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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 […]

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 […]

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!!!


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I’ve seen a photo floating around Pinterest for some time now of a three layered dessert called a “cavity bar”. I pinned the image so long ago I can’t find it anymore but luckily my food memory is so powerful the image has been burnt into my memory for all eternity. The first layer was a cookie bar followed by a layer of thick chocolate and topped with a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough–and from what I can remember they were definitely not “healthy” by any means.


I’m not one to knock sugar filled desserts. I one hundred percent believe that real desserts are okay for the body (and even better for the mind) as long as it’s accompanied by a balanced lifestyle. Which is great for normal people but then there’s people like me who have an undeniable sweet tooth and need to have dessert once or twice sometimes…three times a day. That’s right. That’s why I make my desserts using [mostly] healthy ingredients.



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Can we take a moment to admire the layers on these cookie bars. Layer 1: dense and chewy peanut butter cookie loaded with chocolate chips. Layer 2: a simple yet decadent two-ingredients chocolate ganache. Layer 3: sweet and buttery chocolate chip cookie dough. LITERALLY, ALL MY FAVORITE THINGS IN ONE BAR!

This isn’t the first time I’ve made cookie dough desserts. Check out a of my favorite cookie dough recipes.

  • Cookie Dough Truffles – Delicious cookie dough bites coated in decadent dark chocolate for all those raw cookie dough eaters out there! This recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free and high in protein!

  • Healthy Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies – Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-free, Vegan and High in Protein! Whew… That title is  a mouthful but trust me, it’s worth every delicious word.


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Secretly Healthy Cookie Bars Topped with Cookie Dough

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Category: dessert

Cuisine: gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo option

Yield: 20

Serving Size: 1/20

Calories per serving: 302

Fat per serving: 18g

Carbs per serving: 20g

Protein per serving: 14g

Secretly Healthy Cookie Bars Topped with Cookie Dough

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

Ingredients

    cookie bar layer
  • 1 c natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, large organic free-range Milk and Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c dairy-free chocolate chips
    chocolate layer
  • 3/4 c dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c unsweetened almond milk
    cookie dough layer
  • 1/2 c vegan butter, soft Milk and Eggs
  • 1/3 c powdered erythritol
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1/2 c gluten free oat flour
  • 1/4 c dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

    The cookie bar layer: In a large mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter and coconut sugar together until combined using a handheld mixer. Add in the remaining ingredients and continue mixing until a dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan prepared with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes at 350F. Let cool.
    The chocolate layer: Once the cookie bars have cooled, place the chocolate chips into a glass bowl. Heat the almond milk in the microwave or on a stove top just before it reaches a boiling point (about 40 seconds in the microwave). Pour the milk over the chocolate chips and let sit for 2 minutes. After the two minutes, stir well until you have a thick chocolate ganache. Pour the ganache over the cookie bars and chill for 1 hour.
    For the cookie dough layer: In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and the powdered erythritol until light and fluffy using a handheld mixer. Add in the remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop the cookie dough in chunks oven the chocolate. Use a rubber spatula to smooth. Chill for at least 30 minutes before cutting into 20 bars and serving.

Notes

*For a lower fat and sugar content use light butter and sugar-free chocolate. Coconut sugar can be replaced with a granulated erythritol. Comment any other substitution questions. 🙂

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/secretly-healthy-cookie-bars-topped-cookie-dough/

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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 […]

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.


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I’ve been a healthy dessert connoisseur for a few years now and I’ve probably made a hundred different “healthy” brownie recipes and I can confidently say that none of them compare to this brownie recipe. First of all, these brownies do not taste healthy–like at all! My boyfriend stays 10 feet away from any food that’s labeled “healthy” and when he tried these, he had no idea I made them using all paleo and gluten-free ingredients! Secondly, the fudge factor on these are just insane! INSANE! Nothing can really describe it so I suggest you try it for yourself. Go ahead, you deserve it! Make yourself a batch of these brownies asap–I promise you won’t regret it!



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If anyone ever tells your that you can’t have brownies while still trying to eat healthy, tell them that they are wrong and here’s a list of healthy brownies to prove it!

  • Healthy Keto Brownies with Double the Chocolate – Low carb keto brownies are also made gluten-free, paleo and dairy free! These ultra fudgy brownies are made with double the chocolate and topped with cocao nibs for little extra crunch.

  • Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies – Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-free, Vegan and High in Protein! Whew… That title is  a mouthful but trust me, it’s worth every delicious word.


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Paleo Brownies with Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl

Yield: 12

Paleo Brownies with Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 c grass fed butter or ghee
  • 2 eggs, organic milk & eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 3/4 c almond flour
  • 2 tbsp raw cocao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 c chocolate hazelnut spread, paleo friendly

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare an 8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan, stir together the butter, chocolate and vanilla extract over low/medium heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and coconut sugar together for about 1 minute. Add in the chocolate mixture and continue mixing until incorporated. In a separate bowl, stir together the almond flour, cocao powder, baking soda and salt. Add your wet mixture to your dry and mix just until combined.
  4. Next, transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Drop dollops of hazelnut spread over the batter and use a knife to swirl the hazelnut spread into the batter. Bake for 19-23 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before cutting into 12 squares and serving.
  6. ENJOY!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/paleo-brownies-chocolate-hazelnut-swirl/

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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 […]


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