Desserts

Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, read on for some great dessert recipes to satisfy your taste buds.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Gluten Free)

I posted about this vegan chocolate mousse on Tik tok, and the video went viral.  there were so many guesses about what the base ingredient could be:  avocado, black beans, acquafaba, coconut milk…. the list goes on.  the answer, and what we are making here,…

Coconut Lime Sheet Cake with Lime Glaze (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Coconut Lime Sheet Cake with Lime Glaze (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

do you like key lime pie? do you like coconut cake? If you answer yes to both of those questions, then this is the cake for you. this cake has a dense, moist crumb with a hint of coconut and lime, and is topped with…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Ginger Oat Crumble (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Ginger Oat Crumble (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

When it comes to making pies vs. making crumbles, I am firmly in the Team Crumble camp.  This one is a lighter take on the baked fruit desserts we all love, gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free excluding the butter. I love eating…

The Ultimate Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Ultimate Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I baked six rounds of these cookies in a quest to make them perfect.  Gluten, and grain free cookies are not easy to create!  I’ve availed myself to many resources over the last year or so, learning more and more.  America’s Test Kitchen has many…

Salted Caramel Coffee Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Salted Caramel Coffee Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with CAKE?! And not just any cake, but coffee cake. And not just any coffee cake, but SALTED CARAMEL coffee cake. I’m crazy for this recipe, and so excited to share it with you. …

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Truffles (Gluten Free)

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Truffles (Gluten Free)

When I was working on the Martha Stewart Show, we had the genius Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar visit us for an episode.  I love everything about her.  Her whimsical, casual approach to baking and how truly authentic she is in everything she does.…

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

I didn’t mean to start a breakfast cookie website but… here we are. These Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies are sort of a cross between banana bread and cookies, hence the name.  They are soft on the inside with lots of texture from coconut, banana…

Lemon Yogurt Cake (Gluten free, Oil Free + Butter Free Option)

Lemon Yogurt Cake (Gluten free, Oil Free + Butter Free Option)

I am very fond of simple, seasonal cakes. They are what I most enjoy baking and what I most enjoy eating. Last week’s Carrot Spice Snacking Cake and this Berry Zucchini Cake are examples of that, and very yummy ones I might add. My husband…

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake (Gluten free, Oil/Butter Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake (Gluten free, Oil/Butter Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Carrot cake is one of my all time favorite cakes.  Chrissy Teigen agrees.  When made properly, it’s both tender and dense at the same time with just the right amount of spice and texture.  The sweet, tangy, luscious cream cheese frosting doesn’t hurt either.  So…

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Breakfast cookies, they are a beautiful thing. While the idea of eating a cookie for breakfast may seem odd to some, it’s not an off the wall concept.  After all, granola is really just a deconstructed oatmeal cookie isn’t it?  The problem is that usually…

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Paleo)

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Paleo)

I have been on a huge tahini kick lately. Hummus. Salad Dressing. Grain Bowls. Cookies & Bars. Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is most notably in hummus, but is delicious in so many things from savory foods to sweet ones. I thought to…

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m sharing a festive take on a dessert board concept that we love at my house.   I got everything you see here from my local Trader Joe’s, and any market will have plenty of options to create this spread. …

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

Healthier Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free)

This is a nutella appreciation post.  If you like the jarred stuff, homemade will knock your socks off. Nutella is great on everything from toast, fresh fruit, and yogurt to pancakes and waffles.  Truth be told, however, I prefer it right off the spoon.  There’s…

Ginger Molasses Brunch Cake (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Ginger Molasses Brunch Cake (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

I think we can all agree that the holidays are all about grazing… especially in 2020 when we are all home day, after day, after day, after day. Celebrating the holidays, on the whole, is more casual for most of this year and I have…

Frosted Gingerbread Blondies (Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Frosted Gingerbread Blondies (Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

I held off long enough, we are now in full Christmas mode over here and I’m not mad about it!  We bought our tree from our local Stew Leonard’s Christmas Tree Shop, who always makes it so easy.  As much as I love the idea…

One-Bowl Pumpkin Banana Bundt Cake

One-Bowl Pumpkin Banana Bundt Cake

This cake will also go down in my mind as the Quarantine Pumpkin Cake.  Why?   Remember back in the beginning of the pandemic when everyone was making banana bread?  Well I do, and maybe that’s because I never really stopped.   This cake is a combination…

No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

In transparency, I struggled with what to call these lovely little bites. Are they vegan?  Yes. Are they gluten free?  Yes. Dairy free?  Yes. Refined sugar free?  Yes. Easy to whip up in the time it takes you to read this blog post?  Yes. But…

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp

Controversial as it may be, in almost all cases I prefer crisp to pie.  There are certainly outliers here, I love Key Lime Pie or Lemon Merengue Tart for instance, and if I had a Black Bottom Oat Pie delivered from Four & Twenty Blackbirds,…



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