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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookie Bars

Gluten-free pumpkin cookie bars made with coconut sugar are a delightful melt-in-your-mouth treat. Enjoy them with friends and family during the fall and winter months! Planning on attending any fall or holiday-inspired potlucks or cookie exchanges? Do you make holiday treats as gifts for friends? Or are you simply always game for a delicious pumpkin …

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and are absolute crowd-pleasers!

Alternative title: How to please your family and make a batch of cookies disappear in 1 hour flat.

Made with ghee, coconut sugar, a touch of pure maple syrup, creamy peanut butter, gluten-free all-purpose flour and a chopped up dark chocolate bar, these cookies are melt-in-your mouth DELICIOUS! …And are soooo peanut buttery, chocolatey, and the perfect balance of salty and sweet when you sprinkle them with some coarse sea salt.

It’s all about the sprinkle of coarse sea salt at the end, my friends! Coarse sea salt a true cookie makes.

I made this batch of cookies for a family dinner and not only did the cookies go quickly with enthusiasm, but each of my family members raved while savoring them. Each and every one of them made a comment on how much they loved the salty-sweet combo.

It was like a broken record cookie rave, sponsored by sugar and burritos.

Seriously, my people descended upon these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies like vultures. This is why they’re my people.

So let’s bake them, already!

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Paleo Strawberry Banana Bread

Paleo strawberry banana bread is moist, flavorful, healthful and absolutely delicious! With a berry-studded spin, this recipe is made with coconut flour and coconut sugar and is oh-so comforting.

Banana bread enthusiasts, and lovers of berries, you’re going to go BONKERS over this deliciously moist and flavorful Strawberry Banana Bread!

Grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and sweetened primarily with bananas, this paleo banana bread recipe not only tastes amazing, but it is nutritious as well. We’ve made banana bread countless times on this blog, but I must say I adore the simplicity of a berry-studded banana bread topped with sliced almonds. It just does the body well!

Made with coconut flour, tapioca flour, and coconut sugar, this recipe is lower glycemic than traditional banana bread, plus provides a nice boost of fiber, thanks to the coconut flour. 

If you’ve made my Coconut Flour Banana Bread, this recipe is very similar! We simply make a couple of tweaks to accommodate for the added moisture from the strawberries. 

Grain-Free Paleo Strawberry Banana Bread made with coconut flour and coconut sugar | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #healthy

Let’s bake a loaf!

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Vegan Strawberry Scones

Vegan Strawberry Scones made gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free! This easy scone recipe makes a great breakfast or snack.

Strawberry Vegan Scones - a gluten-free vegan recipe for scones with fresh strawberries. A healthy breakfast or snack! | TheRoastedRoot.net

My love for scones goes way, way back. In fact, the first recipe I ever posted on this blog was Almond Flour Ginger Scones with Honey Orange Frosting ..Followed years later by Raspberry Vegan Scones, Gluten-Free Maple Walnut Scones , and Vegan Pumpkin Scones with Coffee Glaze.

WELL, recently I seem to have gone on another scone bender, posting Paleo Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Scones, Paleo Cranberry Orange Vegan Scones, and Paleo Pecan Chocolate Chip Scones all within the last few months.

Suffice it to say, the love for scones is real. I always make them gluten-free and dairy-free. Most of the time, I go egg-free for a vegan version AND often grain-free for a paleo version. Basically, we’ve got scone options.

Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Scones - a dairy-free, egg-free scone recipe that is easy to make and perfect for breakfast or brunch | TheRoastedRoot.net

This recipe for Vegan Strawberry Scones is yet another ultra tasty and super shareable recipe. It’s great for lazy weekend mornings, for packing up and taking with you on hikes or road trips, or for bringing to work to impress your workmates. 

So let’s get after them!

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The BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best gluten-free chocolate chip cookies with coconut sugar. These cookies are lower glycemic and you’d never know they’re gluten-free!

The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies made with gluten-free flour and coconut sugar - perfectly gooey, crispy and delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree

That time I ate half a batch of cookies in one day.

…And then ate the other half the next day.

Seriously, you’d think I’d learn. When I make dessert recipes, I have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. The angel says, “Don’t even try it..you know you’ll regret it.” And the devil says, “Taste test, shmaste test…you must eat the whooooole batch.”

It’s a hard knock life being a recipe developer.

What matters at this juncture is these are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever posted. I thought it would be impossible to beat my Soft Chewy Gooey Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies, which I’ve made approximately 17,000 times.. BUT ALAS: these cookies are even better.

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Paleo Strawberry Almond Butter Blondies

Almond butter blondies with fresh strawberries make for an amazing paleo-friendly treat! All you need is a few basic pantry ingredients to make these healthy blondies happen.

Paleo Strawberry Almond Butter Blondies - a healthy, grain-free, paleo blondie bar recipe made with almond butter | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #grainfree #glutenfree #dessert #recipe

Who here loves a good dessert bar? I, for one, am obsessed with anything that is square in formation and quenches my sweet tooth. Toss in some chunks of chocolate and/or some fresh fruit, and forgetaboutit…I’m SOLD!

My Chocolate Chip Paleo Blondies is one of my most popular recipes to date. My friend’s 11-year-old daughter makes them regularly to share with the family. They’re just so easy to make, and so incredibly tasty! Based on the family’s undying love for the blondie, I thought I would revisit the concept with a twist – using just almond butter and fresh strawberries.

This recipe couldn’t be any easier. The blondie “base” is just a couple of eggs, a whole lot of almond butter, coconut sugar, and some chopped strawberries for pomp and circumstance.

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Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

Healthy, delicious carrot cake cookies that are healthy enough for breakfast or packing up and taking for a snack on-the-go! These clean and delicious grain-free cookies are great for sharing with family for brunch!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies - grain-free, refined sugar-free, healthy and delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.net #glutenfree #breakfast

Who here loves carrot cake??

Perhaps the better question is who here doesn’t love carrot cake?

Truth: I’ve never met a carrot cake I didn’t like.

I, for one, can get on board with carrot cake everything. A classic Paleo Carrot Cake  is nearly impossible to beat in my book, Carrot Cake Fat Balls are one of my favorite snacks to put on repeat, Paleo Carrot Cake Pancakes and Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread  are reserved for those special weekend breakfasts with friends or family, and Carrot Cake Overnight Oats  makes for a delicious go-to meal prep breakfast.

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Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies (Paleo)

Grain-free cranberry pistachio vegan shortbread cookies made with just 6 basic ingredients. These light and buttery cookies are packed with flavor without being too sweet.

This post is sponsored by Raley’s.

Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies - paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and absolutely delicious! These are the perfect Christmas cookie and are amazing when dipped in chocolate

If you watch my Instagram stories, you may have seen me talk to you about Raley’s. Raley’s is the grocery store I shop at daily. My family shopped there the whole time I was growing up, and given how much I love shopping there, I have continued to do so. It has a huge variety of organic produce, quality meats, awesome baking ingredients for those who stick to gluten-free or grain-free baking, and all the usual grocery staples.

During my Instagram story, I showed you my Top 5 Holiday Baking Essentials: almond flour, coconut oil, coconut sugar, juice-sweetened dried cranberries, and vegan chocolate chips. I use all of these ingredients quite a bit on a regular basis, and especially during baking season when I’m whipping up holiday-inspired treats.

Ingredients for vegan shortbread

WELL. I took these five ingredients and turned them into – you guessed it! – paleo/vegan shortbread!

In addition to the 5, I also included pistachios for even more flavor, texture, and added deliciousness. The flavor of this vegan shortbread  is nice and buttery (even though there’s no butter!) with that cranberry tang, a crunch from the pistachios, and the cookies are not overly sweet, which I LOVE!

Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies - paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy and delicious | TheRoastedRoot.net

Shortbread cookies are my favorite holiday cookies to bake, because they’re a little fancy but in the realm of Christmas cookies, they are pretty straightforward. Plus, they don’t require cookie cutters, icing bags, and frosting skills, all of which I don’t possess, because: basic minimalist.

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Grain-Free Vegan Peppermint Brownies

Grain-free vegan peppermint brownies made with ground flax seed, almond flour, almond butter, coconut oil, and coconut sugar. This healthier brownie recipe has amazing texture and flavor!

Grain-Free Peppermint Vegan Brownies - made with almond flour, almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, etc. A healthy vegan brownie recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net

If you’re anything like me and your love for chocolate knows no bounds, you’ll happily accept chocolate in combination with other flavors. Could you be tempted by a chocolatey treat involving raspberry, orange, coffee, peanut butter, or in this case: peppermint?

This time of year, I am all about the chocolate-peppermint combination. Peppermint hot chocolate? Forgetaboutit, I’m all in! 

I took my recipe for Paleo Vegan Fudge Brownies  and peppermintified it.

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Paleo Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Grain-free paleo chocolate shortbread cookies. These gluten-free vegan shortbread cookies are dipped in chocolate for a double chocolate experience!

Paleo Chocolate Shortbread Cookies - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and incredibly delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.net

I had it in my head that I was only going to post a couple holiday treat recipes this year, but lo and behold, I’ve been very much enjoying the process of making warmly-spiced concoctions. In order to avoid being the sole consumer of said treats, I’ve been bringing them to my friends and family to share the joy.

You know what they say…

Baking happens.

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