Desserts

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

Thanksgiving Essential Recipes

Thanksgiving Essential Recipes

This year I made it my mission to gather some recipes for you that were not only quick and easy but on the healthy side as well. These Thanksgiving essential recipes are some of my tried and true – the ones I turn to year after year that never fail to delight!

Cardamom Apple Crisp (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Cardamom Apple Crisp (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

I can’t think of a more comforting fall dessert than Cardamom Apple Crisp. It’s a wonderfully warming dessert with a jammy apple filling, packed with big flavor from cinnamon and cardamom, and sweetened just right with maple syrup.

Slow-Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Slow-Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Introducing my slow-cooker Apple Pie oatmeal: the perfect Fall inspired back to school breakfast for busy mornings or weekends.

Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Slow-Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

It’s officially time to add a new recipe to your breakfast rotation. This slow-cooker banana bread oatmeal is a sweet and healthy way to start your day, and the best part is it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. It’s downright simple to make, but it tastes (and smells) like fresh home baked banana bread. In fact, it makes the whole house smell like banana bread… Anyone else feeling nostalgic?

5 Healthier Desserts for Labor Day

5 Healthier Desserts for Labor Day

Labor Day is a time for backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and oh yes — desserts. If you’re hosting a summer soirée or just looking for a dish to bring over to your bestie’s, these 5 healthier dessert recipes won’t disappoint. Pick a party theme, turn…

Low-Sugar Strawberry Chia Jam (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Low-Sugar Strawberry Chia Jam (Vegan, Gluten Free)

A perfect strawberry is a beautiful thing.  It’s glossy, ruby red, and bursting with juice and sweetness. Maybe it’s such a wondrous thing because it is in fact, quite rare.  There is a short window where we can access these unicorn strawberries, and that season is about coming to an end. If you often find yourself with less than stellar berries, and/or berries that started strong and then seemed to turn overnight, this recipe is one you’re going to want to save.

Bakery-Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Gluten Free)

Bakery-Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Gluten Free)

Allow me to introduce you to the Bakery-Style muffin of your dreams. Or at least, it’s definitely mine. Perfect for Mother’s day, these jumbo muffins will look like they rolled straight out the door of your local bakery and onto your brunch table. Lots of…

Magic Lemon Meringue Pie Pudding    (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

Magic Lemon Meringue Pie Pudding (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

My husband Michael’s favorite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie. It’s easy to understand, it’s a beautiful dessert that is simultaneously bright and rich with that pleasant pucker that gathers in the back of your cheeks. I make it a few times a year, canned condensed…

Red Velvet Cake Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Red Velvet Cake Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, of course I had to give you a little something to celebrate.  Enter:  Red Velvet Cake Cookies.   The word “Cake” in the title is purposeful, as these are like a cross between a cookie and a cupcake.  They are…

Company Cranberry Almond Bundt Cake  (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

Company Cranberry Almond Bundt Cake (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

When I was testing this recipe, I posted it to my Instagram stories and I received a ton of messages eagerly asking for the recipe.  I don’t blame you, it’s exactly what I want to be eating this time of year. The combination of almond,…

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake  (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

I will start this post simply with this: This is my favorite chocolate cake of all time. When it comes to a celebratory, layered and frosted chocolate cake I have turned to the Horseradish Grill’s chocolate cake ever since learning the recipe in culinary school. …

Everyday Apple Tart  (Gluten-Free)

Everyday Apple Tart (Gluten-Free)

Whether you’re looking for a simple, impressive dessert for Thanksgiving or an after-work treat, this is the apple tart for the non-bakers in the bunch. Actually, it’s the apple tart for everyone, because whether you are a skilled pie baker or not, we all appreciate…

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

You’ve probably started to see pumpkins showing up in grocery stores, which means pumpkin season is here!  Is it me, or does it seem to start earlier and earlier each year?  I’m not complaining, though.  Fall is my absolute favorite time to bake.  Crisp mornings,…

Peach Picnic Cake (Gluten Free)

Peach Picnic Cake (Gluten Free)

Peach season is here, and to me that means peach salads, jams, cobbler, and simple, summery cakes like this one. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits.  this might be in part to their elusiveness.  they are in season for a mere month or two…

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…