Happy New Year friends!
I hope that you all had a fun night of celebrating and are ready to start 2016 off on the right foot. Wow…2016. It’s going to take me until March to remember to write 2016 and not 2015. Not to fret though, that happens every year!
I have the typical New Years post coming up, but first I want to recap some of my favorite gluten-free recipes of 2015.
Top 10 Gluten-Free Recipes of 2015
2015 was a big year for Ninja and I, with him finding a new job and then us moving to a new home, but the the biggest change for me personally was my switch to a gluten-free lifestyle. Here are my favorite gluten-free recipes from 2015 – Enjoy!!
These waffles are not only gluten-free, but are also topped with a paleo caramel sauce and whip cream. Why on earth did I top a gluten-free waffle with a paleo caramel sauce? Because I wanted to. This caramel sauce is so darn tasty, plus it is unprocessed, not refined, and so much healthier than any store-bought caramel sauce you can buy.
These waffles are so dang good, they sparked waffle-mania for me for months!
These paleo bars are crazy good – which is surprising for a bar made with 100% coconut flour. Coconut flour is the one flour that I struggle with, but for some reason I keep coming back to it. Thankfully I did, because these bars are worth all of the experiments!
A banana filled bar stuffed with chocolate chips, these Paleo Chunky Monkey Bars are one of my favorite recipes from 2015!
Though not a recipe that I actually shared on this blog, these Vegan Apple Pie bars were by far the family favorite recipe of 2015. I shared this recipe in a guest post for Jen over at Burpees for Breakfast, and they are incredibly tasty!
Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free and packed with tasty apples, I’ve made these Apple Pie Bars for family members as well as the trainers at my gym!
My love for oat bakes has risen from the dead!! Living in LA I never craved warm foods that often [since the weather never dips below 50], but my new home can get quite cold at times. I have found myself craving warm breakfasts since moving here, which has re-ignited my love for oat bakes.
This Iced Gingerbread Oat Bake paired perfectly with the Christmas season, and the coconut butter icing really was the “icing on the top.”
A suprise winning recipe amongst my family, these eggnog cheesecake bars are crazy delicious. As a cheesecake lover I knew these bars would be amazing, but the eggnog really took them over the top. Little Bro devoured these suckers, much to my delight!
I can see myself making these bars sans eggnog all year long, though the eggnog really does make them that much more decadent! I do realize that eggnog isn’t everyone’s favorite though, but just a slight alteration is all thats needed to make this a year round recipe!
Friends – this drink is to die for. I’ve made it twice in one day, which has really driven up my consumption of almond milk. That in turn, has increased my trips to the grocery store for said almond milk.
This drink mimics the highly processed, sugar packed version of Starbucks, but with way less calories, fat, and sugar. I adore it and plan on drinking it as long as I can!
Yet another seasonally flavored recipe, these Iced Gingerbread Bars are paleo, vegan and gluten-free. Soft, spicy, and only subtly sweet, I love the texture that the almond flour gives in these bars. Low in sugar, the real sweetness comes from the delicious icing that is drizzled on top!
So I know I don’t have any self control with granola [like, at all], but for some reason I continue to make it and challenge my self control [I still fail, every time]. Thankfully this granola is packed with nutrition, with quinoa, pumpkin, goji berries, and cacao nibs making an appearance.
A fanastic way to start your day, this granola pairs perfectly with milk, yogurt, smoothies, or just by itself!
These bites were my dive back into bite-love. A simple toss-and-blend recipe, these bites require just a food processor and a spoon [to help scoop!]. With fresh apples processed into the bites, these Apple Cinnamon Bites remind me of little chunks of apple pie – without the sugar!
As someone who loves to lift weights, I’m on a constant search for new ways to fit my protein quota. I especially love quick pancake and waffle recipes that I can take with me to the gym. They make for a quick re-fuel snack, plus make good on-the-go meals when need be. The only issue I have? That dense, unappetizing texture that comes with cooking with protein powder.
Thankfully, these pancakes don’t use protein powder, but are still jam packed with protein! They are also super versatile, so while blueberries are my favorite pancake addition, I like to change it up every once in a while with other fruits!
So there you have it – my favorite gluten-free recipes from 2015! I hope you’ll go and check them out for yourself to find out just why I love them so much, because they are totally worth it! I’ve already got quite the plans for this little blog of mine for 2016, which of course means lots and lots more recipes. I hope you’ll stick around and continue to grow with me this year 🙂