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No Bake Pumpkin Tart with Salted Coffee Caramel {paleo + vegan}

I’m pretty pumped to be sharing this recipe with you guys. I think it’s safe to say we can call it the official jump into THANKSGIVING RECIPE LAND! And is there ever a better way to kick off Thanksgiving planning than with dessert? I don’t think so. Especially when it’s a no bake pumpkin tart with SALTED COFFEE CARAMEL.

Yes that is a thing and yes you’re going to love it.

I mean, take a look for yourself.

No bake pumpkin tart with salted coffee caramel that is paleo and dairy free! SO easy to make and packed full of fall flavors, this dessert is sure to please everyone at your table!

TBH I still haven’t started with many of my Thanksgiving recipes for you guys. EEEK! Nothing like waiting till the last minute, ehhh? (I’m pretty good at that 🙄)

But you know what else I’m good at? Working under pressure. So there’s that. Don’t despair y’all, I’m getting into my element here.

I did my shopping and strategizing yesterday, and will get started with the recipe testing today. SO STAY TUNED! The next few days will be something of a cooking marathon around here, and I just can’t wait to share them with ya.

The plan was to knock a few recipes yesterday but of course it was mega stormy and dark outside, so the light situation just wasn’t gonna work out. Ohhh winter time (errrr autumn time?? It feels like winter around here) blogging problems, I forgot how you have the power to rule my work day.

If it comes down to it I’ll bust out the two artificial lights that have been hiding out under my desk and play around with them. I haven’t ever found exactly the right set up with artificial lighting, but maybe this is gonna be the year that I make it work. For some reason I’m sort of intimated by working with them. It’s like a whole new set of lighting rules. But figuring it out would certainly help extend the hours during which I can shoot recipes, which would be super awesome in situations like these!

But back to the important stuff – this no bake pumpkin tart with salted coffee caramel!

We just finished the very last piece from the refrigerator and I cannot wait to make it again.

It’s like pumpkin pie meets a nutty caramel tart meets your favorite cup of coffee and I literally do not think it could get any better.

Annnnd bonus! It’s also paleo and dairy free!

HURRY UP, THANKSGIVING AND GET HERE ALREADY!

‘Cause you know we gonna be eating this post-dinner on turkey day.

No bake pumpkin tart with salted coffee caramel that is paleo and dairy free! SO easy to make and packed full of fall flavors, this dessert is sure to please everyone at your table!

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grain free raspberry donuts with a vanilla coconut glaze {paleo friendly, gluten free}

Grain free raspberry donuts with a vanilla coconut glaze! Crumbly in all the right ways, slightly springy in texture, studded with fresh raspberries, dipped in a luscious vanilla coconut glaze and sprinkled with tart dried raspberries.

YOU GUYS! THESE DONUTS! Crumbly in all the right ways, slightly springy in texture, studded with fresh raspberries, dipped in a luscious vanilla coconut glaze and sprinkled with tart dried raspberries because donuts like to look pretty, too!

These maaay actually qualify as my new best friend. Is that too pathetic of a statement? How about: good enough to make a NEW best friend. There we go. That sounds a little more social-normal. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve neverrr chosen donuts over friends… *blink blink*

But anyhooo… (that wasn’t awkward at all now was it.. ) 

I’m super excited to be bringing you this scrumptious recipe in collaboration with Windy City Organics and Dastony, a company that makes raw and stone ground nut and seed butters with 100% organic ingredients. They make everything from out-of-this-world-good coconut butter, to pine nut butter, brazil nut butter, pumpkin seed butter and good old standby’s like almond butter. 

And this company is so rad that they’ve offered to do a giveaway for a jar of your very own coconut butter (my personal fave!). It’s happening RIGHT NOW over on my Instagram page until September 12th.  Head on over there now to snag an entry! 

Grain free raspberry donuts with a vanilla coconut glaze! Crumbly in all the right ways, slightly springy in texture, studded with fresh raspberries, dipped in a luscious vanilla coconut glaze and sprinkled with tart dried raspberries.

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salted banana date popsicles {paleo + vegan}

Even though these popsicles are technically a little late to the official popsicle week party, I’m still gonna go ahead and show them some love because they are worth the wait, my friends! This salted banana date popsicle recipe is locked down and ready for all your warm weather enjoyment, popsicle week, or not!

Salted banana date popsicles are an amazing paleo and vegan frozen treat that are made with a few simple and healthy ingredients!

I tried so hard to have this recipe out to you last week. But the first two rounds just melted into a puddle on my photo boards before I could even think about snapping a picture.

Honestly it was a rather heartbreaking experience.

I could definitely see the potential though…

As the popsicles melted off the sticks (or even refused to come out of the mold, the stick slipping easily from the sweet creamy base), we slid it into bowls, drizzled it with some chocolate and sprinkled it with flaky sea salt and surrendered into frozen dessert heaven anyways.

I even debated reframing the recipe as a no churn ice cream thang (which, may still happen!), but I hung on tight to my original inspiration because the allure of a paleo creamy treat on a stick was too much to let go of.

I love popsicles of the fruity variety, but this particular recipe is a spin off of a salted banana date shake that my sweetie and I have been in love with for at least the past year, and I had a feeling it would make just as good (if not better) of a popsicle.

I was right (I love it when that happens! 🙂)

These popsicles are:

  • Delightfully creamy without any dairy! Coconut milk FTW 💪🏼
  • Ever-so-slightly salty. Think of all the reasons you love salted caramel ice cream
  • Naturally sweetened with dates and bananas
  • Drizzled in dark chocolate and sprinkled with flaky sea salt and cacao nibs for some amazing texture and flavor additions
  • SUPER EASY TO MAKE! Hip hip hooray for that one 🙌🏼
Sprinkling salt for salted banana date popsicles. An amazing paleo and vegan frozen treat that are made with a few simple and healthy ingredients!

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