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  • breakfast / dairyfree / glutenfree / muffins / vegetarian

    Banana Muffins (A Simple Celebration)

    So most of you know this already but for those that don’t, I am getting married this Friday. Yes, as in two days from now on September 4, 2015 and I could not be more excited. I have been dating Jordan for 5 and 1/2 years now. We met my sophomore year in college (his junior) and have been together since. I don’t like too get too mushy/emotional on here but I cannot contain my excitement to finally marry him! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have found someone like Jord and to know I’ll be with my best friend forever.

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  • baking / brownies / chocolate / dairyfree / dessert / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / vegan / vegetarian

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Brownies (gluten-free + vegan)

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Brownies made with all gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a healthy and easy dessert!

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Brownies made with all gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a healthy and easy dessert!The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Brownies made with all gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a healthy and easy dessert!

    I think the cool kids call these “slutty brownies” but for one I am not cool and two my mom wold 100% have something to say if I had a recipe with “slut” in it – ha!

    So we’re going with The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Brownies and I am feeling really good about these bad boys. They are gluten-free and vegan and made with such easy ingredients you will see.

    What I also love about these is that they sound 100x more gluttonous than they actually are. When you think about adding cookies into brownies, most would say “whoa that’s crazy” but when you add a thin layer of these Crunchy Chocolate Chips Cookies from Simple Mills on the brownie batter, you’ll see they really aren’t as crazy as you think.

    For starters the Simple Mills cookies are made with a nut and seed blend, organic coconut sugar, organic coconut oil and all ingredients you would find in your own kitchen. How awesome is that? But I am sure most of you already know this since I talk about Simple Mills and all of their goodies often. We have been a fan of their mixes, crackers and cookies for over four years now (so insane!) and it has been amazing to see their brand grow. I remember when they only had cake mixes to offer. Now there are so many options to choice from. Continue Reading

  • breakfast / dairyfree / glutenfree / grainfree / paleo / pancakes / vegetarian

    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

  • baking / brownies / chocolate / dairyfree / dessert / glutenfree / grainfree / vegetarian

    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

  • baking / bananabread / breakfast / chocolate / dairyfree / dessert / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / holidays / paleo / snacks / vegetarian

    Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Loaf (gluten-free)

    Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Loaf with a homemade chocolate crumb topping made with all vegan and grain-free ingredients!

    Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Loaf with a homemade chocolate crumb topping made with all vegan and grain-free ingredients!Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Loaf with a homemade chocolate crumb topping made with all vegan and grain-free ingredients!

    Chocolate Chip GINGERBREAD Loaf is finally here just in time for your binge baking sessions to start in the kitchen, right?!

    I don’t dabble in the gingerbread world too often but when I had so many requests for gingerbread cookies of sorts, I knew something needed to go down in the kitchen. I decided to switch things up a bit instead of cookies to enjoy gingerbread. Yes, gingerbread cookies are amazing but I also wanted to make something that can be good for a holiday brunch or breakfast type treat too.

    This Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Loaf is gluten-free, grain-free and has just the perfect amount of chocolate to gingerbread ratio. It is topped with a homemade chocolate crumb topping (I can eat the crumb topping solo, it’s so good). The crumb topping is also completely sugar-free (no coconut sugar, maple syrup or anything!). I wanted to keep it on the lighter side since the gingerbread loaf itself has dark chocolate chips and is sweetened with coconut sugar already.

    For the base of the gingerbread loaf, we are using Simple Mill’s Vanilla Cake Mix. Sure, some may say that is “cheating” for a homemade recipe but most are down to cut corners and save some time in the kitchen and I have you covered! Simple Mills makes the most amazing grain-free, refined sugar-free and almond flour-based baking mixes. You are probably rolling your eyes and laughing since if you are familiar with the blog, you know they are a staple in my life. Continue Reading

  • appetizer / dairyfree / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / paleo / vegan / vegetarian

    5-ingredient Butternut Squash Hummus (no chickpeas)

    5-ingredient Butternut Squash Hummus made with all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients for an easy homemade hummus with no chickpeas!

    5-ingredient Butternut Squash Hummus made with all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients for an easy homemade hummus with no chickpeas!5-ingredient Butternut Squash Hummus made with all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients for an easy homemade hummus with no chickpeas!

    No clue what to make for Thanksgiving or even Friendsgiving this year? I gotcha covered in the sweets and savory department friends.

    This 5-ingredient Butternut Squash Hummus is hands down the easiest dip to make for the holidays. Plus it is chickpea-less (per the request of many of you for more chickpea-less hummus and falafel recipes) and all you need are 5 simple ingredients plus some crunchy crackers to go with it. Sounds easy enough, right?

    When I was at Trader Joe’s earlier this week, I bought so much butternut squash and a couple days later realized I have zero idea on what to even make with it. I roasted it up in the oven but as I have spoken about here, I haven’t been feeling roasted veggies during my pregnancy. It is so random – I know.

    I personally am always looking for a quick and easy appetizer to whip up when friends and family are coming over or when I’m going to a potluck of sorts. I’m all about the quick and easy recipes (duh) so this 5-ingredeint Butternut Squash Hummus will be on repeat all season (and probably there after). Continue Reading