Dessert

Grain Free Pumpkin Bread

It can be difficult to find good substitutes for baked goods when following a grain free diet. I love pumpkin bread and was determined to create a grain free and refined sugar free recipe that would satisfy my memories of fall treats.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

When my daughters came home from college during quarantine, I made a lot of treats. I think it was my way of trying to make their newfound circumstances more fun. Each week I put together a batch of peanut butter bars, experimenting with different ingredients.

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Almond Joy Granola Bars

I was that rare kid on Halloween who was excited when I got Mounds or Almond Joy candy bars while trick-or-treating. Everyone else hoped for a Snickers or Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Don’t get me wrong, I liked those too, but I have always loved the combination of coconut and chocolate.

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Honey Almond Brittle

Growing up, peanut brittle was a treat we had during Christmastime. When I first learned to make it, I was amazed by how the addition of baking soda made the hot liquid sugar mixture puff up, causing the candy to be light and airy once it cooled.

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Gluten Free Crunch Cookies

I love a chocolate chip cookie that is soft but has a little crunch to it. In this version, I use puffed quinoa to achieve the crunch. I order the puffed quinoa from nuts.com. These cookies are gluten and dairy free and sweetened with coconut sugar, but you would never know it.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie is a popular dessert this time of year. Making a smoothie is a healthful way to enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie without all the extra refined sugar and calories.

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Banana Almond Cacao Smoothie

When I had my raw detox business, I served this smoothie for lunch on day 2. I strategically placed it on the detox at that time because it tastes like a milkshake and my clients didn’t feel like they were on a detox when drinking it.

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Grain Free Apple Streusel Muffins

These muffins are moist, delicious and taste like a dessert. But since they are made with almond flour and sweetened with honey, they are actually a healthy breakfast or snack.

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

This smoothie is reminiscent of a few childhood favorites. The Orange Julius from the mall food court, and the Creamsicle popsicle from the ice cream truck or grocers freezer. This is a healthier version made with plain yogurt and sweetened with honey.

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Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

The cashews in this dairy free ice cream give it an incredibly creamy texture making it difficult to tell that it is dairy free. It is hard to believe that a few simple ingredients can produce this delicious healthy treat! After you have finished freezing the ice cream in your ice cream maker, it’s usually the texture of soft-serve ice cream.

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