Quinoa Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Quinoa Granola is a nutty, crunchy breakfast or snack option that’s packed with whole grains and protein. This maple-sweetened granola is gluten-free and vegan, with cinnamon and dried cranberries for flavor! The quinoa bakes up into delicious clusters.

This Quinoa Granola is a nutty, crunchy breakfast or snack option that's packed with whole grains and protein. This maple-sweetened granola is gluten-free and vegan, with cinnamon and dried cranberries for flavor! The quinoa bakes up into delicious clusters.

Despite my many years of making homemade granola, I never get sick of it. Neither the process of making the granola, nor the product churned out of my kitchen ever gets old or tired.

The now-ritualistic process soothes me – measuring out the nuts and grains, adding a whole ton of warm spices, deciding which sweeteners to use and which add-ins I feel like that week. Of course, I definitely don’t get sick of the incredible smell that fills my apartment while it’s baking slowly in the oven. [Read more…]

Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter

This Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter is incredibly smooth and easy to make. The buttery pecans blend up quickly into a creamy nut butter that you’ll want to spread on everything! Cinnamon and vanilla beans complement the pecans wonderfully.

This Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter is incredibly smooth and easy to make. The buttery pecans blend up quickly into a creamy nut butter that you'll want to spread on everything! Cinnamon and vanilla beans complement the pecans wonderfully.

Back atcha with another nut butter! I’m both excited to share this with you, and a little bit sad, because I’m sitting here looking at the bottom of my empty jar of this vanilla bean pecan butter.

My last couple tablespoons were drizzled all over my breakfast this morning and it tasted so good, but using up the last of something so delicious is always bittersweet. No worries though – I can have another batch ready to be devoured in no time because it’s so easy to make. [Read more…]

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola is crunchy, flavorful, and incredibly delicious – you definitely won’t miss the oats! This gluten-free, Paleo and vegan granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack. This post is sponsored by Noosa.

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola is crunchy, flavorful, and incredibly delicious - you definitely won't miss the oats! This gluten-free, Paleo and vegan granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack.

I’ve told you guys soooo many times about my favorite breakfast: yogurt, granola, and berries. I could eat it pretty much everyday – it’s one of those meals I just don’t get sick of.

One of the reasons I probably don’t get sick of it is the wide variety of yogurts and granola I can use, and allll the various delicious flavor possibilities! The options are pretty much endless – as well represented by the wide variety of granola recipes on my site. [Read more…]

Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter (Vegan, Paleo + Whole30)

You’ll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There’s no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.
Okay, I know I just shared another nut butter recipe last week (this homemade cinnamon raisin almond butter) but I had to share this one too because it’s SO GOOD and I seriously can’t stop eating it.

You’re maybe side-eyeing me right now, because banana bread-flavored nut butter sounds a little bizarre, no? Bizarre but incredibly delicious, let me tell you… [Read more…]

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It’s a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

Smoothie bowls: yay or nay? I LOVE them, which is obvious based on the number of smoothie bowl and acai bowl recipes I’ve posted on the site, as well as the frequency with which I make them for breakfast and go out to local juice bars to get them.

But, some people don’t see the point. “Why do you need to EAT your smoothie with a spoon?” they say. “Who has time to sit and eat a smoothie?” they ask. I’ve seen smoothie bowls on a whole bunch of lists of food trends that have gotta go in 2017. [Read more…]

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

This homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter is smooth and creamy, with chewy bits of raisins in every spoonful! Spread it on apples, bananas, toast, or just enjoy it as is.

This homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter is smooth and creamy, with chewy bits of raisins in every spoonful! Spread it on apples, bananas, toast, or just enjoy it as is.

I’m going a little nut butter crazy, you guys. I currently have four jars of assorted homemade nut butters sitting in my pantry, and recipes for four more different flavors written in my recipe notebook.

Luckily (or not), they’re disappearing just as quickly as they’re getting made. A jar of this homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter was the first to go, but luckily, I had two jars of this good stuff. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites have just 5 ingredients and are sweetened with dates! These easy energy bites come together in only 10 minutes and they’re gluten-free, refined sugar free + vegan.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites have just 5 ingredients and are sweetened with dates! These easy energy bites come together in only 10 minutes and they're gluten-free, refined sugar free + vegan.

So I made these little Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites the day before I left for Cuba, and I was so darn excited to have a homemade snack to bring along for when I inevitably got hungry and cranky on the trip…especially one filled with peanut butter + chocolate, two of my favorite things.

And then, of course, I forgot them in the refrigerator, and only remembered when I was en route to the airport. Tragic, I tell you. I thought of them longingly many times during our trip. [Read more…]

Caramel Apple Baked Brie

Caramel Apple Baked Brie is a gooey, scrumptious appetizer that’s perfect for holiday entertaining! This easy recipe has a caramel apple topping piled on top of wheel of melted brie. It only has 5 ingredients and takes 20 minutes from start to finish.

Caramel Apple Baked Brie is a gooey, scrumptious appetizer that's perfect for holiday entertaining! This easy recipe has a caramel apple topping piled on top of wheel of melted brie. It only has 5 ingredients and takes 20 minutes from start to finish.

I realized the other day that I haven’t shared one appetizer recipe for this entire year. Um, I guess I got a little carried away with the chocolate and cookies, as per usual.

But with the holidays coming up and quick and easy appetizers being in high demand, a scrumptious holiday appetizer was in order – especially because this is the season for baked brie, one of my favorite holiday treats  [Read more…]