Sweet Treats

carob cupcake

ReFRESHed Carob Cupcakes

This week on ReFRESHed with Sara Snow, the perfect carob cupcake for a first birthday party. No refined sugar or caffeine-heavy chocolate, but all the buttery, smooth decadence you'd expect in this family recipe. Carob Cupcakes from reFRESHed…

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Crispy Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds, chopped 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, chopped 1/2 cup shredded coconut 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg, separated 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup non-fat…

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Pumpkin Swirled Sweet Bread

Ingredients 2 ounces softened organic cream cheese (a quarter of an 8 oz package) 2 tablespoons organic, unbleached sugar 4 ounces organic sour cream (one half of an 8 oz container) 1 organic egg white 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1…

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Oatmeal Fruit Bars

Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1/2 cup (1 stick) organic butter - at room temperature 1/2 cup natural cane…

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Gingered Banana Bread

Ingredients 4 ripe bananas - mashed 1/2 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1/2 scant cup of sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cups wheat flour 1/4 cup ground flax seed 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon…

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Raspberry Agave Fool

Ingredients 3 cups raspberries 1/4 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur 5 tablespoons agave nectar (divided) 6 mint leaves (plus additional for garnish) 12 oz (1 1/2 cup) organic heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 lemon…

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(Spiked) Plum Ginger Sorbet

Ingredients 6 dark plums 1 1' chunk of ginger - peeled 1/3 cup agave nectar 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup Red Grape Hibiscus Rain Organic Vodka Directions Place all ingredients in a blender until well blended. Then transfer to an ice cream maker and…

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Pecan Pie (without the HFCS)

Ingredients (makes one bottom crust) 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour a scant 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup organic vegetable shortening - chilled and in small pieces 2 tablespoons butter - chilled and cut into pieces 3-5 tablespoons…

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Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients 3 eggs 2 cups organic sugar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups organic milk 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or about the juice of 1 lemon) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2…

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Lower Fat Scotch Cookie Bars

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 6 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 cups oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coconut Directions In a medium saucepan, over low heat stir together the butter and…

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Fruit Pizza with Orange Curd

Ingredients Orange curd 1 peach - sliced 5 figs - sliced 1/4 cup currants (dried or fresh) 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon sugar Fresh bergamot orange peel twists or gratings A crust of your choice (a graham cracker crust works well, as…

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Apple Crisp

Ingredients 6 cups peeled, cored and sliced organic apples (about three to four medium sized apples) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 2 tablespoons organic brown sugar Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon cold…

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