What comes to mind when you think of baked goods? The chocolate chip cookie and/or fudgy brownie that tanks your no-sugar diet? The “I should probably have eggs” but I really want that blueberry scone? Tuulia Talvio, this week’s feature foodie and the founder of Tuulia, gets the struggle. Luckily, her homemade baked goods have that French bakery feel without the pounds of butter and white flour.
Using gluten-free ingredients, she works around her intolerance and teaches others how to do the same. She also garnishes her baked goods with healthy, wholesome fruits and vegetables in these gluten-free recipes. Once you wipe the drool off of your face, you can find more crafty recipes in her latest e-book, Good Morning.
Made with oat and almond flour, these cookies are both decadent and fluffy. The bananas act to bind the ingredients together and give the cookie a moist consistency that is so good you’ll forgive us for saying “moist.” Just wait until you add a drizzle of this homemade three-ingredient chocolate frosting. You should probably make extra of that because, well, you can just dip your spoon into it.
There aren’t many baked goods that top warm banana bread. Forget the typical bread recipe that requires rising and kneading time that, let’s be honest, you just don’t have. With all-natural ingredients like oat milk, zucchini, rolled oats, and coconut oil, you can now serve this breakfast favorite with a healthier twist. Smear a little butter or ghee on there with a sprinkle of cinnamon if you want to get crazy.
With this loaded veggie recipe, you can have your (pan)cake and eat it too. This is a great alternative if you are craving that fluffy pancake consistency but want to skip the sugar and gluten and sweet flavor. Baking this dish in the oven gives it that golden brown crust you can’t resist, and when it gets topped with feta and greens, you might as well call it a salad (just kidding).
It’s hard to say no to a muffin, but when you remember that they’re basically cupcakes without icing, they can be hard to justify. But not these bad boys: They’re made with carrots and zucchini that add to your dose of veggies in the morning plus earn you a vegan and gluten-free stamp of approval.
What can you do when you have ripe bananas and a craving for cookies? This banana-based recipe is basically a granola bar but with the chewy, just-out-of-the-oven bite of a cookie. Naturally sweet and entirely vegan, these cookies are a great on-the-go snack or protein-packed breakfast.
Introducing… nettle. With a mint-looking outside and a vitamin-packed inside, this herb is the new kale. This flatbread creates the perfect crunchy base for greens, avocado, sprouts, or other garnishes of your choice. Oven-baked for just under 30 minutes, this recipe makes enough flatbread for everyone to enjoy or to save and snack on tomorrow.
Three-ingredient anything = sold. What could be better than an easy recipe with few ingredients and no gluten? This flatbread-cookie hybrid uses sweet potato, egg, and gluten-free flour to create a healthy base for savory or sweet toppings for all occasions.
If you’re a pie person but are looking for a lighter, healthier crust, look no further than this blueberry pie recipe. The crust is essentially oats and coconut oil, and the blueberry filling has no sugar added. Garnish with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.