I used to get really excited about Easter candy when I was little, and I still do as an adult. Mainly because I have fun making my own! I loved those berry cream eggs as a kid, so I now make my own home made version with better ingredients! These are so delicious, and they are the perfect addition to your Easter basket!
Pancakes are the perfect weekend morning treat! These lemon pancakes are really easy to make, and they contain no animal products, but you would never know by tasting them. They are made with whole wheat flour, so a bit healthier than traditional pancakes, and they are so good topped off with fresh berries and coconut whipped cream!
For Valentine’s Day this year, why not make some of your own special chocolate treats to give your loved ones? These chocolate raspberry truffles are easy to make and so good! Also, they are refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free but you would never guess by tasting them.
For Valentine’s Day it is always nice to give your loved ones home made treats. Like these chocolate heart cookies! They happen to be vegan, but you would never guess by tasting them. Also, they are easy to make, and they contain healthier ingredients than traditional cookies. Give them a try for Valentine’s Day this year!
Grapefruits are at their best and most flavorful this time of the year, so it is the perfect time to enjoy them! I like them just as is, but they make a lovely light dessert when combined with a few other things. Here, I combine them with a little maple syrup and rosewater plus some pistachios and mint for color and top them off with coconut cream. It is a heavenly combination!
These coconut peppermint bon bons are the perfect holiday treat! They look like snow balls on the inside, but the outside is decadent dark chocolate! They are made without refined sugar as well, and happen to be vegan and gluten free! They would be perfect to set out as part of a holiday buffet, or just to give as a sweet gift if you know a coconut lover!
Cookies are an essential part of the Holidays! I love baking cookies, eating them, and of course sharing and gifting them to others! These Cranberry Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies are not only delicious, but really easy to make as far as holiday cookies go, just mix, shape and bake! Also, they happen to be vegan and gluten free but you would never guess by tasting them!
This pumpkin cheesecake is a nice alternative to pie for Thanksgiving and it is great for making ahead of time! Not only that, it is gluten free, and vegan since it is made with coconut milk instead of dairy. Also, it is free of refined sugar! This cake tastes just as rich and delicious as traditional cheesecake, but is much better for you!
Nothing beats a good home made apple or pear pie during the fall and winter season, and for the holidays. I like to make them with a struesel oat topping with is much less fussy than a double crust pie and so good! Also, I pre-cook my filling to cut way down on the baking time, and it comes out perfect every time! If you would like this recipe to be gluten free, swap Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour in an equal amount with the whole wheat pastry. Give this a try the next time you are craving apple pie instead of just buying one, trust me, it is so worth it!
You may think of hummus as strictly a savory item, but did you know it is delicious as a dessert? Chickpeas are a pretty neutral flavor, so you can add pretty much anything to them! As a seasonal treat, I made a pumpkin spice dessert hummus with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spices, maple syrup, nut butter and vanilla and it is so good! It is packed with fiber and protein, but tastes like pumpkin pie! If you are looking for a healthy snack option for your Halloween party or fall gathering, give this a try! It is delicious served with cinnamon crackers, or apple or pear slices!