Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread is perfectly moist and gooey with an incredibly deep chocolate flavor, and you’d never guess it’s sweetened entirely by ripe bananas.

This Paleo Double Chocolate Banana Bread is perfectly moist and gooey with an incredibly deep chocolate flavor, and you'd never guess it's sweetened entirely by ripe bananas.I’ve been thinking about this recipe for a long time and now I’m positively kicking myself that it took me this long to finally get around to making it – both for my sake and for yours, because this recipe turned out as delicious as I had always hoped and dreamed that it would be. I feel like a proud mama!

A few years ago (that makes me feel like such an old blogger¬†ūüėĪ) I posted this recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread.¬†I wasn’t even going to post it, because I figured I already had a bunch of banana bread recipes posted. Thankfully, one of my housemates at the time tried it and bugged me to take some pictures before it was gone because it was pretty darn incredible – perfectly sweet (even without sugar) with a texture and flavor that tasted eerily similar to the banana bread my mom used to make. [Read more…]

Almond Joy Brownies (Gluten Free + Paleo)

These Almond Joy Brownies have a coconut butter topping and a drizzle of dark chocolate –¬†you’d never guess that these indulgent brownies are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo!

These Almond Joy Brownies have a coconut butter topping and a drizzle of dark chocolate - you'd never guess that these indulgent brownies are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo!The candy copycat train has gotten rolling and it CAN’T BE STOPPED!¬†Since the Homemade Twix Bars started this obsession, followed by the smashing successes of these homemade Peanut Butter Cups + the Girl Scout Cookie copycat Samoa Bars, I’ve been thinking of lots of candy-inspired but totally healthified recipes to make for you.

Next up: Almond Joy Brownies! I was going to go for straight up copycat Almond Joys, and that will probably happen around here someday, but piling all the goodness of an Almond Joy onto a deliciously rich and fudgy brownie? Well, that sounded like it needed to be made ASAP. [Read more…]

Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes with Granola Crust (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes are smooth and creamy with a bit of tang¬†and a crunchy granola crust. These¬†gluten-free cheesecakes are delicious for either dessert or breakfast, and they’re only 177 calories each! This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

These Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes are smooth and creamy with a bit of tanginess and a crunchy granola crust. These gluten-free cheesecakes were delicious for breakfast topped with fresh berries, and they're only 177 calories each!Monday’s back, but I¬†think I have a couple words that will help make Monday a bit more bearable: cheesecake for breakfast. How did that make you feel – a little better, right? I know it has me smiling big¬†‚ėļÔłŹ.

Now…I guess technically you could have cheesecake for breakfast whenever you damn well please, because you’re an adult! But these cheesecakes, in all their Greek yogurt and granola glory, are made¬†with breakfast in mind. [Read more…]

Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut Magic Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut Magic Bars are a sweet & gooey dessert bar with a hint of tropical flair. You’ll be hooked after one bite of the gooey vegan caramel and buttery macadamia nuts on a gluten-free coconut lime crust.

These Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut Magic Bars are a sweet & gooey dessert bar with a hint of tropical flair. You'll be hooked after one bite of the gooey vegan caramel and buttery macadamia nuts on a gluten-free coconut lime crust.Oooh boy, this has been a week FULL of chocolatey goodness! I had actually planned on sharing a different recipe today, but after I perfected these bars yesterday and had some people asking for the recipe on Snapchat (add me –> bakeritablog), I decided to just bite the bullet and share them now while my excitement over these beauties is still super fresh. As in, I may or may not be intermittently eating a bar as I write this, so my gushing over this treat is spot on.

These are inspired by one my¬†all-time,¬†like¬†since I was a baby, favorites – magic cookie bars. Traditionally, magic cookie bars (also sometimes called Hello Dolly Bars, or Seven Layer Bars) have a graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk, walnuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut. They are SO good and they’re always a staple during the holidays. [Read more…]

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

These homemade Peanut Butter Cups are a healthier version of my favorite candy, made with only four ingredients! They are made with a refined sugar-free + vegan homemade chocolate and sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

These homemade Peanut Butter Cups are a healthier version of my favorite candy, made with only four ingredients! They are made with a refined sugar-free + vegan homemade chocolate and sprinkled with flaky sea salt.You may have noticed that recently I’ve been super into making¬†way healthier but still totally delicious versions of my favorite, traditionally unhealthy treats. First, I whipped up these copycat homemade Twix Bars that were made with a super delicious vegan caramel and crispy coconut flour shortbread.

A version of one of my favorite candies made with only six ingredients, and without any refined sugars or gluten? Yes, please! Those first bars have inspired a whole slew of follow-ups.¬† [Read more…]

Samoa Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Samoa Bars have a shortbread crust, a layer of toasted coconut caramel, and a dark chocolate drizzle! They’re a gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite Girl Scout cookie.

These Samoa Bars have a shortbread crust, a layer of toasted coconut caramel, and a dark chocolate drizzle! They're a gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and guilt-free way to enjoy your favorite Girl Scout cookie.What are your favorite Girl Scout cookies? Mine have always been a strong tie between Thin Mints and Samoas (or Caramel DeLites to some of you). They’re so different that I could never pick a fave and always ended up with both – sometimes with a box of Tagalongs thrown in for good measure.

Samoas have always had one of my favorite ever flavor combinations, though. For someone who absolutely adores shortbread cookies, caramel, chocolate, and toasted coconut in most forms, putting them all together was a genius move. In fact, it was one that was long over due to be replicated in my kitchen. [Read more…]

Vegan Pineapple Coconut Muffins

Have a taste of the tropics with these Vegan Pineapple Coconut Muffins! They’re super soft, full of tropical flavor, and no one would ever guess that they are dairy-free + vegan.

Have a taste of the tropics with these Vegan Pineapple Coconut Muffins! They're super soft, full of tropical flavor, and no one would ever guess that they are dairy-free + vegan.When I went on a walk yesterday and could take off my jacket to feel the sun on my skin¬†without shivering, I got the biggest smile on my face. It’s amazing how a little sunshine can make a city come alive.

After being in Costa Rica last week, basking in 90¬ļF+ weather, it was such a relief to come back to Seattle and see that spring has finally started to¬†show itself. The past few days, the¬†sun has inched past the 60s and settled at 72¬ļ – even though I know we’ll still have a few cloudy days (it is Seattle, after all), the worst is officially over. [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies are¬†incredibly fudgy and super chocolatey – they’re like a brownie in cookie form! These cookies are naturally gluten-free.

These flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies are incredibly fudgy and super chocolatey - they're like a brownie in cookie form! These cookies are naturally gluten-free.March 2016 Update:¬†This recipe is old favorite that was originally posted on December 31st, 2013. I updated the photos in March 2016 to show off just how beautiful and fudgy these cookies are. For memories’¬†sake, the text and recipe is left the same as when it was originally posted back in the day…so I’ve already (unfortunately) finished my time studying abroad. Enjoy!

It’s the final day of the year, and I’m waking up in London! It’s the first days of my semester abroad, living in a new city. I arrived yesterday with my best friend Paige around 2pm. We took a taxi to the hotel, and set off to explore a little bit. [Read more…]