3 Ingredient Thumbprint Cookies

I love recipes with minimal ingredients.  These 3 ingredient thumbprint cookies are so easy to make!  They can be made in less than 20 minutes!  These 3 ingredient thumbprint cookies would be great for cookie swaps during the holidays.  I used raspberry jam in mine, but you can use any jam you like.  I think these thumbprint cookies would be great with my blueberry chia jam too.  Yum!  These healthy thumbprint cookies are flourless, vegan, gluten free and paleo.

3 ingredient thumbprint cookies - My Whole Food Life

If you have someone with a nut allergy in your house, you can use sunflower seed butter in this recipe as well.  Or if you prefer almond butter or peanut butter.  I think the peanut butter would give it a pbj&j feel.  Yummy!  I chose cashew butter because it is buttery in texture and mild in flavor.   I made my own cashew butter, but grinding up some cashews in the food processor for about 10 minutes.   You can also use store bought cashew butter if you like.  If you choose to make your own cashew butter, but the cashews in “pieces” vs whole cashews.  The pieces are often much cheaper. :)

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Healthier Pineapple Upside Down Cake

You guys!!  I made a Healthier Pineapple Upside Down Cake for you!  Not only is this pineapple upside down cake made healthier, it is also vegan and gluten free.  This healthier pineapple upside down cake is super easy to make too!  I was amazed at how rich and buttery it tasted.  The pineapples caramelize during the cooking process and make it super sweet.  I used coconut butter instead of butter and it came out great without a strong coconut flavor.  I have also used coconut butter in my lemon blueberry cookies.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake - My Whole Food Life

I used sorghum flour in my pineapple upside down cake because I like the cake-like texture it produces.  It’s great in my pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies.  I am sure you can probably use gluten free oat flour as well.  This takes no time at all to make and your kitchen will smell amazing!  I know traditional pineapple upside down cake calls for maraschino cherries, but I didn’t want to use those since they are not healthy at all.  I garnished mine with dried cherries after it was cooked.  You might also be able to use frozen, thawed cherries.  Or you can just leave it plain.

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