Two-Ingredient Chocolate Frosting

If you aren’t eating dates, you’re missing out. Seriously, dates are nature’s candy. They’re sweet, rich, caramel in fruit form. They never feel like they’re healthy or even remotely good for me when I eat them because of how sugary sweet they are. But they’re SO good! Nutritious too! They’re an excellent part of a plant-based diet. So let’s use them to our advantage and make a delicious chocolaty two-ingredient frosting sweetened only with dates!

2-ingredient chocolate frosting so rich and creamy you won't even notice it's sweetened by fruit! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #frosting #chocolate

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Baked Chocolate Donuts

For the first time in a long time, I made something without bananas!! But there is still fruit in these. Dates to the rescue! They’re amazing at sweetening food without using processed and refined sugars. Basically, they’re nature’s candy. Ooey and gooey, they’re like caramel. And I love them. So much. Especially when they’re baked with other things to make donuts! This is a great base to work with, and they can be customized so easily. I can’t wait to try more stuff with them. But, for now, I shall eat.

Delicious baked chocolate donuts naturally sweetened with dates and made with oat flour! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #donuts

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Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Don’t let the name fool you. I’m actually eating this for breakfast today, so it’s not necessarily a pudding dessert. (These are dessert!) But it’s sweet and delicious and super good for you, so today, it’s breakfast. 🙂 It needs a little bit of time to set, but other than that, this is pretty simple. Throw stuff in a blender, pour it into a bowl, add chia seeds and blueberries, and enjoy!

A creamy, sweet chia seed pudding perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chiaseeds #pudding

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No-Bake PB&J Pie

Today’s recipe is for an amazing pie. Dana over at Minimalist Baker is INCREDIBLE. If you’re not following her on Instagram or Twitter, go do so. She comes up with the coolest stuff, and I’m always so excited to try out her recipes. This one was no exception, and it got RAVE reviews. We took this to a party this weekend and the whole pie was gone. And it was cut into before I even took a good photo of it. Haha! Anyway, Husband and I made this our own by using our own pie crust recipe. I didn’t want to bother finding GF and vegan graham crackers when what we use for crust is sooooo good already.  Plus, this is called a no-bake pie, so I wasn’t about to bake anything. Haha! Enjoy!

A rich, creamy no-bake PB&J pie! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #peanutbutter #nobake

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Pumpkin Pie Almond Butter Cookies

I baked these cookies up yesterday and really enjoyed them. So I had to share as soon as possible. Feel free to add mix-ins such as chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, chopped nuts, etc. If you have an aversion or an allergy to almonds, try a different nut butter or a seed butter such as sunflower. These bake up nicely, and they stay soft. If you try them, let me know! And go tell Tiffany at The Gracious Pantry THANKS for this amazing recipe! Enjoy!

Delicious and soft pumpkin pie almond butter cookies! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #pumpkinpie #cookies

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No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

Anyone want some no-bake whole-foods pumpkin pie? OMG you guys. This is so good! So full of flavor but without any of the junk. And the best part is that you can be lazy and not bake it. It’s fine on its own and needs no baking. The crust is super simple and delicious, and the filling is creamy and sweet without being overbearing. Plus, it’s perfectly spiced!

A simple, whole-foods, fruit-sweetened, no-bake pumpkin pie to enjoy any time! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #pumpkinpie #nobake

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My sweet friend Tammy posted a recipe for a pumpkin pie smoothie, and I thought it sounded incredible. As you may or may not know, I make a smoothie almost every day, sometimes twice a day. It’s almost always a green smoothie with lots of bananas, so the idea of adding pumpkin and spice to it intrigued me. So here’s what I did. Enjoy!

A delicious fruit-sweetened pumpkin pie smoothie! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #pumpkinpie #smoothie

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Raw Chocolate Ice Cream

Today’s recipe is actually what you’d call dessert by its name, but you might find me eating this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner too. You’d eat bananas at any time of the day, right? Nuts aren’t a dessert food. Coconut water goes in all of my smoothies. And cacao? Well, okay. Maybe that’s the dessert part. Either way, this stuff is delicious! Enjoy any time. You have my permission.

Creamy, rich, chocolate ice cream made from bananas, nuts, and coconut water. #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #icecream #chocolate

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