Recipes With:
vanilla extract

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Browning the butter and toasting the oats aren’t strictly necessary. You can skip those steps to streamline the recipe and still have a tasty cookie, but taking the time to do so adds a layer of flavor that ensures these treats stand apart from all of the other oatmeal-raisin cookie recipes out there. The browned butter and toasted oats can be prepared ahead of time, making the actual baking of the cookies a breeze.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

Coating these cookies in cinnamon sugar is what makes a snickerdoodle a snickerdoodle. But feel free to adopt the technique, with or without cinnamon, for all sugar cookies—it leaves a crunchy, sparkly, irresistible finish.

Peach Melba Smoothie

Peach melba is traditionally a dessert, but this recipe recreates it for breakfast, with protein powder and heart-healthy avocado

Gluten-Free Brownies

Without the support that gluten protein gives, gluten-free desserts can easily wind up crumbly and difficult to handle. Chilling the cooled brownies in the refrigerator before cutting them into squares gives these gluten-free brownies cleaner pieces.

Mix ’n’ Match Green Breakfast Smoothie

Use this recipe as a smoothie template that can be customized to your tastes and whatever you have on hand. As long as you have fresh fruit, frozen greens, and frozen fruit, you can mix and match to find what works best for your palate. Using a banana yields the creamiest smoothie, but fresh apples or stone fruit work too. A breakfast smoothie should be quick and easy, but taking the time to add such flavorings as lemon and vanilla will elevate it into a true treat.

Pumpkin Patch Green Smoothie

The spinach amps up this smoothie’s nutritional value, but it turns it bright green. If you want a pumpkin smoothie that’s more classically "pumpkin-looking", leave out the spinach.