Gingerbread cookies are an essential holiday baked good! Which is why I have created a veganized version so I can enjoy this family tradition! These gingerbread cookies are soft and chewy, with just the right amount of spices and sweetness. If you don’t want to make the glaze, they are also wonderful drizzled with dark chocolate!
Halva is a sweet sesame candy that is easy to make, and perfect for an edible gift for the holidays! This one has chocolate swirled into it and cranberries to make it festive but you could add in other mix-ins as well such as white chocolate, pistachios or other dried chopped fruits! It happens to be vegan and gluten free as well!
Growing up, we always had Pfeffernusse Cookies on our baking list at Christmas time. They are a simple spiced cookie rolled on powdered sugar that is easy to make, and perfect for the holidays! These also happen to be gluten free and vegan but you would never guess by tasting them because they are so delicious!
This apple pumpkin butter is the perfect fall treat to spread on waffles or toast, spoon over ice cream, use as a healthy cake frosting, or just eat with a spoon! It is gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free and contains only 5 ingredients!
I love baking with pumpkin! It is so good in desserts like these cookies! With these, chocolate chip cookies get a Fall twist with pumpkin and warming spices! They also happen to be vegan but you would never guess by tasting them. They are easy to make and so good!
We are in the middle of pear season, so it is the perfect time to use up those ripe pears in baked goods! These scones are simple, but so good and ready in under an hour. They happen to be vegan as well, since they are made with coconut instead of butter, milk and eggs. They make the perfect weekend morning treat and a great addition to a brunch spread, or to enjoy with some tea or coffee!
Tis the season for ice cream! One of my favorite things to make in the summer, is home made ice cream! It is fun to create new and interesting flavors, and I can make a much heathier version than store bought. This ice cream is vegan, because it contains a coconut milk base. I combine it with almond butter and fresh cherries plus a little vanilla and the result is a creamy, delicious sweet cherry ice cream! If you don’t have an ice cream maker, I have included directions for making it without one.
It can be fun to make your own popsicles at home, and it is also heathier because you can make them delicious without loading them with sugar. These ones feature flavorful organic berries and smooth coconut milk for a refreshing and heavenly combination!
I love a good fruit shortcake in the summer! Strawberry is the most popular, but blueberries are delicious in a shortcake as well! This one uses home made biscuits, and blueberries cooked to sweet perfection along with vegan coconut whipped cream for a delicious combination! It is the perfect way to showcase those Summer blueberries!
It is fun to make your own Easter candy at home, and that way you know exactly what goes into it! One of my favorites growing up was raspberry cream truffle eggs, so I like to make my own healthier version now! These are always a big hit at Easter, and they happen to be vegan and gluten free!