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Category: Desserts

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THE Apple Pie

When I say this is THE Apple Pie, I mean it is seriously THE APPLE PIE. 

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Carrot, Apple & Date Muffins

Think something like carrot cake but way better and way better for you.  Top notch – these babies are incredibly scrumptious and keep the fam reaching for more while mom sits there sipping her coffee counting all the fruits and veg they’re getting from the start of their day. These muffins make a great, quick breakfast! Recipe yields 12 muffins.  Try them paired with … Read More Carrot, Apple & Date Muffins

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Chocolateasy Energy Bites

If you happened to have your eye out for a super easy, power-packed snack to drop in the kids lunch boxes (or have stashed in the fridge), look no further.  These definitely fit the bill. …and don’t you dare set out to make them yourself!  Our kids had a blast getting in the kitchen to help make these! Makes roughly 50-55 Ingredients 2 cups … Read More Chocolateasy Energy Bites

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Raw “Caramel” Apple Dip

Ingredients 2 tbsp Creamy Raw Almond Butter 2 tbsp Raw Honey 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie Spice or Cinnamon Instructions Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Enjoy immediately with apples or other dipping fruits of choice.

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Downright Divine Vanilla Nut Butter

Rich.  Sweet.  Creamy.  Delicious.  Go ahead and do yourself a favor and double or triple this recipe to have some to enjoy later (or share, maybe).  This is really good served alongside fruit or may be spread across your favorite bread. Ingredients 1/3 cup Raw Almond Butter 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 tbsp + 2 tsp Honey Scant Pinch of Sea Salt Instructions Combine … Read More Downright Divine Vanilla Nut Butter

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Simple Honey Cream Sauce

This sauce is so easy and adds such a delicious, creamy touch to most any fruit or breakfast dish. Ingredients 3/4 cup Cashews 2 tbsp Honey 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Water Instructions Blend all ingredients until very smooth.  Pour over fresh fruit or breakfast tarts. For best results, pre-soak cashews at least one hour prior to blending and omit or reduce water added … Read More Simple Honey Cream Sauce

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Sweet Walnut Spread

Ingredients 10 Walnuts, shelled and soaked 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 3 Tbsp Water A small grating of Fresh Nutmeg or a dash of Ground Nutmeg 1-2 tsp Honey (optional) Instructions Process all ingredients until well mixed and smooth, scraping down as needed. Transfer to a small bowl.  Spread over fruit or use it as a dip. *It is possible to make this without pre-soaking … Read More Sweet Walnut Spread

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Instant Chocolification

…Cause sometimes you just need chocolate and you need it stat! Serves 1 Ingredients ½ – 1 cup Nut MIlk (may sub 1 cup water + 2 tbsp Hemp Hearts) 1  Banana 2 rounded tbsp Raw Cacao Powder 3 Ice cubes ½ tsp Stevia, or as desired Dash of Cayenne (optional) Instructions Blend all ingredients in a (mini) blender until smooth.  Enjoy.

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Utter Indulgence Chocolate Shake

This one makes me think of a Frosty. Except, I don’t mind giving this to my family. So tasty you forget you’re drinking to your health. Ingredients 1 cup Almond Milk (or 1 cup Water +  ¼ cup Hemp Hearts) 2 heaping tbsp Raw Cacao 2 heavy tbsp Raw Honey 1 Avocado, flesh only 1 Frozen Banana Dash of Salt 4 Ice Cubes Instructions … Read More Utter Indulgence Chocolate Shake

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Young Grasshopper

So good and so good for you, this sippable dessert brings together fresh and decadent seamlessly! Serves 2.   Ingredients 1 Young Coconut, Water & Flesh (flesh reserved) 1 cup kindly packed Fresh Mint Leaves 1 small handful Fresh Wheatgrass, Barley Grass OR a ½’n’ ½ mixture of the two (optional) 6 tbsp Honey, or as desired Pinch of Fine Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan … Read More Young Grasshopper

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Mixed Berries with Honey Cream Sauce

This recipe is so easy and the cream  adds such a delicious, creamy touch to most any fruit or breakfast dish. Ingredients 2-4 cups Assorted Mixed Berries OR a 50/50 blend of Strawberries & Blueberries For the Cream: 3/4 cup Cashews 2 tbsp Honey 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Water Instructions Blend all cream ingredients until very smooth.  Pour over fresh fruit and enjoy.

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Raw Polynesian Truffles

These are the kind of little handheld delicacies that just totally debunks all the notions of the naysayers who think healthful eating can’t also be delicious. The macadamias and the dates pair perfectly and the zests give these truffles the perfect pop infusion. Ingredients 1 cup Raw Macadamia Nuts 5-7 Pitted & Dried Dates, chopped 1 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger 1 tsp Lemon Zest … Read More Raw Polynesian Truffles

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Raw Decadent Chocolate Pudding

The perfect “ole standby” – this recipe is quick and easy and can be stored in the fridge for several days to have on hand when those sweet-and-chocolate cravings hit. This is a very delicious and very rich chocolate pudding.  A quarter to a third cup is usually more than plenty for anybody. Serves 4-6. Ingredients Pudding 2 Organic Avocados ½ cup Unsweetened Organic … Read More Raw Decadent Chocolate Pudding

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Raw Mango Pudding with Pineapple Topping

What a fun, tropical twist on traditional puddings! Ingredients For the Pudding: 1 cup Dried Mango, preferably unsweetened 2 Ripe Mangos, skin and pith removed 1 tsp vanilla For the Topping: 2 Pineapple Spears 1/4 cup Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut Instructions Place dried mango in food processor using the S blade and pulse to break down into smaller pieces.  Add fresh mangos and vanilla and … Read More Raw Mango Pudding with Pineapple Topping

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Raw Vegan Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream

This creamy cool vanilla bean goodness delivers an excellent, healthful alternative when you just want ice cream. Makes approximately 1 quart. Ingredients 2 cups Young Thai Coconut Meat 2 cups Young Thai Coconut Water or Almond Milk ½ cup Honey or Agave 2 Vanilla Beans, scraped (may sub with alcohol-free vanilla extract) ¼ Fine Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt 2-4 tbsp Raw Extra Virgin … Read More Raw Vegan Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Seriously, I love this ice cream makeover.  It is ridiculously simplistic and so much better for the family than the alternatives. Ingredients 1 Can Organic Coconut Milk (NOT Low-Fat) 2 Bananas ⅓ Cup Raw Cacao ⅓ Cup Raw Honey Pinch of fine Sea Salt Instructions Blend all ingredients until smooth. Chill in refrigerator and process in ice cream maker, as per manufacturer’s instructions.  (Note: … Read More Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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Raw Banana Ice Cream

You can hardly get any more instant than this one going from frozen fruit to dessert in seconds… Ingredients 2 Frozen Banana ¼ Vanilla Bean, scraped or ½ t Vanilla Extract 2 tsp Honey Instructions Place all ingredients in food processor fitted with an S Blade.  Hold onto the appliance as you start it up as it can initially try to hop across the … Read More Raw Banana Ice Cream

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Watermelon Shaved Ice

Weilding nothing more than a blender and a spoon, you and your family too can enjoy shaved ice from home, knowing that it is tastier, cheaper and a bajillion times healthier than those food truck alternatives! …It’s cool.  Your secret’s safe with me.  This simple, refreshing treat is just the ticket on a hot summer’s day! Ingredients 6 cups Fresh Watermelon, pink flesh only … Read More Watermelon Shaved Ice

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THE Apple Pie

When I say this is THE Apple Pie, I mean it is seriously THE APPLE PIE.  I may or may not have totally hijacked this recipe from my mother-in-law who’s known across states and decades for her apple pie. One of my fave traditions is our “Apply Harvest Day” at Brecknock Farms. Our family makes the day of it, doing the fun activities there … Read More THE Apple Pie

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Ginger Pear Pie

Again, as stated along with the recipe for THE Apple Pie, my inclusion of this recipe is not to say that pie is considered a “health food” in my book.  Still, if you’re going to properly and appropriately fill your “pie whole,” it might as well and better be upgraded and worth every second. Ingredients For the Filling: 7-9 medium pears (Bartlett or Anjou recommended), … Read More Ginger Pear Pie