This week, the spotlight is shining on Danielle Dewar of Baking Backwards! Danielle is a passionate baker, which we can definitely see through the thought and care behind all of her beautiful recipes. She has been “tinkering with gluten-free baking for the past three years to improve her health and quality of life.”
We love how Danielle’s recipes taste amazing, and like classics we know and love, but use ingredients that are better for bodies. All of her recipes are made from scratch, which means that she doesn’t use any gums, stabilizers, or pre-made flour mixes. What could be better than that? If you want tasty treats that are also good for your health, look no further than Danielle!
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We searched our Food Monster App to find some of our favorite recipes from Danielle, and here they are!
1. Chocolate Sweet Potato Birthday Cake [Vegan]
This Chocolate Sweet Potato Birthday Cake features two layers of dense chocolate cake with incredible texture and flavor, but there’s way more to this cake than just a good crumb. It is actually pretty good for you! This cake offers health benefits like vegan protein from quinoa and buckwheat, essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as good monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. Plus, it’s suitable for individuals with food allergies as it’s gluten, grain free and nut free. Now, that’s something to celebrate!
2. Pumpkin Green Latte [Vegan]
This Pumpkin Green Latte is a great way to sneak vegetables into your morning coffee routine and to satisfy your fall pumpkin cravings. Vegan pumpkin spice with a health benefit – who could ask for more?
3. Peanut Butter Mousse Jars With Chocolate Shell [Vegan]
These Peanut Butter Mousse Jars are amazing. Velvety peanut butter mousse? Check! Intensely delicious dark (but not bitter) chocolate shell? Check! This dessert is impressive enough to serve for a date night or dinner party but is so simple you may not believe it. All you need is a few ingredients, a few minutes of your time, an electric mixer, a stovetop and a freezer.
4. Rutabaga Fries [Vegan]
Because these spicy oven Rutabaga Fries are made of rutabagas instead of potatoes, they benefit from the incredible nutritional properties of these super Swedes (as they’re also known). With a good dusting of cinnamon (with its anti-viral, fat-storage-blocking, anti-fungal, and and blood sugar regulating effects) in the spice blend that coats these fries you will be well on your way to better health in no time.
5. Cardamom Apple Cookie Crumble [Vegan]
This unique and delicious Cardamom Apple Cookie Crumble recipe will be making repeated appearances on your table. The addition of well-developed flavors such as cardamom will keep you coming back for more!
6. Maca Cheeze Bowls [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Maca Cheeze Bowls are loaded with cheezy flavor, and not overloaded with unpronounceable ingredients. They are vegan, gluten free, and full of good fat and protein. Unlike most vegetable-based recipes this version uses summer squash which gives the sauce body without the heaviness of butternut squash or sweet potato (very commonly used in vegan Mac n Cheeze recipes).
7. Superfood Cinnamon Rolls [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Chewy and almost like bread on the outside, warm, sweet and gooey on the inside. Everybody wins here. These Superfood Cinnamon Rolls would make a fantastic breakfast or a lovely brunch.
8. Personal-Sized Apple Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]
Who wouldn’t love a Personal-Sized Apple Pie? The pastry is low in fat yet buttery tasting, and the filling is lightly sweetened with natural sweeteners.
9. ‘Crab’ Cakes With Green Tartar Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These ‘Crab’ Cakes With Green Tartar Sauce use artichokes and chickpeas to create that classic texture, but made vegan. This will hit the spot and be the perfect appetizer or meal all on its own.
10. No-Bake Opera Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
This No-Bake Opera Cake is a beautiful layer cake with thin alternating delicate layers of chocolate ganache, chocolate-coffee mousse and almond cake. In Vienna they are sold both as whole cakes and as perfect individually wrapped cake slices which highlight the beauty of the cake’s many layers. This is a mostly raw version of the beautiful opera cakes you can find in Vienna – mostly raw because there is maple syrup as a sweetener, canned black beans and brewed coffee in the chocolate-coffee mousse layer.
11. Green Tacos and Green Taco Salad [Vegan]
These Green Tacos and Green Taco Salad are really delicious and offer a nice dose of plant protein and fresh vegetables. I chose to use collard greens as the shells instead of tortillas — they are incredibly good for you and loaded with important minerals like calcium. If you don’t care for tacos, the fillings also taste delicious on top of salad greens. All in all, this is a really filling, healthy and delicious meal.
12. Healthy Key Lime Pie With Chocolate Crust [Vegan]
This Healthy Key Lime Pie with Chocolate Crust is full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, vegan protein, and good fats. The pie filling has two super healthy hidden ingredients: avocado and …CAULIFLOWER! This filling is so creamy and delicious. The crust is very healthy as well featuring whole buckwheat groats, raw cacao powder, dates, figs, olive oil and coconut oil. The whole dessert is naturally sweetened with dried fruit, stevia, and maple syrup. The healthy shortcrust is chewy, chocolatey, and very sturdy meaning you can eat it out of your hand instead of needing a plate.