Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins

I have clearly been on a muffin kick lately! These muffins are healthy, hearty, and not overly sweet. They call for applesauce, Greek yogurt, oats, and coconut oil. I make them gluten free with my flour blend and always end up adding extra vanilla extract than what the recipe calls for. Hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 1¾ Cups…

Banana Chia Muffins

I have struggled with gluten free banana muffin/bread recipes in the past. I have had everything from dense to doughy, bland to flavorful. I finally found a great recipe for muffins and after a few modifications, I am happy to report that I have a winner! I added chia seeds, applesauce, and olive oil to up the…

Summer Peach Bundt Cake

My little brother brought home what had to be the best peaches I had ever tasted! This resulted in an impromptu peach baking night! He made an amazing peach crisp and I kept it classy with a peach bundt cake. Flavors and texture are very light, great with coffee or ice cream! Hope you enjoy…

Gluten Free Take on a Classic

The Chocolate Chip Cookie: Gluten Free Edition. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened 1 Cup Granulated Sugar 3/4 Cup packed Light Brown Sugar 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt 2 Eggs 2¼ Cups Gluten Free AP Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1 bag (12 ounces) Chocolate Chips – I always use…

Vegetables for Breakfast…and Dessert

When I was in college at UCSB (Santa Barbara, CA), I babysat this family and their mom would always send me home with the most delicious zucchini bread to share with my roommates. I lived with 7 girls. I don’t think ANY of them ever got a chance to try that bread because it never made…

Easy Gluten Free Summer Dessert

This is a NO Bake NO Gluten NO Fuss NO Diet Cheesecake recipe that is bound to be a crowd favorite! A family friend would often make this for us and it quickly became a staple dessert. I modified their recipe a touch in order to make it gluten free. In other words, the crust…

Strawberry Galette (gluten free)

This is the perfect summer backyard barbecue, picnic, or potluck dessert. Very easy to make and the dough can be used to make any fruit galette of your choice. I went with strawberry, but you can also try it with peach, plum, pear, or any other berry. Enjoy! Ingredients: Filling: 2 cups Fresh Strawberries, sliced 2 TBS…

Hump Day Snickerdoodle Cookies {gf}

Can’t let a Hump Day go by without baking and eating a whole plate of homemade gluten free snickerdoodle cookies! The trick to these is under-baking them! Ingredients: ½ Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter, room temperature ½ Cup Sugar ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract 1½ Cups Gluten Free AP Flour ½…

Gluten Free Raspberry Olive Oil Brownies

So we have ourselves another National Food Holiday! Today is National Fudge Day! In honor of the day, I decided to make chocolatey/fudgey  gluten free raspberry olive oil brownies. I love baking with olive oil, it adds such nice texture and complexity to the flavor (click here for another olive oil baking recipe: Olive Oil Carrot…

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

Well, now isn’t this a wonderful thing! Definitely didn’t need an excuse to bake peanut butter cookies! This is the first time I have heard of National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, but I am definitely going along with it! I did google it and it seems accurate. Played around with the recipe a bit and…

Wednesdays are for Stone Fruit

Stone fruits are my absolute favorite and today I decided to use the white nectarines and apricots I had in a gluten free stone fruit crisp. The recipe is very simple and also very fun to play around with in terms of different stone fruits, different spices, and whether you prefer vanilla extract, almond extract,…

Grandma Cookies

After spending the weekend baking a Bride’s ‘Grandma Cookies’, I knew today I had to make my own ‘Grandma Cookies’! This recipe has been modified to now be gluten free and is still a very simple recipe to make. The cookies literally melt in your mouth, hence their actual name: Melting Moments. Hope you enjoy!…