These gluten-free coconut cranberry bars will now be a favourite recipe for the holidays.
I guarantee if you like chewy coconut bars, this recipe will be a hit in your home. These gluten-free bars would be a terrific food gift also. Need a hostess or teacher gift then I suggest you make this recipe.
Place the bars in a pretty tin or cookie box and its the perfect gift to bring.
I added dried cranberries to the bars which added a bit of tartness as well being a festive gluten-free bar.
I hope you give this recipe a try. You will happy you did.
So in 2016 I am striving to share more savoury gluten free recipes and not just sweet recipes with you all. But in saying that and I promise the next couple recipes I share will NOT be a cookie recipe, I am sharing a new gluten free cookie recipe with you all today. I just have too, I really do! Why? Did you not see the name of these cookies? Double coconut, bacon, pretzel salty bites and chocolate are all in this gluten free drop cookie. Now are you interested? First though let me clarify the bacon in this cookie. I used coconut bacon, yep – that does exist and I love it in a cookie. So I guess that makes this bacon cookie actually vegetarian! I found the coconut bacon at my local London Drugs store and I find they carry a large assortment of gluten free items which I like. I also used pretzel bites in this recipe which I found at Superstore.
If you are a fan of Pinterest and search the food section for ideas and recipes you would have noticed a lot of photos of smoothie bowls. What is a smoothie bowl you ask? Basically a smoothie bowl is a smoothie that is thick, served in a bowl and topped with a variety of ingredients such as nuts and seeds, berries, chopped coconut and you eat it with a spoon. If you are like me and find that most fruit smoothies you make in the blender are too thick to drink with a straw this is a great way of serving them, plus the addition of various toppings is a bonus. This recipe for pineapple coconut smoothie bowl would be a great addition for Christmas morning breakfast. You can serve it in much smaller bowls too and it is a nice way to add mixed fruit and healthy ingredients to your meal. I will be sharing more recipes like this in the new year too. I want to add some healthier, easy to make, breakfast recipes for you all to enjoy.
This is day 17 of my #20daysofcookies campaign to post a new gluten free dairy free recipe each day. Enjoy the other recipes here.
Time has definitely gone fast this December and it is only 8 days until Christmas. Here is the 17th new cookie recipe for the month of December, #20daysofcookies, where I will share 20 new gluten free cookie recipes from December 1-20. Make sure you subscribe to receive each one! I am not ready. Are you? This is another gluten and dairy free cookie recipe and one that is easy to make. I added dried cranberries and pecan pieces to some of the cookie dough and left other cookies plain. Another fun thing to do with these cookies is to dip them in melted chocolate. Melt Enjoy Life chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil in the microwave. Dip bottoms of cookies into the melted chocolate, place cookies on a small cookie sheet and then in the refrigerator to set.
This is day 5 of my #20daysofcookies campaign to post a new gluten free dairy free recipe each day. Enjoy the other recipes here.
Do you like shortbread? I like my shortbread not too sweet and cold. Yep, cold. I prefer to keep my shortbread cookies in the refrigerator. Are you a cold cookie eater or a warm cookie eater? Here is the 5th new cookie recipe for the month of December, #20daysofcookies, where I will share 20 new gluten free cookie recipes from December 1-20. Make sure you subscribe to receive each one! With posting a new cookie recipe every day for the first 20 days of December I’ve decided not to gab your ears off with what is happening in my life. I am still posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so check out my feeds. You’ll see what I am up to on a daily, sometimes on an hourly basis.
Coconut pistachio balls are healthy bliss balls made with dates, coconut, seeds and krispies. An easy to make healthy snack. This blog post was originally posted Sept 2014 and was called date coconut pistachio balls. I have taken new photos and rewritten the blog post.
It is time for you to make your own healthy snacks. It is cheaper and healthier than buying processed ones in the grocery store. I love having a batch of these gluten-free no bake coconut pistachio balls in my fridge. An easy grab-and-go healthy treat.
Satisfy your sweet craving with these healthy bliss balls. Full of goodness teeth are ready to eat in less than 10 minutes.
They are the perfect gluten-free snack for lunches, bike rides, hikes or anytime you need a healthy treat. A great boost of energy when you need a quick and easy snack.
Made with only six ingredients, these no bake coconut pistachio balls are going to be your favourite quick snack to make. Get the kids in the kitchen to help make these no bake treats. They would love to make the mixture into balls.
Make a batch of these six ingredient bliss balls today and you will have a healthy snack option for the family this week. Made with healthy ingredients they are a great pre-workout snack or post-workout snack option too.
Happy New Year everyone! It is hard to believe it is already 2014 and I am going to be 49 years old this spring. Yikes! Last year on my 48th birthday I realized I needed to get healthy. The first thing I did was buy the UP bracelet from Jawbone (insert jawbone website) and get walking. I’ve used pedometers before and I like the accountability they give to me. This bracelet not only keeps track of my steps, but it allows me to input other exercise I do, and it also keeps track of my sleep. All this was important to me. I started off wanting to get 15,000 steps in per day and by July I upped it to 20,000 steps per day. Walking became my part time job and I started to slowly lose weight. Then winter arrived in Calgary and my weight also plateaued. I was walking 2 1/2 hours a day and not losing at all. I knew I needed to up my workouts if I was going to continue on this journey. Seriously, I am not on a diet. I have tried every diet out there, and have always gained it back. This time it is about getting into shape and eating healthy. My daughter had started seeing this personal trainer and I liked what I was hearing about her workouts. It didn’t hurt that she really liked her trainer either. I decided to give him a call and see about getting starting some personal training. In November I started training with Kyle at Vagus Fitness 3 times a week and I am very, very glad I made that initial call. Here is a little background on me in case you are all thinking I’m some sort of an athlete. First of all I never exercised as a kid. Sure I road my bike around but I grew up in the country and gravel roads aren’t the best. I never played any sports and still to this day do not know how to skate. Really I am just trying to get into shape. I will never be a size 0 nor am I trying to be. I would like to be a healthy size and weight for me and be in good shape. Last year the kids bought us bikes for our anniversary and it is something I really enjoy and would like to bike a lot more this year, so that means I need to be in better shape. Exercising is darn hard work at times, and I am sure I complain to Kyle too much about certain routines he has me doing. But truly, I am thrilled. I feel better, I am stronger and I am challenging myself past my comfort zone which makes me smile! Before Christmas, Kyle asked me to come up with some recipes for his blog that were gluten free, dairy free and lower in sugar. He does have a fitness facility so healthier baked goodies would be best. I came up with 3 recipes and I encourage you to go on his site and take a look. How about Gluten-Free Date Coconut Pistachio Balls? These no-bake balls are delicious and super healthy for you too. Gluten Free Rice Krispies, coconut oil, raw pistachios and dates. Next there is a recipe for Gluten Free Elderflower Marmalade Oat Bars. I challenge you to make these squares and see if anyone notices they are low in sugar, gluten free and vegan. They really are just that good. And last is a recipe for Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread People. These cookies are gluten free, egg free, vegan and low in sugar. You will be very pleased with this recipe too. Check out vagusfitness.com for these recipes and if you are in the Calgary area I would highly recommend these guys for helping with your fitness goals.
These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with coconut flavour. Made in a square baking pan, these gluten-free coconut squares are a terrific treat to take to your next party or family gathering.
No need to icing these squares as they have a meringue baked topping. Gluten-free coconut squares that are perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon and a conversation with a girlfriend. This recipe was originally shared in Dec 2013. I have taken new photos and updated the blog post.
These squares have 2 layers. First a cake like layer made with vegan butter, brown sugar, egg yolks, coconut and gluten-free flour. Beat the ingredients well and add to a parchment paper lined square baking pan. Then you will beat up some egg whites until soft peaks form, add in sugar and fold in more shredded coconut. Spread the meringue over the cake batter and bake in oven for 35 minutes.
You will then have a delicious coconut dessert. Gluten and dairy-free coconut squares that get a lovely crackly topped when baked.
I love coconut desserts and these gluten-free coconut squares are so good. A great square with a cup of coffee in the afternoon, or as a dessert that your family will love. These gluten-free coconut squares are wonderful to bring along on a picnic.
If you love coconut desserts then you are going to love these gluten-free coconut squares.
Gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make and taste delicious. I hope this recipe becomes a favourite of yours too. Coconut squares that are moist and chewy and filled with coconut flavour.
Coconut fans will rejoice over these squares. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I do think these coconut squares are simply delightful.
Christmas is right around the corner so I am going to be posting as many new gluten free baking recipes as I can. That being said, I am sure my family will be quite tired of sweets by the time christmas rolls around. Christmas is the time to indulge in the occasional sweet treat so why not make it even better by making it yourself. Most of my recipes are quite easy to make so do not be intimidated that you cannot make a homemade gluten free treat. You can absolutely do it and I hope you will share baking and sharing baking stories with me. Feel free to drop me a note on Facebook or Twitter. This recipe has 2 steps. First to make and bake the base. Second to mix the other ingredients, pour over and bake again. See, simple! What I also love about this recipe is it does not have any chocolate in it. Do not get me wrong, I love chocolate. I find that during the holidays chocolate can be everywhere and it is nice to have a dessert bar that is fruit and nut based.