sugar-free

Cranberry Pecan Crescents (Low-Carb and Gluten-Free)

Cranberry Pecan Crescents (Low-Carb and Gluten-Free)

These cookies are brilliant. "Low-carb and gluten-free, these Christmas cookies are made entirely with pecan meal. And dipped in chocolate, of course!" I think they're perfect for Santa too - with all those sugary cookies he eats, I'm sure these would be a welcome treat. :)

Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Crescents (Low-Carb and Gluten-Free)

Spice Nut Muffins

Spice Nut Muffins

I won't insult your intelligence by reminding you what "they" say about spice, I respect you too much for that. But what puts the extra nice in this recipe is that it's actually free of sugar, because date puree is used instead of the granulated stuff we're all, let's admit it, addicted to. Toasted pecans, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg join forces to put a delicious finishing touch on a good-for-you treat that still manages to taste sinfully sweet.

Recipe: Spice Nut Muffins

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Pepita Streusel

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Pepita Streusel

Little cheesecakes (baked in muffin tins) starring pumpkin, cream cheese, spice - as well as a crunchy cinnamon pepita streusel on top. Oh yeah. These are rich... but they happen to be low-carb, gluten-free and sugar-free too. :)

Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins with Cinnamon Pepita Streusel

Ginger Lemon Cremes (made low-carb & gluten-free)

Ginger Lemon Cremes (made low-carb & gluten-free)

How about a delicious sweet gluten-free treat that doesn't give you a sugar rush? Carolyn gets creative and experimental and comes up with these awesome cookies that are a lot like whoopie pies - only much healthier. I love it!

Recipe: Ginger Lemon Cremes (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Healthy Gluten-free Banana & Almond Cake with Dark Chocolate

Healthy Gluten-free Banana & Almond Cake with Dark Chocolate

What a stunning treat!

"This is the best gluten-free and sugar-free cake I have ever made. I didn't use any flour. I also used coconut blossom sugar. It is a richer, a bit moist and delicious cake with now and then hints of melted dark chocolate chips... To make it more special, festive and beautiful, I made it in a flower silicon mould."

Sophie shares this easy delicious recipe, as well as some fascinating info on the healthy alternative to beet sugar called coconut blossom sugar.

Recipe: Sophie's healthy gluten-free and sugar-free banana and almond butter cake with dark chocolate chips

Healthy Protein-Rich Zucchini Bread

Healthy Protein-Rich Zucchini Bread

After much experimenting, Kim scores with this fantastic, flavorful, healthy, high-protein, low-carb, sugar-free, grain-free zucchini bread.

"Using a base of coconut flour and duck eggs, sweetened with stevia and a bit of honey, and spiked with cinnamon, curry powder, apple juice-sweetened dried cranberries, and raw cacao nibs, it has a moist texture, a sweet and alluring flavor, and a lovely, golden color.  It slices well (especially for a GF  bread), and is a unique departure from regular zucchini bread!"

Recipe: Not My Mama's Zucchini Bread (grain-free, gluten-free)

Chickpea Granola Bars

Chickpea Granola Bars

A moist, filling, not-too-sweet, protein-rich, vegan granola bar that's got the granola-freak in me very excited - they sound and look so good! Since I'm already loving black beans in my brownies, chickpeas in granola bars just makes sense - no?

Recipe: Chickpea Granola Bars

(These can also be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.)

Classic Peach Pie (sugar-free)

Classic Peach Pie (sugar-free)

Got fresh sweet summer peaches? The Blue Ridge Baker bakes this scrumptious classic:

"This pie was unbelievable. Relying almost entirely on the peaches themselves for sweetness, the fruit nestled between two layers of buttery, flaky, perfect pie crust, served with orange blossom-scented whipped cream. Oh, my. It disappeared in a matter of minutes."

Recipe: Peach Pie

Super Seed Granola and Homemade Oat Milk

Super Seed Granola and Homemade Oat Milk

Kim shares her recipe for this super-yummy super-healthy sugar-free gluten-free seed-packed spice-kissed granola, and shares all the healthy tech specs for the nutrition geeks out there - hello!

"Serve with non-dairy or dairy milk or yogurt, over shredded jicama  (surprisingly tasty!) or fruit, or as a snack all on its own. Crunchy, full of flavor, and loaded with nutrients, this granola is sure to become a staple in your pantry."

Bonus: For those who don't do dairy, or like to drink a variety of healthy beverages, she also shares her easy recipe for cultured homemade oat milk.

Recipes: Super Seed Granola and Cultured Homemade Oat Milk

Banana Booty Bars

Banana Booty Bars

Did somebody say fruity and chewy? And easy to make, to boot? I think coffee has nothing on these hit-the-right-spot-in-the-middle-of-the-morning bars!