Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola is the perfect indulgent breakfast or snack. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar-free, and it tastes like dessert that you can have for breakfast!

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola is the perfect indulgent breakfast or snack. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar-free, and it tastes like dessert that you can have for breakfast!

It’s no secret chocolate and peanut butter are my favorites. I drone on and on about it frequently enough, so I was surprised at myself that I hadn’t created a chocolate peanut butter granola recipe yet.

Don’t worry, all has been resolved and Bakerita now has a kick butt chocolate peanut butter granola recipe (if I may say so myself). Keeping in fashion with most the other granolas I have posted on Bakerita, this one is totally gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and vegan. It sure doesn’t taste like it though! [Read more…]

Cherry Crisp (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Cherry Crisp has an irresistible grain-free crumble topping that will have your spoon diving in for more! It’s a sweet and flavorful gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert that can be enjoyed all year round.

This Cherry Crisp has an irresistible grain-free crumble topping that will have your spoon diving in for more! It's a gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert that can be enjoyed all year round.

Cherry season always comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Just a few weeks ago I was getting my hands on the first of the year’s cherry’s…

And then last week at the farmer’s market, they’re hawking that this week is the last week for locally grown cherries. So sad, but you can bet I’ve been stocking up and giving the cherries the love they deserve. [Read more…]

Strawberry Crisp with Almond Butter Crumble (Paleo + Vegan)

This Strawberry Crisp with Almond Butter Crumble is an irresistible pairing of fresh strawberries and a lightly-sweetened, rich and crispy almond butter cookie crumble. You won’t be able to resist this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert.

This Strawberry Crisp with Almond Butter Crumble is an irresistible pairing of fresh strawberries and a lightly-sweetened, rich and crispy almond butter cookie crumble. You won't be able to resist this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert.

You guys…I can’t even with the small talk today. Too excited about all things strawberry and almond butter !!! This dessert gets me seriously giddy. 

I have a major thing for fruit crisps and crumbles.. Everytime I make one, it’s dangerous because I just can’t seem to stop myself from devouring them…which is why I tend to make them in smaller sizes (this recipe serves 2-4 for dessert, depending on how hungry you are). [Read more…]

Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies (Paleo + Refined Sugar Free)

These are the Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies! This easy recipe makes incredibly fudgy, melt in your mouth chocolate brownies with an optional paleo chocolate frosting on top. This recipe is refined sugar free and Paleo-friendly.

These are the Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies! This easy recipe makes incredibly fudgy, melt in your mouth chocolate brownies with an optional paleo chocolate frosting on top. This recipe is refined sugar free and Paleo-friendly.

**2017 Update** I’m back atcha with another recipe update today! These Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies have been a staple in my house and on this site since I first posted the recipe, but the photos needed a little love so I gave the post an update! I also added a new feature to this recipe: a lusciously smooth and creamy chocolate frosting.

The brownies don’t need the frosting, per se, but it amps up the chocolatey fudginess one more level. Only a few bites of one of these rich, chocolatey brownies will satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings. Hope you love this one as much as I do! [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Beet Donuts

These Chocolate Beet Donuts are incredibly moist and chocolatey, with a naturally pink-tinted beet frosting on top! These gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free donuts make the perfect indulgent breakfast, snack, or dessert. This post is sponsored by LoveBeets.

These Chocolate Beet Donuts are incredibly moist and chocolatey, with a naturally pink-tinted beet frosting on top! These gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free donuts make the perfect indulgent breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Happy National Donut Day!!! I sure hope you’ve got some donut goodness going on today – whether it’s in your kitchen, or you’re grabbing a delish donut from the local donut shop.

If you’re looking to forgo store bought in favor of something a little healthier and totally delicious, might I recommend the chocolate beet donut beauties you’re currently staring at? They’re BEYOND – a few of these is definitely how I’m celebrating today’s holiday. [Read more…]

Spinach Basil Pesto (Paleo, Vegan & Whole30)

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won’t miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it’s tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won't miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it's tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

Happy Hump Day!!! This week has felt extra long already, and it’s only Tuesday when I’m writing this…major brain fog. Maybe it’s the gloomy clouds that have been surrounding my apartment for the past four days – at least the rain has finally stopped, though.

I’m hoping that the San Diego sun will come back out and say hi, but as most San Diegans know…we’re entering the cloudy months of May and then we’ll be into June Gloom. The clouds are likely to stay around for a little while. [Read more…]

No-Bake Lemon Tarts (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Lemon Tarts are easy to make with tart lemon flavor. The super creamy and bright lemon filling is perfectly complimented by the lemony cashew coconut crust. These gluten-free, Paleo and vegan tarts are perfect for warm days!

These No-Bake Lemon Tarts are easy to make with tart lemon flavor. The super creamy and bright lemon filling is perfectly complimented by the lemony cashew coconut crust. These gluten-free, Paleo and vegan tarts are perfect for warm days!

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but lemon desserts typically are not my favorite. They have the tendency to be way too sweet, with way too much sugar compared to the amount of tart lemon.

If I’m having a lemon dessert, I want IN YOUR FACE super tart lemon flavor. Don’t give me something that tastes like a lemon candy or something with so much sugar it makes me pucker up for the wrong reasons. [Read more…]

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars are incredibly creamy from the cashew base and taste just like strawberry shortcake! No baking necessary to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars are incredibly creamy from the cashew base and taste just like strawberry shortcake! No baking necessary to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars.

Raise your hand if you love strawberry shortcake!!

Is your hand up?! If it is, you’re probably going to be very, very excited about the contents of this post, because this is some insanely good strawberry shortcake goodness! Get your berries ready

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