Golden Milk Latte Cookies

Y’all. These cookies! I mean, if you love golden milk lattes like I do, then you should probably try these cookies. And, by probably, I mean definitely. They’re so moist and soft and full of that delicious golden milk flavor! If you’re not familiar with golden milk lattes (or GMLs as I call them), then start right here and make yourself one. Then bake up some cookies to indulge in your new (healthy) obsession. Mmm!

Delicious, perfectly spiced golden milk cookies perfect for breakfast or a snack! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #cookies
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Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins

This is a game-changer for me. I used to LOVE English muffins, but avoiding the processed stuff available at the store is important to me. Doesn’t mean I won’t splurge on some Dave’s Killer bagels every now and then (not GF – sorry!), but when a girl wants an English muffin, she needs something simpler. Like THIS recipe I customized from The Big Man’s World. It’s actually from Natalie at Feasting on Fruit, and I love her blog so much and try a lot of her recipes. And this one is a real winner, you guys. Breakfast just got a little better.

Delicious homemade cinnamon raisin English muffins made from GF oats, chia seeds, and applesauce. So easy and yummy! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #englishmuffins #breakfast

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Baked Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Oatmeal

Have any pineapple left from the sweet pineapple oatmeal we made on Monday? I sure hope so. Because we’re about to make some seriously amazing baked pineapple upside-down cake oatmeal. That’s right. We’re doing this. Come on. Get into the kitchen with me and make this deliciousness happen.

A sweet, delicious baked pineapple upside down cake oatmeal healthy enough for breakfast but indulgent enough for dessert! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #pineapple #pineappleupsidedowncake #oatmeal

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Almond Butter Brownie Cookies (+ FREE cookbook!)

I freaking love brownies. I make them in baked oatmeal form. I make them in breakfast cookie form.  I even put zucchini in them. But these are real cookies, and they taste like little brownies with crispy edges and soft centers. They’re so rich and chocolaty, and they’re even better the next day (if they make it that long). So, if you like those kinds of things (and who doesn’t?!), I think you’ll love these too. Plus, it’s a great use of the aquafaba we usually end up throwing down the drain! So don’t let that go to waste. Make brownie cookies instead. 😉

These almond butter brownie cookies are crispy on the outside, soft in the center, and delicious all around! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #brownie #cookie #browniecookie #chocolate #dessert

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Chocolate Chip PB Quinoa Flour Cookie Bars

Husband made quinoa flour for pancakes a while back. We don’t use it all that often, but he made way more than he needed, so I figured I’d scour the internet search Pinterest for quinoa flour recipes. Vegan ones, of course. And I found a gem I wanted to try. It’s usually a gem if it includes chocolate and I have every single ingredient on hand (or know how to substitute the ones I don’t have).

Scrumptious chocolate chip peanut butter quinoa flour cookie bars made with natural sweeteners and no oil! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #cookies #chocolatechip #dessert

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Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins

These cornbread muffins are heavily inspired by Minimalist Baker’s gluten-free cornbread. However, I love cornbread in muffin form, prefer coconut sugar over cane, and don’t use oil when I bake. Which means I changed it up a bit and absolutely LOVE it. Even my nonevegan/non-GF parents love these muffins! So, if you’re interested–even if you’re not vegan or gluten-free!–you should check this recipe out. The end result is worth working with the aquafaba, in my opinion.

Oil-free, vegan, and gluten-free cornbread muffins that are delicious! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #cornbread #muffins

I love making them when Husband makes a big batch of chili, but they’re also a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. They’re super impressive though. The pickiest of eaters in my family love them, and if they do, most people will. So give these a shot. They’re so yummy!

Oil-free, vegan, and gluten-free cornbread muffins that are delicious! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #cornbread #muffins

Let me know if you try this recipe! Rate it, comment below, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!

Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Soft, moist cornbread muffins made gluten-free, vegan, and without oil! These muffins are delicious and easy to make. They're definitely a crowd-pleaser!
Course: Side
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Servings: 12 -18
What you'll need:
  • 3/4 unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup aquafaba
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar*
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp fine cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (pink Himalayan recommended)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
What you'll do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready your cupcake/muffin tins. I have silicone muffin cups, so I don't use nonstick spray or parchment paper, but feel free to do so. Alternatively, you can bake these in a 8x8 pan** instead.
  2. Add non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Pour aquafaba into a medium mixing bowl and beat with mixer until small peaks form. Add sugar a little at a time and keep beating until it's glossy and firmer peaks form. Then set aside.
  4. Mix dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. To the dry ingredients, add the milk/vinegar mixture and the applesauce and stir to combine. Then add the aquafaba/sugar mixture and gently mix until combined.
  6. Add batter to prepared muffin tins and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool slightly and then enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Or you can use 1/2 cup cane sugar (total) for a more traditional cornbread muffin and leave the coconut sugar out.
**For an 8x8, bake for 25-35 minutes.
**Inspired by Minimalist Baker.

Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes

A few days ago, my husband decided to make some of Minimalist Baker’s chickpea salad sandwiches. That was an excellent idea, but it left us with two cans’ worth of aquafabahere. Which meant I needed to do some impromptu baking! That’s always okay with me, so I tried to find some recipes that sounded amazing. I already planned to make this GF cornbread for chili over the weekend, but I still had more aquafaba left. So I found first this incredible brownie cookie recipe. My tweak to that one will probably be posted soon when I make them again. But this cupcake recipe came out pretty dang great the first time, so I decided to post it now!

Moist, delicious chocolate cupcakes made from white rice flour and aquafaba! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #cupcakes

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PB Granola

This one is another awesome recipe from Dana at Minimalist Baker. I made it and love it. Ideas of how to further customize are already floating around in my brain. I didn’t add chocolate chips like she did, but I did eat it like a bowl of cereal with almond milk. So good! It’d be great for parfaits too!

A crunchy, sweet peanut butter granola you can customize so easily! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #granola #peanutbutter

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Banana/Squash Bread

It’s winter: the perfect time for squash recipes. Husband wanted to cook a butternut squash, so I decided that it was a great time to make some bread (recipe from Minimalist Baker – love that blog! Go follow!) out of our leftovers the next day. And what a fabulous idea that was! Mmmmm. This bread baked up so nicely! It smells just as good, and I couldn’t wait to cut into it.

A soft, moist, delicious banana/squash bread! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #bananabread #butternutsquash

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