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…]

Peach Raspberry Galette (Paleo + Vegan)

This Peach Raspberry Galette highlights two of summer’s best fruits. The fresh peaches and raspberries are tucked into the flakiest paleo and vegan pie crust I’ve ever had!

This Peach Raspberry Galette highlights two of summer's best fruits. The fresh peaches and raspberries are tucked into the flakiest paleo and vegan pie crust I've ever had!

I had a vision for this galette that didn’t go as planned. I wanted the peach slices to be gorgeously arranged, forming concentric circles so they’d appear like a rose of sorts, with golden pink raspberries adorning the juicy, peachy flower.

Unfortunately, my peaches were finicky farmer’s market peaches, and not willing to go along with my plan. The pits would NOT come out, so I had to carve the peach slices out around the pit, making for much less than pretty slices. More like hacked up slices. [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…]

Maple Almond Butter with Chia, Flax and Hemp Seeds

This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You’re going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.

This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You're going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.

***2017 Update*** Back atcha with another updated recipe – this one is an OLDIE! We’re talking six years old – this Maple Almond Butter was originally posted back on March 17th, 2011! If you hang around here, you know I make ALLLL the nut butters these days, but this Maple Almond Butter was the FIRST flavored nut butter I ever made at home. There’s a major sense of nostalgia and pride right there, so this recipe definitely has a special place in my heart.

It’s just as delicious as I remembered it being, with the maple syrup adding just enough sweetness and the seeds adding extra texture and nutrition. All the goodness, right there! These post below is left just as it went up six years ago…enjoy my seventeen year old self.  [Read more…]

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Pie + Kamikoto Giveaway ($1,570 Value)

This Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is bursting with fresh strawberries and rhubarb, creating a delectable tart + sweet pie! The crisp and flaky gluten-free + grain-free crust is the perfect vessel for the lightly spiced fruit filling. 

This Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is bursting with fresh strawberries and rhubarb, creating a delectable tart + sweet pie! The crisp and flaky gluten-free + grain-free crust is the perfect vessel for the lightly spiced fruit filling.

Rhubarb is here, rhubarb is here! I’m so darn excited about it, I could do a happy rhubarb dance 💃

If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have seen me complaining and whining a loooot about how I couldn’t find any rhubarb ANYWHERE in San Diego. I had legit anxiety that I wouldn’t be able to find any and post any rhubarb recipes in time before rhubarb was gone again until next year. [Read more…]

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…]