Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I love baking around the holidays. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes.  Before this Whole Food Life, I used to do a lot of traditional baking.  However since that time, I have tried to modify those traditional recipes to make them a bit healthier. I hope you enjoy my version.

peanut butter cup cookies

This recipe is not only easy.  It’s vegan, gluten free and grain free!  I used Justin’s mini peanut butter cups to make mine, but you can also make this recipe with my Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups recipe if you prefer.

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Chocolate Almond Butter Mousse Pie

Calling all nut butter lovers!  This Chocolate Almond Butter Mousse Pie is a must try! It starts with a date-sweetened almond pecan crust.  Then it’s filled with a luxurious almond butter chocolate mousse.  This pie may have a few steps to make it, but it’s completely no-bake and very simple despite the long instruction list.  It’s worth every minute.

This pie kind of reminded me of my chocolate mousse pie.  It’s also similar to my chocolate pumpkin mousse pie.  You really can’t go wrong when you are talking about any chocolate mousse!

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This rich and creamy pie is no-bake, vegan, gluten free AND paleo approved!  So it’s basically for everyone and needs to be a staple at your holiday dessert party.  Trust me! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

If you need a nut-free version, you can make the crust out of sunflower and pumpkin seeds and then use sunflower butter in the filling.  Another great idea would be to sprinkle some coarse ground sea salt on top.  Yum!  I will be trying that next time for sure!

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Sweet Potato Coffee Cake Muffins

You guys!  I made these delicious Sweet Potato Coffee Cake Muffins.  They taste like a sweet coffee cake, but they come with hidden serving of veggies!  My kids had no idea and ate them up. I promise you will devour them too.  I mean, just look at that crumble topping!  They go perfect with a cup of coffee.

sweet potato coffee cake muffins

These healthy muffins are vegan and gluten free.  Free of refined sugar, but full of flavor.  I added nice spices like the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger that will leave your kitchen smelling like Fall.

I made my muffins jumbo sized, but you can make regular muffins as well.  However, the cooking time in the recipe will be for jumbo.  You need to cut down the cooking time for standard sized muffins.

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Almond Joy Donuts

We all need a little donut in our life sometimes.  That’s exactly why I made you these Almond Joy Donuts!  They will not disappoint!  I have several other donut recipes on the blog.  My favorite is the Pumpkin Chai Donuts, but a close second would be my Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts.

Almond Joy Donuts

This recipe would be great to make-ahead and then freeze.  That way, you can have quick breakfasts on the go.  These healthy donuts are vegan and gluten free too.  Also a super cinch to make!

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Copycat Chocolate Macaroon Larabar Bites

Have you seen the new Larabar Bites? I made you some Copycat Chocolate Macaroon Larabar Bites!  They are meant to be dessert truffles instead of snacks like the original Larabars.  These Copycat Chocolate Macaroon Larabar bites are so much cheaper to make yourself.

copycat chocolate macaroon larabar bites

The bites are almost like a rich chocolatey truffle with hints of coconut.  They only take a few minutes to make and only 6 simple ingredients!! These bites of yum are vegan, gluten free and paleo.  They also freeze well too if you want to keep a stash on hand for chocolate cravings.

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