Category Archives: Baking

Peanut butter blondies

I have been fighting a losing battle for a long time. That battle is to create a clean brownie recipe that actually tastes good. Once you start trying to make them healthy, you start to lose all the things that make them fudgey, gooey and delicious. And can we agree that the thought of black beans in brownies is kinda

Focus Friday: Scary Chemical Names Aren’t Always Scary Chemicals

  The other day my husband brought a box of something to me saying he didn’t think it was clean. This happens to be one of my favorite products and I was pretty sure I had properly vetted it, so I was surprised. He pointed out two ingredients he was concerned about: sodium bicarbonate and monocalcium phosphate. Sodium bicarbonate I

Clean Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Are you all fall recipe-d out yet? I know there are pumpkin recipes everywhere right now, so please forgive me for adding one more to the mix. I think this will be the only one I make this year since I’ve got plenty non-pumpkin recipes in the works. I knew I wanted to make a snickerdoodle with pumpkin, but I

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

What comes first? The peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips added in or the chocolate chip cookie with peanut butter? I don’t know the answer so I came up with a combination of the two. Peanut butter cookies are a great cookie to make clean since they don’t need a ton of sweetness. I’m comfortable using raw sugar in my

Clean Coffee Cake Muffins

You know what’s not in coffee cake? Coffee. Yeah, I didn’t know that for the longest time. I refused to eat my mom’s coffee cake because I thought it had coffee in it and coffee was gross. Once I could be convinced that it did not, I could not get enough of it. Big slices were my favorite (albeit not

Clean Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Since I work at night, I end up needed one last small meal in the morning when before I go to bed. I could grab a donut or a greasy fast food breakfast sandwich or…. I could have some yummy muffins on hand. I already have a clean pumpkin muffin recipe, but its not pumpkin season anymore. I adapted this recipe to make some

Chocolate chip cookie cake

Sometimes you just need a little something sweet. I’ve found that if I try to restrict added sugars completely, I turn into a complete sugar monster. I want to eat candy and donuts and soda all the time (and I don’t even really like those things). While I do try to avoid processed sugars in everything I make and eat,

Clean Oatmeal Cookies

I used this recipe as a way to experiment with two new items I’ve been waiting to try: raw cane sugar and chia seeds. I wanted to make a clean cookie and I figured the simplest to start with would be an oatmeal cookie. I used this recipe as a starting point and substituted as necessary to clean the recipe up. Combine:

Clean Pumpkin Muffins

Its fall! Well not quite, but its after the “official end of summer” and before the season technically starts, so I’m still going to call it fall. So in honor, I created these pumpkin muffins. This was my first attempt taking a “not clean” baking recipe and turning it clean. I’m pretty excited with how they turned out! Clean Pumpkin