Mint Chocolate Cake (GF/V/NF/SF)

Mint Chocolate Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

I love making these little 5″ cakes! It’s not quite as daunting as a big one, they’re oh-so cute and perfect for just a few people. Or they’re the perfect size for smash cakes too, for the little ones. Plus, one of the best parts about this recipe is you can also use it to make 12 standard sized cupcakes (just vary the baking time). Ever since the girl scout cookies starting popping up this season, I have been craving thin mints, or more specifically, mint chocolate. (and I’m sorry, but why do they not make gluten-free/ dairy-free girl scout cookies yet?).

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Vanilla Chex Treats (GF/V/NF/SF)

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Vanilla Chex Treats | The Blonde Buckeye

Need a way to use up those leftover candy canes? I did. So I made these delicious treats. I have been on a search for cereal that I can eat. I’ve found a few ‘allergen-free’ cereals… but they were not great. Turns out, the Gluten Free Chex are approved! Who knew. Anyways when I saw the vanilla ones I thought they’d make a great marshmallowy treat.Continue Reading

Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze (GF/DF/SF)

GF/ DF/ SF Pumpkin Donuts | The Blonde Buckeye

For some reason I’ve really been into donuts lately. Not actually eating them, since I can’t. But just thinking about wanting to eat them. Actually, I think torturing myself is an accurate term. Because of the little man’s allergies, donuts are definitely off limits. So I just look up recipes, pin them all the time and dream about them. I think my new donut obsession came about because I can’t have them. Even though I have always LOVED donuts, I have never really eaten them on a regular basis. But now, they’re all I want. So what’s a girl to do? Well, buy a donut pan.Continue Reading

Chocolate Chip SunButter Granola Bars (GF/V/NF/SF)

GF/V/NF/SF Chocolate Chip Granola Bars | The Blonde Buckeye

I usually like a little afternoon snack. It’s like the 3 o’clock-slump-snack. Often times, a granola bar with some fruit, usually an apple, really hits the spot. Once I cut dairy I found some new granola bars, but of course they didn’t have chocolate chips 🙁 And then when I cut the rest of the allergens, my new ones were no good too. Unfortunately the box says “may contain wheat” and they definitely contain nuts. I found out shorty after, they all do! So you guessed it, I made my own. And you know what?! So much better! Continue Reading

(Why I Made) Gluten Free/ Vegan Chocolate Chip Blondies

GF/V/NF/SF Chocolate Chip Blondies | The Blonde Buckeye

My posts have been sparse recently, to say the least. Not only is this because I had a scrumptious little baby boy back in May, and mom life is BUSY!!! But also because I have some new dietary restrictions thanks to my son’s food allergies. Since I searched for women with similar stories, I decided to share mine, in hopes that it might help someone else going though the same thing. Don’t worry, this isn’t turning into a “mom blog”, but because my recipes will change for now, I felt I needed to let you know why. This blog is all about the food, and will continue to be!!Continue Reading