With a buttery nut crust and a maple pecan filling, these mini pecan tarts taste just like the holidays. You’d never know they’re made without refined sugars or gluten, or that they can be made in under an hour! The cookies are sweetened with maple sugar, a natural sweetener that lends loads of flavor, but brown sugar can be used in its place. The slightly salty, nutty crust, made with a mix of rice and almond flours, balances out the sweet center. (If you prefer, the crust can be made with ¾ cup of all-purpose flour instead of the almond and rice flours.) While I love the cookies just as they are (and they’re even better the next day), I’ll sometimes sneak a piece of chopped chocolate—either white or dark—in the tart shells before adding the filling, and then I’ll drizzle the tarts with more chocolate after they’ve cooled. *Be sure to take the cream cheese and butter out of the fridge a few hours before beginning (or even the night before), to soften.
Serve this dairy free cheese ball at your next party or gathering! This allergy friendly cheese ball is so delicious and creamy that no one will miss the dairy. This recipe is also gluten free and nut free and goes great with crackers and veggie slices. Makes 1 cheese ball that's about 4-5 inches in diameter, which has about 8-10, 1/4 cup servings. Dairy free, gluten free; Free of: eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts
Simple, tasty, ultra-moist buttermilk and cream cheese muffins with tangy, sweet peaches in each yummy, delicious bite. You'll be so pleased that these gluten free muffins taste like the real deal.
These easy gluten free crepes are perfectly thin and tender with crispy, lacy edges. Anybody can learn how to make them at home, and nobody will know that they’re gluten free! If you’re not gluten-free you can make this same recipe using regular all-purpose flour. The crepes can be served savory or sweet (don’t miss my serving suggestions above and check out this stunning CREPE CAKE!!). To melt chocolate or cheese in stuffed crepes, fold or roll the crepes over your filling, then bake the crepes in a 350-375˚F oven for 5-10 minutes. I prefer whole milk in this recipe, which creates a tender yet sturdy texture (low-fat milk results in a more fragile texture that tends to tear easier), but you can use a dairy-free milk instead. Finally, you can use either 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar to taste. The sugar is key for flavor and browning (even if you’re making savory crepes). Be sure to read all of the tips below!
This rich, moist gluten free gingerbread cake is fragrant with cinnamon and molasses, with a kick from fresh ginger. It has far less sugar and oil than most recipes, but you’d never know that it’s a healthier gingerbread cake! An optional 2-ingredient Maple Cream Cheese Frosting takes the cake over the top (you’ll need a half batch of the frosting). For even more flavor and texture, top the cake with chopped Maple Pecans (yes, please!). For a spectacular finale to a special occasion dinner, you can even transform the cake (without the frosting) into this Gingerbread Trifle. The texture and flavor of the cake improve with time, so I prefer to make it the day before.
Light cheese waffles for breakfast, perfect with rosemary and honey, made with either Tapioca or rice flour. Inspired by Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pão de Queijo)
Make your busy weekday mornings a bit easier with these Gluten Free Meal Prep Scrambled Egg Cups (aka microwave omelets). Just spend a few minutes ahead of time prepping veggies to set up 3-4 days of gluten free, dairy free, and low carb breakfasts.Gluten free, low carb, dairy free if using non-dairy cheese
This creamy pasta bake is studded with broccoli (or any vegetables you like!), with a cheesy white sauce and a crunchy breadcrumb topping. It gets assembled and baked in just one skillet, and you can adapt it to whatever you have on hand (be sure to check out the ingredient substitutions below). You can also easily make this a gluten free pasta bake (see the Notes)! Be sure to measure out the ingredients and shred the cheese for the white sauce before starting the sauce (that way you won’t have to scramble once the sauce gets going). For a stronger garlic flavor, use chopped garlic cloves in the sauce and leave them in.
These healthy, naturally sweetened carrot cake muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, and are packed with carrots, but who cares, because THEY TASTE JUST LIKE CARROT CAKE! Oh, and did I mention that they get slathered with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting?! (You'll only need a half batch of the frosting.) Best of all, the batter gets made entirely in the Vitamix or in a food processor. I encourage you to use an inexpensive scale when making these muffins—it’s not only easier (you won’t have to mess with a ton of measuring cups) but it’s also far more accurate. Be sure to check out my other muffin making tips above! These muffins are even better the next day, after all of the flavors have had time to meld.
You can leave your mixing bowls in the cupboard for this healthy, gluten free carrot cake! The batter gets whizzed up right in the Vitamix or food processor, and the result is seriously amazing. It’s an ultra moist cake, and nobody will know it’s naturally sweetened. The cake is taken over-the-top with this Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Be sure to take the cream cheese out of the fridge before making the cake, as it needs to soften before making the frosting. Check out the notes for a dairy-free option! If you prefer to make cupcakes, divide the batter between 12 lined muffin cups, and bake for 30 minutes.
Get your comfort food fix with this delicious gluten free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese that's easy to make with ingredients you most likely have on hand!Gluten Free, Whole Grain, Vegan; Free Of: dairy, soy, eggs, corn, sugar, nuts
A small batch of Gluten Free Spice Cupcakes made with an almond flour blend and full of cozy spices. The cupcakes are tender and moist and finished with a Apple Spice Cream Cheese Frosting for a harmonious blend of holiday flavors.
This homemade cracker recipe is gluten free and deliciously salty. Quinoa crackers are perfect for snacks (I love it with hummus) or for kids. It's easy to mix in some cheese and herbs too!
Our delicious and moist Gluten Free Carrot Cake donuts are top 8 allergen free, and so yummy topped with dairy free cream cheese glazeGluten free, dairy free, vegan; Free of: tree nuts, eggs, peanuts, soy
Forget fussing with piecrust, pastry cream or gelatin, this gorgeous berry tart looks impressive, tastes even better, and couldn’t be easier to make! In other words, it’s the perfect summertime dessert. Be sure to take the cream cheese out of the fridge at least an hour or two (or up to 8 hours) before beginning. If you forget (like I always do), place it in a bowl on the stovetop while the oven preheats and the crust bakes. Creme fraiche makes the filling light and creamy, but if you can't find it you can use whole milk Greek yogurt instead. It’s best to let the tart cool in the fridge for at least an hour before serving, as it will make it easier to slice.
2-Ingredient Vegan Cream Cheese, that's inexpensive and easy to make. It's thick and creamy, plus naturally gluten-free, oil-free and nut-free.
These blueberry almond scones are ultra moist with an irresistible almond flavor. A lemon cardamom glaze takes them over the top, lending crunch and sweetness. This is a really easy scone recipe and requires no special equipment aside from a cheese grater (to grate in the butter). Freezing the flour and butter mixture for a couple of minutes while you whisk together the wet ingredients ensures it stays cold (the cold butter is key for flaky scones!). If you're not gluten free you can swap out the GF flour for regular all-purpose white flour (but keep the almond flour).
This foolproof buckwheat crepes recipe results in perfectly tender crepes with crispy edges. Made with just buckwheat flour, the whole grain crepes are naturally gluten free and have a robust nutty flavor. I love to serve them with good quality sliced ham, cheese (go for gruyere, Comté or cheddar), apples and grainy mustard (see the Recipe Tips below!). They’re also awesome with fried eggs, or you can stuff them with your favorite veggies, such as Ratatouille and goat cheese, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, or creamy leeks and peas—the sky’s the limit! For a sweet version, try topping the crepes with sautéed pears or roasted berries, along with melted chocolate and whipped cream. Check out the French Crepes video above to see how to swirl the batter into the pan!
We made one of our favorite soups allergy friendly! Our dairy free Broccoli Cheese Soup is also gluten free and soy free and has an easy vegan option. This soup tastes amazing with chopped bacon added to it as well!Dairy free, gluten free, vegan option. Free of: eggs, soy, peanuts, sesame, tree nuts
This healthier gluten free banana cake is the ultimate snack cake or celebration cake. It’s rich and moist, and you’d never know it’s gluten free, grain free and dairy free! Slather it with a 2-ingredient chocolate frosting or this Maple Cream Cheese Frosting (you’ll need a half batch of the cream cheese frosting). The cake tastes better with time, so go ahead and make it a few hours (or a day) in advance. For gluten-free banana cupcakes, bake the batter in lined muffin cups, and start checking them at 25 minutes.