Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) |

Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

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Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) |

Let me just tell y’all about this banana bread. This stuff is GOOD. Like, really, really good, and you would have no idea that it was gluten-free, or moderately healthy, at all. In fact, no one in my family even believed me when I told them it was. We all just devoured it much too quickly.

I favored it warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave, just to get those chocolate chips all melty and delicious and absolutely wonderful. This is real, homestyle, tastes-like-mommy-made-it banana bread. It reminds me so much of the chocolate chip banana bread my mom would always make for my sister and I when we were left with too many overripe bananas. Mmm, such good stuff, except instead of the oil and sugar that made mommy’s banana bread, this one uses honey and applesauce! And because it’s healthy, you can have more slices without the guilt. May I suggest having a piece with some peanut butter on it? Mindblowingly delicious (<–whoops, made up a word, but it’s accurate). Of course, to keep it healthier, leave out the chocolate chips. I just can’t have banana bread without chocolate chips, so I had to include them. [Read more...]

Jam Thumbprint Cookies that are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar free and can be made paleo AND they only have 4 ingredients! Seriously, can that be beat? Oh yeah, and they taste awesome and are beyond easy | From

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Jam Thumbprint Cookies that are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free and can be made paleo. With only four ingredients, these are so easy & so delicious! | From Hi guys. I’ve been totally AWOL, despite my promises of stories from London and all that good stuff. Let me throw something out there – London has been amazing so far (for the most part, but we’ll get there in a second), but you want to know something slightly pathetic for a blogger?

I have yet to take ONE picture that was not a blurry, night-out, nightclub picture. I know, I know. But the truth is, I haven’t really been sightseeing yet! It’s been orientation, classes (ahem, modules, as the Brits call them), meeting new people, and going out. Oh, getting sick. Right, how is that for luck! One week in, and I woke up in the middle of the night feeling horrific, barely able to get out of bed. So for the past three days I’ve been in my room, miserable. Until this morning, I hadn’t seen a soul, and all I had eaten was one granola bar and a handful of cereal…in three days.

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Caramel Apple Crumble (GF) from

Caramel Apple Crumble (GF)

Caramel Apple Crumble (GF) from Apple crumble. Oh, man. Apple crumble is possibly my favorite dessert, and for that reason, I don’t make it too often. Most of the dessert I make, I’m able to resist for the most part. I taste, make sure it’s delicious enough to be shared, but I usually try to avoid gorging myself on baked goods because that would be way bad for my health and for my waistline.

Apple crumble, on the other hand, I’m powerless to resist. I just love it. The sweet, spiced apples topped with all that amazing, crunchy, deliciously buttery crumb topping. Everything about it reminds me of fall. Mmm, it’s just the best! [Read more...]

Banana, Peanut Butter, & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes |

Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

Banana, Peanut Butter, & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes | Who doesn’t love a good stack of pancakes? If you don’t, well, we can’t be friends anymore.

Hopefully we’re still friends, and you’re still here, because if you are…you’re going to love these pancakes.

And guess what? If you are for some reason not into either peanut butter, banana, or chocolate chips, I have a giveaway where you can win an e-cookbook called Stack’d that has over 30 recipes for amazing protein pancakes. This e-cookbook was written by a lovely girl named Jessica, and it is available on Amazon for only $3.49! [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (GF, Vegan)

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Phew. First two weeks of classes have officially been conquered, and the fact that I’m a junior in college is slowly starting to settle in. It’s beyond weird, and I’m not ready to come to complete terms with it, so instead of talking about the fact that I’m halfway done with college, we’re going to talk about banana chocolate chip muffins.

These vegan blueberry muffins have continued to be one of the most popular recipes on my site, and I’ve been wanting to create a gluten-free version for a while now. However, I was scared of them turning into that horribly grainy, weirdly crunchy texture that gluten free baked goods sometimes turn into. Thank goodness, these muffins aren’t like that at all. [Read more...]

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake |

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake

Blackberry Cornmeal Cake | This cake. Mmm. It’s so wonderfully summery, but also the perfect way to transition into rapidly approaching fall.

The thing I love about this cake is that I see so much potential for it. Trade out the blackberries for sliced peaches, or cranberries, or pears. Add orange zest, or lemon zest, or lime zest. Leave fruit out of the cake altogether. Give it a dusting of turbinado sugar on top for a sweet crunchy topping. Oh, the possibilities excite me. [Read more...]