Berry Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust, decorated for the Fourth of July! | from Bakerita.com

Berry Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust

Berry Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust, decorated for the Fourth of July! | from Bakerita.com It’s July! This is crazy. How has so much time passed?? I can’t believe things are already getting patriotic once again, and red, white and blue everything is already back covering my Pinboards. People are so darn creative with these things, I always have a hard time thinking of a recipe to throw into the ring! I’m so terrible about getting up holiday-relevant posts in time, but I worked extra hard to make sure that I got a Fourth of July post up for you guys. And it’s a GOOD one too.

This crust isn’t new to Bakerita.com, but it’s definitely a throwback to the early days. This Browned Butter Dulce De Leche Tart isn’t photographed the most beautifully, but it tastes amazing. This crust recipe (which actually used to be a cookie recipe when I first found it) makes everything it touches turn into gold…not really, but you know, close. It’s rich and buttery (as all things with brown butter are), and it stays wonderfully crunchy and flavorful under the whipped cream and berries. [Read more...]

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Banana Layer Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | from Bakerita.com

Banana Layer Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Layer Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | from Bakerita.com

This is my 200th Bakerita post!!!!

I literally didn’t realize it until just now when I noticed “199″ under published. It’s so crazy to think that I’ve been doing this so long, and that I’ve baked, written, photographed, and posted 200 different things on here! It sort of seems like a ton and not even that many all at the same time, but I know I’m going to keep on posting for a while :)

So to celebrate 200, I just so happen to be sharing a cake! My uncle’s birthday cake, actually, which is a delicious, chocolatey, amazing banana cake. I know…I sort of just shared a healthy banana cake that’s gluten free and Paleo, but this one is full of gluten (though you could totally use an AP GF flour) and I wouldn’t exactly call it healthy. But I would call it delicious. This flavor combination was requested by the birthday boy, and it was a darn delicious one! [Read more...]

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These Cocoa Date Energy Bars are sweetened naturally with dates, require no baking, and are Paleo, vegan, & gluten-free! | Bakerita.com

Cocoa Date Energy Bars

These Cocoa Date Energy Bars are sweetened naturally with dates, require no baking, and are Paleo, vegan, & gluten-free! | Bakerita.com

I started work today! I was lucky enough to get an amazing internship at T-Mobile this summer, and I had my first day today. It was amazing and exciting and I’m beyond excited about the summer ahead. My official title is Social Media & Employer Brand Intern, which totally fits with what I love to do here on Bakerita! I’m super psyched about all that I have to learn and experience with such a great team.

All that being said, I’m exhausted from my hour and a half commute (yikes…I know) so this is going to be short and sweet. [Read more...]

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Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from Bakerita.com

Toasted Coconut Butter

Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from Bakerita.com I really feel like I shouldn’t be posting this, because it such a non-recipe. Actually though – it’s pretty much 1 ingredient, maybe 2 or 3 depending if you want to add salt and/or some kind of sweetener. I personally didn’t add sweetener, cause I looooove the way toasted coconut tastes on it’s own, but I did add a little bit of flaked sea salt. Added the perfect salty twist.

While coconut butter made with raw coconut is super awesome, I have an obsession with toasted coconut, and I needed toasted coconut butter to happen in my life. It worked amazingly, and turned into a spread that I love on toast, sliced banana bread, added to smoothies, or with fruit. [Read more...]

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Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | #paleo, #glutenfree, #vegan | from Bakerita.com

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache (GF, Paleo)

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | #paleo, #glutenfree, #vegan | from Bakerita.com When I first tried this cake, it was the first solid thing I had eaten in three days. I was juice cleansing to cleanse my body from the eating fest that was my study abroad experience, and on the last night, I snuck a bite of this banana cake just to ensure that it was good before bringing some to my mom. Oh my goodness, guys, I had an emotional experience. I don’t know if I was so in love with this cake because it was really that good or if it was just my mouth’s gratefulness for solid food, but I’m seriously in love with this cake.

It’s clear, looking at my recipe index that I have a major love affair with banana breads and cakes of all sorta and flavors (though usually with chocolate), so this cake definitely falls into my trend. But I got to say – it’s up there with these two banana breads as my personal favorite banana recipes on the site. You know what’s the best about all my favorite recipes as well?! They’re all healthier versions of the typical banana bread! [Read more...]

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Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola | Grain-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, and Refined Sugar Free! from Bakerita.com

Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Chocolate Coconut Paleo Granola | Grain-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, and Refined Sugar Free! from Bakerita.com I’m a major granola freak. I could eat yogurt with granola and berries for breakfast (and probably lunch) every single day and be a very happy girl. Sometimes, it’s dessert. And it definitely screams to be grabbed by the handful as a snack. However, granola calories do add up, and sometimes it can just be sooo darn high in sugar, which is why I prefer to make my own (one of my favorites is this Coconut Macadamia Nut Granola). [Read more...]

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