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…]

Chocolate Cherry Tart with Toasted Almond Crust (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Cherry Tart has a toasted almond shortbread crust filled with silky chocolate ganache and fresh cherries! This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is incredibly rich and comes together quickly.

This Chocolate Cherry Tart has a toasted almond shortbread crust filled with silky chocolate ganache and fresh cherries! This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is incredibly rich and comes together quickly.This summer is truly flying by – how is already almost August?! Granted, I’ve been on the go for most of it. At the end of May, I moved from Seattle to San Diego via a week long road trip down the West Coast, closely followed by three weeks cruising around Europe. As if that wasn’t enough, this past weekend I went back up to Seattle to attend Pemberton music festival near Whistler in British Colombia with my friends.

While it was all so much fun and I’m not complaining for one second, since I got back from the music festival (which was amaaaaaazing) this past Monday, I have been so happy to sit my butt down on the couch, get caught up on work, and not move too much. I, for once, am happy to not have any trips in my immediate future. [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…]

No-Bake Chocolate Banana Tart (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This No-Bake Chocolate Banana Tart has an easy date crust, filled with creamy chocolate ganache and sliced bananas! This quick and simple recipe is only has five ingredients and it’s gluten-free, Paleo and vegan.

This No-Bake Chocolate Banana Tart has an easy date crust, filled with creamy chocolate ganache and sliced bananas! This quick and simple recipe is only has five ingredients and it's gluten-free, Paleo and vegan.Sometimes, simple is the best. While I love to create recipes with tons of fabulous ingredients, that take a bit of standing time in the kitchen to create, there’s other times (like when I’m baking in this summer heat) that I want a recipe that’s the wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kind of simple.

And nothing says simple quite like a no-baking-required dessert made with just five ingredients, am I right? [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…]

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies (Gluten Free)

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are incredibly rich and delicious, with a crunchy and fudgy topping. These gluten-free brownies were made for chocolate and peanut butter lovers!

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are incredibly rich and delicious, with a crunchy and fudgy topping. These gluten-free brownies were made for chocolate and peanut butter lovers!Hi, friends! I’m writing to you from thousands of feet in the air, en route from Barcelona to London, where I’ll continue on home to San Diego (on an eleven hour flight- ugh :P). For the past 17 days, I’ve been bouncing from city to city around Europe, and while I thought I would be excited to be back home, I’m already dreaming of the next time I can go back.

If we’re Snapchat friends, you may have seen my story – documenting all the places I’ve seen and all the many, many gelato cones that I’ve eaten. Along with my mom’s whole side of the family (minus my sister – we missed you, Shay!), we started in Athens and then got on a 10-day cruise through Europe, finally ending in one of my favorite cities in the world – Barcelona. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups

These Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups are homemade peanut butter cups with an added layer of jam or jelly! This healthier candy recipe is only 5 ingredients, and uses an easy refined sugar free chocolate recipe.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups are homemade peanut butter cups with an added layer of jam or jelly! This healthier candy recipe is only 5 ingredients, and uses an easy refined sugar free chocolate recipe.Making copycat candies, but way healthier, has become a recent favorite activity of mine. It started with these paleo + vegan Twix Bars, moved onto these Girl Scout cookie copycat Samoa Bars, candy-inspired Almond Joy Brownies, and then these homemade peanut butter cups.

The homemade peanut butter cups got me all excited (because I love a good peanut butter cup – or a peanut butter anything, really) and I started coming up with all sorts of peanut butter cup related recipes. [Read more…]

Paleo Raspberry French Silk Pie

This Paleo Fresh Raspberry French Silk Pie has an almond flour crust filled with a super creamy chocolate pie filling. Fresh raspberries add brightness to this rich dessert.

This Paleo Fresh Raspberry French Silk Pie has an almond flour crust filled with a super creamy chocolate pie filling. Fresh raspberries add brightness to this rich dessert.Tonight, I’m leaving on a red-eye flight from San Diego to Athens, Greece and I could not be more excited. I have been wanting to go to Greece for many years…mostly because I’m pretty sure I could eat Greek food all day, every day and never get sick of it.

Athens is the first stop on a cruise through the Mediterranean, Italy, and ending in Barcelona, Spain – one of my favorite cities in the world. We have an extra few days before and after the cruise to spend time in Athens and Barcelona, respectively, and I can’t wait to eat my way through all the cities 😋 You can bet I’ll be Snapchatting as much of the trip as possible, if you want to follow along :) my username is bakeritablog. [Read more…]