simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies


I survived the Zooma Cape Cod half marathon!  It wasn’t my best run, but I finished and that’s enough for me :)


The morning of the race was picture perfect!

I committed the rookie mistake of starting off too fast.  I just got so caught up in the excitement and tried keeping up with the crowd instead of finding my comfortable pace.  I paid the price by getting the worst side stitch ever!  I was about to throw in the towel at mile 3, instead I slowed down and powered through.  By mile 7 the pain was gone and I was able to enjoy the rest of the race!  The best part of the day was seeing Shaye with Noah up on his shoulders cheering me across the finish line :)


As a reward, I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  This is honestly the easiest cookie recipe I’ve ever made!  They whip up in no time and taste wonderful!

simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Simple Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

inspired by this recipe

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-In a large bowl, mix together the coconut flour, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and eggs until batter is formed.  The batter will form after a few minutes when the coconut flour absorbs the liquid.

(if you need to melt coconut oil on the stove make sure it is cooled before adding the eggs or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs!)

-Stir in the chocolate chips.

-Use a tablespoon and drop dough onto a cookie sheet.

-Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

-Let cool and enjoy!

simple gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Big heartfelt thanks to all those who supported me, donated money to every mother counts, and cheered me on!!!

homemade hot chocolate with cacao powder

Here’s the perfect thing for an afternoon treat!  Good for warming up on a cool fall day or for a little pick-me-up!

You can read more about the benefits of cacao here! 

hot cacao

Hot Cacao

1 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1-2 tablespoons organic coconut palm sugar (any sweetener would work)

dash cinnamon

-Gently melt coconut oil and whisk in cacao powder, coconut palm sugar and cinnamon.

-Add almond milk and simmer until warm.


I threw mine into the vitamix for a whirl to make it frothy!

salted caramel and almond butter dip ~vegan~

What can I say, i’m into dips lately…

salted caramel almond butter dip ~vegan, no sugar added~

We planted an apple tree last year and despite being completely ignored, it produced beautiful apples this year!  Two to be exact, but they tasted like heaven!  I’m sure there were more, however this poor tree was so neglected that we forgot to pick them.  Sorry little apple tree, we will show you more love from now on!

Apple slices pair very nicely with this no sugar added, vegan, caramel almond butter dip.  Perfect for an after-school snack for the little ones :)

salted caramel almond butter dip ~vegan, no sugar added~

Salted Caramel and Almond Butter Dip

10 dates, pitted

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

almond milk

-In a food processor, blend all ingredients together adding almond milk one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.  (I added about 5 tablespoons of almond milk)

-Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

-Serve with almond slices or celery sticks and enjoy!

salted caramel almond butter dip ~vegan, no sugar added~