Category Archives: dessert

Healthy Banana Nut Cookies

To be honest, these aren’t really cookies, they are just cookie shaped. Their texture is more like banana bread. I saw this recipe floating around the internet and tried them, but I was missing the cookie crunch. So I added walnuts and just a few mini chocolate chips. These are a great healthy snack or breakfast option because there is no flour or white sugar (except what is in the chips). These keep about two, maybe three days as they are very moist...

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Gluten Free Banana Bread


I love banana bread, but for it to be share-worthy, it has to be moist and has to have a strong banana taste. My friend Lindsey posted her favorite recipe on her blog, The Pressured Cooker, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I converted the recipe to use gluten free flours and it was equally delicious. I usually add two tablespoons of chia seed for extra fiber, but you can omit them...

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Gluten Free Scandinavian Almond Cake


For this recipe, I took the traditional Scandinavian Almond Cake recipe and played with different gluten free flours.  I liked this combination, as it yielded a texture and taste similar to the original recipe.  So far, this recipe has been a hit.   Though the ingredients can be on the expensive side, it’s fun to experiment.  If you try other flours, I would love to hear how they turned out!

1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp pure almond extract
2/3 cup milk

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Cream Cheese Frosting

This cream cheese frosting goes so well with the tomato soup spice cake found on this site, but is so versatile, you can use it on any cake, danish, or cinnamon roll.

1 8oz package softened cream cheese
2 TBSP milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 16oz package confectioner’s sugar

*Beat the cream cheese, milk and vanilla with an electric mixer
*on low, slowly add in sugar and beat

-keeps a few days in the refrigerator

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Tomato Soup Spice Cake

Like me, my dad has some great memories of foods from his childhood. The tastes and smells take us right back to the loving hands that made those dishes. This tomato soup spice cake recipe is pretty close to the one his mother used to make. Hope it brings back some memories for you!

2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground cloves (or more if you like it spicier)
1 ...

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Marshmallow Frosting

My favorite frosting recipe for cakes, cupcakes, even woopie pies. You can’t go wrong when marshmallow creme is one of the main ingredients!

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 7oz jar marshmallow creme (I use Fluff)
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

*cream butter until fluffy
*add marshmallow creme, beat two minutes
*add sugar & vanilla and beat two minutes

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


No one will know these are gluten free! These are delicious!

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup BLANCHED almond flour (I do not recommend almond meal – see Honeyville link on this site)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups gluten free oats
1 cup gluten free chocolate chips

*preheat oven to 350
*beat butter, shor...

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Scandinavian Almond Cake


This is a traditional Scandinavian recipe – it is not my own. It is the absolute easiest recipe and if you love anything almond, this is for you. This is my number one go-to recipe when I have to bring a dessert and I have been asked for this recipe every single time!

1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 stick melted butter

*preheat oven to 350
*butter, flour and even cooking spray (yes a...

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rice pudding

Rice Pudding

1 cup uncooked rice (I use Carolina)
1/2 gallon milk (8 cups) (I use Lactaid whole)
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 or 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

*put uncooked rice and 1/2 gallon milk into large pot and simmer on low 45min-1hr
*in separate bowl, mix eggs and sugar
*take several spoonfuls of hot milk mixture and mix with eggs to temper
*add egg mixture to pot, stir quickly
*cook on low heat for just a few minutes until pudding begins to thicken and remov...

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