Gluten and dairy-free Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars (Gluten & Dairy-Free)

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Thanksgiving is only days away! I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen this past week to create the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. These Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars are it, and they’re dairy and gluten-free to boot! I think you’ll agree that they provide a deliciously indulgent twist on more traditional pumpkin pie recipes! You’re going to love them!…

Maple Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Maple Walnut & Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks 9 Comments

These gluten-free and vegan banana chocolate chip muffins are simple to make and can be thrown together in a hurry! As a bonus they don’t require any of the unusual or hard to find ingredients often found in gluten-free recipes. These chocolate chip muffins are moist and delicious thanks to the mashed bananas and coconut oil used as a base …

Road trip cookies healthy snack gluten free vegan

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free!)

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Historically I’ve been known to be a total cookie monster by my friends and family! If I’m being honest that hasn’t really changed…although my choice in cookies has most definitely been upgraded! When I was younger I was 100% hooked on cookies that were loaded with sugar, wheat, butter and eggs. I really struggled with my sugar cravings and was …

Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake Dairy-Free

Decadent Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Desserts 3 Comments

Creamy, rich vanilla cheesecake on a pecan crust with dark chocolate swirled into each decadent bite! Believe me when I say that no one will ever guess this “cheesecake” isn’t the real thing!  The richness of this dairy free chocolate cheesecake is derived from heart healthy cashews and coconut milk. Vanilla and maple syrup are combined with lemon juice to create an …

Dairy-Free Blueberry Cheesecake

Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Desserts 6 Comments

Since going dairy-free several years ago my health has been transformed in numerous ways, but I have to admit that I have really missed cheesecake! I will occasionally cave in and indulge in a piece anyways, but I really don’t love how I feel when I do so. I had been skeptical that the rich, creamy texture and delicious taste of …

Dairy-free chocolate dessert

Chocolate Coconut Banana “Split”

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Do you feel the need for a sweet indulgence?  This delicious chocolate coconut banana “split” recipe is sure to please with the perfect balance of sweetness and a bit of a chewy crunch. Not only is it incredibly tasty, it also provides a great source of vitamins, minerals, powerful antioxidants and healthy fats.  This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while …

homemade gluten-free muesli

Apricot Honey-Nut Muesli

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Breakfast, Snacks 6 Comments

This muesli makes a delicious substitute for conventional breakfast cereals.  I like to serve it with almond milk and chopped apples or fresh berries.  The density of nuts and seeds in this recipe makes this recipe a great choice for a pre- or post-workout snack. I love this muesli because it is packed full of fibre, which helps with detoxification …

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Healthy Roasted Nut & Seed Muesli

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This recipe is my breakfast staple. I love that it keeps me full and energized through the entire morning. The first meal of the day is SO important in setting your metabolism for the rest of the day to follow. This recipe contains healthy nuts and seeds that are full of natural antioxidants, minerals and healthy fats to keep you …

Festive dairy-free chocolate dessert

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles with Coconut

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These chocolate hazelnut truffles are absolutely delicious, and remind me of “Ferrero Rocher” chocolates.  This recipe started with a desire for a festive and tasty treat.  I found what I could for inspiration in my cupboards, and threw together what now happens to be one of my favorite go-to desserts.  Enjoy the recipe and please post your feedback in the …

Gluten and dairy-free festive cranberry loaf

Warm Banana Spice Loaf With Cranberries

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This banana spice loaf ended up tasting almost more like a cake than your traditional loaf. Friends and family likely won’t even guess that it is gluten and dairy-free! In addition to thoroughly satisfying your taste buds, this recipe is also heart healthy and free of many common food allergens. When buying oat flour, which I use in this recipe, make sure …