Dessert

Grain-Free Cookie Bars

I was introduced to tiger nuts a few years ago by my friend who sells the flour and other tiger nut products through her business (sperafoods.com). So what exactly is a tiger nut? Well, it isn’t a nut, which can be confusing. It is actually a small root vegetable that grows in Northern Africa and Grain-Free Cookie Bars

Raw Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Chocolate and coffee are one of my favorite combos. I’ve been known to need a cup of coffee (or two) in the morning to get myself motivated. These truffles are chock-full of good-for-you ingredients like almonds, oats and hemp seed, but they taste like a decadent dessert. And because they’re vegan, gluten-free (if you use Raw Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

Pavlova is a dessert that consists of a crisp meringue layer (which has a soft, marshmallow-like center), whipped cream and fresh fruit. That sounds like a great way to end a summer meal if you ask me! Because rhubarb has started to pop up at the farmer’s markets now, it’s a great time to pick Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus

Dessert hummus is a recent trend that I was a bit skeptical to try. However, now I totally understand the hype. This hummus is so incredibly delicious and really does have the same taste and texture as brownie batter (without any added flour or sugar). I recommend serving this as a pool or lake-side snack, Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus

German Dark Chocolate Cake

I’m almost at a loss for words at how good this cake is. My grandma made her own version for us when we would come visit her in Michigan every year and she would always keep some in the freezer for me because I liked it really cold (it is amazing – try it!). This German Dark Chocolate Cake

Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Scones

Lemony baked goods are perfect for spring because they add brightness and freshness. These scones are chock-full of lemon zest, which really helps that lemon flavor to shine through. The tart raspberries, sweet sugar topping and the nutty almond flour are an amazing flavor combo. Serve these at your next breakfast or brunch gathering paired Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Scones

Lemony Coconut Sugar Tart with Nut Crust

With spring right around the corner, I am planning to add lots of light, lemony desserts to my menus. I’m always trying to come up with desserts that not only satisfy, but also boast some health benefits. Using coconut sugar not only adds delicious coconut-y flavor, but it slows glucose absorption, making this a good Lemony Coconut Sugar Tart with Nut Crust

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie

I’ve always loved the combination of chocolate and peanut butter (who doesn’t, really?). This dessert is great for dinner parties and upcoming holiday events where some of your guests may want to have a gluten free and/or dairy free dessert option. And my guess is they won’t even know it’s vegan! The creamy texture and Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Blondies

This weekend at the farmers market I saw cranberries and got super excited because that’s when you know it’s almost the holiday season. While using these to make cranberry sauce is always awesome, these berries are also delicious to use in baked goods (like cakes, cookies and scones) to add a burst of tart flavor Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Blondies