Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

These caramel apple cheesecake bars feature an oatmeal cookie-like crust / topping with a simple caramel glaze! They’re oat-based making them gluten-free and 100% whole grain. Before we talk about these cheesecake bars, I wanted to share some information about a program that involves the ingredient I’ve been featuring all month long – apples! ...more

Upside Down Apple Honey Cake (gluten-free, whole grain options and dairy-free)

Today’s apple cake isn’t exactly international but it is maybe a little multicultural! I’ve seen a few recipes for Jewish apple cakes and was intrigued. They seem to be traditionally made in a tube pan, which I don’t have, and I just made an apple bundt cake, so I thought I’d go with something smaller ....more

Apple Crumb Tart (gluten-free, whole grain options)

This apple crumb tart is topped with a hefty amount of streusel and has gluten-free and whole grain options. I almost didn’t post this tart just because it seemed like the recipe would have been more suitable for a deep dish pan. The streusel is piled well over the pan’s rim and I thought cutting it may be disastrous ....more

No-bake Maple Almond Butter Cookies (vegan, gluten-free, whole grain, dairy-free)

These soft and chewy no-bake maple almond butter cookies only take a few minutes to put together and are full of delicious fall flavors! Naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and 100% whole grain. I have to admit that I’ve only had two things on my mind the last few weeks: apples and maple syrup ....more

French Apple Cake (whole grain, dairy-free)

This simple French apple cake is like a crustless pie with a crunchy topping. Can be made 100% whole grain and dairy-free. To kick off International Apple Cake Monday (it’s a thing), I wanted to share a paleo French apple cake ....more

4-Ingredient Maple Peanut Butter Fudge (naturally vegan, gluten-free)

This 4-ingredient healthy maple peanut butter fudge only takes a few minutes to make and is naturally vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. Last week, I posted these peanut butter apple crumbles with a maple peanut butter sauce. The sauce was based off of my no-bake peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, but it still took me several attempts to get it right ....more

Healthier Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

This healthier apple cream cheese bundt cake with praline glaze is made with 100% whole grains but is still deliciously moist and bursting with fall flavors! Today’s recipe is the first of many apple cakes to come this fall. Whenever I travel abroad, a bakery, or perhaps a grocery store with an in-store bakery, is usually the first stop after dropping off our luggage at the hotel ....more

Peanut Butter Apple Crumble (gluten-free, vegan, whole grain)

This peanut butter apple crumble has a delicious, natural peanut butter based topping and is incredibly simple to put together. Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and 100% whole grain. This recipe actually started off as peanut butter apple crumb bars ....more

Spiced Blueberry Almond Granola (gluten-free, dairy-free, whole grain)

This spiced blueberry almond granola is naturally gluten-free, 100% whole grain and dairy-free! Here’s a nice way to make the transition to fall for those of us who aren’t feeling so very autumnal yet. You’ve got your summer blueberries, but you’ve also got some cardamom, cinnamon and maple syrup for added coziness ....more

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes (gluten-free, grain-free, whole grain options)

These mini peanut butter cheesecakes are made a little healthier with natural peanut butter and honey and can be made gluten-free, grain-free, and 100% whole grain! Looking at these pictures, the cheesecakes look a little funky, right? But I swear they’re not! ...more