Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Proetin Brownies

Chocolate Protein Brownies

Craving some sweet treats? My Chocolate Protein Brownie recipe will satisfy all your cravings without adding to your waistline. The best part is that they are gluten free, dairy free and #vegan! I have been trying to come up with fun ways to eat more protein and these are a great sweet treat and completely hits…
Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting and lemon zest with a pecan on top

Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

I love making these muffins around Easter time but honestly they are so delish that you can enjoy them anytime of the year. These muffins are gluten free and contain very little sugar. Personally, I do not like a lot of sugar, but this frosting is the bomb and seriously addictive. The cream cheese frosting…
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok I admit it. I had a craving this past week for cookies and I could NOT resist. So I made these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are sweet and salty, super moist and chewy! Absolutely delicious and completely hit the spot. This is a great recipe that you can make with kids, or…
Banana Nut Crunch Muffins

Banana Nut Crunch Muffins

Ok I admit it. I am not a good baker. I honestly have the best of intentions but it is not my strong suit. Luckily for you, my super talented cousin Jessie is a phenomenal baker! In fact, she has her own delicious sweet treats blog called She bakes with her two beautiful toddlers…

Baked Blueberry Donuts

Baked Blueberry Donuts are my new favourite. I’ve been craving these bad boys for awhile now and I am so excited to finally share with you. I know what you are thinking, how can donuts be healthy? Well I’ve created an awesome recipe for you to try. These yummy Blueberry Donuts are baked not fried.…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies… did someone say Cookie?! (insert Cookie Monster voice.) Nomnomnom. These delicious oatmeal cookies are chewy, delicious, gluten free, refined sugar free and completely hit the spot with just the right amount of chocolate.
Autumn Warm Apple Crumble

Warm Apple Crisp

This is one of my favourite Thanksgiving desserts. The apples are especially perfect in the autumn season. The leftovers make an even better breakfast! Simple, delicious and did I mention gluten free? The topping is a crispy and sweet, that pairs exceptionally well with the apples. I love using Empire or Fiji apples as they…

Summer Peach Crisp

Life really should be more like peaches and cream.  In other words they are a beautiful marriage of ingredients that taste too good to be true. My easy Summer Peach Crisp is filled with fresh, juicy peaches and a yummy crisp topping. Just don’t forget the ice-cream!  This recipe is so versatile you can even…
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I love the smell of apple cinnamon. It instantly reminds me of my childhood when my mother would be baking in the kitchen after school and the aromas made me feel all warm and cozy.  With fall fast approaching, I have created these delicious Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies that will bring that same feeling to…

Lemon Meringue Pie

Looking for a light sweet treat this summer? I have an amazing classic recipe that can brighten anyone’s day and looks like a little ray of sunshine. Our Lemon Meringue Pie is packed with a creamy tart lemon flavour. Trust me, your family will be thoroughly impressed.  This recipe has been passed down from my…
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