FLOURLESS PALEO PUMPKIN BROWNIES {gluten, dairy, peanut, soy & ref. sugar free, paleo}

These paleo pumpkin brownies combine the very best of fall desserts – with chocolate. Super fudgy healthy brownies meet refined sugar free pumpkin pie filling in this simple and easy fall dessert. Plus, the brownies are gluten and dairy free!

Flourless Paleo Pumpkin Brownies {gluten, dairy, peanut, soy & refined sugar free, paleo} - These paleo pumpkin brownies combine the very best of fall desserts – with chocolate. Super fudgy healthy brownies meet refined sugar free pumpkin pie filling in this simple and easy fall dessert. Plus, the brownies are gluten and dairy free!

You might think, looking at all the pretty pictures and reading my almost over-enthusiastic descriptions of how yummy everything is, that every single recipe I think of works. Hah, definitely… NOT.

Now, most of the recipes I dream up work… eventually. But all of them? I wish.

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PISTACHIO RASPBERRY ENERGY BARS – with VIDEO {gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy & ref. sugar free, vegan, paleo}

These pistachio raspberry homemade energy bars taste like dessert but are the perfect quick healthy snack. They are super easy and quick to prepare with only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes of active preparation time. (Psst, there’s a video with step-by-step instructions, as well!)

Pistachio Raspberry Homemade Energy Bars {gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy & refined sugar free, vegan, paleo} - These pistachio raspberry homemade energy bars taste like dessert but are the perfect quick healthy snack. They are super easy and quick to prepare with only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes of active preparation time. Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut and refined sugar free, as well as vegan and paleo.

It’s been a crazy week round here. Actually, the last few weeks months have been crazy. Whoever said that starting a blog in the first year of your PhD was a piece of cake was… actually, I doubt anyone has ever said that. Because, honestly, who could possibly be insane enough to do it?

Yep. That’s right. Me. *facepalm*

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CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BROWNIES – with VIDEO {gluten, dairy, soy & ref. sugar free, peanut free option, paleo}

These caramel chocolate chip cookie brownies will blow your mind. This flourless dessert is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, and yet it is so incredibly decadent. The brownie layer is a fudgy chocolate taste explosion, the chocolate chip cookie layer is buttery and crumbly, and the caramel sauce… pure luscious naughtiness. (Psst, there’s also a video with step-by-step instructions!)

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies {gluten, dairy, soy & refined sugar free, paleo} - These caramel chocolate chip cookie brownies will blow your mind. This flourless dessert is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, and yet it is so incredibly decadent. The brownie layer is a fudgy chocolate taste explosion, the chocolate chip cookie layer is buttery and crumbly, and the caramel sauce… pure luscious naughtiness.

You know those ideas that are so insane they are actually brilliant? This recipe is one of them.

I mean, just how insane do you have to be to think to yourself: “I know, I’ll throw together chocolate chip cookies, caramel sauce and brownies, and bake it all in one pan. And, oh why not, let’s make the whole thing flourless and dairy free… and refined sugar free.”

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ORANGE POLENTA CAKE {gluten, dairy, soy, peanut & ref. sugar free}

This gluten and dairy free orange polenta cake is supercharged with citrusy goodness. It’s soft and dense, moist and crumbly, and most certainly delicious. The cake is soaked with an orange and lime syrup, which brings it to a whole new level. (Psst, there’s a video with step-by-step instructions, as well!)

Gluten & Dairy Free Orange Polenta Cake {gluten, dairy, soy, peanut & ref. sugar free} - This gluten and dairy free orange polenta cake is supercharged with citrusy goodness. It’s soft and dense, moist and crumbly, and most certainly delicious. The cake is soaked with an orange and lime syrup, which brings it to a whole new level.

Okay, first of all: raise your hand if you know what “polenta” is.

No idea?

Polenta is basically the Italian version of grits. If you go into more detail, it turns out that polenta and grits are made from different types of corn… but they’re both some sort of coarsely ground cornmeal in the end.

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