Top 12 Recipes of 2012

Allergen-free-recipes

I realize that I’m a bit late to the countdown party, but better late than never, right?

In 2012 we learned that we don’t need sugar to make cake, we don’t need flour to make cookies, eggs don’t have to be in muffins and ice cream can be made with bananas instead of cream. Brownies can be held together with chia seeds, oat cakes can be made without oats, fruit crisps without sugar and rice crispy squares without marshmallows.

We also learned that removing all of these ingredients doesn’t mean that the end result has to taste like tree bark, Styrofoam or dog food.

Bonus.

I feel like enjoying desserts is the best way to feel normal when you have allergies. If you can indulge in a slice of gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free chocolate cake and love it to bits, you’ll learn to embrace your allergies and begin to feel good about yourself and your food choices. It’s no wonder that when I pulled the top 12 recipes for 2012 (as voted by you with your views and shares of the recipe), 11 out of the 12 were dessert recipes.

Without further adieu, let’s get our allergen-free dessert on!

Oat-free Nut-free Apple Crisp (97)

12. Gluten-free Apple Crisp (Oat-free and Nut-free)

Warming apple crisp made gluten-free with a crisp, golden topping of quinoa flakes and sorghum flour.

Frosty Chocolate Banana Cream Cups (22)

11. No Bake Frosty Chocolate Banana Cream Cups

8 ingredient gluten-free and vegan chocolate banana ice cream cups with no added sugar.

Freedom Brownies (6)

10. Fudge-tastic Brownies

Allergen-free brownies fudge brownies. They’ll melt in your mouth and can be given to practically anyone with any allergy! No nuts, soy, eggs, grains, refined sugars, dairy…

Caramel Apple Doughnuts (11)

9. Caramel Apple Doughnuts

Caramel apple flavors in doughnut form without the use of grains. PS: the caramel is made with honey, nut or seed butter and vanilla!

Raw Vegan Nanaimo Bars (6)

8. Raw + Vegan Nanaimo Bars

Sinfully delicious raw and vegan nanaimo bars made with coconut oil, almond butter, and loads of fresh vanilla bean.

Baked Oatmeal to Go (4)

7. Baked Oatmeal to Go

Baked oatmeal in serving size cups that can be customized depending on the preferences of everyone in the house. Can be prepared ahead of time and eaten on the road if need be. They would also make a fabulous slumber party breakfast for birthday parties and have each child decorate their own oatmeal or customize for their allergies!

Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cake (6)

6. 5 Minute Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Flake Bake

The perfect 5 minute breakfast that’s high in protein, fiber… and chocolate. No oats were harmed in the making of this oat cake.

Key Lime Green Smoothie (4)

5. Key Lime Pie Green Smoothie

Vegan + nut-free key lime green smoothie that’s under 300 calories. Tastes just like pie but without all of the garbage ingredients.

5 Ingredient Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies (20)

4. 5 Ingredient Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Fudge filled coconut cookies with just 5 simple, easy to find (grain-free) ingredients. They can be made egg-free, too.

Juice Day1 (12)

3. Sweet and Green Juice

Just looking at this juice makes me feel like it’s working it’s healing magic on me!

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2. Tasty Yummies Gluten-free + Vegan Lentil Loaf

There are a lot of great flavors happening with this lentil loaf, it is hearty and satisfying and almost even a little “meaty”.

Vegan Rice Crispy Treats (16)

1. 5 Ingredient Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

Healthier version of classic rice crispy treats without the gelatin! Each square is just 5 grams of fat and less than 150 calories.

Thank you all for a fabulous year and here’s to a bunch more healthy allergen-free desserts in 2013!

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