Lemon Berry Oatmeal Snack Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Lemon Berry Oatmeal Snack Bars are the perfect mid-day treat or dessert to satisfy your hunger! These snack bars have an oatmeal crust, a tangy lemon mixed berry filling, and they’re gluten-free + vegan. Thanks to Lipton for sponsoring this post!

These Lemon Berry Oatmeal Snack Bars are the perfect mid-day treat or dessert to satisfy your hunger! These snack bars have an oatmeal crust, a tangy lemon mixed berry filling, and they're gluten-free + vegan.Let’s talk about snack time. Are you a big into snacking, or are you more of a stick-to-your-meals kind of person? I do a little of both – on the days when I’m recipe developing and testing, I’m snacking on baked treats all day and don’t even really eat real meals until dinner.

On the other days, I’m usually a stick-to-my-meals person, but there’s got to be some sort of sweet treat during the day. I’m a baking blogger after all, so it’s okay, right?! [Read more…]

Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers has the most incredible vegan chocolate mousse filling! You’d never guess that this rich dessert is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

This Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers has the most incredible vegan chocolate mousse filling! You'd never guess that this rich dessert is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.So, we’re a just few days from October and we’ve officially crossed the threshold into fall. How’s everyone feeling about it? I’m feeling…conflicted, as the change of season always does to me, especially in San Diego. 

I forgot how disorienting the changing seasons are in San Diego, mostly because…the season’s don’t really change. It’s pretty much: really sunny, sunny, a little breezy, and back to sunny. It’s hard to get into a Fall/Winter mindset when the sun is still shining and it’s 80 degrees out, ya know? [Read more…]

Raspberry Acai Bowl

This Raspberry Acai Bowl is a refreshing & delicious breakfast, especially when you add your favorite toppings! This easy breakfast is ready in a few minutes.

This Raspberry Acai Bowl is a refreshing & delicious breakfast, especially when you add your favorite toppings! This healthy breakfast is ready in a few minutes.Let’s be honest – I’ve become a little bit obsessed with acai bowls. If you follow me on Instagram stories or Snapchat, you may have noticed that I make them all the time. Like, at least a couple times a week. They’ve also crept their way out of breakfast territory and into lunch and dinner territory, too.

This Peanut Butter Acai Bowl is one of my favorites that I make over and over again because hello, I’m peanut butter obsessed. But I’ve made room for a lot of other favorites too – namely, this raspberry acai bowl! [Read more…]

Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is an easy, one bowl recipe loaded with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chunks. This gooey skillet cookie is gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free.

This Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is an easy, one bowl recipe loaded with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chunks. This gooey skillet cookie is gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free.I hope everyone had a nice + long holiday weekend! We’re officially post-Labor Day, so even though we haven’t reached the official end of summer quite yet, it feels like we’ve passed the unofficial conclusion of the sunny season. Even here in San Diego, though the days are still warm, a bit of that fall breeze in starting to roll in with a bite of chill in night air.

And even though I’m basking in every last bit of sunshine, I’m starting to get really excited about all that fall brings, specifically to the dessert table: apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, and lots and lots of chocolate! [Read more…]

Blueberry Galette (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Blueberry Galette is a delicious dessert that’s easier to make than a pie, with the same fruity filling and super flaky crust. This healthier dessert is gluten free, Paleo-friendly, and refined sugar free.

This Blueberry Galette is a delicious dessert that's easier to make than a pie, with the same fruity filling and super flaky crust. This healthier dessert is gluten free, Paleo-friendly, and refined sugar free.We’re officially into September. How’d we already get this far into 2016? It feels like a few weeks ago we were ringing in the new year, wondering how 2015 passed so quickly. And now, a new school year is beginning (without me), I’m about to turn 23, and I’ve been graduated from college for over a year. Blah. Things are weird.

Also, what is UP with grocery stores already having Halloween candy out? I refuse to go there when it’s still two month away. Let’s stay stuck in summer for just a teeeensy bit longer. Agreed? [Read more…]

Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts with Greek Yogurt + Berries (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts are topped with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a fun and filling breakfast! This gluten-free and refined sugar-free twist on a classic parfait looks beautiful and tastes even better.

These Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts are topped with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a fun and filling breakfast! This gluten-free and refined sugar-free twist on a classic parfait looks beautiful and tastes even better.I have a granola infatuation, and I’m constantly dreaming up new flavors and new ways to use granola for every purpose. If you’re a regular around here, that’s no surprise – you’ve seen a whole bunch of granola recipes over the years.

To be honest, I’m surprised these granola crust breakfast tarts haven’t come along sooner, considering they have a whole lot of granola goodness going for them, and they’re a twist on my favorite breakfast: Greek yogurt, berries, and homemade granola. [Read more…]

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…]

Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cookies are a quick and healthy breakfast treat or snack. These hearty breakfast cookies, made with rolled oats and almond butter, are gluten free, refined sugar free, and bursting with fresh blueberries!

Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cookies are a quick and healthy breakfast treat, snack, or dessert. These hearty breakfast cookies, made with rolled oats and almond butter, are gluten free, refined sugar free, and bursting with fresh blueberries!Happy Monday! I hope your starting this week bright eyed and bushy tailed after a refreshing weekend of whatever it is you did – hopefully taking advantage of the beautiful summer weather and not thinking about how quickly fall will be upon us.

It was surprisingly gloomy here in San Diego, so I spent the weekend relaxing, seeing friends and family, doing a little recipe testing, and watching a whole lot of the Olympics. I’m super into them this year – normally I just watch a few of my favorite events, but this year I’ve been loving all of them. [Read more…]