Apple Cider Caramel | made with delicious fresh cider for a burst of fall flavors in your mouth! Recipe from bakerita.com

Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramel | made with delicious fresh cider for a burst of fall flavors in your mouth! Recipe from bakerita.com There’s something incredibly satisfying about making your own candy. I always feel way more successful after an awesome batch of caramel or toffee than I do about a great batch of cookies – but the truth is, there’s no need for it to feel like an accomplishment, because it’s really not that hard!

(But you should still totally feel great about making these, because they’re awesome and everyone will love ‘em).

As long as you have an accurate candy thermometer, you’re in business. Candy does require a close eye, but only for a few minutes, and it all comes together so quickly that as long as you have all your ingredients put together before you start the recipe, you’ll be golden. [Read more...]

Banana Nut Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting | recipe from bakerita.com

Banana Nut Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting

Banana Nut Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting | recipe from bakerita.com I don’t know about you guys, but we always have extra too-brown bananas. In a house of six girls, we all tend to get confused about whose bananas are whose and end up with a pile of brown bananas waiting to be a) used in a baked good or b) thrown away. I try to use them up as much as possible so we’re not wasters, and I’m realizing that bananas taste darn good in waaay more baked goods than just banana bread.

Case in point: banana nut bars with brown sugar frosting. These are no regular banana nut bars – these are fudgy and dense and full of delicious banana flavor. They have a healthy dose of cinnamon and nutmeg because I’m all about fall spices right now, and I love the added warmth the spices bring to the bars. The nuts add the crunchiness that I love and crave in most baked goods, but obviously if you’re anti nuts in your baked goods, feel free to leave ‘em out. And then of course, you have the super delicious banana flavor from that ripe banana. It adds a nice texture and an additional level of sweetness to the bar. [Read more...]

Brown Sugar Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry - it's the perfect appetizer! | Recipe from Bakerita.com

Brown Sugar Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Brown Sugar Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry - it's the perfect appetizer! | Recipe from Bakerita.com

Baked brie is seriously one of my favorite things in the world, and with apples, pecans, and puff pastry…it’s ridiculously delicious!

Cheese is my ultimate food vice, especially melted cheese. People who don’t like cheese just truly confuse and baffle me, and I really feel for people can’t eat it. Personally, I could easily demolish an entire wedge of brie by myself. It’s definitely one of my favorite cheeses, and when I was studying in London the Tomato Basil & Brie Sandwich from Pret a Manger was my favorite. I ate that sandwich at least twice a week, mostly because of all the brie. Ugh, it’s just too good. [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Blondies | Sauteed apples and cinnamon chips star in this delicious Fall recipe! From Bakerita.com

Apple Cinnamon Blondies

Apple Cinnamon Blondies | Sauteed apples and cinnamon chips star in this delicious Fall recipe! From Bakerita.com I’m finally 21.

Which means, among other things, that it’s fall! (Oh, and also that now I can start posting boozy dessert recipes! And drink.)

My birthday, September 16th, always falls within the first few weeks of the school year, and is always my marker of when everything starts feeling a whole lot more like fall. Classes start to get into full swing. The air gets a crisp, chilly edge to it between the sunny days, and the leaves just start to change color around the edges. Then, of course, fall baking starts, and the smells of pumpkin bread, cinnamon, and apple-y desserts dominate the kitchen. It’s a great time, especially for baking. [Read more...]

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread #glutenfree #grainfree | from Bakerita.com

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread #glutenfree #grainfree | from Bakerita.com Sooo this was the first time I’ve ever had zucchini bread, but now I totally get what all the fuss is about. This stuff is delicious! 

Now I wish I was one of those people who had the problem of way too many zucchinis in the summer, because in addition to my spiralized zucchini dinners that I’ve been obsessed with this summer, I now want to make this zucchini bread all. the. time. [Read more...]

Paleo Blueberry Banana Swirl Cake with Homemade Blueberry Compote | From Bakerita.com

Paleo Banana Blueberry Swirl Cake

Paleo Blueberry Banana Swirl Cake with Homemade Blueberry Compote | From Bakerita.com Is it a bread? Is it a cake? This recipe is sort of an odd in between, but I called it a cake because it looked more like a cake than a bread. But it’s totally a cake you can eat for breakfast, zero guilt involved. Awesome, huh?

This cake is barely sweetened at all, but lacks no sweetness thanks to the bananas and blueberries. It’s also incredibly moist and tender. It’s totally Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. It’s also beautiful! Look at those swirls! [Read more...]