2 Ingredient Pancakes

We’ll get to the 2 ingredient pancakes in a minute, but first let’s talk about almond flour. I mean, if you want. You can scroll down to the good stuff if you’d rather do that.

A blog post about the perils of almond flour has been making its rounds lately. These things kind of bug me because people start freaking out:2 Ingredient Pancakes - IfCaveMomBakedCookies.com

I thought almond flour was okay!

So, I can’t bake anymore?

I’m so confused, what can I eat?

This particular post said that there are about 90 almonds in a cup of almond flour (I make my own almond flour, and I counted about 70 blanched, whole almonds). I don’t know about you, but if I ate a full cup of almond flour in one day I’d be having some problems. Continue reading

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you like your cookies chewy? These simple Paleo chocolate chip cookies have a tempting texture that may force you to shift your willpower into overdrive!

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I made these cookies last night. I put them in an air-tight container and stuck it in the freezer. They became crispy which works well, too.

Truth be told, I like my chocolate chip cookies however I can get them.

The shredded coconut adds more to the texture of the cookie rather than giving it a coconutty taste. Although, I might not be able to taste it so much because I eat boatloads of coconut products and I’m immune to the flavor! This is a possibility. Continue reading

Paleo Muffins: Cranberry Tangerine

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Do you still have bags of cranberries in your freezer left over from the holidays? If so, try this recipe for cranberry tangerine Paleo muffins!

You don’t have to use tangerine. Substitute orange if you have one on hand, and use about a quarter cup of fresh-squeezed juice.

You can make tangerine or orange zest using a zester, or you can use a regular grater to finely grate the peel. Continue reading

Paleo Cakes: Chocolate Banana Marble

These simple Paleo cakes can also be made as cupcakes or muffins.

I used this fancy-schmancy pan that I got for Christmas to make cute little bug cakes. Nordic Ware makes a variety of Paleo Cakes Chocolate Banana Marble - ifcavemombakedcookies.comthese molds that make different shapes, like cars, zoo animals, and dinosaurs. The pans are made of aluminum and they use a non-stick coating, which I’m not a fan of, but how often do you make little bug-shaped cakes?

Sometimes you just gotta throw Paleo caution to the wind!

Don’t be put off by the coconut-flour-only nature of this recipe. It’s actually fluffy and moist, and doesn’t have that weird throat-grabbing texture that can happen with a lot of coconut flour recipes.  Continue reading

Paleo Pancakes: Apples & Bananas

People often complain that grain-free pancakes aren’t fluffy like wheat-flour pancakes. But using Paleo Pancakes: Apples & Bananas - ifcavemombakedcookies.comthe right blend of ingredients, you can create a puffy stack of Paleo pancakes that will satisfy your comfort-food cravings.

A ripe banana and grated apple add a nice blend of flavors. Any leftovers you have can be stored in a container. Heat them up or eat them cold like a muffin.  Continue reading

Paleo Banana Bread | Banana Bread French Toast

Paleo Banana Bread French ToastDo you ever lie in bed at night, thinking of what you’re going to eat for breakfast?
Mmmmm . . . I do!

It happened last night after I baked some banana bread. Real Food Freaks made French toast using coconut bread, so I thought why not try that with banana bread?

As much as I’d like to believe I’m a breakfast genius, I’m sure this has been done before. Continue reading

Paleo Cookies: Chocolate Mint

I’m a mint fanatic. I even put peppermint extract in my morning coffee.

Paleo Cookies: Chocolate Mint

Paleo Cookies: Chocolate Mint

Those who aren’t crazy about the mint can leave it out and make these Paleo cookies plain chocolate. 

I’ve used this recipe a few times over the past month or so (since it was the holidays and all) and made a discovery:

Virgin and expeller pressed coconut oils produce different results. I realize that this may be a “duh” concept for many. Continue reading

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Paleo pumpkin bread

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

This is a revised version of an old Paleo pumpkin bread recipe that was posted about a year ago. I made the executive decision to use this one as a replacement.

Use fresh pumpkin purée for this one. Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year, and they’re simple to cook. You can make a big batch and freeze it in half-cup portions for future recipes. Continue reading

Paleo Cookies: Mocha Chocolate Chip

paleo cookies: mocha chocolate chip

Paleo Cookies: Mocha Chocolate Chip

If you’re searching for a chocolatey treat to help get you through the holidays, look no further. This mocha chocolate chip Paleo cookies recipe is pretty simple, but super tasty. They’re perfect to bake for upcoming holiday parties so that you (a) have a dessert that carries far less guilt, (b) can show your friends that you don’t have to deprive yourself on a healthy diet, and (c) aren’t tempted to eat the entire batch in one sitting.

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

I wish I could give you a bite of this pie so you could taste how awesome it is.

It’s better once the flavors settle, so try to make it the day or night before serving.

The crust is from a recipe that’s on the Tropical Traditions website called grain-free honey graham cracker pie crust. It’s a simple recipe that works well with this pie. It tastes kind of like a ginger snap, with a cookie texture that holds up well and doesn’t flake apart. Continue reading