• Gluten Free Sugar Cookies (for cookie cutters)

    Every Christmas my family made sugar cookies. We had about 50 different cookie cutters, we each had our favorites (mine the dachshund!), and loads of sugar decorations. To me Christmas and sugar cookies go hand in hand. Since discovering that I have an intolerance to gluten we have tried many different mixes and recipes so we can still have our Christmas tradition… none of them produced the same delicious cookie we all loved. I set out to find, create and perfect a Sugar Cookie that was gluten free. I tried a ton of different recipes and created this one as a result. It may have taken me to Valentine’s Day…

  • Butter Cups

    I have wanted to make my own peanut butter cups for a while now… but I have been too lazy. It felt like a complicated thing to make. Today when my son and I wanted to create something in the kitchen we went for it! I call them Butter Cups instead of Peanut Butter Cups because you can use any kind of nut butter to make them. We made them with peanut butter as well as coconut butter today so that my son could bring them in to school. The verdict? They were not hard to make! If you have a microwave and a freezer you are in business and…

  • Hazelnut “Cookie Dough” Bars

      This recipe is directly adapted from the amazing Rachl Mansfield’s recipe for “Crack Bars”. Her Cookie Dough “Crack Bars” can be found here: http://rachlmansfield.com/sea-salt-dark-chocolate-cookie-dough-crack-bars/ – THEY ARE AMAZING! I saw hazelnut meal in the store and thought why not try a different variation of these freezer treats! If you like Nutella you’ll love these! I add a little extra sweetener and vanilla because I know my kids and they’d like it a little sweeter than the original! Hazelnut “Cookie Dough” Bars Cookie Dough Base: • 2 cups hazelnut meal/flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill) • 3 tablespoons coconut flour • ¼ cup coconut sugar • 3 tablespoons melted coconut…

  • Granola “Formula”

    So I call this a “formula” not a recipe because it is just a base to start from so you can tailor it to your tastes. I first found the root of this “formula” through my darling friend Page. Years ago she made me some granola from the NY Times for the holidays and I was hooked! I have tried so many variations on it over the years but these are the basics that just keep working! GRANOLA “FORMULA” 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (I use gluten free!) 2 1/2 cups nuts: I do any combination here, 1 ¼ cups of almonds and 1 ¼ cups of pecans or you…

  • Frozen “Cookie Dough” Bites 

    Frozen “Cookie Dough” Bites I adapted these from a recipe a friend forwarded on but not sure of the origination! They remind me so much of those little frozen toll house cookie dough bites you could buy back in the good old days (elementary school!)- no refined sugar or wheat, win-win! – 1 cup gluten free oats – 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil – 1/4 cup real maple syrup – 1/2 cup pitted dates – 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla – 1/4 teaspoon sea salt – 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to food processor. Pulse until combined with no big pieces. Then add the…

  • Banana White Bean Muffins 

    Those amazing chocolate black beans muffins and brownies are everywhere… it got me thinking; can you bake with white beans? Yes, yes you can. We love flourless muffins in this house and these are fast and easy. And my kids will eat anything that has chocolate chips involved. Banana White Bean Muffins 1 ripe banana 1 can white beans drained and dried 1/4 cup almond butter 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2tsp flaxseed meal (optional, I like the texture it adds) 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips for plus a few for the tops Preheat…

  • Gluten Free Coconut Granola

    So here we go, inaugural blog post! This recipe is totally worthy of being the very first one! This is my absolute favorite granola. No refined sugar, no nuts & no dried fruit. I think it is even considered Paleo! I love it on yogurt in the morning with some fresh fruit. Truth be told I think you could even use it as an ice cream topping… Dinner Party sundae bar anyone? Make sure to sign up to receive posts via email (over there to the right)! Let me know what you think!   GLUTEN FREE COCONUT GRANOLA (aka Cracklin’) 1 CUP GLUTEN FREE OAT FLOUR (I make my own…