Author Archives: A Sweet Alternative

Black Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

A slice of cake with walnuts and chocolate sauce on top.

This mouthwatering black bean chocolate cake is gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, and grain-free. It’s sweet and chocolaty with a fudgy, brownie-like texture. If you’ve never made a cake with black beans, this recipe is an easy and delicious one to try. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This cake calls

Stovetop Candied Pecans

A glass dish filled with pecans.

These stovetop candied pecans are an easy and tasty snack for special occasions. They’re the perfect nibbles for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Year’s Eve. This candied pecans recipe can be prepared in advance and makes a great addition to a cheese board. These spiced pecans have the right balance of sweet, savoury, salty, and spicy

Vegan Cashew Cheesecake

A slice of cheesecake with three cherries on top.

This vegan cashew cheesecake is chocolatey and sweet with a subtle tanginess – just like traditional cheesecake has. This dairy-free version is a delicious plant-based, gluten-free dessert for special occasions. Many vegan cheesecake recipes need to be kept in the freezer and tend to melt if they’re left at room temperature. This cheesecake is baked, so

Vegan Mushroom Meatballs (Gluten-Free)

Three vegan meatballs on a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce.

If you’re looking for a tasty, filling, gluten-free dinner or lunch idea, give these vegan mushroom meatballs a try. They’re delicious served with pasta and marinara sauce, in sandwiches, or simply eaten on their own. These vegan meatballs are perfect for meal prepping. You can make them in advance and store them in an airtight

Paleo Banana Pancakes (Made with Coconut Flour)

Three pancakes stacked on a white plate.

These paleo banana pancakes turned out sweet, thick, fluffy, and delicious. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and perfect for breakfast or brunch served with maple syrup. Or add a handful of fresh berries, a drizzle of almond butter, or some dark chocolate chips to these paleo coconut flour pancakes. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn

Paleo Mug Cake

Cake in a mug with raspberries on top.

This paleo mug cake recipe is a quick and easy dessert recipe for one. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. It’s tasty eaten warm (but better let it cool for a couple of minutes before digging in after the microwave beeps). Main Ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This microwaveable

Maple Vinaigrette

A white plate full of salad against a white background.

If you’re craving a simple salad dressing that balances sweet and savoury, this maple vinaigrette fits the bill. This dressing is perfect tossed with whatever fresh greens you have on hand. Add a sprinkling of chopped nuts and you’ve got a festive salad that will disappear quickly. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn

Paleo Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

Seven muffins arranged on a white plate.

These paleo sweet potato muffins have a satisfying, cake-like texture and just the right amount of sweetness. They’re gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. These paleo diet friendly muffins are perfect for tricking picky kids or toddlers into eating something quite nutritious (that tastes like dessert). You can feel good about serving these nutrient dense muffins for

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Some muffins displayed on a white plate.

These paleo lemon poppy seeds muffins are an easy and tasty breakfast or snack idea. They’re freezer-friendly and so easy to whip up. These muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Main ingredients As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These paleo diet friendly muffins call for fresh lemon zest and juice. Be