Category for desserts
Posted on October 23, 2013
When queried on Facebook many of my readers suggested I name these treats Chumpkin Whoopie Pies!
These Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling are not only gluten and grain-free, they’re dairy-free and nut-free as well.
Whoopie pies are little cake-like cookies filled with a rich creamy center. I’ve long wanted to make a gluten-free, grain-free whoopie pie cookie with a dairy-free filling. These treats are perfect for Halloween. No silly, these are not for your trick or treaters, give them out at ... read more →
Posted on October 8, 2013
I had to restrain myself from licking the screen when I uploaded this photo of Paleo Caramel Brownies –pictured with coconut milk.
Paleo Caramel Brownies are a fun and festive treat. Serve these gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free brownies at a holiday party or if you are a crossfitter, after your WOD, as a little recovery treat.
I’ve worked on this heavenly caramel chocolate dessert for the past couple of months, testing the caramel sauce and chocolate ganache recipes numerous times until they were ... read more →
Posted on October 4, 2013
Serve velvety dairy-free Chocolate Ganache over ice cream, brownies or cake.
I’ve been making dairy-free, vegan chocolate ganache for years and didn’t think about sharing it here until recently. The recipe is as simple as can be with only two ingredients –dark chocolate and coconut milk.
Traditional chocolate ganache is generally made with chocolate and heavy cream, however, my version is dairy-free and vegan, using coconut milk in place of the heavy cream. I haven’t tried making this with other types of ... read more →
Posted on October 2, 2013
Drizzle your Vegan Caramel Sauce over Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream for a wonderful dairy-free treat.
I began obsessing over dairy-free caramel sauce earlier this year when I made my own version of Tammy Credicott’s Samoa Girl Scout Cookies.
Recently, I’ve wanted to develop an even creamier caramel sauce for a very special treat I’ve been working on –and this caramel sauce recipe fits that bill. After referencing Tammy’s, Danielle’s and Kelly’s caramel sauces, I’ve come up with this incredibly smooth and rich ... read more →
Posted on September 19, 2013
Fruit juice-sweetened Gummy Bears are ideal as an after-school snack and work just as well for Halloween.
My children were very upset with me last night when they saw I was making gummy bears. Why? I told them they could not eat any as I needed them for a morning photo shoot…for you all. The boys will be happy this afternoon when they get home from school and find this healthy candy ready to eat. These gluten-free gummy bears are the ... read more →
Posted on July 17, 2013
Pick some of the fresh basil that’s exploding in your garden for these zesty grain-free herb-flecked cookies.
I based this recipe (and photo) on one from Bon Appetit for Lemon-Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies. As you might expect, these are gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free cookies. I used the same flavor profile as the Bon Appetit recipe, though decided not to make mine a shortbread cookie.
I’ve used coconut butter as the fat in this cookie recipe, which I learned to do from Jessica ... read more →
Posted on July 8, 2013
Melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate truffles flavored with bioflavanoid-rich orange zest.
These fantastically healthy dark chocolate truffles are full of antioxidant rich cacao powder and sweetened with honey and just a bit of vanilla stevia, which leaves a lot of room for the other flavors to come through.
Although I experimented and made these truffles with vanilla and raspberry, I ended up loving orange the best. I think orange zest and dark chocolate are a wonderful flavor combination.
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2 tablespoons coconut oil
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Posted on June 17, 2013
Dairy-free Chocolate Pots de Creme made with a mere five ingredients.
This recipe for dairy-free Chocolate Pots de Creme is based on an award winning recipe by one of my favorite bloggers, Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle is an amazing person and chef, and both she and her recipes are beloved and admired in the Paleo community.
While the name “pot de creme” is quite fancy, don’t be intimidated. This recipe is easy to make with only 5 ingredients –dark chocolate, ... read more →
Posted on June 11, 2013
Egg-Free Paleo Macaroons made with shredded coconut, coconut flour, coconut oil and a touch of honey melt in your mouth.
Macaroons are one of my favorite naturally gluten-free treats. These gluten-free, egg-free macaroons are made with healthy, high-fiber coconut and lightly sweetened with honey.
Usually, macaroons contain eggs, and whenever I post a macaroon recipe I get numerous comments from readers asking for an egg-free version. Well, here you go –egg-free macaroons.
Egg-Free Paleo Macaroonsprint
1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon coconut flour
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Posted on May 30, 2013
Paleo Snickerdoodles made with antioxidant rich cinnamon and high-protein almond flour are one of my children’s favorite cookies.
Snickerdoodles are a simple, yet delightful cookie, a favorite of children and adults alike. During the past couple of years I’ve received dozens of requests for Paleo Snickerdoodles. In fact, just a couple of days ago I asked my Facebook fans whether they wanted to see a gluten-free, grain-free snickerdoodle recipe here, or an egg-free macaroon recipe –the snickerdoodles won 156 to 88 ... read more →
Posted on May 16, 2013
Banana Cream Pie –made with coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates and stevia– is the perfect after dinner treat.
If you made my Paleo Pie Crust but didn’t fill it with anything yet, fear not. This dairy-free Banana Cream Pie filling is the perfect companion for it. It’s made with five ingredients (coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates, and stevia) and primarily fruit sweetened.
You’ll also appreciate the fact that it’s a quick and easy recipe. Bake your pie crust ahead of ... read more →
Posted on May 15, 2013
Paleo Pie Crust made with four ingredients –almond flour, salt, coconut oil, and egg, can cradle fruit or creamy pie filling.
Have you been craving a healthy, yet decadent fluffy pie made with very little added sweetener and all Paleo ingredients? Maybe with an almond flour crust? I have, and I’m sharing my latest inspiration with you in two installments –first comes this easy-to-make Paleo Pie Crust. Next, in a few days, will be a dairy-free Banana Cream filling.
I love baking ... read more →
Posted on April 18, 2013
These dark chocolate brownies are lightly-sweetened with dates and packed with other Paleo perks such as coconut oil.
These Paleo brownies are simply unbelievable- moist, chocolatey, and full of gluten-free goodness. They will knock the socks off of even the most die-hard gluten-full brownie lover. All of my taste testers said they could not believe these Paleo Brownies were not only gluten-free, but grain-free as well.
Sweetened with a mere seven dates in the entire batch of brownies, and a bit of ... read more →
Posted on March 8, 2013
Paleo, gluten-free Girl Scout cookies made with sunbutter, dark chocolate and an almond flour cookie will rock your world.
These Girl Scout cookies are called Peanut Butter Patties or Tagalongs, and guess what? I’ve made them gluten-free and Paleo. Now you can enjoy more gluten-free, Paleo Girl Scout Cookies. No need to give in to cravings for the regular (sugar-filled, gluten-filled) Girl Scout Cookies which are everywhere this time of year.
When I was a girl I was in a troupe called ... read more →
Posted on February 15, 2013
Gluten-free thin mints are a scrumptious Paleo holiday cookie and make a great gift for friends and neighbors.
Don’t be sad that it’s Girl Scout Cookie season, because now it’s gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie season, and you can partake in gluten-free Thin Mints. You can even dive into Paleo Girl Scout Cookies, otherwise known as Paleo Thin Mints.
Give thanks for this to the fabulous Tammy Credicott, author of Paleo Indulgences. Without her book, full of fabulous Paleo recipes (including a couple ... read more →
Posted on January 15, 2013
Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free Paleo Samoa Girl Scout Cookies will rock your world.
This recipe for gluten-free Paleo Girl Scout cookies is based on one from the wonderful cookbook Paleo Indulgences by Tammy Credicott (the book also has a fantastic forward by Robb Wolf). This Paleo cookbook is packed with healthy substitutes for your favorite treats. Tammy has done an amazing job in compiling nutritious, yet mouthwatering recipes that range from all sorts of fun gluten-free baked goods and candies to healthy ... read more →
Posted on December 20, 2012
Paleo Candy for the holidays? Why yes! Healthy Cranberry Chocolate Truffles are chock full of coconut oil.
This “candy” is a healthy holiday snack or dessert. Made with a coconut oil base, dark chocolate, dried cranberries, and a dash of stevia, these truffles are a lovely little pick-me-up in a sea of holiday junk food.
This gluten-free truffle has a deliciously healthy coconut oil base. It is also a wonderful holiday treat if you or your loved ones have a nut allergy.
Posted on October 29, 2012
When chilly weather arrives the boys ask for Paleo Apple Tart with Pecan Crust on a nightly basis.
Cold weather means apple pie (or some version thereof) in my house. Our favorite is this cinnamon-spiked apple tart encased in a pecan crust. Since my boys go gaga for anything involving baked apples, this gluten free apple tart with a high protein, grain free crust doesn’t last long around here.
I love that the boys (and their friends) gobble down a treat high ... read more →
Posted on October 26, 2012
Here’s a healthy paleo tart crust made from pecans, egg and coconut flour –gluten free, of course!
This quick and easy gluten free tart crust holds together very well and has a wonderfully nutty flavor.
The first few times I made this high protein, paleo tart crust, I had it with apple filling. I think it would be even better with the pumpkin pie filling recipe in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Feel free to experiment and fill this tart crust with ... read more →
Posted on October 16, 2012
‘Tis time for all things pumpkin and squash, including velvety Paleo pumpkin bars.
Pumpkin season is my favorite time of year. When the days get shorter, the nights cool and crisp, I indulge in my fascination with those odd shaped, brightly colored vegetables known as winter squash.
Pumpkin is a type of winter squash, and I use a variety of winter squash in my pumpkin recipes. For these Paleo Pumpkin Bars I chose roasted acorn squash, though you could just as easily ... read more →