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! ✨
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!
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 🙌🏼
Cherry and strawberry crisp that’s naturally grain free, sweetened without refined sugar, with a perfect crisp upper crust and a bubbling cherries and berries underneath? Yes my friends, we are talking paleo cherry and strawberry crisp today and this sweet treat is about to win over your summer loving heart.
There’s something about a fresh fruit crisp that is the very epitome of summer dessert charm. It’s a simple + humble treat that, when paired with a scoop of creamy (in this case, dairy free) vanilla ice cream is like the cherry on top of a perfect summer day.
We’ve been doing a lot of that simple cooking these days as the light ebbs long into the evening hours (although we are on the other side of that trend now, it will still be awhile before we’re eating dinner in the dark).
Dinners on our deck with the cool evening breeze are embraced as often as possible, usually with a glass of rosé (for me) and a cold beer (for him) in hand. And when you top off some sublime al fresco dining with a bowl of fresh paleo cherry strawberry crisp, we’re talking pretty near perfection as far as simple home feasting is concerned.