Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
Anyone else guilty of eating raw cookie dough?? 🤚🏻🍪 With these Cookie Dough Bars, you don't have to feel guilty! No raw eggs. No processed sugars or chemicals. Our healthy Cookie Dough Bars are made with garbanzo beans! Then we load them up with chocolate chips and cover them in dark chocolate ganache. Satisfy all of your childhood dreams today
Cinnamon Roll Cake
Perfect for your next brunch celebration or rustic wedding. 🎉🙌🏻🍽 No butter or sugar required! Our sticky, sweet cinnamon filling is made with dates - just fruit! Our icing is the perfect combination of cashew butter and maple syrup. And the not so secret ingredient in our dough is sweet potatoes!! 🍠🍠 A cinnamon Roll that is actually healthy enough for breakfast. 🙏🏼
Connor’s 1st birthday cake pre-smashing! 🎂Mom chose funfetti cake with whipped cream filling and vanilla frosting for the little guy. And by choosing the Burly Bison, she choose nutrient dense, healthy ingredients - including cashews, millet and coconut oil! - instead of typical cakes filled with sugar, artificial dyes and hydrogenated oils. Also, our sprinkles are colored with fruits and vegetables 😍🙌🏻
One of my greatest frustrations with ordering food is that I never know if there's an ingredient I'm allergic to in a recipe. So for your own peace of mind, I've listed the ingredients in my desserts so you can rest assured that they're safe for you
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Don’t see your favorite flavor? Have food allergies? No worries, friends! Send us a message below and we will be sure to make you something sweet to eat!
We’re now offering cake pops with any of our cake & frosting combos! 🎂🍡 These Double Chocolate Peanut Butter ones include TWO VEGETABLES // zucchini & sweet potato!! 🥒 These adorable little Cake Pops are available to be customized in any of our healthy cake and frosting flavors: Chocolate? Check. Vanilla? Check. Also, marble, peanut butter, and funfetti!
Our graham cracker cake filled with vanilla curd and topped with dark chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallows. And it's filled with nutrient dense ingredients like cashews and flax! Perfect for your next summer soirée. Or to help you get through a Monday. 😋 All the flavors of a s’more made with REAL food like flax, sorghum, cashews and coconut!
Looking for the perfect snack for your next party or road trip? Try our Healthier Puppy Chow! 🐶🍫🥜 Its got the classic puppy chow flavor without any of the classic butter or sugar. We make our own "powdered sugar" from coconut sugar to coat the cereal! Relive all your childhood memories the healthy, happy way with our dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan version. No puppies were harmed in the making of this chow.
Junior Mint Cake
Featuring peppermint whipped cream between 2 layers of chocolate cake topped with dark chocolate peppermint ganache and homemade peppermint patties 🍫😋 Our peppermint patties are made with cashews and coconut instead of the traditional and outrageously bad for you corn syrup. And the chocolate cake has zucchini in it. 🙌🏻
Blueberry Coconut Bites
Look no further for the perfect healthy snack to keep you on track - Blueberry Coconut Bites! 😋 We start with homemade blueberry jam, mix it with coconut flour to create the perfect melt-in-your-mouth truffle consistency and finally cover them in crunchy coconut flakes. They’re lightly sweetened with #puremichigan maple syrup and free of gluten, dairy and refined sugars!
Order your dessert
Feel free to order off our menu or send us an inquiry for a custom dessert. We ask that you please place your order at least one week in advance. Currently, we only offer pickup or delivery in West Michigan.
About the burly bison bakery
Hello! I’m Nicole – the baker behind the Burly Bison. And there are 2 things you should know about me: my favorite food is chocolate and I believe in eating dessert every single day (usually multiple times) and feeling great about it. That’s the beauty of healthy desserts made with real, whole food ingredients.
At the Burly Bison Bakery, everything we make is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and vegan. We use organic ingredients whenever possible. That means you don’t have to worry about any processed preservatives or chemicals disguising themselves as food in our baked goods. No high fructose corn syrup. No vegan butter. No red #5. Just real food. You also won’t find flour, sugar, butter or eggs in any of our treats – basically all the traditional baking necessities.
We’ve turned the dessert world upside down by using good for you, nutrient dense ingredients – like beans, oatmeal, dates, zucchini, chia seeds, avocado and sweet potato – in our recipes without sacrificing flavor. You can have your health and eat cake too.
I’m most often found in my kitchen covered in melted chocolate and maple syrup making my husband taste my latest creation and proclaiming, “This will change your life!” On the rare occasion that I’m not, you can usually find me running around Reeds Lake training for a marathon or running after toddlers during my day job as a nanny.
Where are you located?
We currently bake out of our home in SE Grand Rapids under the Michigan Cottage Food Law. We do all of our pick-ups at Breton & 44th and also offer delivery with a $1 per mile fee.
Do you offer shipping?
Unfortunately, no. Most of our desserts are too fragile to survive the shipping process.
What’s up with your name?
I’ve always hated that people equate healthy food with ‘rabbit food.’ So many people think to be healthy they have to only eat lettuce and carrots for the rest of their lives. And because of that they will be weak and scrawny. But think about bison. They are herbivores, which means they only eat plants. But bison are big and burly. Did you know they can run 40mph and jump 6 feet? Now that’s plant power!
What are all those squiggly lines in your logo?
That’s the Grand Rapids skyline! We love our city and are committed to supporting Grand Rapids by sourcing local ingredients whenever possible.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
This is my favorite dessert of ALL time. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie 🍪It also happens to be the very first dessert recipe I ever created when I began experimenting in the kitchen 4 years ago. It also happens to contain vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds in the ingredient list! We don't joke when we say they are so healthy you could eat them for breakfast. 🍪🍪 Available in regular 🍫 peanut butter 🥜 or pumpkin 🎃 flavors
Lemon Blueberry Cupcake
What are your favorite summer ☀️flavor combinations? Mine is lemon 🍋 and blueberry. Pictured is an adorable mini version of our Lemon Blueberry Specialty Cake. It features vanilla cake filled with lemon curd and blueberry chia compote. We top it with vanilla frosting and fresh blueberries.