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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! Yum Vegan cheesecake sounds […]

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 […]

Chocolate Ricotta Mini Fruit Shells

Chocolate Ricotta Mini Fruit Shells

These easy Chocolate Ricotta Mini Fruit Shells take only 15 minute to make and they are so delicious, you could eat the filling with a spoon. These no bake chocolate lined phyllo cups are filled with a creamy ricotta-yogurt blend and topped with fresh berries for a perfect 4th of July snack!


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I’ve teamed up with Athens Foods to bring you guys a simple and delicious original recipe that your party guests won’t stop talking about. If you are looking for a sweet and easy dessert to add to your 4th of July festivities, look no further because these Athens Mini Phyllo Shells will make your holiday prep a breeze. These shells are great for creating individual desserts in half the time.


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These chocolate ricotta mini fruit cups are made with 4 easy layers to create this light summertime treat.

Phyllo Shells

Melted Chocolate

Ricotta-Yogurt Blend

Berries

For the shells I used Athens Foods Mini Phyllo Shells and popped them into the oven for 4 minutes for a little extra crisp. After the shells cooled, I melted the chocolate and lined the shells. Next, I whipped the ricotta and yogurt together and filled the cups topping the mixture with chopped strawberries and fresh blueberries.


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Easy Phyllo Chocolate Mini Fruit Shells

Yield: 15

Easy Phyllo Chocolate Mini Fruit Shells

Ingredients

  • 15 mini phyllo shells
  • 1/4 c dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 c low fat ricotta
  • 1/4 c 0% vanilla greek yogurt
  • 3 fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 c fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place the frozen phyllo shells onto a baking sheet and bake for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in a microwave safe bowl. Spoon a dollop of chocolate into each shell, use a butter knife to spread the chocolate up the sides of the shell. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whip together the ricotta and yogurt and place the mixture into a piping bag for easy filling. Fill chocolate shells with filling and top with chopped strawberries and blueberries. Serve immediately or chill for up to 12 hours.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/chocolate-ricotta-mini-fruit-shells/

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Secretly Healthy Cookie Dough Topped Cookie Bars (dairy-free, gf & refined sugar-free option)

Secretly Healthy Cookie Dough Topped Cookie Bars (dairy-free, gf & refined sugar-free option)

A ridiculously delicious peanut butter brownie bar is topped with chocolate ganache and creamy, dairy-free cookie dough in these Secretly Healthy Cavity Bars a.k.a. Cookie Dough Topped Peanut Butter Cookie Bars! Guys, these are the best dessert bars I’ve ever had!!! Yum I’ve seen a […]

Spicy Roasted Turmeric Cashews (vegan, gf, paleo)

Spicy Roasted Turmeric Cashews (vegan, gf, paleo)

Roasted turmeric cashews are my go-to superfood snack. These deliciously roasted cashews are lathered in olive oil and finished with spicy cayenne pepper, sea salt and turmeric powder. Perfect for on-the-go snacking, party platters and meal preps! Yum Anyone else have a favorite, go-to nut? […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts Made Paleo and Gluten-Free

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts Made Paleo and Gluten-Free

These delicious lemon donuts are packed with poppy seeds and made paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Even better, they are topped with a thick layer of sweet glaze and finished with crunchy poppy seeds. If you are looking for a healthy treat that doesn’t lack in flavor, these lemon poppy seed donuts are perfect for you!  Go ahead and make yourself a batch!


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Do you have a favorite morning routine? Mine always goes like this: wake up, make coffee, walk the dogs and then drink said coffee with a pastry. I can’t think of a better treat to pair with my coffee on these summer mornings than these lemon poppy donut. Every bite of these dense paleo donuts is full sweet lemon flavor bursting with poppy seeds.



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As you probably know, I really like donuts. LIKE REALLY LIKE DONUTS. In fact these lemon poppy seed donuts are definitely not the first batch of healthy donuts I’ve made. Check out a few other donut recipes below!

  • Bake Lemon Raspberry Donuts – These delicious moist cake donuts are bursting with raspberries and dipped in a naturally colored and sugar-free raspberry glaze. Is there a better way to celebrate the second day of Spring? I think not! These low calorie, gluten-free and refined sugar-free donuts are the perfect spring treat!

  • Healthy Maple Frosted Pumpkin Donuts – Healthy gluten-free pumpkin donuts frosted with a maple glaze. These maple frosted pumpkin donuts are made high in protein and refined sugar-free.

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Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Category: breakfast, dessert, snack

Cuisine: paleo, gluten free

Yield: 7

Serving Size: 1/2 donut

Calories per serving: 163

Fat per serving: 10g

Carbs per serving: 14g

Protein per serving: 5g

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Healthy lemon poppy seed donuts made paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. These dense and delicious donuts full of sweet lemon flavor and bursting with poppy seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 c almond flour
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • zest and juice of 1 small lemon
    Glaze
  • 1/2 c zero calorie confectioners sweetener, Swerve
  • 2-4 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds for decorating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a standard donut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, baking powder and poppy seeds. Add in the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, zest and juice. Use a hand held mixer to combined. Transfer the batter to a piping bag (or a large plastic zip bag and cut the corner) fill the 6 donut molds with batter. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Next, stir together the glaze ingredients until smooth. Start with 2 tablespoons of almond milk until you reach a desired consistency. Dip each donut into the glaze and finish with poppy seeds.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/lemon-poppy-seed-donuts/


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Paleo Brownies with Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl

Paleo Brownies with Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl

The last recipe you will ever need for paleo brownies! These boyfriend approved brownies are so decadent and fudgy they will leave you licking your fingers clean and begging for more–speaking from experience here. Yum I’ve been a healthy dessert connoisseur for a few years […]

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

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 […]

Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts (low carb & gluten-free)

Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts (low carb & gluten-free)

These delicious chocolate brownie donuts are made paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Even better, they are topped with another layer of chocolate glaze and finished with crunchy cocao nibs. If you are looking for a healthy treat that doesn’t lack in flavor, these paleo donuts are perfect for you!  Go ahead and make yourself a batch!


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My favorite routine for blog posts is to write them first thing in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee in hand, my dogs at my feet while blasting “Songs to Sing in the Shower” on Spotify (aka the best station evaaa). Seriously, I just went from listening to Rhianna to Journey and up next is Ben E. King – Stand By Me so if you were wondering if you should check this station out, the answer is YES!!!


Anyway, back to these yummy dense brownie donuts. I mentioned they taste like brownies, right? These paleo donuts are so fudgy and delicious they immediately reminded me of brownies but in round donut form. And just like brownies, you can’t stop at just one. Be cautious…these donuts are addicting!


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I am addicted to healthy donuts! I make them at least once a month and if you follow my blog regularly than you definitely know this to be true! Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve made in the past…

  • Bake Lemon Raspberry Donuts – These delicious moist cake donuts are bursting with raspberries and dipped in a naturally colored and sugar-free raspberry glaze. Is there a better way to celebrate the second day of Spring? I think not! These low calorie, gluten-free and refined sugar-free donuts are the perfect spring treat!

  • Healthy Maple Frosted Pumpkin Donuts – Healthy gluten-free pumpkin donuts frosted with a maple glaze. These maple frosted pumpkin donuts are made high in protein and refined sugar-free.


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Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts (low carb & gluten-free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Category: breakfast, dessert, snack

Cuisine: paleo, gluten-free

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1 donut

Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts (low carb & gluten-free)

Healthy double chocolate paleo donuts made gluten-free, refined sugar-free and diary-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
    Frosting
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    Topping
  • handful cocao nibs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a standard donut pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together all dry donut ingredients. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Transfer batter to a piping bag. Pipe donut batter into the molds. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, stir together the melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Add in the cocoa powder and continue to stir until smooth. Dip each donut into the frosting. Top with cocao nibs and chill until chocolate is solid. Serve.

Notes

*Store donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/double-chocolate-paleo-donuts/

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The Best Ever Healthy Almond Poppy Seed Muffins (gluten-free & dairy-free)

The Best Ever Healthy Almond Poppy Seed Muffins (gluten-free & dairy-free)

These almond poppy seed muffins are made gluten-free and dairy-free and will leave you feeling like you just enjoyed dessert for breakfast. Light and fluffy poppy seed muffins made healthy using bananas, gluten-free baking flour, poppy seeds and toasted almonds. If you are anything like […]


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