Easy Grain-Free Granola is created using pantry staple foods like nuts, coconut flakes, seeds, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and maple syrup. This recipe only uses five-categories of ingredients, and it’s paleo-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. Make it in less than 30 minutes. Read on to learn how it’s made, its nutritional benefits, and how customizable this granola recipe can be.
Every December I make mom’s old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from scratch for family and friends. This year I updated and upgraded this holiday dessert recipe by using pure Vermont maple syrup. The resulting cookie?… Oatmeal Raisin Maple Bourbon Cookies with Maple Glaze. Yes it’s a mouthful to say, but the recipe is easy, and I guarantee these chewy mouthfuls will be a Christmas gift for your taste buds. Learn about quick cooking vs. regular oats, chewy vs cakey cookies, and one of Oprah’s favorite things. And did you know allspice is not a combination of three other spices?
The Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing is fruity with Black Cherry Preserves combined with Pumpkin Honey Mustard and Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil that helps to create the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Great salad dressing for a salad with seasonal produce from the Autumn season.
Spanish Hot Chocolate, “chocolate caliente” in Spanish, is MY FAVORITE HOT DRINK that I always get the second I land in Barcelona, Spain whenever I visit my sister. Super rich, thick (grueso), decadent, authentic Spanish Hot Chocolate. If that’s not tempting enough, this dreamy drink must go with sugary CHURROS. Yes! I made Churros too!
Pumpkin Carrot Bundt Cake is a fall-inspired dessert you will love with a moist and creamy texture. This already rich carrot cake includes additional autumn flavors like pumpkin puree and vanilla maple syrup in the cream cheese drizzle. Perfect dessert to make for Thanksgiving dinner and anytime this holiday season, or all year long.
Moist, soft and slightly crumbly Cherry Pumpkin Scones with a drizzle of blood orange & maple syrup glaze, garnished with roasted maple pumpkin seeds. Excellent for a quick breakfast or snack. Made with leftover can of pumpkin puree and an already open bottle of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Organic Vermont Maple Syrup.
THE BEST Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake Recipe with Coffee-Maple Mascarpone Cream. This cake is airy, fluffy and nutty with all the chopped hazelnut. For the Fall season, I added pumpkin puree in the cake batter and coffee-maple syrup in the decadent mascarpone cream.
Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes: Surprise your partner with a breakfast of Dominican coffee; Prosecco with orange juice; and light, fluffy and very filling Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes topped with Vermont Maple Syrup and some fresh blackberries & raspberries. One of my Easy 1-2-3 recipes.
Coconut Cream Lingonberry Pops are creamy and naturally sweet with organic Vermont maple syrup. The coconut cream pairs well and reduces the tart taste of the Lingonberry Fruit Spread. These popsicles are Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Paleo.
Dominican Buñuelos are fried dough balls soaked in vanilla cinnamon syrup. This traditional Latin dessert is served during Easter week. Buñuelos are made from yuca or potatoes.