Category Archives: Dessert

Grain Free Pear Spice Cake

This recipe is loosely based on an apple spice cake from the Against All Grain cookbook but I changed it to suit my tastes and dietary needs. The pears came from my parents’ tree and I left the peelings on … Continue reading

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Cashew Cupcakes

I ran out of almond flour but had several pounds of raw cashews in my freezer so I looked to them as a cake base. I don’t like cashews in bread because I found them too sweet but sweetness is … Continue reading

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Grain Free Granola Bites

These bar cookies are based on Best Express Food’s Traditional Aussie Bites. The original contains rolled oat, oat flour, butter, canola oil, sugar, honey, dried apricots, raisins, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, baking soda and salt. They’ve addictive but … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chestnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Coconut Frosting

Chestnut flour is my new favorite baking ingredient. It has more starch than most things I currently eat but it makes for a light and fluffy grain free cupcake. I’ve made the cupcake recipe as written and also by replacing … Continue reading

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Chestnut Gingerbread

I made this at Christmas and I love how it turned out. It’s very close in flavor and texture to its wheat flour kin. I did use molasses despite my inflammation issues with sugar but some things are worth it. … Continue reading

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Grain Free Cinnamon Rolls

My cousin and his wife posted photos of the cinnamon rolls they made before Christmas and it inspired me to make a grain free version. Yeast works well with grain free dough as long as it has enough starch to … Continue reading

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Grain Free Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Crust

This idea came to me a few weeks ago when I made chocolate hazelnut cookies. I thought it’d be a great crust for dairy free pumpkin pie. I replaced corn starch with coconut flour, date sugar with the sugar alcohol … Continue reading

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

I had a sweet tooth the other night so I threw these cookies together. I added corn starch to improve the texture and it worked out better than I expected. They’re crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

I make this as pudding more often than ice cream but it freezes beautifully and there’s enough fat in coconut milk that you don’t need an ice cream maker, though use it if you have one. The ice crystals will … Continue reading

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Almond Lemon Sponge Cake

I just started organizing my recipes and testing select ones for my Crafty Cookery Cookbook but paused in the process last night to create a gluten free sponge cake for my dear friend Sonie. I cobbled together four different recipes … Continue reading

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