Our Favorite Sweet Treat Recipes with HEALTHIER ingredients

Updated: Apr 22

We believe life is more fun when you enjoy celebrations and have a sweet every now and then, so we compiled a list of our favorite homemade cookies, cakes, pancakes, etc. that don't include refined sugars, flours, or unhealthy additives. Searching through Pinterest and trying new recipes can be fun, but when you are using specific ingredients that cost a bit more, it can be really annoying when they don't turn out. WE have done that trial and error for you, AND we have found some good ones!! We hope you love them as much as we do!



Paleo Thin Mint Cookies

This is Carli and her husband, Colin's, favorite cookie to make at home. They keep SO well in the freezer, however, we can't say they last long in there 😉 Made by the fabulous Real Food with Jessica. I have considered drizzling chocolate on top instead of dipping the entire cookie in. That is probably the most tedious part of making these.



Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes we just want a good choco-chip cookie!! Here is our go-to that can also easily be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. I would say these are easier to make than the Thin Mint and make a great get-together food!



Pumpkin Coffee Cake

I mean, who doesn't love pumpkin?..... my husband. How sad? 😭. This is SOOO good, make it for a brunch or just for yourself to enjoy! I actually like to eat it straight out of the fridge more than I like it warm.


Simple Mills Pancakes

Sometimes breakfast calls for pancakes and waffles! Simple Mills makes baking mixes where you just ADD WATER and ta-da!! We love taking this on trips to the cabin, etc. because it is all in ONE bag and so easy to make for the entire fam!



Homemade Gummies

Ingredients:

¼ cup grass-fed gelatin - I like Great Lakes gelatin that you can buy on Amazon

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup honey - I like to use local and raw when possible. You can increase or decrease this amount depending on how sweet you desire these to be.

1 ½ cups frozen berries -I choose to purchase the big bag of organic mixed berries from Costco


Directions:

1. Place berries in a pan on the stove on medium heat until they have thawed and softened. If you don't want seeds from raspberries, you will want to strain those out before adding to the blender.

2. Combine berries, lemon juice, and honey in a blender and blend until well combined.

3. Add gelatin and blend until smooth.

4. Pour into an oiled (coconut oil, olive oil, butter) 8X8 glass dish or into gummy molds and place in the fridge until well-formed. When I am in a hurry and not patient, I will throw them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

5. After they are nice and formed, cut them into desired shapes. I usually cut them into little squares.

6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. I like Glasslock containers!



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