Thursday, November 28, 2013

Paleo Apple Crumble

Ingredients:

2 cups almond flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, melted

1/4 pure maple syrup

1 tbsp vanilla

5 medium apples, peeled, sliced then chopped in half width-wise

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg

2. In a smaller bowl, combine oil, maple and vanilla

3. Stir wet into dry.

4. Place apples in an 8x8 square baking dish and crumble topping over apples. (*Note: If you're using coconut oil your topping may be unable to "Crumble" you may have a thick batter like consistency which isn't a big deal just mix your apples into it very well and it turns out fine.)

5. Cover and bake at 350 F. for 50 minutes. When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10-12 minutes to brown crisp topping.

Serve warm with a side of Maple Ice Cream and Candied Pecans!




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oreo Faux Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup dutch cocoa powder

2 tbsp tapioca starch

1/2 tsp baking soda

6 tbsp coconut sugar

1/8 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup coconut butter

1/4 cup coconut sugar, or honey or stevia to taste

1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325F. In a medium bowl  mix all dry ingredients. In a large bowl mix coconut oil, egg and 1 tsp vanilla.

2. Mix dry into wet and roll batter into 1/2" balls and place evenly on a cookie sheet, press each ball flat, into a thin round cookie. Bake at 325F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool before moving and store in freezer to harden.

3. Now mix the coconut butter, your sweetener of choice and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Take cookies from freezer and place 2 tsp coconut filling on one cookie and place the other cookie on top to make a sandwich cookie. Makes about one dozen Oreo cookies