Crispy Gluten-Free Graham Crackers (Vegan)

Behold: The ultimate vegan gluten-free graham cracker that’s easy to make, naturally sweetened, and tastes just like the real thing!
After several rounds of testing, we perfected the quintessential crunchy texture (that snaps!) and subtly sweet cinnam…

Crispy Gluten-Free Graham Crackers (Vegan)

Behold: The ultimate vegan gluten-free graham cracker that’s easy to make, naturally sweetened, and tastes just like the real thing!

After several rounds of testing, we perfected the quintessential crunchy texture (that snaps!) and subtly sweet cinnamon flavor. These graham crackers are perfect for snacking (dipped in peanut butter anyone?), s’mores, and beyond! Plus, just 1 bowl and 10 simple ingredients required.

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No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bites

While recently testing a gluten-free pie crust using almond and oat flour, we made a delicious discovery. While the crust didn’t turn out so well once baked, we couldn’t believe how much the raw dough tasted just like sugar cookie dough! And just like …

No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bites

While recently testing a gluten-free pie crust using almond and oat flour, we made a delicious discovery. While the crust didn’t turn out so well once baked, we couldn’t believe how much the raw dough tasted just like sugar cookie dough! And just like that, a recipe was born. 

These 6-ingredient, 1 bowl, 30-minute sugar cookie dough bites are perfect any time of year (and the flavor variations are endless!), and they’re especially great in the warmer months when you just can’t bear to turn on the oven.

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Vegan Millionaire Shortbread (Caramel Slice)

This Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread is a decadent vegan dessert that couldn’t be easier to make. Start with a simple two-ingredient shortbread, layer with date caramel, and top with rich dark chocolate. Yum! Salted caramel is one of my all time favorit…

This Vegan Millionaire's Shortbread is a decadent vegan dessert that couldn't be easier to make. Start with a simple two-ingredient shortbread, layer with date caramel, and top with rich dark chocolate. Yum! Salted caramel is one of my all time favorite flavors. There’s something so uniquely beautiful about the contrast between intensely sweet caramel and...

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Gluten-Free Flatbread (1 Bowl, 20 Minutes!)

We’ve been wanting to crack the code on vegan, gluten-free flatbread for a while now, so we were thrilled when we finally stuck the landing.
This bread is perfectly fluffy, light, and flavorful, and preparation is about as simple as it gets: Mix wet i…

Gluten-Free Flatbread (1 Bowl, 20 Minutes!)

We’ve been wanting to crack the code on vegan, gluten-free flatbread for a while now, so we were thrilled when we finally stuck the landing.

This bread is perfectly fluffy, light, and flavorful, and preparation is about as simple as it gets: Mix wet ingredients in a mixing bowl, add dry ingredients, stir, roll out, and pan fry. That’s it! The whole process happens in 1 bowl in ~20 minutes.

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Easy Peanut Butter Patties (AKA Tagalongs!)

Girl Scout cookies have a special place in my heart because I used to be a Girl Scout. Not to brag, but I did win the prize for most cookies sold in my troop one year despite suffering a sprained ankle the week prior. That’s dedication. The cookies I s…

Easy Peanut Butter Patties (AKA Tagalongs!)

Girl Scout cookies have a special place in my heart because I used to be a Girl Scout. Not to brag, but I did win the prize for most cookies sold in my troop one year despite suffering a sprained ankle the week prior. That’s dedication. The cookies I sold the most of (besides Thin Mints)? Tagalongs! If you’ve never had Tagalongs, also known as Peanut Butter Patties, you’re in for a treat!

A crisp, shortbread-style cookie is topped with creamy peanut butter and enveloped in melted chocolate.

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Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones

These gluten-free scones are adapted from our original blueberry rosemary scones, which are a fan favorite! However, at many readers’ request, we created this versatile gluten-free version as well!
A special blend of gluten-free flours creates scones t…

Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones

These gluten-free scones are adapted from our original blueberry rosemary scones, which are a fan favorite! However, at many readers’ request, we created this versatile gluten-free version as well!

A special blend of gluten-free flours creates scones that are flaky on the outside, tender on the inside, infused with fresh rosemary, and studded with wild blueberries. Swoon! Let us show you how it’s done.

Origins of Scones

Scones are thought to have originated in Scotland in the 1500s (source).

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Easy Beet Falafel

After an intense craving for beet falafel, I felt drawn to the kitchen to play around with a way to infuse this incredibly nourishing vegetable into falafel.
The result was a vibrant-colored, magenta falafel that was garlicky, zesty, crispy, and incre…

Easy Beet Falafel

After an intense craving for beet falafel, I felt drawn to the kitchen to play around with a way to infuse this incredibly nourishing vegetable into falafel.

The result was a vibrant-colored, magenta falafel that was garlicky, zesty, crispy, and incredibly delicious. Plus, just 8 ingredients and simple methods required!

Origins of Falafel

The origin of falafel is an ongoing and heated debate. Some would say it’s a quintessential Israeli food, while Palestinians claim its Arab roots, and still others claim it originated in Egypt, Lebanon, or Yemen. 

While we claim no expertise on the origins of falafel, we do know we absolutely love its crispy texture and rich flavor.

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Healthy Banana Bread!

Want to make someone’s day? Bake them some banana bread! Just yesterday, I said, “I’m going to bake some banana bread,” and watched a full-grown man’s eyes…

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healthy banana bread recipe

Want to make someone’s day? Bake them some banana bread! Just yesterday, I said, “I’m going to bake some banana bread,” and watched a full-grown man’s eyes light up like a kid’s on Christmas morning.

Banana bread is one of those classic, all-American comfort food recipes that fills the whole house with warmth and makes everything better. Banana bread is magic.

banana bread ingredients

I perfected this banana bread recipe for my cookbook and wanted to share with you here. This recipe has all the hallmarks of classic banana bread—it’s fluffy, moist, infused with sweet banana flavor, and beloved by toddlers and adults alike.

Bonus? This recipe requires just one bowl, a few measuring cups and some basic ingredients.

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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)

While attempting to create a more nutrient-rich brownie, we ended up creating our new favorite brownie recipe! It’s happening.
Introducing super fudgy, naturally-sweetened, whole grain, healthier brownies made with just 10 ingredients. Let’…

Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)

While attempting to create a more nutrient-rich brownie, we ended up creating our new favorite brownie recipe! It’s happening.

Introducing super fudgy, naturally-sweetened, whole grain, healthier brownies made with just 10 ingredients. Let’s bake!

First, we make sweet potato purée by baking a sweet potato, removing the skin, and mashing in a bowl or food processor.

The sweet potato purée is then mixed with maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and avocado oil.

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Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)

Many of you have enjoyed our Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins, but asked if they could be made gluten-free.
We thought so, but we knew they’d need a few tweaks. Spoiler alert: Major success!
These revamped sweet potato muffins are gluten-free, …

Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (GF)

Many of you have enjoyed our Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins, but asked if they could be made gluten-free.

We thought so, but we knew they’d need a few tweaks. Spoiler alert: Major success!

These revamped sweet potato muffins are gluten-free, naturally sweetened, oil-free, and require just 10 ingredients to prepare. Let’s bake!

These start with roasting a sweet potato, peeling off the skin, and then mashing it to make a purée.

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