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...]

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...]

Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) | Bakerita.com

Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

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Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) | Bakerita.com

Let me just tell y’all about this banana bread. This stuff is GOOD. Like, really, really good, and you would have no idea that it was gluten-free, or moderately healthy, at all. In fact, no one in my family even believed me when I told them it was. We all just devoured it much too quickly.

I favored it warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave, just to get those chocolate chips all melty and delicious and absolutely wonderful. This is real, homestyle, tastes-like-mommy-made-it banana bread. It reminds me so much of the chocolate chip banana bread my mom would always make for my sister and I when we were left with too many overripe bananas. Mmm, such good stuff, except instead of the oil and sugar that made mommy’s banana bread, this one uses honey and applesauce! And because it’s healthy, you can have more slices without the guilt. May I suggest having a piece with some peanut butter on it? Mindblowingly delicious (<–whoops, made up a word, but it’s accurate). Of course, to keep it healthier, leave out the chocolate chips. I just can’t have banana bread without chocolate chips, so I had to include them. [Read more...]

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies | These are the ultimate in fudgy, delicious cookies! You can't tell they don't contain any flour! Recipe available at Bakerita.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies | These are the ultimate in fudgy, delicious cookies! You can't tell they don't contain any flour! Recipe available at Bakerita.com

It’s the final day of the year, and I’m waking up in London! I arrived yesterday with my friend Paige around 2 PM, we took a taxi to the hotel, and set off to explore a little bit. We got our new British phones and some toiletries, ate dinner, and proceeded to pass out for 15 hours. Guess we needed a little bit of sleep?

We’re still drowsy/jet-lagged, but so ready for an amazing New Years Eve in London! This is going to be a short post, 1) because our Internet is almost expired, and 2) we really need to get out of bed and go run some errands. [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bakerita.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bakerita.com Chocolate chip cookies are just one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. Nothing beats biting into a warm cookie with gooey chocolate melting out of it. Add a cup of milk for dunking and you’re golden. It’s one of the more comforting things in this world, and something that should definitely not have to be given up just because you’re gluten-free.

Since some of my family members are gluten-free, a really really good gluten-free chocolate chip cookie has been on my to-do list for a while. It’s something that needs to be done right, and a lot of times, gluten-free baked goods just aren’t the same as their more glutenous counterparts. These cookies though, they know what’s up. [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from Bakerita.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from Bakerita.com …with peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Because seriously, can you make a cinnamon roll-eque recipe without some sort of cream cheese frosting? I think not.

This recipe is actually part of a contest. A peanut butter contest! If you follow my blog, you know I absolutely love peanut butter, and I’ve even guest posted for the National Peanut Board. When they asked me to participate in a peanut butter recipe contest for National Peanut Month, answering no didn’t even cross my mind. [Read more...]