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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake is a simple, yet scrumptious dessert with tender biscuits piled high with sweet and juicy strawberries and then topped with light and fluffy whipped cream–a perfect way to wrap up these summer days. Yum Before we dive into pumpkin spice and autumn […]

Almond Strawberry Coffee Cake (gluten-free and dairy-free)

Almond Strawberry Coffee Cake (gluten-free and dairy-free)

A Gluten Free and Dairy Free Almond Strawberry Coffee Cake that’s perfectly moist, tender and incredibly delicious. It takes just few minutes to whip up this recipe. Great for breakfast, snack or late night dessert! If you are looking for an easy to make and […]

Healthy Monster Cookies made Gluten-Free and Flourless

Healthy Monster Cookies made Gluten-Free and Flourless

These soft and delicious healthy monster cookies made with peanut butter, oats and topped with colorful M&M’s to bring out that child in you. There’s no butter, oil or flour in these monster cookies making them gluten-free and absolutely delicious!

A family favorite for years, these chewy, gluten-free monster cookies  are made with peanut butter, gluten-free oats and classic M&M’s. So what are you waiting for? Get to making these cookies!!!


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Can we talk about how dang cute these cookies are? Those primary colors remind me of an elementary school classroom, which reminds me of children, which makes me think about my niece and nephews and how I really just want to give them a big hug… What do these cookies remind you of? LOL. I’m sure there are all sorts of grammatical errors in this paragraph.

Anyway, back to these healthy monster cookies. I normally would be totally down for chunks of oats in my cookies but since I planned to share these with friends (who aren’t big fans of oatmeal) I blended up my oats first before adding them to the batter. Jokes on them, these are still oatmeal cookies.

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If peanut butter and chocolate is your thing (it’s my favorite, obviously) you will love some of my other healthy recipes that include this iconic flavor combo!

  • Healthy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies – These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies are a perfect healthy combination of the classic peanut butter cookie and chocolate brownies. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brookies are melt in your mouth soft and  made gluten-free for the perfect late night snack!


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Healthy Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 c gluten-free rolled oats (measured after blending)
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 standard size bag M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Start by placing your oats into a food processor or blender and blend on high until in powdered form.
  2. In a mixing bowl using a handheld mixer, beat the peanut butter and sugar. Add in the egg, water and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the blended oats, baking soda and salt and then add them to your wet ingredients. Continue mixing with the handheld mixer until a dough forms. Fold in half of the M&Ms. Cover and freeze overnight.
  4. Remove cookie dough from freezer and let thaw for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Use a cookie scooper to make 12 1-inch evenly sized balls and place them on the parchment paper 1" apart. Top balls with remaining M&Ms and keep the M&Ms close together as the cookie dough will spread. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges brown but the center is still soft. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to continue cooling.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-monster-cookies/


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Fudgy Oreo Vegan Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

Fudgy Oreo Vegan Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

Deliciously healthy, vegan brownies that are swirled with creamy peanut butter and loaded with Oreo cookies! These insanely delicious Oreo brownies are extra fudgy, made vegan, gluten-free and overall healthy! Yum Lets talk about Oreos [and you guys this is not an ad…I just really love […]

Sparkling Strawberry Peach Sorbet Rosé Floats

Sparkling Strawberry Peach Sorbet Rosé Floats

Cool down this summer with this Sparkling Strawberry Sorbet Rosé Float–strawberry peach sorbet topped with sparkling rosé–on a hot summer day. With this recipe, you won’t have to choose between dessert or wine. A scoop of healthy strawberry-peach sorbet means this drink can be both! […]

Humming Bird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten free and dairy free)

Humming Bird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten free and dairy free)

A healthy twist on a classic southern dessert. This humming bird cake is filled with banana, pineapple, and poppy seeds, and topped with a thick cream cheese icing to make a delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free treat.

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This humming bird cake is exceptionally moist and naturally sweet from the bananas and pineapple. Most humming bird cakes I’ve seen are loaded up with pecans or walnuts but I opted out of using nuts and instead loaded mine with poppy seeds. Like traditional humming bird cake, I finished with a sweet layer of cream cheese frosting although mine is dairy-free and refined sugar-free!



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As most of my readers already know, I am obsessed with banana bread so making a humming bird cake was a no brainer for me. And can you believe this is my very first of this kind of cake? I can’t believe I waited so long to make it because it’s literally the BEST cake I’ve ever had. If you love banana bread like I do, you will not be disappointed. Check out some of my other favorite banana containing recipes below!

  • Life Changing Gluten Free Banana Bread – With this gluten free banana bread recipe, you’re only a few simple ingredients away from the best banana bread ever! It’s made using gluten free flour and sugar-free chocolate chunks for a delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free treat.

  • Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax – A moist and tasty banana bread that’s made using chia seeds and flax meal! This super delicious bread makes for a perfectly healthy, gluten-free and refined sugar-free snack.

  • Healthy Coffee Cake Banana Bread – A classic banana bread taste with a rich cinnamon crumb topping makes for the ultimate healthy breakfast cake. This healthy coffee cake is made gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein for a quick and easy snack.


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Healthy Humming Bird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Category: Dessert, snack

Cuisine: gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free

Yield: 12

Healthy Humming Bird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Unbelievably moist gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free Humming Bird Cake topped with cream cheese frosting and finished with poppy seeds.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 bananas, very ripe
  • 1/4 c granulated erythritol or maple syrup
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 1/4 c unsweetened pineapple juice, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c gluten-free baking flour
  • 1/4 c almond flour
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt
    Frosting
  • 8oz dairy-free cream cheese, Kite Hill
  • 1/3 c dairy-free vanilla yogurt, Kite Hill
  • 1 c confectioners Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

    For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare two 6 inch round pans with non-stick spray and parchment on the bottom.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana. Add in the eggs, applesauce, juice, coconut oil and granulated erythritol and beat using a handheld mixer until well combined.
  3. Add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let the cakes cool completely.
    For the frosting
  1. In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat together the cream cheese and yogurt on high speed until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and beat until combined.
  2. Set the mixer on low speed and gradually add in the powdered sweetener, until you've added all of it and it's well combined. Return to high speed and beat for 2-3 minutes until the frosting is fluffy.
  3. Frost cake and sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.

Notes

*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/humming-bird-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/

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Life Changing Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks

Life Changing Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks

With this gluten free banana bread recipe, you’re only a few simple ingredients away from the best banana bread ever! It’s made using gluten free flour and sugar-free chocolate chunks for a delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free treat. This banana bread is such an easy […]

Gluten Free Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

These amazing gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are simply out of this world and so easy to make they are dangerous! If you love your cookies thick and chunky, with a delicious chewy moistness in the center, these cookies are perfect for you. […]

Simple Vegan Cheesecake with Fresh Peaches

Simple Vegan Cheesecake with Fresh Peaches

This simple vegan cheesecake will be the last dairy-free cake you will ever need. This super simple cake is made without cashews, tofu and [almost] without baking! The fresh peaches really take this creamy vegan dessert to entirely new level…yes please!
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Vegan cheesecake sounds like an oxymoron, right? I mean, how can a cheese based dessert possibly be dairy-free? My thoughts exactly when I stumbled upon vegan cream cheese. I was terrified to try it for the first time but to my surprise the almond based cream cheese tastes almost identical to regular dairy cream cheese. In fact, I’m not sure if I could tell the difference with a blindfold on. Which got me thinking that I had to try making cheesecake with it.


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I love the taste of cashew based cheesecakes but texture is never quite right and not to mention how time consuming it is. And for tofu cheesecakes…well I just don’t like tofu. This cake was everything I was hoping for in a dairy-free cheesecake.

This cheesecake is amazing as a plain and simple cheesecake but adding fresh peaches takes it to whole new level of deliciousness. I highly recommend!


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Are you looking for more delicious vegan recipes? Below are a few of my favorite vegan recipes.

  • Peanut Butter Stuffed Vegan Brownie Skillet – This dense and fudgy vegan brownie is cooked to perfection in a skillet for a deep dish dessert made  gluten-free. A rich and decadent double chocolate gooey brownie is stuffed with peanut butter for the ultimate treat everyone can enjoy. Top with your favorite ice cream and dig in–no plates needed.

  • Granola Breakfast Vegan Popsicles – Yogurt, agave, coconut milk, granola and fruit! That’s all you need to make these simple and delicious vegan yogurt popsicles. These popsicles are super versatile and be made to fit most dietary needs and preferences.


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Simple Vegan Cheesecake with Fresh Peaches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: dessert

Cuisine: Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-freee

Yield: 10

Serving Size: 1/10

Calories per serving: 197

Fat per serving: 14g

Carbs per serving: 12g

Protein per serving: 6g

Simple Vegan Cheesecake with Fresh Peaches

A delicious and creamy vegan cheesecake made without cashews or tofu!

Ingredients

    for the crust
  • 1 c almond flour
  • 1/4 c gluten free oat flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, soft
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
    for the cheesecake
  • 8oz vegan cream cheese, buy it here
  • 5oz vegan vanilla yogurt, buy it here
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • pinch extra fine sea salt
    topping
  • 1 peach sliced,
  • dried rose petals for sprinkling

Instructions

    for the crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare an 8x4" pan (or 6" square) with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Place all crust ingredients into a food processor and blend until a dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
    for the cheesecake
  1. Place all cheesecake ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat using a hand held mixer until well combined. Transfer to pan and smooth out in one even layer. Chill overnight or for at least 12 hours.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut into slices, rinse clean between slicing. Top with fresh peach slices and sprinkle with dried rose petals if desired.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/simple-vegan-cheesecake-with-peaches/

Mini Strawberry Galettes | Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

Mini Strawberry Galettes | Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

Incredibly easy and grain free mini strawberry galettes. A healthy and simple summer treat made using only gluten free and dairy free ingredients. These mini fruit pies stuffed with juicy local strawberries, wrapped up in a flaky buttery crust and finished with a drizzle of […]


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