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Berry Bliss Oat Squares

June 7, 2016
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Although these Berry Oat Bars are free of dairy, egg, soy, gluten and refined sugar, they are not free of flavor! Perfect for breakfast with a cup of tea or add a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got dessert! Gather Filling 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped 1 ripe banana, chopped ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp warm water Crumble 3 cups gluten-free oats, divided…

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Coconut Macadamia Cookies w. Cacao Nibs & Flaked Sea Salt

March 21, 2016
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These cookies are easy to make, don’t require many ingredients, don’t take long to bake, are naturally sweetened and are both vegan and gluten-free. Judah chose macadamias, coconut and cacao nibs, but they could easily be swapped out with dried fruit, nuts, crystalized ginger… or whatever you would like to make your own creation. The only thing that makes these warm cookies even better, is a cold glass of milk or scoop of ice cream! Gather Dry 2 cups sprouted spelt flour…

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Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 11, 2016
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Beet root naturally colors these decadent cupcakes a rich red hue, the color of love and passion, making them the perfect treat to give your Valentine! The key to a naturally vibrant red cake using beets is acidity. The below ingredients create the proper acidic pH. Without that, the beets will turn brown. Roasting the beets brings out their natural sweetness and gives a subtle, earthy flavor but doesn’t overshadow the richness of the cacao. The final result are deliciously moist and dense cupcakes that…

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Carrot, Coconut & Banana Cupcakes w. Honey-Lime Frosting

November 13, 2013
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These cupcakes adapted from The Green Kitchen are filled with wonderful warm spices that fill the kitchen as they bake in the oven. They are very light and airy, not too sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. Gather Cupcakes 1/2 cup unsalted butter (or Earth Balance) 4 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups ground almonds (or almond meal) 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (i.e. coconut,…

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Harvest Cake w. Coconut Vanilla Cream

October 11, 2013
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Bring together the flavors of the season with this comforting cake adapted from Roost blog. Slightly spiced, naturally sweetened and entirely free of grain, gluten and dairy, this earthy cake is delicious and leaves you feeling good. If you prefer a layered cake, simply double the recipe. For a smaller morsel, this recipe would make a fine batch of muffins. Gather 3 cups almond flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground clove…

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Banana Love Bread w. Walnuts & Cacao Nibs

October 3, 2013
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I started baking this delicious bread when my husband and I first got married. Jeff loved the heavenly aroma that swirled around our kitchen and asked if I could bottle it up for him… you see, in the late ‘90s, neurologist Alan Hirsch of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation set out to discover which scents really push people’s buttons. He exposed subjects to several scents and measured their sexual arousal by monitoring the blood vessels in and around the…

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Açaí Berry Cheesecake in a Cacao Walnut Crust

September 27, 2013
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This is one beautifully decadent “cheesecake” to be made for truly special occasions. Loaded with antioxidants and superfood goodness, this naturally sweetened dessert is deeply indulgent without any of the guilt! Gather 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 2 hours to soften, then drained 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons agave nectar (I use maple syrup) 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup açaí powder 1 tablespoon lucuma powder 2/3 cup mashed bananas 1 tablespoon tahini…

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Chocolate-Drizzled Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

September 19, 2013
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I have been craving more savory than sweet this pregnancy but I do enjoy an occasional treat. One of my favorite cookbooks, The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods by Sara Forte has a delicious shortbread cookie recipe. They aren’t overly sweet and can be enjoyed any time of the day. There’s nothing like a freshly baked cookie and cold glass of almond milk. Yum! Gather 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (or GF oats) 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room…

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Almond Meal Cookies w. Coconut & Cacao Nibs

September 9, 2013
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These gluten-free cookies are fabulously nutty and have a toasty, espresso-like flavor. Just another wholesome yet delicious recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen that will please even the most discerning ‘lil cookie lover. Enjoy with a cold glass of your favorite kind of milk! Gather 1 1/4 cups almond meal 1/4 cup cacao nibs (omit for lil babes) 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup muscovado sugar 1 egg* 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla…

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Raw Superfood Balls

February 20, 2013
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These tasty little snacks are packed with nutrient-rich superfoods that keep you satisfied and energized when on-the-go! Gather 1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup chia seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup organic raw cacao nibs or raw cacao powder 2 tablespoons hemp oil 2 tablespoons maca powder 1 tablespoon organic raw honey (sub maple syrup for vegan) 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of Sea salt Method Throw all ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly. Place in the…

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