This cake was inspired by a cake I spotted on Pinterest. I saw it and immediately though, “I could totally make a Paleo version of that!” And guess what? VICTORY! It turned out amazing!
FROZEN BERRY CRUMBLE
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup melted butter
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons of honey (or more dependant upon your desired level of sweetness.)
2 cans of coconut milk (chilled in the fridge for at least 2 hours)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Juice squeezed from 1/2 a lemon
2 cups sliced fresh berries, crushed/smashed
2 cups of blueberries
Preheat oven to 325° F.
Combine 1 teaspoon of honey, coconut flour, almond meal and melted butter and spread in 9×13 pan. Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes. Stir a couple of times. Cool
Once cooled, evenly press 2/3 of the mixture in the 9×13 pan to create a deep dish crust.
Beat egg whites and 1 teaspoon of honey until stiff.
Open both cans of coconut milk removing the white cream with a spoon. Scoop the coconut cream into a bowl.
Add your vanilla and cinnamon to the coconut cream. With a hand mixer, whip the mixture until creamy.
Gently combine, beaten egg whites, whipped coconut cream, lemon juice, and berries. Spread mixture over crust.
Sprinkle remaining crust/crumb mixture on top.
Refridgerate for 3-6 hours.
Cut in squares to serve. Garnish with additional strawberries if desired.
Oven Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes
2 medium apples
1 large sweet potato
2T coconut oil
Cinnamon to taste
1. Peel and core apple. Next, chop apple into small squares.
2. Wash sweet potato and chop it into square chunks.
3. Place on foil covered pan and drizzle with coconut oil.
4. Sprinkle with as much (or as little) cinnamon as your heart desires!
5. Roast in 425° oven for about 15 min or until apples and sweet potatoes are tender and slightly browned.
I saw these on Pinterest and immediately wanted to make them. Clayton told me to reduce the making of treats to every two weeks….oops. I’ll start that tomorrow….maybe….probably not.
I just winged the recipe and they turned out great!
1 Dark Chocolate Bar (I used an 86% dark chocolate bar.)
2T of Natural Peanut Butter (Would be great with Almond Butter.)
Sprinkles (Found these in the cabinet, leftover from a bday.)
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Any other topping you can think of
1. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring frequently.
2. Mix in nut butter.
3. Dip sliced bananas in chocloate/nut butter mixture.
4. Place covered bananas on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
5. Sprinkle with toppings.
6. Place pan in freezer until chocolate coating is set (5-10 minutes)
Although I am not Catholic,I gave decided to participate in Lent this year. At first I couldn’t decide what to give up. I’ve already given up pop, (un-natural) sugars, proceeded foods, wheat…..all those things not included in a Paleo diet. I thought about giving up coffee but I am pretty sure coffee makes the pop thing bearable. I only eat honey (or other natural sweeteners), fruit and dark chocolate occasionally. So…….I decided to give up my time.
I was inspired by another blogger to spend at least 15 minutes participating in physical activity a day with my kids. I know 15 minutes doesn’t sound like much. I’m going to shoot for 30 but kept my goal at 15. So far I have pulled them them in the wagon through puddles, jumped on the trampoline, played tag and been on a walk. Each time we play I hear them say things like, “This is so fun!”, “We should definitely do this again!” and always a ton of laughter. I know there will be days when it is the last thing I want to do. On those days I am going to jump in head first and stick with it until I am having fun. I know my attitude will change because my kids laughter, enthusiasm and joy is contagious!
Now for the recipe. It’s good thing I didn’t give up chocolate cause this recipe is delicioso (Thanks for the Spanish lesson, Dora!)
Nut Butter Truffles
The change I made was to reduce the honey to 1/4 of a cup. I really think you could even leave it out completely!
Here is my horrible picture, Enjoy!
Maisie turned 3! I went back and forth on what to do about a cake. Should I order one or make one? Gluten free or regular? So many choices! In the end I decided to go with gluten free. I just couldn’t justify making something for my kids that could make them sick. I tried a gluten free baking mix and it was GROSS! I scoured the internet and came across one that looked good. I whipped up a test version and everyone gobbled it down! Owen begged me to make one for his birthday, which is 7 months away. I wanted something that would taste good to the non-paleo eaters at the party. I think I succeeded! Clayton said it was good and I know he wouldn’t lie to me! 🙂 Cael and Owen said it was awesome and the birthday girl slowed down enough to get a few bites. I thought it was good. It has a lot of almond flour so I probably would only make it occasionally. The non-paleo eaters said it was really good, hopefully they weren’t lying just to spare my feelings! 🙂
The first time I made it I used strawberries and the second time I used blueberries.
I posted a couple days ago that I was going to make a fruit pizza…..and I DID!
I think it turned out awesome! I ended up using a different crust though. The one I originally posted used almond flour and I wanted to use coconut flour.
Here is the crust recipe I used. This is the frosting recipe I used.
Here is a pic of the crust before baked it, the finished product and my helper, Maisie.
I made Paleo Almond Joys for Clayton for Valentine’s Day.
I subbed a tablespoon of honey instead of the sugar! Enjoy!
Oh and I know my pictures suck and I’m okay with that.