Chocolate Strawberry Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it’s so delicious you’ll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it’s loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it's so delicious you'll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it's loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

***2017 Update*** You guys have probably noticed I’ve been updating a lot of older recipes with new photos! This is another one of those – this Chocolate Strawberry Granola was posted last year, and has become a major favorite of mine and for lots of you. It’s beyond easy and always satisfying. I love it with yogurt or almond milk and berries, or just as a snack. 

As usual, I’ve left the words in the post the same as when it was originally posted for nostalgia’s sake…even though it was a little brutal reliving my LASIK experience in this post 😂 thank goodness that was over a year ago! Scroll down for the recipe, and enjoy! :)
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Strawberry Cashew Butter (Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free + Whole30)

If you’re a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Meet my new favorite nut butter: Strawberry Cashew Butter. Hooooly smokes you guys, this stuff is good.

I’ve been pedaling some major nut butter game your way lately, and it seems a lot of you are enjoying the easy nut butter recipes I’ve been sharing. For those of you who haven’t yet hopped on the homemade nut butter train, I surely hope and request that this is the one to change your mind. [Read more…]

No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars (Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars are loaded with nuts, coconut, and dried fruit for a filling and delicious snack that will fill you up and satisfy your tastebuds! These Paleo + vegan granola bars are the perfect thing to keep on hand for when hunger hits.

These No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars are loaded with nuts, coconut, and dried fruit for a filling and delicious snack that will fill you up and satisfy your tastebuds! These Paleo + vegan granola bars are the perfect thing to keep on hand for when hunger hits.

Are you a homemade granola bar person, or more of a grab-and-go from the box type? To be honest, I haven’t been the biggest granola bar person in general for most of my life – I just prefer to sit down and eat a real meal than something on the go.

But, as we all know, sometimes grab and go has got to do. For those times, I loooove having a batch of homemade granola bars on hand, and I usually have a healthy, homemade bar of some sort hanging out in my fridge or freezer for those times. [Read more…]

Super Seed Nut Butter

This Super Seed Nut Butter is made with a variety of nuts and seeds, creating a smooth and creamy spread that’s super flavorful and loaded with nutrients. This delicious homemade nut + seed butter comes together quickly in a blender or food processor.

This Super Seed Nut Butter is made with a variety of nuts and seeds, creating a smooth and creamy spread that's super flavorful and loaded with nutrients. This delicious homemade nut + seed butter comes together quickly in a blender or food processor.

You guys probably wouldn’t believe the amount of nut butter that I go through. I’m constantly finishing jars – I’d say that nut butter is one of my main food groups.

Slathered on apples is probably the most common way I eat it, but I also devour my various nut butters with bananas, swirled into my oatmeal, dripped on a smoothie bowl, and by the spoonful (no shame). [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start the day.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it's actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start the day.

Sooo…I feel pretty bad for everyone who has been stuck in a pile of snow this week, with their power out, and blizzards swirling all around, and temperatures that are way too cold for me.

Especially because here in San Diego, we’ve been having an absolutely beautiful week of sunshine and more than a few of those days have passed 80ºF. In fact, as I’m writing this, it’s 8:15 PM and I’m sitting outside in a dress and I’m not even chilly. [Read more…]

Pecan Pie Protein Bars (No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Paleo + Whole30)

These Pecan Pie Protein Bars are chewy, filling, and taste like pecan pie – only five ingredients needed! These collagen-packed protein bars require no baking and they’re gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30-approved. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

These Pecan Pie Protein Bars are chewy, filling, and taste like pecan pie - only five ingredients needed! These collagen-packed protein bars require no baking and they're gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30-approved.

So this past weekend, I drove up to Anaheim for the Natural Products Expo. It was my first time going, but I had heart lots about it – how it’s huge, overwhelming, and packed with every natural food, beauty, and health company.

But no description could have prepared me for it. With almost 3,000 exhibitors, there really was every single natural product you could think of. I arrived on Friday and wandered into the madness aimlessly. I was there by myself, and for the first half hour, I felt like a lost lamb, wide-eyed and wandering through the crowds. [Read more…]

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding (Paleo + Vegan)

This Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding is an irresistibly delicious breakfast or snack made with only five ingredients and five minutes of prep. It’s made with almond milk and naturally sweetened with dates, making it Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant.

This Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding is an irresistibly delicious breakfast or snack made with only five ingredients and five minutes of prep. It's made with almond milk and naturally sweetened with dates, making it Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant.

Before we get to breakfast, I need to tell you guys a little story about what happened the other day. I’ve spoken a lot of my wonderful dog, Bear. He’s a giant, fluffy, loveable pup. He’s been my best buddy for just about half my life.

After moving home to San Diego this past summer, I managed to find an apartment that let me have a big dog, so I stole Bear from my dad’s and brought him to live with me so he could keep me company while I’m home baking and working. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nut Butter (Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nut Butter is made from Paleo and vegan-friendly ingredients, but manages to taste like chocolate chip cookie dough in spreadable, nut butter form. You won’t be able to stop eating it by the spoonful!

This "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" Nut Butter is made from Paleo and vegan-friendly ingredients, but manages to taste like chocolate chip cookie dough in spreadable, nut butter form. You won't be able to stop eating it by the spoonful!

Coming at you with another nut butter today! And this is a GOOD one, you guys. Like seriously, seriously, sooooo good.Let’s be honest: how can anything with chocolate chip cookie dough as part of the title end up being anything but delicious, right?!

When I started posting all these nut butter recipes, I didn’t know if you guys would be down with them. It’s one of those things most people just buy, right?! But I’ve been super surprised by the number of you sending me snaps and messages with your tales of homemade nut butter making! [Read more…]