The 50 Best Healthy Halloween Recipes

50 healthy or healthier Halloween recipes without any processed ingredients or food coloring! Many have gluten-free, dairy-free, whole wheat or vegan options. I was looking for healthy Halloween recipes last month and while I found quite a few, I had a hard time finding anything that didn’t have any processed ingredients ....more

Cinnamon Apple Granola

This lightly sweetened cinnamon apple granola is 100% whole grain and super allergy friendly! I made this gluten-free granola recipe for Food Fanatic last year and am finally getting around to sharing it over here. I figured how could I not when it’s gluten-free, 100% whole grain and vegan? ...more

Pumpkin Cake with Maple Mascarpone Frosting (100% whole grain)

This 100% whole grain pumpkin cake is light and moist and has a lightly sweetened maple syrup mascarpone whipped cream topping! I don’t make many cakes because I think they’re too fussy but this? This is the perfect cake for those of us who can’t decorate or have issues in general with layer cakes! ...more

Healthier Maple Candied Walnuts

These healthier maple candied walnuts couldn’t be easier! It only takes 2 ingredients and 5 minutes. I’ve said this several times in the past but I don’t like nuts – unless you candy them! ...more

Healthy Halloween Monster Mouths

These healthy monster mouths are perfect for Halloween and just use apples, strawberry jam, nut butter, almonds and if you want – chocolate! I’ve been trying to come up with healthier Halloween treats free of processed junk and it’s pretty difficult. It seems like all the cute stuff is full of candy or food coloring ....more

Vegan Pumpkin Donut Holes

These moist, vegan, and dairy-free pumpkin donut holes are 100% whole wheat and naturally sweetened with maple syrup! The past 5 days have been a baking frenzy getting ready for the next 10 days. After eating pretty much only sweets all day long for 6 months, I need a little detox ....more

Spiced Applesauce Cupcakes (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)

These moist spiced applesauce cupcakes (or muffins) are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and have the most amazing maple almond butter frosting! I did it – I turned in the manuscript! Thank you all for not abandoning the blog (and me!) I thought that when I finished, I’d be so sick of baking that I’d need at least a few days off ....more

Apple Crisp (vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)

This totally maple syrup sweetened apple crisp is vegan, grain-free, and dairy-free! The book manuscript is due in a week and I’m pretty much done, meaning I’m back to baking for the blog! :D I’ve made a ton of crisps, crumbles and other fruit desserts for the book but my selection on the blog is pretty sad ....more

100% Whole Grain Cinnamon Apple Muffins

These cinnamon apple muffins are made healthier with 100% whole grains, olive oil, and less sugar than a typical muffin! I originally posted these whole wheat apple muffins almost three years ago during my first month of blogging. Here’s the original picture (for those of you who have made these before – so you don’t get confused when returning to this recipe and think, “Huh?! ...more

Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie

This protein-packed smoothie will wake you up with a flavor explosion of tart cherries, spicy ginger and zesty lime juice. Peaches and nectarines are still in season – therefore, it’s still summer. At least to me ....more