Author Archives: A Sweet Alternative

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

A bowl of spinach artichoke dip next to a plate of crackers.

This vegan spinach artichoke dip is a delicious gluten-free appetizer for special occasions. It’s perfect served warm with your favourite crackers or some crunchy raw vegetables. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I used fresh baby spinach in this recipe because it has the perfect melt in your mouth texture

Coconut Flour Crepes (Paleo, Gluten-Free, & Grain-Free)

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These coconut flour crepes are just as delicious as traditional crepes, but these ones are paleo diet friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Serve them with sweet fillings for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Or stuff them with your favourite savoury fillings for dinner or lunch. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These

Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes

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These creamy, gluten-free, dairy-free scalloped potatoes are easy to make and perfect for the holidays. They make a delicious plant-based side dish for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or whenever you’re craving comfort food. The top layer of these scalloped potatoes is slightly crispy, but the layers beneath are coated in a luscious, creamy, sauce that keeps the

Peanut Butter Banana Blondies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

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These mouth-watering peanut butter banana blondies are vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. They’re easy to make, freezer-friendly, and nutritious. These treats are a delicious plant-based dessert or snack. You can make these in advance and store them in an airtight container for up to five days or freeze them for up to six months. Main ingredients

Buckwheat Muffins (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

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These banana chocolate buckwheat muffins are made with buckwheat flour, a nutritious gluten-free alternative to wheat flour that I recently discovered. These delicious muffins are easy to make and freezer-friendly, so they’re perfect for a make-ahead, gluten-free vegan breakfast or snack. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Buckwheat flour gives

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies

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These soft and chewy paleo pumpkin cookies are a nutritious treat for fall or whenever you’re craving pumpkin spice. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, and vegan. Main Ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I used canned pureed pumpkin in this recipe (be sure to use unsweetened purée as opposed to canned pumpkin

Oat Flour Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

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These gluten-free oat flour pancakes are thick, fluffy, and have a subtle hint of sweetness. These pancakes are one of my favourite oat flour recipes because they’re easy to make, nutritious, filling, and perfect for breakfast or brunch on the weekends. You can also freeze these for a convenient, make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings. Main

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

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These vegan banana chocolate chip muffins turned out sweet and tender with a satisfying, cake-like texture. Serve these vegan banana muffins for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These muffins call for ripe bananas. Ideally, use bananas that have

Caramelized Mushrooms

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Perfectly caramelized mushrooms require you to spend a bit of time at the stove, but the delicious and deeply flavourful results are 100% worth the effort. These golden brown sauteed mushrooms have slightly crispy edges and a satisfying, meaty texture. They’re vegan, paleo diet friendly, and gluten-free. How to make these caramelized mushrooms As an