Chocolate Muffins With Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Muffins With Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Muffins With Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce, a simple and delicious dessert recipe made with gluten-free brown rice flour, organic cocoa powder, and other clean, healthy ingredients. A must-try recipe! 😉  

The holidays are finally here and they’re filled with lots of fun activities, family get-together and, of course, food. I love sharing healthy dessert options like these muffins with dairy-free caramel sauce. They’re a delicious alternative to unhealthy holiday treats that help keep up with your healthy eating habits. Plus they’re:
 
Moist 
Tender On The Inside
Perfectly Chocolaty
Not Too Sweet
 
I promise you everyone will love them! 
Are you guys baking for the holidays? What are some of your favorite holiday desserts? 

 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients

1/3 cup warm water

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup ghee, melted

1 egg

1 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cups coconut palm sugar

½ cup brown rice flour

½ cup tapioca flour

½  teaspoon xanthan gum

1 teaspoons baking powder

Ÿ  teaspoon ground coffee

Pinch of sea salt

 

Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

1 can (13.5 oz) full-fat coconut milk

½ cup coconut palm sugar

½ teaspoon tapioca starch

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Muffin Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 mini paper liners and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add the warm water and cocoa powder to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, coffee, and salt.
  4. Add the melted ghee, egg and vanilla extract to the cocoa mix and whisk thoroughly to combine.
  5. Add the cocoa mixture to the flour mixture and combine.
  6. Using a spoon, evenly distribute brownie batter among muffin tins and bake, 25-30min or until edges begin to crisp and a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.
  7. Allow cooling completely then coat with a generous amount of caramel sauce.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Caramel Sauce Instructions:

  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Combine the coconut milk, coconut palm sugar, tapioca flour, and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally until the sauce turns a dark amber color, 30-40min.
  4. Remove from heat. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract and combine.
  5. Transfer to a glass jar and let cool.
  6. Drizzle over your favorite dessert.

The sauce will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe. Don’t forget to tag us on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK with the #OurFlipSideLife

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Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

I know Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas doesn’t go together but we’ve gotta get these kids away from so much junk – don’t you agree? One way to do it is by adding healthier alternatives to the mix. Stores like Whole Foods, Amazon and Trader Joes are making it easier to buy better-for-you options that are just as yummy and fun to eat. Here are My Top 5 Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas tested and approved by Carolina and Joe! We do the test tasting so you can focus on cute Halloween costumes. 🙂
Caro can’t decide what she’s wearing this year – it’s a toss-up between Winter Else (cape and all) and a fairy with wings. I’m loving every minute of her excitement this year. I hear her singing “Trick or Treat Smell My Feet!”! She’s just too cute and I’ll have to share photos with you guys but in the meantime, you can also follow us on INSTAGRAM to see live stories of us on Halloween.
What are your little ones dressing up as? I can’t wait to see all the pictures. Happy (healthy) Halloween, guys!!!
My Top 5 Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas
Caro and I made these cute Ghost Donuts with FlipBox. We skipped the sprinkles and added candy eyes for a SPOOKY and healthy way Halloween treat that is gluten-free and refined sugar-free!! Readers of OurFlipSideLife get 10% off all orders of FlipBox with promo code LOVE2BAKE 
I promise they taste just like traditional candy corn and gummy fruits + they’re gluten-free, allergy-friendly and made with clean ingredients!
A favorite in our house. Carolina loves her bunnies and these are just too cute! Made with Whole Grain and no artificial ingredients.
 Say no to high-fructose corn syrup! These yummy snacks are made with natural fruit flavors and other good-for-you ingredients.
Not pictured because I got them late last night but holy moly (!) these are sooo good! Real milk chocolate and colored with veggies! These are the perfect addition to our Healthy Halloween Candy Dish!
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Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam

Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam

The recipe for these yummy Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam is a fall favorite in our house and Apple Jam is a delicious, easy and healthy way to use the apples from the Orchard, because, let’s face it If you went apple picking you have enough overpriced apples to feed the entire neighborhood! Am I right? 🙂
This recipe is low in sugar and made with simple ingredients like cinnamon and vanilla so you can skip the unhealthy ingredients of store bought jam and still enjoy a deliciously sweet and flavorful apple jam!
For the blog post, I added an easy Gluten-Free Pancake recipe that goes really well with the jam but feel free to enjoy it with crackers, gf bread, and desserts! This year I doubled the ingredients and made an extra batch to share with friends and keep in the fridge for later.
Joe and I like to add Apple Jam to our cheese plates! A little sweetness goes great with sharp cheese! Have you guys tried it?
Anyway, go get those apples ready for some homemade apple jam! The recipe is below. xo

Ingredients

Apple Jam

3 lbs of organic apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 ½ cup water

3 cups coconut palm sugar ž tsp cinnamon

Âź tsp ground cloves

 

Gluten-Free Pancakes

1 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

Âź tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp ghee, melted

2 eggs

Apple Jam – In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine the apples and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let apples simmer until soft, 20-30min. Carefully transfer the cooked apples to a blender and puree. Add pureed apples, sugar, cinnamon and cloves to a clean sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring consistently until the mix thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.

Gluten-Free Pancakes – In a large mixing bowl combine flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another mixing bowl combine vanilla extract, melted ghee and eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix using an electric mixer. Pour small amounts of batter onto a greased skillet over medium heat. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat steps with remaining batter. Spread a generous amount of apple jam onto the pancakes and top with fresh apple slices and cinnamon (optional). Serve and enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam
Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam! A healthy, easy to make and SO delicious recipe that is perfect for fall!
Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam
Servings
Ingredients
  • Apple Jam
  • 3 lbs apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups coconut palm sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Gluten-Free Pancakes
  • 1 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ghee melted
  • 2 eggs
Servings
Ingredients
  • Apple Jam
  • 3 lbs apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups coconut palm sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Gluten-Free Pancakes
  • 1 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ghee melted
  • 2 eggs
Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam
Instructions
  1. Apple Jam – In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the apples and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let apples simmer until soft, 20-30min. Carefully transfer the cooked apples to a blender and puree. Add pureed apples, sugar, cinnamon and cloves to a clean saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring consistently until the mix thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Gluten-Free Pancakes - In a large mixing bowl combine flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine vanilla extract, melted ghee, and eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix using an electric mixer. Pour small amounts of batter onto a greased skillet over medium heat. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat steps with remaining batter. Spread a generous amount of apple jam onto the pancakes and top with fresh apple slices and cinnamon (optional). Serve and enjoy!
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles

Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles

Hello! Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles! A low sugar dessert recipe you’re going to love. Made with coconut milk, and sweetened with coconut palm sugar and fresh fruit, this healthy dessert or snack idea is delicious, easy to make and good-for-you too!

Carolina loves them and I’m sure you’re little ones (and adults) will too! Perfect as a healthy afternoon snack or back to school recipe idea – everyone wins!! Here’s how you can make them at home!

Ingredients

½ can full-fat coconut milk

1 cup frozen raspberries

½ banana

3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar

Dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add coconut milk, raspberries, banana and coconut palm sugar into a blender and blend on high until smooth
  2. Evenly distribute chocolate chips into the bottom of each popsicle mold
  3. Pour raspberry mixture into each mold filling it to the top
  4. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze, 4 hours or until solid
  5. Gently remove frozen popsicles from mold, serve and enjoy.
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles
A deliciously healthy dessert (or snack) recipe made with coconut milk and sweetened with natural ingredients! So yummy and refreshing!
Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • dairy-free chocolate chips
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • dairy-free chocolate chips
Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles
Instructions
  1. Add coconut milk, raspberries, banana and coconut palm sugar into a blender and blend on high until smooth
  2. Evenly distribute chocolate chips into the bottom of each popsicle mold
  3. Pour raspberry mixture into each mold filling it to the top
  4. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze, 4 hours or until solid
  5. Gently remove frozen popsicles from mold, serve and enjoy.
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Healthy No Bake Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Healthy No Bake Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

I love me some easy, no-bake dessert recipes like these Healthy No Bake Granola Bars.

They are ready in minutes and require no baking time which means less time in the kitchen and more time with Caro and Joe.

Made with gluten-free oatmeal, organic puffed brown rice and sweetened with maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar, these bars are a delicious and healthy alternative to store bought granola bars which can be loaded with tons of preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients. No Bueno!

Per Caro’s request, we added dairy-free chocolate chips but you can feel free to add seeds, shredded coconut, hemp seeds – whatever you like the most. Dried fruit would work too. I keep them in the freezer for up to a week and don’t mind eating them frozen – so yummy! Give them a try and let us know what you think.

 

 

Ingredients

3 cups organic puffed brown rice cereal
2 cups gluten-free quick oats
1 cup maple syrup
Âź cup coconut palm sugar
1 cup creamy nut butter (or seed butter)
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Grease a 9 × 13-inch baking dish (I use coconut oil cooking spray)
2. In a large bowl, mix the puffed rice cereal and quick oats
3. Add the maple syrup and coconut palm sugar into a small sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils remove it from the heat
4. Add the nut butter and vanilla to the hot mixture and whisk until the ingredients are well combined and smooth
5. Pour the nut butter mixture over the rice and cereal mix and combine
6. Fold in the chocolate chips
7. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and distribute evenly by pressing down firmly with your hands
8. Place the bars in the freezer for 20 minutes
9. Remove from freezer, cut into bars and enjoy!

**They keep in the freezer or fridge for up to a week.

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Healthy No Bake Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
An healthy, easy-to-make and delicious alternative to store bought granola bars! You're going to love them!
Healthy No Bake Granola Bars
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups organic puffed brown rice cereal
  • 2 cups gluten-free quick oats
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup creamy nut butter or seed butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups organic puffed brown rice cereal
  • 2 cups gluten-free quick oats
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup creamy nut butter or seed butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Healthy No Bake Granola Bars
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9 × 13-inch baking dish (I use coconut oil cooking spray)
  2. In a large bowl, mix the puffed rice cereal and quick oats
  3. Add the maple syrup and coconut palm sugar into a small sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils remove it from the heat
  4. Add the nut butter and vanilla to the hot mixture and whisk until the ingredients are well combined and smooth
  5. Pour the nut butter mixture over the rice and cereal mix and combine
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips
  7. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and distribute evenly by pressing down firmly with your hands
  8. Place the bars in the freezer for 20 minutes
  9. Remove from freezer, cut into bars and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**They keep in the freezer or fridge for up to a week.

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Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)

Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)

If you follow us on INSTAGRAM you know all about these Sweet Potato Muffins. The recipe is simple to make and requires a short list of ingredients including almond flour making it a grain-free alternative.

Wait! It gets better – skip the mixing bowls and all the ingredients into a blender! Yes, blender! Why spend extra time in the kitchen when you don’t have too!

My goal with this blog (and FlipBox) is to share healthy recipes that are simple to make and require minimal time in the kitchen. So if there is a way to cut corners and save me some time, you better believe I’m gonna do it! Wouldn’t you?

We hope you enjoy these moist, tender, not too sweet and oh so delicious muffins! Let us know what you think!

Btw – we are now live on Pinterest! Make sure to follow us, comment and upload your best FlipSide recipe photos!

 

Ingredients

2 cups almond flour

½ cup coconut palm sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup mashed sweet potato

½  cup dairy free milk

½  cup unsweetened applesauce

½  cup coconut oil, melted

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until a batter is formed
  3. Scoop spoonful’s of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners
  4. Bake 25-30min or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  6. Serve and enjoy!

These muffins are freezer friendly! Make an extra batch and save for later. 🙂

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Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)
These super moist, tender, not too sweet and oh so delicious muffins are a great breakfast or snack option! Make extra and freeze them for later!
Sweet Potato Muffins - Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet, Gluten-Free
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Sweet Potato Muffins - Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet, Gluten-Free
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until a batter is formed
  3. Scoop spoonful’s of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners
  4. Bake 25-30min or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Karla A Salinari

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Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

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