The Softest Baked Chocolate & Sweet Potato Donuts or Muffins (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - March 11, 2016

Today we had rain in Southern California, a rare event, so it was the perfect excuse to bake all morning while my son was in school.  I wanted to rebake and reshoot an older recipe I made about 6 months ago since my older picture doesn’t quite capture the soft, fluffy, and gooey goodness of these donuts.  I hope this picture captures that better for you, so …

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Chunky Monkey Granola (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - February 26, 2016

I’ve had an obsession with all things banana lately.  Perhaps, my body needs a potassium boost or maybe it’s all the banana bread that has gone to my head.  Needless to say, I came up with yet another recipe incorporating 3 of my favorite things- banana, chocolate, and peanut butter, i.e. chunky monkey.  Except this won’t make you chunky at all because it uses real, whole …

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Banana Bread with Toasted Walnut Streusel Swirl (Dairy Free)

thefitforkfeed - February 16, 2016

I’ve been having serious cravings for banana bread lately, so I had to answer those cravings today!  Fortunately, my new favorite cookbook came to the rescue with an amazing and healthy recipe by Amy Chaplin!  I made a few changes to her recipe and it still came out super moist, sweet, and nutty.  I also had some ripe bananas to use up so this + …

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Butterfinger Energy Bites (GF, DF, Vegan, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - February 15, 2016

I’ve been looking for quick post workout snacks (who isn’t these days?) that have few ingredients, easy, and are good for you.  Enter these amazing Butterfinger Energy Bites.  These use just 5 whole food ingredients and LITERALLY taste like the inside of a Butterfinger.  Can I get a HOLLAAAAA?!  They are creamy, crispy, and chewy and are filled with a magical good for you ingredient …

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Vanilla Chai Spiced Muffins with Pecan Streusel (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - December 1, 2015

My mother in law recently send me over a recipe from Nigella Lawson for Chai Muffins and I went out the next day to buy some chai tea to make it.  I was excited about the spices in Chai tea (typically cinnamon, black pepper, black tea, rooibos, ginger, cardamom, chicory, cloves, and star anise).  I was even more excited to try them in muffins!  I …

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Cranberry, Kombucha Vanilla Chia Jam (GF, DF, Vegetarian, Vegan)

thefitforkfeed - November 13, 2015

This Cranberry Kombucha Vanilla Chia Jam might just be the hit of your Thanksgiving feast.  I mixed tart cranberries with kombucha (a fizzy probiotic drink), lush vanilla, coconut sugar, and chia seeds for a rich velvety cranberry sauce that is completely refined sugar and guilt free.  There are so many ways to use this sauce, such as swirled into yogurt or cocktails, dolloped on toasts …

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Creme Brulee Crunch Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

thefitforkfeed - November 9, 2015

Is there anything better on a cold morning than a hearty breakfast that is cozy, warm and nutritious?  I love oatmeal but sometimes you need to switch up your oatmeal game a little bit.  That’s why I was inspired to make baked oats*.  Imagine if Crème brûlée and an oatmeal cookie had a baby.  Then imagine  a crunchy top with creamy vanilla oats underneath all baked …

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3 Ingredient Spiced Apple Chia Jam (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - October 27, 2015

Nothing screams Fall like apples and spice.  I wanted to make a simple jam with one of my favorite Fall ingredients…Apples!  If you’ve ever made my 5 Ingredient Raspberry Goji Berry Chia Jam you know the magical powers of chia seeds to help create a delicious jam packed with omega 3’s, calcium, and antioxidants.  I did this in the slow cooker, but you can easily …

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