Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins (Vegan)

These Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins are tender and full of tropical flavor! These vegan muffins use coconut oil, coconut flakes, and fresh diced mango for a treat that will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

These Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins are tender and full of tropical flavor! These vegan muffins use coconut oil, coconut flakes, and fresh diced mango for a treat that will make you feel like you're on vacation.UPDATE! The photos for this post have been updated from when it was originally posted in May 2013 to represent how darn delicious these Mango Coconut Crumble Muffins are. I left the post as written when it was first published a few years back for nostalgia’s sake. Hope you enjoy this old favorite of mine – it’s perfect for summer! :)

I was a weird little kid. Not saying I’m exactly normal now, but when I was really little, I thought I was already old and wise. I would say the most ridiculous insightful things that my parents would always say I was an old soul because there was no way a four year old would say things like I did. [Read more…]

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won’t be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won't be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.UPDATE! I’ve been having a lot of fun remaking some of my old recipes that I think could use a little *erm* refresh, shall we say. Some of my older recipes are definitely outstanding, while the pictures representing the recipes were far from it.

This recipe was originally posted back in January of 2014, when I had first arrived to London for my semester abroad. Remembering that first week, I barely remember getting sick, and just remember how much freaking FUN I had on my semester abroad. Oh, nostalgia…these cookies, too, are still totally outstanding. I don’t like erasing old posts…soooo, here’s the original (pictures replaced, except for one) from 2014! [Read more…]

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

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s sweetened with just a ripe banana! You’ll love to wake up to this gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan breakfast.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it's sweetened with just a ripe banana! You'll love to wake up to this gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan breakfast.The photos in this post were updated in May 2016, but the recipe and writing below remains the same as when originally published! I’ve been rephotographing some of my old favorite recipes here on the site that don’t get nearly enough attention, probably because the photos didn’t do this delicious oatmeal justice.

But, for memorial’s sake, I’m not rewriting the post at all. All that’s below, including the recipe, is the original from July 2012. Enjoy – this recipe is still one of my favorites! I make it at least a couple of times a month :)

It’s clear to everyone who knows me I’m addicted to chocolate and peanut butter together. They’re perfect for each other, and anyone who has ever eaten a peanut butter cup can attest to that. [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

 No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.I started doing something new in my house a few weeks ago. I grabbed one of my old notebooks, placed it next to the cake plate in the kitchen that holds whatever baked goods are around, and I listed sections for each of the baked goods that I had around at the moment. Then I told my housemates to go write their comments.

Even I can get bored of describing new recipes, because there’s only so many ways to describe a cookie or a cake. So now, I can bring you comments, straight from the voices of my housemates and the other various college-aged individuals who pass through my house and try my baking. So far, results are good. [Read more…]

Raspberry Coconut Crumble Tart (Paleo, GF + Vegan)

This Raspberry Coconut Crumble Tart has an almond coconut crust that doubles as a crumble topping, filled with fresh raspberries! This easy recipe is Paleo-friendly, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

This Raspberry Coconut Crumble Tart has an almond coconut crust that doubles as a crumble topping, filled with fresh raspberries! This easy recipe is Paleo-friendly, gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.It’s been a little while since I posted something healthier, because I’ve been too busy shoving lots of cookies and cakes in your face (and my face). No regrets, you (we) deserved some chocolate.

However, it’s time for a little detox. Not a real detox though, because real detoxes are hard and not delicious. This detox involves a raspberry coconut crumble tart, which is anything but hard, and it’s most definitely delicious. [Read more…]

Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark

This Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark takes about 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It’s crunchy and creamy, and sure to satisfy sugar cravings. It tastes like candy, but it’s Paleo, sugar free, vegan, & gluten-free!

This Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark is ready in about 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It's crunchy and creamy, and sure to satisfy sugar cravings. It tastes like candy, but it's Paleo, sugar free, vegan, & gluten-free!T-2 days until my last semester of college starts. This isn’t real. We’re not going to talk about it.

Instead, we’re going to talk about how you can prep this almond butter bark in literally, about 5 minutes, less if you’re speedy. Oh, and don’t turn on your oven, no cooking is required (except to melt the coconut oil – which is microwave friendly). [Read more…]

Paleo Pecan Pie

This Paleo Pecan Pie is a healthier version of a holiday favorite! This recipe is a gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free alternative to traditional pecan pie with the best Paleo pie crust I’ve ever tried!

Paleo Pecan Pie | A healthier, grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free alternative to traditional pecan pie. This is the BEST Paleo pie crust I've ever tried! Recipe from Bakerita.comPhew, just barely sneaking in one last Thanksgiving recipe before the big day. This is a good one though, so listen up: I took a super guilty, sugar-free favorite and I made it way more guilt free. This pie proves that pecan pie sooooo does not need corn syrup to be good (in fact…it’s way better without that nasty stuff).

Pecan pie is a favorite of mine, and has been ever since this recipe entered my life. It’s full of browned butter and brown sugar and tons of pecans. That recipe is absolutely delicious, and is what this one is based off of. However, that one, though corn-syrupless as well, is still full of sugar and definitely a sinful treat. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

This Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread is perfectly sweet and tender without all the grains and sugar of traditional zucchini bread! It is Paleo friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free.

This Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread is perfectly sweet and tender without all the grains and sugar of traditional zucchini bread! It is Paleo friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free.

Sooo this was the first time I’ve ever had zucchini bread, but now I totally get what all the fuss is about. This stuff is delicious! 

Now I wish I was one of those people who had the problem of way too many zucchinis in the summer, because in addition to my spiralized zucchini dinners that I’ve been obsessed with this summer, I now want to make this zucchini bread all. the. time. [Read more…]