coconut flour chocolate chunk bars

So I tried baking with coconut flour for the very first time this past weekend, and I THINK I’M IN LOVE.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chunk Bars

I was on the fence for ages about buying a specialty ingredient known for being finicky…but Trader Joe’s just has a way of enticing you.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chunk Bars

The recipe deserves much of the credit–another winner from Ambitious Kitchen.

I was completely stunned by how much I loved these! Even taking a whiff of the coconut flour out of the bag just smelled delicious. These bars are SO. SOFT. and beautifully fragrant with coconut. The texture is amazing. And considering the outstanding nutritional profile of coconut flour (low carb, gluten-free, alll the fiber!), I think I’m officially addicted to testing out every coconut flour recipe I can get my hands on.

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crazy cake day

Back in July 2012, my friend and I decided to make a crazy cake.

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Used all boxed mixes, not ashamed to admit it.

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chewy double chocolate snickers cookies

Chewy Double Chocolate Snickers Cookies

This recipe is another winner from Ambitious Kitchen!

Use any chopped up candy bar you want. The textures of the chewy caramel and crunchy nuts worked incredibly well in these, but can’t you practically taste how good Reese’s would be in these?

Chewy Double Chocolate Snickers Cookies

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healthier gluten-free chocolate fudge brownies

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Black bean brownie version 4.0!

These remind me of those awesome delicious cosmic brownies I used to eat in elementary school (I should’ve added sprinkles!!) but massively improved in the ingredient list!

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If you’re thinking about trying a black bean brownie recipe, this is one that I would recommend!

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healthy chocolate chip banana bread bars

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Back on the healthier train with these delicious banana bread bars!

Not much else to say besides the fact that I’ve made this recipe about a dozen times already–a true rarity reserved for only the very yummiest recipes.

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browned butter brioche cinnamon roll pull apart bread

Browned Butter Brioche Cinnamon Roll Pull-apart Bread

Making yeasted bread is still very new to me, but even though this was my first time trying brioche dough, I could tell that this bread is something special :)

Browned Butter Brioche Cinnamon Roll Pull-apart Bread

The stick of butter (browned, no less), and 2 eggs make for super decadent loaf of bread. Plus…the fact that it’s one giant cinnamon roll! Rolls on rolls on rolls of fluffy, sweet, buttery cinnamon goodness.

Browned Butter Brioche Cinnamon Roll Pull-apart Bread

It’s even easier than regular cinnamon rolls–you don’t even have to cut them apart! All you have to do is cut about 3/4 through the roll and lean them toward alternating sides. See the steps here! Of course, you are welcome to make full out cinnamon rolls if that’s what your heart desires.

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healthy homemade ferrero rocher (vegan)

Healthy Homemade Ferrero Rocher (VEGAN) You know the ones. The trays of unmistakable gold foil-wrapped balls. These are a healthier copycat of Ferrero Rocher! Healthy Homemade Ferrero Rocher (VEGAN) Complete with a hazelnut center :) The hazelnut cream and milk chocolate is made a good bit healthier by using a larabar-esque mixture combined with a dark chocolate dip. Healthy Homemade Ferrero Rocher (VEGAN) One thing that does not exactly mimic the real deal is the hazelnuts rolled on the outside, but they were really tricky to dip in chocolate after rolling in hazelnuts first. Continue reading

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