4 Ingredient Peppermint Fudge (Vegan and Paleo)

4 Ingredient Peppermint Fudge.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start the holiday baking!  What better way to do that than this 4 Ingredient Vegan Peppermint Fudge!

This Vegan Peppermint Fudge is beyond easy to make and it has very little added sugar!  If you enjoy healthy desserts, you may like this post as well.


4 ingredient peppermint fudge - My Whole Food Life


This 4 Ingredient Peppermint Fudge is vegan, gluten free, paleo and raw.  My husband said they would also be great with a little chocolate drizzle over the top.

I bet my 3 ingredient chocolate bar recipe would be perfect for that.  For the candy cane garnish on these, I used these dye free candy canes.

I got mine at Whole Foods, but you can probably find them at most health food stores and I will also provide the Amazon link for you.

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies (vegan)

Bring on the holiday baking!  I am starting with these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies.   These gluten free sugar cookies are perfect for cookie swaps and parties.

They contain far less sugar than traditional cookie recipes.  I think my 5 Minute Healthy Frosting would be great on these!  This healthier sugar cookie recipe is also vegan in addition to being gluten free.  All you need is 9 ingredients!


Gluten Free Sugar Cookies - My Whole Food Life


I used palm shortening in this recipe and here is why.  One of the key ingredients in sugar cookies is butter.  I don’t want to use margarine or some other kind of vegan butter.  I also didn’t think coconut oil would have worked in this recipe.  So I used the palm shortening.

I used Nutiva palm shortening which comes from a sustainable source.   Since it’s not something I use on a regular basis, I was okay with it in this recipe.  One thing I did different than most sugar cookie recipes is that I cut the sugar amount in half.

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Healthy Gingerbread Pancakes (Vegan)

Healthy Gingerbread Pancakes. We made some healthy pancakes this morning and they came out so good!  We have been creating a Saturday morning tradition with pancakes.

So today was gingerbread pancakes.  We used to go to Starbucks on Saturday mornings until I found out what they put in their pastries.  This is so much better and I can stay in my PJ’s!


gingerbread pancakes


To make things easy, because Meadow tends to want breakfast pretty quick, I mixed the dry ingredients the night before.  That way,I just have to add the wet and cook.  Super easy!

Meadow loved these so much that she asked for thirds and didn’t seem to notice that they were served without syrup.



Even Olive tried some.



These would be perfect on Christmas morning…or whenever!

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min



  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl |.
  2. In a small bowl mix the wet ingredients. 
  3. Add wet to dry. 
  4. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, scoop the batter onto a heated and greased pan. 
  5. When the batter starts to bubble, then flip to the other side. 
  6. Serve immediately, or refrigerate or even freeze for later.


Recipe Notes

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Gingerbread Granola (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Gingerbread Granola.  I know that Thanksgiving has not officially happened yet, but let’s move on to some Christmas food!  One of the first flavors I think of is gingerbread.  I bring you, Gingerbread Granola.


gingerbread granola


The stores don’t waste any time pushing the holidays out.  I think that I saw the Christmas decorations coming out at Target the day after Halloween.

This granola is so good.  Even as I type, I am munching it. 🙂 This dish would be a great thing to serve on Christmas morning.

My whole house smells like a Yankee Candle now, bringing back memories.  It’s funny how just a smell or a song can transplant you back in time.

What foods remind you of Christmas?

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Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread Granola!

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl , combine all the dry ingredients. 
  3. In a medium bowl , combine wet ingredients. 
  4. Add wet to dry making sure all the dry ingredients are evenly coated. 
  5. Place onto lined baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes, stopping to shake the pans halfway through.  Enjoy!