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Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Choc. Chunk Cookies

There is no butter in these wholesome chewy oatmeal cookies made with big chunks of dark chocolate. 🍪 They’re not too sweet and easy to make.

Simple Vanilla Cake (No Eggs - No Butter)

Simple Vegan Vanilla Cake

Made without eggs or butter, this “wacky” cake could not be any easier. You don’t even need a mixer – just stir it all by hand and bake. 😋

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

Everyone is loving this easy recipe. One bowl. No mixer. No butter. Use all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour – it’s a super easy recipe with minimal cleanup. 🍋🍋

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

With this simple recipe everything goes in one bowl for a faster, healthier cake. It’s low in sugar and made without butter. Try it with my 2-minute frosting.

Easy Whole Wheat Apple Cake

Simple Apple Cake

One bowl. No mixer. No butter. Super Easy. Anyone can make this easy light cake, made with 3 cups of apples! 🍏🍏🍏 It’s not too sweet, perfect as an apple coffee cake.

Oatmeal Fig Bars

Oatmeal Fig Bars

These yummy & soft high fiber bars have no white flour or butter, are low in added sugar, and figs are full of vitamins & essential minerals. Lots to love! Great for vegans.

Crispy Top Oatmeal Bars

Crispy Top Oatmeal Bars

Easy, healthy recipe for 100% whole grain oatmeal bars with dark chocolate chunks and a crispy broiled coconut pecan topping.

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Without Butter

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies No Butter

This is the same recipe as my Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies but made without butter, using only oil. Don’t like raisins? Use chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Simple recipe. Easy prep. Minimal cleanup. This super easy lightly sweet cake uses chocolate chips (or chunks of a dark chocolate bar) and toasted nuts.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Choc. Chunk Cookies

These healthier 100% whole grain cookies are soft & chewy and use no white flour or butter. I make them with oats, whole wheat pastry flour and lots of dark choc. chunks.

Breakfast Apple Crisp

Breakfast Apple Crisp

Skip the bagel and make this 100% whole grain apple crisp for breakfast with almost 2 pounds of apples and plenty of fiber.

Healthy Apple Crisp

Healthier Apple Crisp

My apple crisp has a 100% whole grain topping of oats and whole wheat pastry flour and it’s made entirely without butter. (Butter option is available)

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Loaf Cake

My double chocolate loaf cake is full of dark chocolate chips and toasted nuts. Works just as well using all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour. And oh… no butter!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

These chewy bars are full of dark chocolate, toasted pecans, oats and whole wheat pastry flour – no white flour, no butter. Gotta love that!

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

They are chewy and fudgy and gluten free. The toasted nuts and added chocolate chips are optional, but why? 🙂 I make them with avocado oil but you can use butter.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This is intense. You start with a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar and add even more cocoa for a moist & fudgy brownie made without butter. It’s a really easy recipe.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

There’s something for everyone in this healthy cookie. It’s made with oats, peanut butter, nuts, chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chunks 👍) and coconut, but no butter.

Buttermilk Spice Cake

Buttermilk Spice Cake

This easy one-bowl cake is made without butter and has a reduced fat cream cheese frosting but I have also made it with my 2-minute chocolate frosting.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake – No Butter

This moist chocolate cake gets its lovely texture from grated fresh zucchini. Dust with powdered sugar or try the butter-free glaze from my Simple Chocolate Cake.

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

This variation on my easy yellow cake is just as simple. It’s a coconut lover’s dream, topped with a coconut cream cheese frosting and it’s all made without butter.

high fiber cookies

High Fiber Cookies

There’s lots of fiber and no butter in this crispy oatmeal cookie made with oats, bran cereal, 100% whole grains, figs, and dark chocolate chips.

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

They call it pie but com’on – it’s a cake. This luscious dessert is made all from scratch, even the creamy custard filling. It tastes just like a chocolate éclair.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls will be on your table pronto with my easy one-rise recipe. You can even start them the night before and bake in the morning. 🌞

Chocolate Cake Without Butter

Simple Chocolate Cake Without Butter

This is the exact same recipe as my one bowl chocolate cake made without butter but I show how you can make a beautiful chocolate glaze without butter. Super easy.

Best Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Braided Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I make this every Easter. I call it “Tunnels of Cinnamon” bread because the braids are filled with delicious tunnels of brown sugar & cinnamon. It’s a show stopper!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And they’re gluten free.

Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

There is no butter anywhere in my healthier homemade deep dish apple pie. It uses an easy oil crust and THREE pounds of apples. 🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏

Giant Breakfast Cookies

Skip the bagel. With more than 4 grams of fiber per cookie, this is a cookie with a mission. It’s made with high fiber cereal and lots of prunes (and dark chocolate!)

Whole Wheat Brownies

Whole Wheat Brownies

These healthier chocolate brownies have no butter! My quick & easy recipe uses olive oil, yogurt, whole wheat flour, toasted nuts & dark chocolate chunks.

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What an easy recipe! Only four ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake. Then dip into melted dark chocolate. I make them for parties and we always run out.

Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Big crispy crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with no white flour or butter, made even crunchier with toasted nuts.

Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Bars

It’s all the stuff you want for breakfast: whole grains, oats, bananas, walnuts, okay… a few chocolate chips! It’s a quick & easy recipe and uses no butter.

crispy apple tart

Crispy Apple Tart

It looks impressive but it’s easy to make this lightly sweet, crispy apple tart with an apricot glaze and an easy oil crust. Make it for kids and call it an apple pizza!

Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

With my simple one-rise recipe, make this sweet cinnamon raisin loaf with swirls of brown sugar & cinnamon in 90 minutes.

Lemon Coconut Cake

It’s a fresh lemon cake with a lemon curd filling and a fluffy 7-minute frosting sprinkled with coconut – and it’s all made without butter.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

This buttermilk streusel coffee cake is moist and light and has tons of antioxidant-filled blueberries, which are known to support brain health.

Light as a Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake

My Italian style ricotta cheesecake has less fat and less calories but lots of flavor from fresh orange & lemon peel. It will melt in your mouth.

My Everyday Cookies

These are my go-to cookies because they’re 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat flour, oats, and olive oil… but no butter. They keep really well.

Marble Loaf Cake

Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this lightly sweet marble loaf with a chocolate swirl, great for a light dessert or something sweet with tea. I sometimes add fresh orange zest… yum.

Citrus Chiffon Cake

Citrus Chiffon Cake

Old-fashioned chiffon cake is like angel cake only more moist because it contains oil. This light, airy cake is beautifully fragrant with orange & lemon zest.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Billows of heavenly meringue piled on a luscious lemon curd. It’s the easiest and healthiest lemon pie with an oil crust and foolproof filling.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spiced pumpkin muffins with toasted walnuts and dark chocolate chips are bursting with flavor and nutrients, like lots of vitamin A for beautiful skin. No mixer needed.

Black Forest Brownies

These are some seriously fudgy brownies. Canned dark sweet cherries send these moist and yummy bars into brownie heaven… without butter. Easy recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Light & lemony muffins with the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, made without butter and lots & lots of fresh blueberries. No mixer is needed.

Christmas Wreath Bread

Christmas Wreath Bread

My show-stopping Christmas bread is a soft, slightly sweet egg bread filled with golden raisins and decorated with a light glaze and sprinkles. And it’s all made without butter!

Flaxseed Muffins

A yummy, super healthy muffin made with olive oil, lots of fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and the breast & prostate cancer protection of flaxseeds.

Greek Walnut Cake

Greek karithopita is a sweet, moist walnut cake spiced with citrus peels, cinnamon, and cloves and infused with a sweet syrup. And it’s made with olive oil!

Best Poppy Seed Roll Recipe

Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

Fresh blueberries and fresh lemon are the key to this moist and delicious lightly sweet loaf made without butter. You don’t even need a mixer.

Crunchy Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Crunchy Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Soft on the inside, crunchy on top and full of healthy goodness. These whole grain muffins have lots of fiber and protein for a healthy snack or breakfast.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This healthier banana bread comes together quickly with my easy one bowl recipe using whole wheat flour, toasted nuts, dark chocolate chips, and no butter.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

These whole grain muffins have a sweet, crispy top and are moist & delicious inside with lots of apple and no butter. And the best part: They are 100% whole wheat.

Homemade Meringues

Meringues

They’re fat-free – basically egg whites and sugar but they taste like cotton candy! Homemade meringues are incredibly easy (and cheap) to make.

Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Homemade biscotti takes a little work but it’s really worth it. They’re made with heart-healthy dark chocolate and fragrant toasted almonds. I like to dunk mine in milk.

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

You’ll need 2 pounds of apples for this simpler alternative to apple pie. It takes less work to put together and the easy oil crust uses no butter or shortening.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

No mixer needed for this light as a feather coffee cake topped with toasted nuts and cinnamon streusel with dark chocolate chips, and can be made without butter. Serve warm.

Oven Baked Doughnuts

Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts are back! Doughnuts don’t have to be fried to taste good. Mine have no butter, no grease, and are so light they might just float away.

Oatmeal Snack Cake With Broiled Topping

Oatmeal Snacking Cake

If you ever wanted to have cake for breakfast, this is the one. It’s not too sweet, has whole grains, eggs, and a beautiful crispy broiled coconut-pecan topping.

Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins

These old school muffins get that unique “bran muffin” flavor from molasses and all that fiber will do you a world of good.

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

5-Star Carrot Cake

Here’s my delicious, moist carrot cake made with crushed pineapple and toasted pecans and a smooth cream cheese frosting. I make the cake and frosting without butter.

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