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…]

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…]

Blackberry + Blueberry Cobbler (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Blackberry + Blueberry Cobbler is healthy enough for breakfast, but sweet + delicious enough to be dessert! These gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan cobblers have a crisp and gooey topping.

This Blackberry + Blueberry Cobbler is healthy enough for breakfast, but sweet + delicious enough to be dessert! These gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan cobblers have a crisp and gooey topping.I haven’t dabbled in cobblers too much. In fact, this is somehow the first time I’ve ever posted a cobbler recipe on this site. What I have been doing for the past five years?!

I think for a while I just assumed cobbler was similar enough to a crisp or crumble and never needed too much individual exploring, because crisps had already earned top spot on my favorite dessert list. And logically, that should have earned it a place on my list of things to try long ago. [Read more…]

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won’t be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won't be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.UPDATE! I’ve been having a lot of fun remaking some of my old recipes that I think could use a little *erm* refresh, shall we say. Some of my older recipes are definitely outstanding, while the pictures representing the recipes were far from it.

This recipe was originally posted back in January of 2014, when I had first arrived to London for my semester abroad. Remembering that first week, I barely remember getting sick, and just remember how much freaking FUN I had on my semester abroad. Oh, nostalgia…these cookies, too, are still totally outstanding. I don’t like erasing old posts…soooo, here’s the original (pictures replaced, except for one) from 2014! [Read more…]

Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies

Even your most intense chocolate craving doesn’t stand a chance against these Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies! These super chocolatey cookies are gluten free and refined sugar free.

Even your most intense chocolate craving doesn't stand a chance against these Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies! These super chocolatey cookies are gluten free and refined sugar free.I’m officially a San Diego resident again! Sorry for my lack of posts last week, but my plan to write posts at the end of long driving days seemed way less fun after eating big meals and many houuuurs of driving each day. But now we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming!

Before we talk about these glorious paleo double chocolate cookies you’re looking at though, can I finish telling you about my road trip?! If you want to read the first part, you can read it here. If you don’t care, skip ahead to the recipe – I promise I won’t be offended :) [Read more…]

Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars feature fresh strawberries and an oatmeal crumb crust that doubles as the crumble topping! This quick and easy recipe is gluten-free and vegan.

These Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars feature fresh strawberries and an oatmeal crumb crust that doubles as the crumble topping! This quick and easy recipe is gluten-free and vegan.I’m currently standing in my kitchen while the movers move around me, packing up my furniture and moving boxes filled with everything I own. The contents of my life are getting loaded into the moving truck, ready to be driven down to San Diego. It’s weird, and sad, and a little bit surreal.

As excited as I am to move back to San Diego, it feels so bizarre to be leaving Washington after having spent the past five years here, and I’m extra sad to be leaving my apartment. I love my kitchen and my shooting area and seeing my photography set-up in boxes makes me nostalgic already. I can’t believe another baked good won’t be coming out of this kitchen! [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!Ooey…gooey…doughy…with big, melted chunks of dark chocolate. Those are the words I like to hear when we’re talking about gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies, don’t you?

The biggest perk of a skillet cookie is the increased ratio of gooey insides to the crispy, golden outside. When you dig into the center of a skillet cookie with your spoon and get a perfect mix of melted chocolate, barely cooked doughy center, and crispy edges, there isn’t really anything better. [Read more…]