Grain-Free Desserts and Sweet Pastries Course 

Learn how to make the Best Low-Glycemic, Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Pastries in this easy to follow video course. 

100% Gluten-Free + Soy-Free 


Scones and Cheesecake and Cakes..oh my! Our students are so excited and delighted at how much we offer in this course. Not only do you learn the basics of making a wonderfully decadent raw, vegan lemon "wedding" cake, but you will also learn many base recipes such as crusts, jam fillings, custard filling, and even buttercream frosting (without the butter and powdered sugar)! Learn how to make the Best Low-Glycemic, Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Pastries in this easy to follow video course.

We will teach you all about the best alternative sweeteners and which ingredients we use to thicken or make textures better and why. This information is invaluable for a budding chef or a professional.

Either way, your customers will love your recipes and knowledge in the gluten-free, sugar-free pastry arena.


Online learning doesn't mean you go at it alone.

You can complete the training on your own time in as little as a month, or at a pace, that's right for you (we recommend completing the course in 6 months but you can have as much time as you need). With monthly online seminars, a private support group, and an interactive online platform, you'll get the support and motivation you need to become your best-chef!

Become immersed in a fun and interactive culinary arts experience that is based on Elaina Love’s 20+ years of experience in developing allergy-free, low glycemic recipes! This online course is designed to help you build a new career, while simultaneously helping you achieve the healthy body you have always dreamed of.

In this course, you will walk away with the skills to:

  • succeed as a chef or teacher in the whole food wellness industry
  • navigate your kitchen like a pro - from set-up to everyday efficiency
  • nourish and heal your body with high energy superfoods
  • develop recipes which fit into all styles of eating: raw, vegan, paleo, and low-glycemic/low-carb
  • create delicious, nourishing, gluten-free, low-glycemic pastry recipes for your family, cafe, or catering business
  • adapt to changing times as a Holistic Raw Food Chef
  • teach your clients the best and most integrative diet
  • optimized your nutrition for gut & brain health
  • create recipes you can eat on a daily basis (foundational foods)

"The Sweet Pastries Module was one of my favorites of the course, if not the favorite. I loved the recipes and the versatility of the ingredients. I loved how the ingredients blended so well with each other to created amazing flavors and stunning desserts.

I was so impressed with the chocolate cream pie, the raw rolls, and the lemon raspberry cake (I was so skeptical about a zucchini cake) but the results were incredible."

MARIANA, Hong Kong

A Peek Into Some Of The Modules



You will learn to make these foods from scratch using ingredients like organic sprouted nuts, seeds, buckwheat, and coconut. Once you learn how to make some of these recipes you will be able to create your own versions using the principles we teach. 

Regardless of your background, Pure Joy Academy is here to help you take your cooking and raw skills to a professional level. We bring you a solid and challenging online multimedia course.

Course Synopsis

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Essential Culinary Lessons

These fundamental lessons are crucial for obtaining the knowledge needed to become the best plant-based chef on the planet. From professional knife skills, setting up your kitchen, stocking your pantry (ingredient and equipment list included), dehydration, sweeteners and thickeners and so much more, you'll be ready to dive into your recipes.

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Essential Nutrition Education

Our courses are about is more than just food. Learn about the top superfoods and supplements in the health industry (including optimal dosage, brands, and use), food combining, and cleansing.

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Blueberry Scones

Learn how to make gluten-free scones using grain-free whole foods such as nuts, carrots, and fruit. A simple and easy recipe that can be dehydrated or baked.

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Chocolate Cream Pie with Bavarian Custard Topping

Learn how to make a gluten-free, raw, vegan crust and creamy chocolate filling without dairy or soy. Top it with our delicious coconut Bavarian custard and chocolate sauce for a triple treat!

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Cinnamon Rolls

Enjoy all the flavors of decadent pastries without the harmful effects of flour, grains, or sugar.

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Chocolate Danish

Enjoy the flavor of a decadent chocolate pastry roll without the harmful effects of flour, grains, or sugar.

Lemon Raspberry Cake

Make a low glycemic, gluten-free, vegan cake with simple, whole-food ingredients. Elaina uses coconut meal, Irish Moss, psyllium, and other ingredients to make this cake taste and look like a baked cake.

Lemon "Buttercream" Frosting

Do you miss dairy whipped cream? Have you ever wondered how pastry chefs make that delicious buttercream frosting? Well, you will never miss dairy or wonder how to get the texture of decadent cake frosting again. This coconut-based buttercream IS the real deal.

Versatile Cheesecake

This is by far the best cheesecake you will ever eat! Do you miss the creaminess of a fully decadent cheesecake but you can't do gluten, sugar, and dairy? Look no further! This raw, vegan, gluten-free cheesecake hits all the marks for taste, creaminess and visual appeal. The crust alone is the best "graham cracker" you will ever try. Elaina uses macadamia nuts for the filling with a touch of lemon and a low glycemic sweetener. This freezes great and makes a perfect birthday cake, ice cream cake, or pastry for your dessert business. You will absolutely love this delicious treat!

Jelly Rolls

Learn how to make a decadent pastry roll. Enjoy the flavor of a decadent jelly roll without the harmful effects of flour, grains, or sugar.

Raspberry Jelly

How to make a simple, low glycemic jam using any variety of berries. A key ingredient for your Jelly Rolls and for filling in your Lemon Cake. You can also use this recipe for jam on bread.

Recipe and Technique Assignments and Quizzes

Test your skills and get feedback. We send reminder emails to make sure you are checking in and staying on track.

How to Shop (and get the best deals)

What are the best ingredients and where to shop for them? Learn how to outfit your kitchen like a pro with the top-rated culinary tools and ingredients. You will gain access to our favorite brands and ingredients so you can feel confident you will get the best out of your recipes.

Ongoing Support and Networking in our Private Facebook Support Community

We pride ourselves on our support system pre and post-course. We want you to succeed in your health goals long after your coursework is done! Plus, you will receive bonus recipes by staying active in the group. Sometimes we post a surprise recipe video even after the course is over.

What You Get With This Course

  • A complete recipe manual. Downloadable and printable PDF’s to all course materials to watch/read and practice over and over again.
  • Comprehensive instructional videos. Thorough demonstrations to help you understand each step in the preparation.
  • Advanced plating and presentation of each recipe.
  • Ask questions. Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal is a place where you can comment and get your questions answered.
  • Pro Restaurant and Catering Techniques and Recipes.
  • Get access for a LIFETIME! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Plus, receive bonus lessons like:

  • Dehydration Techniques 101 - Everything you need to know to successfully dehydrate your recipes in this course and beyond.
  • How to Work With Different Sweeteners: Learn about the different kinds of sweeteners used in vegan, keto, and gluten-free recipes such as xylitol, Lakanto, stevia, coconut sugar, and more. This course focuses low glycemic and zero sugar sweeteners. You will be guided through how to use each one for your specific body needs.
  • How to Work With Different Thickeners: What are some good thickeners to use when making pies, bread, and puddings? How do you know what to use in which recipe? Learn about psyllium husk, Irish or sea moss, flax and chia seeds, coconut oil, cacao butter and a lot more ingredients use to thicken your recipes.
  • Medicinal Mushroom Cappuccino Elixir Class: It's got the immune-boosting power of medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Chaga, plus the sweet and healing benefits of cinnamon. In this lesson, you will learn how to make a hot medicinal mushroom tonic from scratch.


You will have the skills and practice to create the career of your dreams in the plant-based holistic wellness industry with the guidance from Elaina Love and the Pure Joy Academy Team and Alumni through our Pure Joy Graduates Community and private networking/support group.


Get intimate access to your online Instructor and peers, ask questions, and get personalized feedback on the techniques you're learning  via our online private Facebook support group.

Be supported by an entire community of creative chefs just waiting to cheer you on with your recipe achievements. (You may even make a creative friend for life!)

If you have any tuition or course questions please contact [email protected]

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Meet your Instructor, Elaina Love

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"Probably one of the best desserts I have ever had. I had so much pleasure in creating this pie. Everything was right! Flavors were beautiful, it looked gorgeous – beyond this world! I will repeat this recipe over and over again!"

- Kristy

"The scones recipe has been a success. I did it with fewer dates and without stevia. My apples were really sweet the same for the carrots, so I didn’t need to add more sweet to the recipe. I decided to use fresh blueberries. The inside part was moist, I love it. And outside like crunchy, I am not sure if that was the idea, but it works perfectly for my batch. I shared the scones with friends, and they were so happy with them, in fact, they ate all of them. Funny when my friends eat them, knowing is vegan. So that is a very good signal. I served with “maple butter”, and it was very yummy!"

- Jenny

Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a leading authority on nutrition and health. She's an author of 3 plant-based recipe books, a speaker, and an internationally renowned chef with over 20 years of experience. Elaina Love is the founder and director of Pure Joy Culinary Academy, a cutting-edge plant-based culinary arts and nutrition school. The Academy is designed to teach students how to prepare the best meals on the planet while healing and nourishing their bodies.

Over the last 20 years, Elaina’s low glycemic, grain-free, full-flavored holistic recipes, and gourmet dishes have shaped the vegan food industry. She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.

Through whole, and mostly plant-based foods, cleansing, and fasting, Elaina has healed herself from a serious case of systemic candida, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances during menopause and cleared up her severe skin problems. She is the creator and producer of the first-ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag, and continues to create new recipes and content for online courses and retreats.

Katelyn Louise

Katelyn (aka Kate) specializes in healing autoimmune through low-glycemic, gluten-free, plant-based foods, with an emphasis on medicinal herbs, medicinal mushrooms and superfoods.

She is passionate about detox since she was able to renew her health through cleansing and nourishing her own body.

Kate has taught and facilitated plant-based chef trainings, detox retreats, classes and workshops around the world for years. She is a private chef and works with clients one-on-one to help them transition to a healthier gluten and grain-free diet with delicious alternatives.She'll show you the top superfoods and which ones you should start with, how to make healing Medicinal Elixirsusing herbal medicine and tonic teas, everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms, adaptogens and why you need them to heal your gut and boost ur immunity.



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