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  • Chewy Grain-free Banana Bread Granola with Clusters

    The Best Chewy Banana Bread Granola with Clusters made with all grain-free and refined sugar-free ingredients!

    The Best Chewy Banana Bread Granola with Clusters made with all grain-free ingredients and sweetened with only banana and chocolate chips!

    The Best Chewy Banana Bread Granola with Clusters made with all grain-free and refined sugar-free ingredients!

    More granola is HERE my friends.

    There is no such thing as too much granola in my opinion. An absolute staple in my daily life (not kidding) and on most mornings you can find me shoveling this into my mouth as I nurse Ezra and patiently wait to eat my breakfast.

    Usually I am all about the crunchy granola and I even keep it in the fridge 99% of the time. But today, we are switching things up.

    We are making CHEWY granola for the first time on the blog!

    For some reason the word “chewy” really is just one of those words that kind of grosses me out. Similar to how “moist” may bother some (but not me), “chewy” is something that makes me kinda of like “uhhh..”.

    But truthfully there is no other word to describe the texture of this granola. It really turned out so chewy and I am pretty sure its from the mashed banana added to the mix.

    Did I mention there is no sugar added to this granola besides banana and the chocolate chips?! It is insane. And usually it’s the sugars the give the granola the extra clusters. Continue Reading

  • Healthy Cake Batter Blondies (gluten-free + grain-free)

    5-ingredient Cake Batter Blondies made with all gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free ingredients for an easy and healthy paleo funfetti blondie!

    5-ingredient Healthy Cake Batter Blondies made with all gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free ingredients.5-ingredient Cake Batter Blondies made with all gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free ingredients for an easy and healthy paleo funfetti blondie!

    Do you believe me when I tell you that these are the easiest cake batter blondies ever?

    Ya, I would be questioning that statement too, but I promise these are so good. When I took my first bite, I almost thought they were fake. Like it was too good to be true or something.

    A dessert that tastes like cake batter but is low in sugar, grain-free, dairy-free and only made with 5 ingredients? What gives?

    Believe the hype friends because these blondies are absolutely insane and delicious and everything you wanted and more.

    Did I mention these taste like healthy sugar cookies too?

    Yup. It is true. Sugar cookie meets funfetti cake meets cake batter all wrapped up in one. And the ingredients are on point. A few of the key ingredients found in this recipe: cashew butter, maple syrup, almond flour and eggs. You will also see that I snuck in some Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Creamer for an extra protein boost. Plus it adds some health benefits to cake batter (these just keep getting better). I chat more on collagen here but I love using it in these too! Continue Reading

  • Buffalo Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers (grain-free + dairy-free)

    Buffalo Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers made with grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients plus they are Whole30-friendly!

    Healthy Buffalo Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers made with grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients plus they are Whole30-friendly!

    Buffalo Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers made with grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients plus they are Whole30-friendly!

    I haven’t shared a new veggie burger in what feels like forever. But with summertime and everyone on a roll with the grill, it was time.

    I see so many people grilling outside and making this delicious trays of grilled veggies and grass-fed burgers and I’m over here inside with no grill and no way to barbecue inside. Am I bitter? Yes 100% and Jord and I are already plotting a way to move into a bigger home with outdoor space. Except I will need to crank out many more banana breads each month on the blog in order to do the around Hoboken 😉

    I have just the healthy veggie burger you have been craving…

    These Buffalo Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers are an easy and delicious homemade vegetarian burger option that requires no grill but still satisfied my homemade veggie burger craving when I was in the mood to BBQ something delicious.

    The burgers are a blend of sweet potato and riced cauliflower and they are made with all grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients. Plus they are whole30-friendly if you drop the bun too. I use a couple of our new favorite dressings and condiments around here from Tessemae’s. Their Buffalo Ranch! Yup, ranch dressing and buffalo sauce combined into one perfectly spiced dressing. It isn’t overly spicing and adds that extra zing without turning your mouth on fire. I also added some of their Mild Buffalo Sauce for Jordan since he craves the extra spice.

    Let’s chat healthy condiments though…

    Tessemae’s and I go back to the early blog days. They have continued to expand their product line and most recently launched their pantry dressing line. I almost didn’t believe them when they said they were coming out with a line of dressings that weren’t going to be sold in the fridge yet still made with all healthy ingredients. This line is also lower in price since it isn’t in the usual glass jar, making it more affordable for consumers. I was really impressed by the strategy behind these dressings and the flavors/variety they launched with them. They have everything from Cilantro Lime Ranch to Classic Italian and a Classic Balsamic. Check out this pack with a few of their top sellers!

    What I also love about Tessemae’s in general with all of their products, are the ingredients they use. They have everything from condiments to marinades, mayos and dressings. All paleo, whole30 with no sugar added and many are certified USDA Organic. The honey mustard is INSANE. Continue Reading

  • Gluten-free Pancake Roll Ups (grain-free + dairy-free)

    Gluten-free Pancake Roll Ups made with Simple Mills Pancake + Waffle Mix for an easy and delicious breakfast recipe!

    Gluten-free Pancake Roll Ups made with Simple Mills Pancake + Waffle Mix for an easy and delicious breakfast recipe!Gluten-free Pancake Roll Ups made with Simple Mills Pancake + Waffle Mix for an easy and delicious breakfast recipe!

    Say hello to the new pancake recipe around!

    Or shall I say, say hello to the new way of eating pancakes around here. These Gluten-free Pancake Roll Ups are absolutely insane. They get extra crispy on the outside and have this dreamy cake-like consistency on the inside.

    I am all about that pancake life as you guys know and these pancake roll ups are one of my latest favorite ways to enjoy my hot cake obsession. They remind me of a crepe in many ways but still have that thicker and more pancake-like feel to them. You can mix in anything you want to the batter like dark chocolate chips, blueberries, anything! And once they are cooked, I love smearing some nut butter and filling the cake with some fruit too.

    The absolute must-have for this recipe though is Simple Mills Pancake + Waffle Mix. You guys know my obsession with Simple Mills-anything and their pancake mix is unreal. It is made with all grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients and the base of the mix is almond flour. I love how they use all ingredients that would go into homemade pancakes too, and they make it 10x easier to whip up a stack when you are craving some! Continue Reading

  • The Best Ever Grain-free Brownie Recipe

    Grain-free Chocolate Chip Brownies made with almond butter, almond flour and all gluten and dairy-free ingredients and friendly for Passover!

    The Best Grain-free Brownie Recipe made with almond butter, almond flour and all gluten and dairy-free ingredients.

    The Best Grain-free Brownie Recipe

    I am pretty sure many of my recipes are also Passover-approved but since it is right around the corner, I wanted to make something especially for the holiday.

    I am never into the desserts served at the seder that are store bought. They end up tasting like cardboard in my opinion and after my dinner, I want and crave something indulgent and rich and goooood.

    This Grain-free Brownie Recipe are hands down the best brownies I have ever eaten.

    They are made with wholesome ingredients like almond butter, eggs, sweetened with maple syrup and they are filled with Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels for the ultimate fudgey brownie.

    I made these brownies on a whim when my Mom put me in charge of dessert duty for our family’s seder. Ezra’s first Passover and granted he can’t taste these but I like to think he will through my milk supply 😉 I cannot wait for one day when he can actually enjoy some treats with me.

    Whether you are celebrating Passover or Easter or just find this recipe in the middle of the year, I promise this brownies will satisfy your chocolate craving and sweet tooth.

    Did I mention these brownies are also made with just 6 key ingredients?

    I love that they are made with just a few ingredients and they are dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. Adding in Enjoy Life Food’s Dark Chocolate Morsels really just tops of the recipe in my opinion. The mini semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks also work for this and they melt so perfectly in the oven. Continue Reading

  • Gluten-free Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread (grain-free)

    Gluten-free Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread made with all grain-free and dairy-free ingredients for a healthy twist on cinnamon swirl bread!

    Gluten-free Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread made with all grain-free and dairy-free ingredients for a healthy twist on cinnamon swirl bread!

    Gluten-free Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread made with all grain-free and dairy-free ingredients for a healthy twist on cinnamon swirl bread!

    I am giddy just thinking about this recipe right now. Making that Vegan Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread got me on a roll over here!

    This is hands down one of my favorite breads I have ever made. That is a very bold statement, I know! I am beyond obsessed.

    As someone who absolutely loves cinnamon raisin bread and all things breakfast bread, this is the ultimate loaf. It has that cinnamon raisin bread taste and the consistency of a breakfast cake of sorts. An absolute dream.

    Homemade cinnamon raisin bread made into a healthy breakfast loaf.

    What I also love about this recipe is how tastes 100x more indulgent than it actually is. It is made with all grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients too. I use a mix of almond, coconut and tapioca flours for the flour. These flours work so well in this recipe and they make it very filling and satisfying for a sweeter bread.

    I sweeten the bread with a mix of coconut sugar and Simply Organic Cinnamon Sugar Trio. Not sure where the cinnamon sugar trio has been all my life, but thank you Simply Organic. This is officially going to be my go-to in cinnamon rolls and anything else I am whipping up that needs that cinnamon taste. I also use this blend in the cinnamon sugar swirl in the bread. The swirl itself is really what makes it even tastier. It gives a sweet cinnamon sugar taste throughout the bread and when you eat it warmed or hot out of the oven, I cannot recommend smearing a little nut butter or butter on top. It is too die for! Continue Reading

  • Gluten-free Pecan Carrot Cookie Cake (egg-free +grain-free)

    Gluten-free Pecan Carrot Cookie Cake made with less than 10 ingredients for an easy and healthy carrot cake cookie skillet recipe!

    Gluten-free Pecan Carrot Cookie Cake made with less than 10 ingredients for an easy and healthy carrot cake dessert.

    Gluten-free Pecan Carrot Cookie Cake made with less than 10 ingredients for an easy and healthy carrot cake cookie skillet recipe!

    The carrot cake binge continues friends!

    When the only way you’ll eat carrots is when their hidden in a dessert, you have to get creative in the kitchen 😉 And this Gluten-free Pecan Carrot Cookie Cake is absolutely insane and officially my go-to dessert right now. It isn’t often a dessert recipe satisfies me that doesn’t have chocolate in it but this recipe hits the spot.

    This carrot cookie cake has a crunchy outside and that soft gooey cookie center we all love. Plus you can top it off with some ice cream of choice or even some creamy coconut yogurt for a little fancy snack or dessert actions.

    Did I mention you only need to dirty one bowl to make this recipe too? Easy prep, easy clean up and you are set.

    This healthy carrot cake cookie recipe is filled with all my favorites!

    I also add in some of my favorite Vital Protein’s collagen peptides. You guys know my obsession with collagen peptides and baking with it. I love sneaking it into recipes because it adds extra protein and dissolves right into the batter. I use the regular collagen peptides here so it doesn’t add any flavor either. Just all the benefits to consuming some extra collagen in our diets (more on that here). Continue Reading

  • Life Changing Healthy Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake (grain-free)

    Life Changing Healthy Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake made with grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients for an epic healthier crumb cake recipe!

    Life Changing Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake made with grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients for the most epic healthy crumb cake recipe!

    Life Changing Healthy Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake made with grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients for an epic healthier crumb cake recipe!

    I am on a serious crumb cake kick right now. I was recently asking my parents and Jord if they had to pick one epic dessert to eat with no regrets, what would it be?

    For me personally it was a crumb cake of sorts. The epic kind with chunks of powdered sugar crumbs on top of a moist and thick cake. It was always a favorite of mine growing up and really anything crumb cake-related is the way to my weird.

    Now this Life Changing Healthy Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake has made my crumb cake obsessed self the happiest human ever.

    Crumb cake that is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and has just the right amount of sweetness to it.

    When I was testing this, I didn’t have much of a pan besides mixing everything into a bowl and hoping for the best. We got lucky with this recipe because the first try and it turned out so delicious.

    I spiced up the traditional crumb cake a bit by adding a chocolatey twist to it (shocker). I mix in some Enjoy Life Food’s Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips into the cake batter then sprinkle some on top of the cake and mix into the crumb topping. Chocolate overload? Perhaps. But it is the dreamiest addition to this recipe and now we really combined the two best things into one dessert: crumb cake + chocolate. Continue Reading

  • Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies (dairy-free)

    Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free ingredients! These Fudgey brownie cups are topped with a crunchy peanut butter cookie topping for an extra peanut buttery flavor!

    Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free ingredients!Grain-free Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies made with all gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free ingredients! These Fudgey brownie cups are topped with a crunchy peanut butter cookie topping for an extra peanut buttery flavor!

    Remember when we made those Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies aka “brookies” and everyone started to go crazy?!

    Ya, we are back today with a NEW brookie recipe for you. Except this time there are a few new twists on the original recipe I shared.

    For starters, this recipe is about 85% brownie and 15% cookie. I wanted to make something a little more decadent and chocolate-y than the usually half cookie/half brownie portion in a brownie cookie recipe. Plus the brownie in this is a lot fudgier than usual. It’s almost like a moist cake of sorts and when you bake it in cupcake/muffin form, it really makes it even more cakey than I imagined – I am obsessed!

    This healthy brownie recipe is grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free and SO fudgy.

    I use a mix of almond flour, cacao powder and melted dark chocolate (along with a couple other goods) to get that extra dense and chocolate-flavor.

    But now let’s chat about the peanut butter cookie topping. Some may say this is “cheating” but I personally think this is one of the smartest baking hacks ever. There comes a time when you are in a rush or just don’t feel like making cookies from scratch and I don’t blame you. As a soon-to-be Mom, I have a feeling that will be the new normal over here. Continue Reading

  • Grain-free Chocolate Chip Granola Clusters Recipe

    Super Chunky Grain-free Chocolate Chip Granola made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthy nut-based granola recipe!

    Grain-free Chocolate Chip Granola Clusters made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthy homemade granola!

    Super Chunky Grain-free Chocolate Chip Granola made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthy nut-based granola recipe!

    I’m the annoying person who opens a bag of granola. And then picks out every single cluster then eats the rest of the crumbs afterwards.

    live for granola clusters. They’re my favorite snack (dipped in nut butter). Every time I need a little nosh or something crunchy to snack on, I pull out a bag of granola and go to town.

    The granola love affair likely isn’t coming as a surprise to you guys as you see me post on Instagram daily about ‘nola. Whether that’s sprinkling it on my breakfast or dessert bowls or just snacking on it during the day, it is my go-to always. Ever since Quaker was one of the only brands making granola. I used to snack on that one constantly. And in the dining hall in college, they had a huge tub of it and I would always get some to go in a coffee cup (I’m crazy, I know).

    I’m not biased when it comes to grain-based or grain-free granolas. I usually spice things up a bit and mix them together in fact. My fridge constantly has a few bags opened. You may be wondering why the heck I store granola in the fridge and it is to make it extra crunchy! I find some brand’s granolas tend to get soggy if not. I do buy granolas more than make them (guilty since it is easier), but I do love making some homemade clusters when I can.

    And now I finally have a homemade GRAIN-FREE granola recipe to share with you! With CLUSTERS!

    The number one most requested recipe is finally here. This Super Chunky Grain-free Chocolate Chip Granola is going to be your new BFF, I can promise you that. It bakes in one big mama cluster and then you break it up into smaller pieces. This recipe is so easy to make and it is even plant-based and relatively lower in sugar compared to most granolas in the store. Continue Reading