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  • baking / bananabread / chocolate / dairyfree / dessert / nutfree / snacks / vegetarian

    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread

    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!

    Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread for an easy dairy-free chocolaty bread!Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread made with collagen peptides!

    I feel like I have been neglecting my main boo, banana bread, recently. I am still in awe of how many of you make the Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread daily. It blows my mind and warms my heart at the same time when I see so many of you enjoying it as much as I do. It is a staple in our freezer and in all honesty, not many banana breads ever top it.

    Until I made this gem.

    Whenever someone asks me what my favorite recipe on the blog is, I always feel odd answering and picking one recipe. It is like picking a favorite child, ya know? But I always respond and any of the banana breads. I feel less guilty that way since there are a handful of ones to choose from.

    This Dark Chocolate Marble Spelt Flour Banana Bread is the first new banana bread in awhile. It is also my first time ever using spelt flour. I really didn’t know much about it and really still am not an expert, but so far I have been really impressed. I wasn’t sure if it was gluten-free or what but turns out spelt does indeed have gluten so ya’ll have been warned if you have an allergy!  Continue Reading

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    My Favorite Recipes Using Coconut Flour

    Sharing My Favorite Recipes Using Coconut Flour with you right here, right now!

    Coconut flour is one of those ingredients that you are either hesitant on buying because you don’t know what to do with it, but you know it is better for you. Or you have it sitting in the pantry or fridge and are intimidated to make anything with it.

    Well that is going to end today friends! I am filling you in on all the details of coconut flour, why I use it and where I buy it. I also am sharing my favorite recipes from the blog that use coconut flour in them, so you can get over the hump and make some coconut flour magic!

    Okay so first things first, the details on COCONUT FLOUR!

    1. Coconut flour is a grain-free, nut-free, paleo flour that can be used to sweet and savory recipes
    2. Coconut flour should be kept in the fridge once it is opened to help it stay fresh longer and prevent it from spoiling
    3. Buying using coconut flour, you are adding more fiber, protein and vitamins to your food. There are over 7 grams of protein in 1/4 cup,, making it beneficial for blood sugar levels
    4. Coconut flour is not a 1:1 sub for regular flour. It is much thicker. You will need about 1/2 or less of the amount of coconut flour as you would oat flour or regular flour. Little goes a long way 😉
    5. Coconut flour absorbs liquid much more than your usually flour, so double the liquid as well. And that also means you should be doubling the amount of eggs you use!
    6. I have found that baking with only coconut flour for vegan recipes can be a challenge. It works best when you combine it with another flour like almond for egg-free recipes.

    Here are a few of my favorite recipes on the blog that use coconut flour. Don’t forget to tag me and #rachLeats if you make them!

    Easy coconut flour breads:

    1) Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    2) Paleo Pecan Crumble Loaf

    3) Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Apple Bread

    4) Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

    5) Paleo Lemon Berry Pound Cake

    6) Easy Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Loaf

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  • baking / bananabread / bread / breakfast / dairyfree / egg free / glutenfree / nutfree / snacks / vegan / vegetarian

    Vegan Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread (gluten-free + nut-free)

    Vegan Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients for an easy and delicious healthy lemon bread

    Vegan Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients for an easy and delicious healthy lemon breadVegan Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients for an easy and delicious healthy lemon bread

    This won’t come as a surprise to most but, I have made and eaten a lot of sweet breads in my life.

    There my go-to when I am in the mood for baking something and they’re my favorite to keep around for breakfast, sneaking and dessert. It’s like the trifecta over here.

    Today’s bread is one that has been requested for what feels like forever. I shared a Paleo Lemon Berry Pound Cake last year and since then, many of you beautiful humans have been asking for a vegan and nut-free version. And today is the day, friends!

    We have a healthy Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread that is gluten-free, nut-free and plant-based. It is extra cakey and “moist” and full of flavor, but just the right amount of lemon. I’m not a huge fan of when lemon overpowers a recipe and prefer just the subtle splash of it in each bite. If you do like things more lemon-y just add a couple more tablespoons of lemon juice or zest.

    I use ingredients for this that you likely already have in your pantry if you are used to baking recipes from the blog. We can use either gluten-free oat flour, spelt flour, brown rice flour and probably even an all purpose flour if you prefer. I haven’t tested grain-free ones here (this recipe is grain-free though). Instead of using eggs in this, we are making flax egg using Garden of Life’s Organic Flaxseed – an absolute staple in my pantry along with their coconut oil. Continue Reading

  • dessert / nutfree / roundup

    My Favorite Healthy + Delicious Nut-free Dessert Recipes

    One-Bowl Dark Chocolate Tahini Blondies made with vegan, nut-free, gluten-free and no refined sugars! So cakey and delicious!

    Sharing My Favorite Healthy + Delicious Nut-free Dessert Recipes from the blog! A mix of breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more.

    Sharing My Favorite Healthy + Delicious Nut-free Dessert Recipes from the blog! A mix of breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more.

    When I tell people that my brother has a nut allergy, they look at me like I am crazy! I grew up loving peanut butter everything and eating tons of PB&J sandwiches, Reese’s etc. but we always had to be extra cautious in the kitchen for Seth just incase.

    Nowadays there are a lot of schools that don’t allow nut-based products in them and more and more people have nut allergies. This can definitely be a struggle trying to eat healthier since many things have almond flours or nut butters in them. But after testing recipes for the past few years, I have a handful of recipes on the blog that are healthy and delicious (at least I think so!) while also are still nut-free.

    I find it is really easy to also sub most recipes to make them nut free-friendly. You can use tahini or sunflower butter instead of nut-based butters like peanut and almond. Gluten-free oat flour and spelt flour are two of my personal faves to go to for nut-free flours (and coconut too if you can eat coconut-based products!). Any recipes on my blog that call for almond milk or any nut milk can easily be subbed 1:1 with coconut milk, oat milk, hemp milk, anything!

    When it comes to brands, I love that Enjoy Life Food’s is free of the top allergens (including nuts) so anyone with severe allergies can eat these products. Their baking chocolate is my absolute fave!

    Below you will find a handful of my go-to nut-free recipes when I’m making something for anyone with a nut allergy or even if they just don’t enjoy the taste. There is a mix of cookies, cinnamon rolls and various other sweet treats for you guys to whip up!

    My Favorite Healthy + Delicious Nut-free Recipes:

    Easy nut-free dessert recipes:

    The Best Paleo Chocolate Sheet Cake

    Double Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies

    Chocolate Crumb Banana Bread Bars (gluten-free)

    Dark Chocolate Tahini Freezer Bars

    Dark Chocolate Tahini Blondies (vegan)

    One-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Doughy Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza (gluten-free)

    One-Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

    Healthy Homemade Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls made with gluten-free and refined sugar-free ingredients and filled with a dreamy blueberry filling! Continue Reading

  • baking / cookies / dessert / holidays

    My Favorite Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes + Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

    My Favorite Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes and a my Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate recipe with you! Just in time for holiday baking.

    My Favorite Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes and a my Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate recipe with you! Just in time for holiday baking.My Favorite Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes and a my Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate recipe with you! Just in time for holiday baking.

    As if we need a season as an excuse to eat cookies! But I know the holidays are all about the baking and usually all about baking COOKIES! Who can blame you? They are the the most comforting and usually the easiest dessert to whip up and there are so many different kinds of cookies to make, which leads to us baking all the kinds.

    I found myself baking 8 dozen cookies the other day in preparation for this blog post and I’m not going to lie, I saw my future in front of me as this is likely what I will be doing with my kids every holiday season. I love nothing more than baking and eating cookies all year around but around the holidays it really is a totally different vibe. You can gift them to friends and family for a nice homemade gift. Bring them to the office to spoil your co-workers or just bake them for yourself on a Friday night and watch Real Housewives reruns because that sounds amazing to me right now. During this season though it’s usually Home Alone 2, You’ve Got Mail and Love Actually.

    I have rounded up a few of my go-to cookies from the blog all in this one post for you! Some are new cookies this season and others I have been baking all year. There are many types of chocolate chip cookies happening, some peanut butter cookies, oatmeal and even a maple pecan cookie that has no chocolate in it! As much as it pains me to say this, I created some epic snickerdoodles and sugar cookies but they are going into the cookbook – YAY!

    At the bottom of this blog post, you will also find a recipe for my Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate recipe. One of the most comforting and cozy warm beverages in the world. It is so easy to make and the creamy coconut milk truly makes the hot chocolate even better. Continue Reading

  • baking / breakfast / chocolate / dairyfree / glutenfree / grainfree / paleo / snacks / vegetarian

    Paleo Golden Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Filling

    Paleo Golden Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Filling made with all plant-based and gluten-free ingredients and anti-inflammatory golden milk blend!

    Paleo Golden Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Filling made with all gluten-free ingredients and anti-inflammatory golden milk blend!Paleo Golden Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Filling made with all plant-based and gluten-free ingredients and anti-inflammatory golden milk blend!

    If I had to bake one thing for the rest of my blogging career, it would likely be cinnamon rolls.

    They are the comfort food of my dreams. The recipe that always challenges me in the kitchen but once it is perfected, there is no better feeling. Especially after making paleo cinnamon rolls that didn’t end up as biscuits like they usually do over here.

    These Paleo Golden Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Filling are a bit different than the usual cinnamon roll consistency. They are a bit more doughy and the dough itself was very different than when you bake my Homemade Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls or Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls. We use a mix of three grain-free flours: almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour (I do not recommend subs here) and the consistency is very different compared to using gluten-free oat or spelt flour.

    When baking them, don’t feel discouraged if the dough isn’t rolling perfectly. My certainly didn’t but I pressed extra dough on the sides and they still turned out so good!

    Let’s chat about the color of these Paleo Golden Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Filling though. You guys have likely heard of golden milk by now and one of my favorite brands, Garden of Life, just came out with mykind Organics Golden Milk Powder. AKA everything you want to add to your milk for golden milk is ready to go.It is Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Projected Verified and all the herbals are grown without toxins, pesticides, herbicides and any of that gross ISH.  Continue Reading