see someone else’s creative process when doing recipe development and food photography.

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Strawberry Cobbler (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Strawberry Cobbler recipe makes a small batch that’s perfect for sharing between a few people. This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is made even better with some whipped coconut cream!

This Strawberry Cobbler recipe makes a small batch that's perfect for sharing between a few people. This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is made even better with some whipped coconut cream!Since this Blackberry & Blueberry Cobbler and then this Peach Cobbler, I have gotten very, very into cobblers. The juicy, fruity filling that gets all bubbly and caramelized around the edges, topped off with a fluffy, crispy, and gooey cobbler topping – it’s all very exciting. 😍😍😍

The problem is, I love fruit cobblers a little too much, so I can’t make too big of a batch, or I’ll end the day with cobbler having replaced all my meals. Oops. [Read more…]

Mango Pineapple Crumble (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Mango Pineapple Crumble has an irresistible coconut macadamia nut crumble topping. This is a gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free crumble that will bring your tastebuds to the tropics!

This Mango Pineapple Crumble has an irresistible coconut macadamia nut crumble topping. This is a gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free crumble that will bring your tastebuds to the tropics!The fruit-filled crisp and crumble obsession continues. I am not kidding you when I say I’ve made six or seven crumble varieties in the last two weeks. It’s quite the tasty obsession, my friends, especially since it’s brought us to this mango pineapple crumble.

I shared this Summer Stone Fruit Crisp last week, and it is already a known favorite around here. It was devoured ridiculously quickly both times I made it, and I was tempted to make for the third time because of all the beautiful peaches and plums and nectarines I had, perfectly ripe in the fridge. [Read more…]

Summer Stone Fruit Crisp (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Summer Stone Fruit Crisp features lightly sweetened peaches, plums, and nectarines topped with a oatmeal pecan crumble topping. This gluten-free and vegan dessert showcases the best of summer!

This Summer Stone Fruit Crisp features lightly sweetened peaches, plums, and nectarines topped with a oatmeal pecan crumble topping. This gluten-free and vegan dessert showcases the best of summer!Help. I’m going crisp CRAZY over here. I’ve always been a big fan of them – most people who ask me what my favorite dessert is get apple crisp as the answer, and I can take down an apple crisp all by myself. But for some reason, I’ve always relegated crisps to fall and winter.

And now I’m here full of regret for having never made a stone fruit crisp before this weekend. It’s definitely time to make up for lost time, because apple crisp may very well be giving up it’s crown for this guy. [Read more…]

Peach Cobbler (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Peach Cobbler has a crispy, fluffy topping with a simple peach filling – it’s the most perfect summer dessert! This is a gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan treat that you don’t want to miss.

This Peach Cobbler has a crispy, fluffy topping with a simple peach filling - it's the most perfect summer dessert! This is a gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan treat that you don't want to miss.The peak of summer demands that only the absolute best produce makes it’s way into my baked goods, and because all the fruit this time of year is so darn good, simple is definitely best. Juicy peaches are my kryptonite this time of year, and I always need to buy double whatever I need to for a recipe to make sure I don’t eat them all before the recipe gets made. It’s a frequently occurring problem.

Luckily, I managed to hold on to enough juicy, ripe peaches, as hard as it was, in order to whip up this easy peach cobbler. Since I made this blackberry and blueberry cobbler a few months ago, I’ve been dreaming of a peach version. [Read more…]

Blueberry Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Blueberry Skillet Cookie is a cross between a gooey skillet cookie and a bubbly blueberry cobbler! This recipe is gluten-free, Paleo and refined sugar free and makes just enough to share.

This Blueberry Skillet Cookie is a cross between a gooey skillet cookie and a bubbly blueberry cobbler! This recipe is gluten-free, Paleo and refined sugar free and makes just enough to share.I’m seriously going nutty over all the incredible fruit and vegetables around this time of year. I keep buying all of these incredible peaches, juicy watermelons and flavorful plums with the intention of making all these recipes I have in my head and scribbled on my notepads, and then they end up in my stomach before they end up in a recipe – I just can’t resist.

Fruit in San Diego is irresistible this time of year, and this week at the farmer’s market, I couldn’t keep my hands off the berries and the oh so beautiful heirloom tomatoes. Working with fabulous produce makes baking so much more fun – everything is better when the produce is high quality and super flavorful on it’s own. [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…]