All posts tagged: Paleo

guilt free fudgy, chocolate blondies

New year, new diet, or really ancient caveman diet. Depending on which version of the Paleo diet you follow, this little treat may fit into your dessert menu perfectly. I got the recipe for the fudgy pumpkin blondies, from here and not only were they easy to make, they were delicious! Even my husband got into them and if it passes his sweet tooth test, we a have winner folks.

Sweet Potato Bread

My wee little babe has started eating solids, which really is a game changer in the world of babies. She’s started sleeping longer at night which is just fabulous for this overtired mama. I started her introduction to solids with sweet potato, which means I ended up with a lot of leftovers. I tried making pancakes, more brownies and then this bread. Warmed up with a little butter and a cup of tea is just the perfect solution to the hunger wall at 2pm. Not sure how, paleo butter is but sometimes you just have to live a little 😉 1 cooked sweet potato 1 cup of buckwheat flour 4 tbsp of arrowroot flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp of vanilla 1 egg 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup of seeds Mix the sweet potato in an electric mixer and then add all the other ingredients to the mixer (except seeds). Line a bread pan with parchment paper and put dough in pan. Sprinkle seeds on the top. Bake at …

Sweet Potato Brownies 

  These brownies are unbelievable! They have no refined sugar in, are gluten free and actually taste like brownies! Ingredients  1 sweet potato baked and mashed  2 eggs  1/2 cup of honey  1 tbsp vanilla  1/2 cup of coconut oil melted  1 cup of cocoa  1 tsp of baking powder  1/2 tsp baking soda  2 tbsp of coconut flour 2 tbsp of cacoa nibs  Icing  3 tbsp cocoa 3 tbsp melted coconut oil 3 tbsp of coconut milk  3 tbsp of honey  Mix ingredients together and let sit for 30 mins – icing will get thicker.  Brownies Preheat oven to 365f. Mix sweet potato, vanilla, eggs, coconut oil and honey together in a bowl. Mix cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and coconut flour together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Bake for approximately 20 mins or until knife comes out clean when inserted. Once cooled add icing and top with cacoa nibs. 

Guilt Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

   Since I’m technically on Mat leave right now I’m enjoying lots of time recipe testing in the kitchen. I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of “guilt-free” baking. These chocolate chip cookies are light, fluffy and pretty delicious for having no sugar!  3/4 cup almond butter 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tbsp of molasses  2 tbsp of cocoa  2 eggs 1/4 cup of coconut flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup unsweetened, dark chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 and line a tray with parchment paper. Mix almond butter, cocoa, molasses and coconut together in food processor. Add eggs, coconut flour, coconut oil, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Using a spoon, scoop out dough and form into balls, flatten them onto your baking sheet. Note, the dough will be sticky. Bake for about 10-15 minutes.    

Raw Coconut Bars

So now that I’m not pregnant, I have no excuses for my terrible eating habits, I can’t justify having chocolate right before bed anymore. I’ve tried to eliminate refined sugar from my diet but find that I’m still craving something sweet at the end of meals. I came across these bars on Pretend Health Freaks and thought I would give them a shot. I altered some of the ingredients since I didn’t have them on hand, they turned out delicious! I made them with the 3 cups of shredded coconut in the middle layer however, I would recommend only using 2 cups as it’s just a tad too much coconut. Base 2/3 C almond meal 1/3 c coconut flour 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 tbsp coconut milk or water Coconut Center 3 C shredded coconut 3 Tbsp coconut milk 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 Tbsp honey 1 tsp of cinnamon Chocolate Topping 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 Tbsp peanut butter Handful …

Paleo Chocolate Muffins (aka sugar/dairy free muffins)

My husband has decided to try the paleo diet, which is all great, minus the fact that I’m 8 months pregnant and all I want is carbs, carbs and more of them! In all honesty though I am enjoying trying out the recipes and came across this little gem the other day. Paleo Chocolate Muffins INGREDIENTS 2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup coconut oil – melted 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped (85% cacao and higher) Combine wet ingredients then add the dry ingredients. Place heaping spoonfuls in muffins cups and bake for 20 mins at 350.