Chocolate Strawberry Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it’s so delicious you’ll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it’s loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it's so delicious you'll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it's loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

***2017 Update*** You guys have probably noticed I’ve been updating a lot of older recipes with new photos! This is another one of those – this Chocolate Strawberry Granola was posted last year, and has become a major favorite of mine and for lots of you. It’s beyond easy and always satisfying. I love it with yogurt or almond milk and berries, or just as a snack. 

As usual, I’ve left the words in the post the same as when it was originally posted for nostalgia’s sake…even though it was a little brutal reliving my LASIK experience in this post 😂 thank goodness that was over a year ago! Scroll down for the recipe, and enjoy! :)
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Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups: Take 5-Inspired (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

I’m not much one for candy bars anymore, but I used to be ALLL about them. I had many favorites – Twix and Reese’s were definitely at the top of the list, but Take 5 Bars had to be my ride-or-die favorite.

They combine all my favorite things about sweet + salty treats – salty pretzels, gooey caramel, smooth peanut butter, and crunchy peanuts, all coated in chocolate. Swooooon. All the goods! [Read more…]

No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache is a gluten-free, Paleo and vegan cheesecake made with a walnut crust, a creamy cashew cheesecake filling, topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. This healthier cheesecake alternative will satisfy your cheesecake cravings!

This No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache is a gluten-free, Paleo and vegan cheesecake made with a walnut crust, a creamy cashew cheesecake filling, topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. This healthier cheesecake alternative will satisfy your cheesecake cravings!

I’ve been on a cashew cheesecake kick lately – I can’t seem to get enough of them, and I’m constantly impressed by the lusciously smooth and creamy filling that results after a few minutes whizzing in the blender.

It’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? Cashews, after being soaked in cold water overnight, transform into the most magically smooth and creamy paste, ready to take on any flavors you’re adding to it. [Read more…]

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is made with just four wholesome ingredients! This refined sugar free and vegan fudge is incredibly smooth, creamy, and melts in your mouth.

This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is made with just four wholesome ingredients! This refined sugar free and vegan fudge is incredibly smooth, creamy, and melts in your mouth.

I’ve always been of the opinion that fudge should be easy to make – like very easy. Never ever have I bothered to fuss over a candy thermometer for good fudge, because it’s so unnecessary and stress-inducing.

My old, unhealthy favorite fudge recipe was pretty easy, but my new super easy refined sugar free + vegan fudge recipe is even EASIER. Like, no cooking necessary. Just melting the coconut oil. That’s my kind of easy. [Read more…]

Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl is refreshing and chocolatey – it’s an absolutely delicious way to start the day! This easy recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and comes together in 5 minutes. This post is sponsored by Silk #TopItTuesday.

This Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl is refreshing and chocolatey - it's an absolutely delicious way to start the day! This easy recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and comes together in 5 minutes.

It is starting to really feel like spring around here. Yesterday was a warm and pretty perfect 78ºF here in San Diego, and today is pretty much the same. The nights are warmer, and the chilly bite is finally subsiding.

How’s it feeling around you guys? Starting to warm up and feel like spring just yet?! I still can’t believe it’s already mid-April – warm summer days are approaching fast! [Read more…]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate thick, gooey oatmeal cookie! This gluten-free and vegan dessert is loaded with gooey chocolate. This one is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate thick, gooey oatmeal cookie! This gluten-free and vegan dessert is loaded with gooey chocolate. This one is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

I’m back from the Caribbean, and I’m missing it already! After spending a week on a catamaran in the sunshine looking out over the clearest water I’ve ever seen, San Diego’s cloudy day seems a little lackluster.

Let’s be honest though: just about any place seems lackluster in comparison to the British Virgin Islands. It’s truly a piece of paradise. It was a long week packed with activity, but it also flew by in a flash. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups are an easy way to satisfy your cookie dough craving in a healthy + delicious way! These easy, no-bake cups are gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups are an easy way to satisfy your cookie dough craving in a healthy + delicious way! These easy, no-bake cups are gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

Do you remember that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nut Butter I posted a few weeks ago? I couldn’t stop sneaking spoonfuls of it, and with each spoonful, I would imagine a delicious new way to use it, besides just on a spoon.

With one bite, these chocolate chip cookie dough cups popped into my head. I was imagining thick cookie dough cups with a high ratio of cookie dough to chocolate. [Read more…]

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan + Nut-Free)

These Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and they are SO gooey, thick, and delicious. These easy cookies are Paleo, vegan, and nut-free.

These Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and they are SO gooey, thick, and delicious. These easy cookies are Paleo, vegan, and nut-free.

I had planned on posting this recipe next week, but I just posted a teaser picture of these cookies on Instagram and you guys pretty much demanded that I share them ASAP.

I hear you, loud and clear! So, I moved the recipe on up in the docket. Chocolate chip cookies should be prioritized over pretty much all else, right? Especialllllyyy when they’re looking as good as these ones are 😍 not going to lie, when I was editing these photos I was seriously regretting having given them all away to my aunt. [Read more…]