Paleo Banana Upside Down Cake

This Paleo Banana Upside Down Cake is an impressive and delicious cake that’s gluten-free and refined sugar free. Sweetened almost entirely with bananas, this is a banana lover’s dream! This post is sponsored by ONE Banana.

This Paleo Banana Upside Down Cake is an impressive and delicious cake that's gluten-free and refined sugar free. Sweetened almost entirely with bananas, this is a banana lover's dream!

Yes, it’s still pretty much the first week of January and everyone’s still dieting, or at least trying/pretending to – right? Today, we’re keeping in theme with the rest of the world and having something a bit healthier.

No, it’s not a salad or soup or “detox” anything. Yes, I am giving you a cake as my one of my first posts of the new year – #judgeme. BUT, this is a cake that you could theoretically eat for breakfast without feeling guilty, so let’s embrace it, okay? [Read more…]

Chocolate Banana Granola (GF + Vegan)

This Chocolate Banana Granola is super chocolatey with mashed banana and banana chips! This gluten-free and vegan granola makes a super addictive snack or breakfast.

This Chocolate Banana Granola is super chocolatey with mashed banana and banana chips! This gluten-free and vegan granola makes a super addictive snack or breakfast.Happy New Year 🎉 welcome to 2016! I know I’m a little late, but I thought we could all use a few days off from the real world to let 2016 settle in, am I right? My year started a little differently than expected, with a quiet night at home in San Diego instead of in the mountains like I had planned – but, hanging out with my dog and gazing outside to see the ocean, I can’t really complain.

I can confidently say I haven’t had a bad moment this year and I’m going to hold on to that for as long as I can. I have a good feeling about 2016 :) and how can I not, when the first thing I baked of the year was this chocolate banana granola? [Read more…]

Elvis Pancakes

These Elvis Pancakes are banana peanut butter pancakes stuffed with peanut butter and bacon. These are the ultimate breakfast treat – made with only 4 ingredients!

These Elvis Pancakes are banana peanut butter pancakes stuffed with peanut butter and bacon. These are the ultimate breakfast treat - made with only 4 ingredients!I’ve repeated over and over how much I love peanut butter and chocolate, but recently I’ve found a new, slightly more taboo love: peanut butter and bacon. Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it! If you have indeed tried it, you’re probably singing the praises of this delicious combination right along with me – aren’t you?!

If you haven’t tried it, let me set the scene: when creamy, drippy peanut butter meets crunchy bacon, the salty, nutty smoothness of the peanut butter perfectly compliments the smoky bacon. They’re both strong tastes, but they work harmoniously to create a delicious burst of flavor in your mouth. It’s such a scrumptious combo, on toast or in a sandwich, or especially…in these pancakes.

These Elvis Pancakes are banana peanut butter pancakes stuffed with peanut butter and bacon. These are the ultimate breakfast treat - made with only 4 ingredients! [Read more…]

Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

These Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins taste just like your mom’s homemade banana chocolate chip muffins, except with an creamy almond butter filling. They’re gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free – these muffins are sweetened with only bananas!

These Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins taste just like your mom's homemade banana chocolate chip muffins, except with an creamy almond butter filling. They're gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free - these muffins are sweetened with only bananas!Settling in is an unusual feeling, don’t you think? A new apartment and a new city is finally starting to feel like home, but there is still a bit of nostalgia for the places you’ll never live again. My college house (and college, for that matter) has been left behind and now that summer is coming to a close, classes are starting again. The school year is beginning, and for the first time in my life that I can remember…I’m not starting classes too.

Instead, I’m sitting on my patio at home, sipping coffee and looking at our calming view of the Puget Sound, and enjoying my favorite spot in the house, writing a post to you. Let me just say: Our patio is seriously awesome. Super comfy futon, cute yellow trunk/coffee table, dining set, herb garden, twinkle lights, and flowers – what more could a girl want on her patio?

These Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins taste just like your mom's homemade banana chocolate chip muffins, except with an creamy almond butter filling. They're gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free - these muffins are sweetened with only bananas! [Read more…]

Strawberry Banana Muffins

These Strawberry Banana Muffins are the perfect on-the-go snack or breakfast! Greek yogurt and bananas keep these muffins super moist, and strawberries make them fruity and super flavorful.

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I keep feeling like I’m finally going be settled, but it’s taking a lot longer than expected. Having a messy, unpacked house is not good for my focus, and I just need to organize the whole darn apartment before I can truly focus.

Thankfully, I’m starting to get there! I finally have a desk (actually a DIY drawers + kitchen countertop + table legs = desk/photography area) and it allowed me to put sooo much stuff that had sat, sadly on my floor, waiting for a home. Having floor space is a novelty I haven’t had yet in the apartment, and I’m relishing in the final box being gone from my room. [Read more…]

Banana Coconut Granola

This Banana Coconut Granola tastes warm and tropical, and is full of crunch from the coconut flakes and pecans! It makes a delicious snack by itself, or mix it into some yogurt for the perfect breakfast.

This Banana Coconut Granola tastes warm and tropical, and is full of crunch from the coconut flakes and pecans! It makes the perfect snack by itself, or mix it into some yogurt for the perfect breakfast.I’m a total granola fiend. Seriously. I go through granola so quickly because I eat it for breakfast, no joke, just about every single morning. My go-to favorite breakfast is Greek yogurt (sometime flavored, sometimes not), berries (whichever ones I have), and a scoop of whatever homemade granola I have at the time. It’s simple, so delicious, and fills me up until lunch.

I really never get sick of it, and that’s probably because it’s a rare occurrence that I make the same granola recipe more than once. Usually, I make some slight variation on one of my favorite recipes that I’ve already posted on here. [Read more…]

Banana Crumb Cake (Dairy Free)

This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you’ve ever had! It’s full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It’s also dairy free.

This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you've ever had! It's full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It's also dairy free. Banana breads and cakes and desserts of all sorts rank among my personal favorites, and they also dominate in my most popular posts on the site (Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread & Almond Banana Bread are both favorites!!). I love the sweetness and bold flavor that ripe bananas bring to a baked good, and it’s seriously hard to make a dry banana bread or cake.

I, personally, am a huge fan of chocolate and banana, but for this banana crumb cake recipe, I resisted the urge to add chocolate and kept it pure, with the only adornment being the gorgeous crumbles on top. I was glad I opted for no chocolate – this cake allows the banana flavor to really shine. [Read more…]

Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They’re gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They're gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!Remember the Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins I made a few weeks back? Remember how I said they’re probably not the best choice for a breakfast muffin, and lean more on the side of dessert than healthy breakfast muffin? These little Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are the opposite.

These little guys were bound to be a hit, because I adapted the recipe off one of the most popular recipes on Bakerita – Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread. It’s sooo good and totally tastes like regular banana bread, hence why everyone loves it. And because this recipe is loosely tied to that one…I had a feeling these would be delicious. [Read more…]