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Gluten-free Vegan Nutter Butter Bites

Gluten-free Vegan Nutter Butter Bites

Oatmeal Cream Pies, Animal Crackers…and now gluten-free vegan Nutter Butter Bites?! I’ve gone mad, I tell you, MAD. I’m a woman obsessed with all-things childhood favorite treats. Even Matt took a bite out of one of these and with eyes wide open he said, “Dude, those taste like the real deal.” No, actually he said...
Homemade Animal Crackers

Homemade Animal Crackers

Okay, have a seat my friend. Then again, you probably are already sitting down as you read this so humor me here and re-enact the motion of sitting down. So I’ve been super inspired this week. I’m reconnecting with my original roots here on Fork & Beans. Through this mini facelift that I just underwent–the...
Gluten-free Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies

Gluten-free Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies

Today I’m visiting an incredible blogger friend Sarah of Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free and I really wanted to make her an ultra-special treat. What better way to spread baking cheer than with homemade gluten-free vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies? I knew that you would agree. I’m surprised it has taken me this long to recreate Oatmeal Cream Pies. Probably...
Is Xanthan Gum Actually Bad for You?

Is Xanthan Gum Actually Bad for You?

I get this question almost on a daily basis: “Hey Cara, I see that you don’t use xanthan gum in some of your recipes and I was wondering: Is xanthan gum actually bad for you?” Since this has become a hot topic over the past couple of years, I thought I would weigh in on my...
Yeasted Skillet Muffins

Yeasted Skillet Muffins

 My initial intention of creating this recipe was to make English Muffins. What I ended up with was something super tasty but not exactly the same texture as I was hoping for. Kind of a mix between the bite of a biscuit and the appeal of an English muffin. I’m not one for waste so I...
Gluten-Free Vegan Everything Bagels

Gluten-Free Vegan Everything Bagels

 I’m a bread-making beastly machine that cannot be stopped. Well, that is of course if you are dangling a gluten-free vegan everything bagel in front of my face. Then I will devour it without shame and then continue on with my bread-making obsession.   I love making homemade bagels because I can control the portion size...
Crispy Coconut Cauliflower Bites

Crispy Coconut Cauliflower Bites

Yup, they are fried which naturally makes them a less healthy option but don’t let that stop you from making them for dinner tonight. These crispy coconut cauliflower bites are tasty and worth every burst of oil in your mouth. Sorry but a girl has gotta live and she needs herself some good home-cooked fried...
The Perfect Gluten-Free Vegan Pancake

The Perfect Gluten-Free Vegan Pancake

A home-cooked breakfast doesn’t need to be complicated in order for it to be tasty. No need to spend the majority of your morning in the kitchen to only find your sink piled with dirty dishes. Not any longer because this pancake recipe requires only a blender. That’s why this truly is the perfect gluten-free vegan pancake. Only five...
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Vegan Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Another reader request, this time Kelli asked me to create vegan chocolate-covered cherries–you know the kind with the gooey white filling? I took her idea and put a twist on it and methinks these are even better than just your typical chocolate-covered cherry! What’s so different about these, you ask? Oh, great question–thank you for asking...
Vegan Chocolate Turtles

Vegan Chocolate Turtles

I love it when I receive requests from you, super amazing readers and friends, about what you want to see over here–especially when whatever is on your mind is on mine as well. And I have been thinking a lot about Chocolate Turtles lately for some reason. It must have been because of all the...
Allergen-Friendly Baking 101: Chocolate-Making

Allergen-Friendly Baking 101: Chocolate-Making

I’m back to familiar territory and discussing all things CHOCOLATE today for this Valentine’s Day special edition of our Allergen-Friendly Baking Series. When I began Fork & Beans I quickly became known as the “Candy Lady” (if you scroll down this post you will see why). Making candy and tempering chocolate used to be something that intimidated...
Valentine's Day Donuts

Valentine’s Day Donuts

I’m a bit uncertain when it began but I have this new association of donuts when I think about Valentine’s Day. Not like I am thinking a lot about Lover’s Day but usually the two weeks prior to when I am trying to figure out what desserts I want to make, my inner voice is...