Author Archives: A Sweet Alternative

Chickpea Flour Cookies

Four cookies on a white plate.

If you haven’t tried baking with chickpea flour yet, these chewy chocolate chip chickpea flour cookies are an easy way to start. They’re sweet and chocolaty with a hint of saltiness. These cookies are gluten-free, vegan, grain-free, and totally satisfying. Main ingredients & substitutions  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Chickpea flour

Buckwheat Cookies

Cookies on a white plate with a bite missing from one of them.

These buckwheat cookies are chocolaty, soft, and chewy. They’re made with buckwheat flour, but you really can’t tell from the taste or texture. These nutritious cookies are gluten-free, vegan, easy to make, and so satisfying. Main ingredients and substitutions As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Buckwheat flour is a gluten-free flour that

Chickpea Flour Brownies

Four brownies on a plate.

These chickpea flour brownies are rich, chocolaty, and delicious. They’re gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, and vegan. If you haven’t tried baking with chickpea flour yet, these brownies are an easy recipe to try first. Main ingredients and substitutions  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Chickpea flour is a gluten-free, grain-free flour that works

Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta

Pasta in a white bowl garnished with basil and crushed red pepper.

This vegan creamy tomato pasta is perfect when you’re craving comfort food. It’s easy to make and the sauce is so luscious and satisfying. It’s impressive enough to serve to guests (especially if you dress it up with a garnish of fresh herbs and add some extra veggies) but it also works as a casual

Chocolate Covered Pineapple

Four pineapple rings covered in chocolate.

These chocolate covered pineapple rings are perfect for entertaining (I love how they look kind of like donuts). They’re easy to make, nutritious, and can be prepared in advance. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You’ll need a fresh pineapple to make this recipe. I took the easy route and bought

Chickpea Flour Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free, & Grain-Free)

Five slices of cake on a white plate.

This chickpea flour cake is rich, chocolaty, and delicious. You’d never guess it’s made with chickpea flour. This nutritious dessert is gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, and grain-free. Main ingredients and substitutions  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Chickpea flour is a nutritious grain-free flour made from ground chickpeas. It’s also known as

Chickpea Flour Muffins (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Five muffins displayed on a plate.

These chickpea flour muffins are sweet, fluffy, and delicious. You’d never guess these gluten-free, vegan muffins are made with chickpea flour. They’re an easy, filling, and nutritious breakfast or snack. Main ingredients & substitutions  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Chickpea flour is a gluten-free, grain-free flour that’s high in protein, fiber,

Coconut Oil Cookies (Paleo, Gluten-Free, & Dairy-Free)

Cookies displayed on a white plate with a bite missing from one of them.

These melt-in-your-mouth coconut oil cookies are soft on the inside with golden edges. They’re paleo diet-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Serve them with a drizzle of melted dairy-free dark chocolate on top for a pretty presentation. Main ingredients  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These cookies have a texture similar to shortbread cookies,

Corn Flour Muffins (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

Corn flour muffins displayed on a white plate.

These gluten-free corn flour muffins are golden and tender with a hint of sweetness. They’re dairy-free, refined sugar-free, freezer-friendly, and perfect for a make-ahead breakfast or a snack. They’re made with nutritious ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare. Main ingredients  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This recipe calls for

Banana Chocolate Popsicles

Three popsicles on a plate.

These banana chocolate popsicles are a refreshing frozen treat, perfect for summertime. They’re gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and so easy to make. These popsicles are a great way to use up ripe bananas during the warmer months. Main ingredients You’ll need a few ripe bananas to make these popsicles. If your bananas are large, then use