Fluffy Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best wintertime treat, no question.  Well, aside from say, chocolate mousse.  Chocolate chip cookies are one of those much loved, classic, quintessential desserts on every table with a truly inclusive spread of sweet treats. Personally, they are one of my favorites.  Especially when freshly baked out of the oven, and the chocolate is still just a tad melty.  Oh boy.

I was skeptical on making these coconut flour (aka gluten/grain free) chocolate chip cookies, worrying they would be dry, or weirdly textured.  They weren’t.  Tasted just like the real deal.  A fluffy, cakey textured chocolate chip cookie.  Yum.  These are the new much obsessed over dessert in our home at the moment.  Try them yourself and see.  You wont be disappointed.

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Most Delicious, Healthy Desserts

Hi all you fellow dessert devotees,

Get excited!  A round-up of my own personal favorite healthy(ier) dessert recipes, for your viewing and sampling pleasure.  These are the ones I personally find the most satisfying and scrumptious, the treats I typically crave.

Hoping many others will find their next, new, much adored sweet treat on here 😀

Enjoy!

And please, whomever does take the time to try a recipe, would love to hear feedback on how it came out!

Better yet, snap a photo of your creation and send it my way.  I will post the best photos received!

(Click the name of the dish to get the recipe and start eating!)

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Blackberry Poppyseed Cheesecake (sweetened with only honey, and gluten free)
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Matcha cheesecake (sweetened with only honey, and can be gluten free)
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Country Livin Sweet Potato Pie (lower in sugar)
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Greek yogurt chocolate mousse pie (gluten free and low in sugar)
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Pumpkin Pie Paleo Pancakes (gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free)
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Pumpkin cinnamon chia oatmeal (gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened with honey)

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Healthier Chocolate Mousse

Who doesnt love the whipped, light-as-air, though decadent and rich taste of chocolate mousse?  Non-chocolate lovers aside, this tends to be a universal crowd pleaser.  To me, chocolate mousse is romantic nights in.  Its sexy and sensual.  Wintery nights holed up by the fire.  An extravagant ending to your meal, simple in appearance, though one that wows in taste.  Behold, my version of chocolate mousse, though with no added refined sugar.

Super easy to make, tasting indulgent and delicious, though with something like half the usual amount of sugar in traditional chocolate mousse recipes.  A sweet treat worth getting psyched about, to be sure.

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Easy and Healthier Chocolate Cheesecake

Happy New Year with this succulent sweet!  Chocolate cheesecake continues to rein over all the desserts I have sampled, making it a stedfast favorite.  I dont eat it often, for the caloric and sugar bomb it is, but man oh man, is this a tasty treat and one that when I do indulge, I revel over.

This particular version, while not sugar free, is considerably lower in sugar than usual cheesecake versions.  Though there is already sugar in the Oreos and bittersweet chocolate, there is no further added sugar in the cake (which most recipes do).  Though the crust contains wheat, you can easily make it without.

If you would like an equally enticing though gluten/grain free dessert, eliminate the crust.  I promise, it will be just as scrumptious without.

Enjoy this decadent, sinfully sweet dessert, without so much guilt.

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Healthy-ish Oreo Pie

Oreo Pie, coupled with Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Chocolate Cake (so maybe its more of a menage-a-trois) are, in my book, three of the most marvelous and mouthwatering desserts out there.  All three are classics.  Easy to make.  Decadent and satisfying.  Out of this world awesome, in terms of their taste.

Behold, my healthy-ish (as in, slightly better for you than the usual) Oreo Pie.  However, there is absolutely no difference in taste between this one and the traditional recipe.  While it’s of course, loaded with dairy, this one is way lower in sugar than typical versions and can be gluten-free if you choose “gluten-free” chocolate sandwich cookies.

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Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Happy Holidays, everyone!  I cannot imagine autumnal and winter holidays without the accompaniment of pumpkin pie.  To me, the two go hand in hand.  Cool weather celebrations, and pie.  Pecan, apple, chocolate cream, though for me the most preferred is pumpkin.  Light, subtly spiced, homey, humble, yet delightfully delicious.  This particular pumpkin pie though, is better than the rest.  Thats because, while it tastes like the best bakery made or store bought among them, its grain/gluten free, and low in sugar.  This is a pie in the sky thats actually legit 😉

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Walnut Cardamom Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Talk about a fantastic fall time cake.  Though its delicious and delectable anytime, this one is especially autumn appropriate in terms of the flavors and spices.  Walnuts.  Cinnamon.  Cardamom.  Ginger.  Buttercream frosting.  Get excited for this cozy cake.

The best parts?  Gluten/grain free, and low in sugar.

This is a cake you can feel much better about eating than the usual flour and sugar laden recipes one finds in bakeries, grocery stores, restaurants, and widely served up at celebrations.

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Cranberry Curd Tart

And just in time for Thanksgiving!  This tart has the slightest bite, the twang from the cranberries pairing beautifully (both literally, as you can see, as well as figuratively) with the nutty, crumbled crust.

This adapted version is gluten free and without any refined sugar.  Woo hoo!

Though its a slightly time consuming one to make, the end result is gorgeous, as well as divinely delicious.  In fact, one of the best desserts I’ve ever had the pleasure of sampling, and its made by none other than Master Chef Maxx.  Yes, this is his recipe :-).

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Sugar Free, Grain Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hi all,

To me, autumn is synonymous with the explosion of all things pumpkin flavored.  This recipe has subtle spice, is creamy, easy to make, lightly sweet, and the best part?  Its free of any refined sugar (just honey), and with zero gluten/grains.  Yet, it tastes exactly like a slice you would sample at the Olive Garden or Cheesecake Factory.  Dont believe me?  Try it yourself.  You may never go back to the mass produced, processed stuff after.

Enjoy!

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Paleo Pumpkin Donuts

Tis the season.  With autumn well under way, all things pumpkin have arrived in explosion, showcased in abundance on any and many menus.  Pastas with pumpkin, quinoa bowls with chunks of pumpkin among other autumnal flavors and ingredients, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cheesecakes, pumpkin muffins, and of course, pumpkin donuts.

There is something about the color, that warmth induced coziness via the brilliant orange shade.  As well as of course, the spiced flavor of pumpkin desserts.  Laced through with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, all manner of comforting, cold weather friendly spices.

These pumpkin donuts?  Get super excited, because not only are they moist, cakey, delicious, subtly spiced, and easy to make.  But.  They are also gluten/grain free, lactose free, and low in sugar.  No guilt in enjoying one of these babies.  Clocking in around 250 calories each, frosting included (not an exact count, a very close estimate), they aren’t heavy on the calorie end for a sweet treat of this size and satisfaction inducing either 😉

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It is my goal over the next few weeks to perfect the pumpkin donut (albeit, a gluten/grain free, low in sugar one.  My two stipulations).

In the meantime, this is a pretty darn good start.

Note: see bottom of the recipe for a cashew maple glaze frosting and how to make it.

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