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Perfect Grain Free Gingersnap Cookies {gluten free}

TIS THE SEASON! For mistletoe, snow, fine company, and cookies!!! I am obsessed with these perfect grain free gingersnap cookies and so excited to share them with you for your healthier holiday baking party.

Perfect grain free gingersnap cookies! Made with chickpea flour. Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy.
 
I think it’s officially safe to say that we’re in the final stretch of holiday baking, and I’m going to sneak this perfect little grain free gingersnap cookie right into the mix because I just know you guys are going to love them. They are chewy, full of gingery spiced flavor, just sweet enough, and totally GRAIN FREE! Because with all the indulgence that comes along with the holidays, it’s always nice to add some healthier notes to the mix.

What’s the flour I used you might ask? Chickpea flour! This stuff is seriously amazing. If you’ve never tried baking / cooking / playing around with it in the kitchen, I highly recommend picking up a bag and getting busy!

Honestly, some of my favorite grain free cookies that I’ve ever made are with chickpea flour. There’s just something about the simplicity of it and the texture that it lends that are so so good. So good that you probably wouldn’t even notice the healthy flour swap if you didn’t know. I’ve made some salted mocha chocolate cookies (so delish!) with chickpea flour on the blog before if you want another cookie recipe idea for that bag of chickpea flour that you’re about to pick up. And another great place to get ideas is on the ever-so-talented blog of Dolly and Oatmeal. She actually has a cookbook called Chickpea Flour Does It All and while I don’t own the cookbook (yet! it’s on the Christmas list 😉) I have made some of the recipes from the cookbook that she’s shared on her blog and they have all been amaze.

Perfect grain free gingersnap cookies! Made with chickpea flour. Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy.

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Paleo Maple Pecan Scones {paleo + gluten free}

Before this recipe I didn’t even know it was possible to have paleo scones that tasted this good! Holy moly guys. They are something really special, and I’m so so excited to share the goodness of these paleo maple pecan scones with you!

These paleo maple pecan scones are a totally decadent and healthy swap for the bakery shop classic! Brimming with nutty maple flavor and totally refined sugar free. 
 
Back a few years ago before I gave up gluten and made such a major lifestyle change, a maple pecan scone bakery shop score was life to me. They represent all the best things about a coffee date treat –> Tender, a little flaky, slightly crisp on the edges and brimming with nutty pecan maple flavor. YAAAS. Tell me you feel the same.

But then I gave up gluten (and waved farewell to my maple pecan loving scone days), because:

Health > Treats.

(for realz)

But what if I told you that you could have BOTH?! Yep.I think I’ve cracked the code. Health AND treats.

Specifically these deeee-licious paleo maple pecan scones. Because after 3 (maybe 4?) batches they are so ready for your grain free coffee dates + holiday gatherings.

These paleo maple pecan scones are a totally decadent and healthy swap for the bakery shop classic! Brimming with nutty maple flavor and totally refined sugar free. 

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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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