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Flourless Brownies | Rich Fudgy and Gluten Free

Flourless Brownies | Rich Fudgy and Gluten Free

These rich and fudgy flourless brownies are made using just a few ingredients and are made gluten free, grain free with a dairy free option. They are loaded with intense chocolate flavor and have a life changing fudgy texture–my all time favorite brownie recipe! Yum […]

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue Frosting

These homemade pumpkin spice cupcakes are light, fluffy, and packed with real pumpkin flavor–perfect for pumpkin lovers! You can’t have a cupcake with out frosting so I topped these spicy cakes with a refined sugar-free meringue that’s toasted to perfection. Yum This is my first […]

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes | GF and Dairy-Free

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes | GF and Dairy-Free

These healthy pumpkin pancakes are light, fluffy and made in the blender! They are so easy and delicious–you will want to make them all year long! So super easy and yummy- these Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes come together in about 5 minutes and are full of nutritious goodness!


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For me, there is no such thing as too much pumpkin. The days have gotten shorter [and cooler] and a little pumpkin is the perfect comforting flavor that I crave–especially on a gloomy Monday morning. Ya feel me? And these healthy pumpkin blender pancakes couldn’t get any easier! I’m all about simple cooking so I created this recipe for all my fellow lazy bakers who just don’t have the time to cook up a big breakfast. For the pancakes: just toss all the ingredients into a blender and you have a pancake batter in just a few seconds–it’s that simple!



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Before I go all pumpkin on you, I thought I would share some none-pumpkin but still ah-mazing recipes that I made!

  • Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Bars – Soft and chewy flourless peanut butter cookie bars have just FIVE ingredients and take just a few minutes to whip up. These dense and delicious cookie bars are loaded with peanut butter and stuffed with gooey chocolate and made without using flour of any kind as well as being gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

  • Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars – Healthy no bake peanut butter pretzel granola bars: a simple recipe using just 6 healthy ingredients and made in just one bowl. These delicious snack bars are gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free for quick treat that everyone can enjoy.

  • Healthy Caramel Peanut Nougat Candy Bars – These candy bars are layered with cashew nougat, sticky date caramel and covered in decadent chocolate. Be careful though, these gluten-free candy bars are highly addictive!

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Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Yield: 6 pancakes

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 c gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • handful crushed walnuts, optional

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients (except walnuts) into a blender and blend on high until a smooth batter forms. Stir in walnuts if desired. Let the batter rest for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a skillet or griddle with non-stick spray and turn on medium-low heat.
  3. Cook pancakes 1/4 cup at a time in preheated skillet. Cook until bubbles start to form, flip and cook the other side. Repeat until you have used all the batter. Serve immediately.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-pumpkin-oatmeal-blender-pancakes/

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Maple Quinoa Granola Cereal | Gluten-Free & Vegan

Maple Quinoa Granola Cereal | Gluten-Free & Vegan

This homemade maple quinoa granola recipe is loaded with cinnamon, warm vanilla, pumpkin seeds, chia and crunchy pecans and is naturally sweetened with maple syrup  and blackstrap molasses. This addicting and delicious blend of oats and quinoa make a perfect Autumn harvest cereal that’s gluten […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Bites

Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Bites

These easy chocolate pumpkin bites take just 10 minute to make and they are so delicious, you could eat the filling with a spoon. These no-bake mini chocolate phyllo shells are filled with a creamy pumpkin blend and then topped with rich dark chocolate–a perfect […]

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies– all the deliciousness of a traditional chocolate chip cookie with soft, fluffy centers, crisp edges, loaded with chocolate chunks and a sprinkle of sea salt plus the indulgent addition of crunchy pecans. On top of being chewy and delicious, these butter pecan cookies are made gluten-free and refined sugar-free making this treat one you will want to keep making again and again.


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Brown sugar is an important flavor when it comes to recreating traditional chocolate chip cookies and thankfully Swerve just launched a new product that solves all my brown sugar replacement problems (that’s a real issue I have lol). I’m already obsessed with Swerve for their incredible granulated and powdered sugar replacements so when I saw that they made a brown sugar replacement, I literally jumped for joy! And of course, had to make a batch of cookies asap!



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Fall recipes are in full swing on Pinterest and Instagram so here are a few of my favorites that I’ve created over the last couple of years and more recently last week. These top three pumpkin desserts are to die for and of course they are all made healthy! Indulge away, friends!

  • Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Blondies – Tender and delicious pumpkin blondies topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel made gluten-free and dairy-free. These pumpkin blondies make the perfect fall treat for all pumpkin lovers.

  • Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bars – Gluten-free and refined sugar-free pumpkin pecan p8ie bars are the perfect way to treat your Thanksgiving pie withdrawals. Layered with a melt-in-your-mouth crust , creamy pumpkin pie and rich caramelized pecans.

  • Healthy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie 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 gluten-free!


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Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Category: Cookies, Desserts

Cuisine: gluten-free and refined sugar-free

Yield: 14 Cookies

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Ingredients

  • 2 c gluten-free baking flour
  • 1/2 c granulated zero calorie sweetener (Swerve)
  • 1/2 c zero calorie brown sugar (Swerve)
  • 1/4 c butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/4 c cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp gluten free molasses (omit if needed)
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c chopped sugar-free chocolate (Lilys)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, using a hand held mixer or stand alone mixer, cream together the butter, zero calorie brown sugar and granulated zero calorie sweetener. Add in the cream cheese and continue to blend until smooth. Add in the almond milk, molasses and vanilla until blended. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate and pecans. Cover and chill for 4 hours. Once ready to bake, let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Use a 1" cookie scooper to scoop the cookie dough and place the mound of the prepared baking sheet. Place cookies about 1 1/2" apart and then use a spatula to press them down to your desired thickness. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until edges start to brown. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to continue cooling. ENJOY!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/butter-pecan-cookies-chocolate/

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Pumpkin Blondies – Gluten and Dairy-Free

Pumpkin Blondies – Gluten and Dairy-Free

Tender and delicious pumpkin blondies topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel made gluten-free and dairy-free. These pumpkin blondies make the perfect fall treat for all pumpkin lovers.   Yum I’m not upset that it’s September; I just can’t believe that it is! I swear summer […]

Greek Yogurt Pancakes – Easy and Fluffy!

Greek Yogurt Pancakes – Easy and Fluffy!

Light and fluffy greek yogurt pancakes are topped with fresh berries, bananas and slivered almonds for a simple, high protein breakfast! This healthy pancake recipe is super easy to make and I promise you that you will love these extra fluffy and secretly healthy (and […]

S’mores Peanut Butter Cookies with Pretzels (gluten-free)

S’mores Peanut Butter Cookies with Pretzels (gluten-free)

Craving salty, sweet, crunchy, ooey or gooey? Don’t worry. It’s all here. S’mores peanut butter cookies are thick, chewy, soft, and made gluten-free! These cookies are your campfire dreams come true…no open fire needed. 🙂


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Combining all my favorites into one dessert is what I do best. Obviously, I love peanut butter and chocolate but I’m also a sucker for adding pretzels into my creations (that sweet and salty though) and anything s’mores flavored is literally the best! So when The Feed Feed and Ghirardelli came together to hold a S’mores Contest I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

These peanut butter cookies are loaded with peanut butter, gluten-free mini marshmallows, Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares and for the crunch I used gluten-free pretzel sticks instead of graham crackers. They are simple to make and hands down, the best cookie you will ever have!


I was able to cut down on the sugar in these peanut butter cookies by using Swerve Brown Sugar and Swerve Granulated Sweetener!


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For all you cookie monsters out there, I compiled a list of some of my favorite cookies on the blog! I hope you enjoy all these healthy cookies as much as I did!

Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies

Delicious double chocolate flourless cookies made using gluten-free ingredients with a little bit of sweet and salty in every bite.

Double Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Vegan Cookies

These double cookies are packed with chunks of dark chocolate, stuffed with a rich date caramel and then finished with a flakey sea salt. Deliciously soft chocolate vegan cookies made gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

Big & Chewy Oatmeal Orange Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing–it’s quite a mouthful but every word is extremely important in the description of these cookies. I debated whether or not to add gluten-free, refined sugar-free, high in protein with a vegan option to the title. What do you think? Probably best the way I left it. Now you know that besides these cookies being big, chewy, healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing they are also everything else I listed above–and absolutely delicious, of course!

 

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Peanut Butter S’mores Pretzel Cookies (gluten-free)

Peanut Butter S’mores Pretzel Cookies (gluten-free)

Ingredients

  • ½ c peanut butter, natural
  • ½ c butter, room temp
  • ½ c granulated sugar replacement (Swerve or Truvia)
  • ¼ c brown sugar replacement (Swerve)
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 ¼ c gluten-free baking flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 8 Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 c gluten-free pretzels, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 c gluten-free mini marshmallows, halved

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt and then set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar replacement and brown sugar replacement until light and fluffy (about 1-2 minutes). Add in the egg and continue mixing until well combined. Add in the peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Try not to over mix. Fold in dark chocolate pieces, pretzels and mini marshmallows (leaving a few to top cookies with). Cover and place the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Separate the dough into 18 evenly sized balls and top them with remaining chocolate, marshmallows and pretzel pieces. Place them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/smores-peanut-butter-cookies/


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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 […]


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