Mint Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins

Have you started listening to Christmas music yet?  Normally, I start digging into the Christmas tunes during October, but this year the time got away from me.  It wasn’t until just after Halloween that I started rocking out to Jingle Bells and scanning Netflix for new holiday movies.  But on the food side of things, my mind has been in over-drive and my taste buds have been ahead of the typical seasonal flavors.  I suppose when you have a blog for sharing recipes that happens, haha!

Prior to September I was going all-out with the pumpkin, October brought in flavors of gingerbread, more pumpkin and cinnamon and my latest flavor obsession seems to be peppermint (which I associate with Christmas).  These Paleo friendly, Mint Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins are just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit if you aren’t already.  They’re also just a great excuse to each chocolate 😉 Read More

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Peppermint Protein Bars

We all have memories connected to specific flavors and smells and peppermint strongly reminds me of joyous Christmas mornings and softly falling snow on a frigid winter evening.  I usually consider peppermint in combination with chocolate to be a must.  But with these Paleo protein bars I wanted to try something different.  I wanted to highlight the peppermint and add just a touch of chocolate (aka chocolate drizzle) because the real star of the show for these no-bake protein bars is the sweet minty flavor.

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These healthy Peppermint Protein Bars are sweetened with monk fruit, making them a healthy, low sugar option.  They contain collagen – perfect for increasing your protein intake as well as many other benefits (improved skin, digestion, hair, nails…).  They are also grain-free, gluten-free and contain just 8 simple ingredients.  They’re a crowd pleaser and a great holiday dessert option! Read More

Pumpkin Cassava Pancakes

Paleo pancakes and crepes are a weekend family favorite around here and so every Saturday and Sunday morning I’m experimenting with a new combination of ingredients to feed my hungry boys (husband included).  My kids have a preference for chocolate…and while I can’t blame them, I do love a soft, fluffy pumpkin pancake.  Thankfully my husband does too, so I don’t have to recipe test and eat all the end results myself!

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These easy-to-make Pumpkin Cassava Pancakes are gluten free, grain free, nut free and dairy free.  They are sweetened with coconut sugar, but you may substitute maple syrup or honey if you prefer.  In my opinion, you really can’t go wrong with a healthy pumpkin pancake recipe like this – it’s one of my favorite weekend breakfasts, especially this time of year. Read More

Allergy Free Gingersnap Cookies

To say that I’m excited about this recipe would be an understatement.  EEEK!  These Allergy Free Gingersnap Cookies are probably my best cookie recipe yet!  They turned out perfect the first time I tested them, which doesn’t happen often when I’m baking.  There’s always something to tweak, especially when I’m trying to make an egg-free recipe.  But I did it perfectly with these guys and I’m thrilled to be sharing the recipe with you all today.

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I think one of the things I’m most proud about, besides the fact that these cookies are freaking delicious, with a perfect texture and an outstanding fall flavor, is that these cookies are free of all common allergens, are Paleo approved AND Vegan friendly!  Talk about a recipe made in heaven 😉 You really can’t go wrong with these healthy gingersnap cookies!

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These cookies are crispy on the outside with a soft center, have a delicious fall flavor thanks to the ground ginger, cinnamon and molasses, are sweetened with maple syrup and grain free. Read More

Paleo Red Velvet Pancakes

When I shared my recipe for Paleo Red Velvet Muffins, I mentioned that I was using beet root powder in a lot of my baked goods, smoothies and pancakes.  Well, I wasn’t lying!  I used it in these easy-to-make Paleo Red Velvet Pancakes, giving them a lovely red hue and boost in nutrition without any hassle.

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These healthy red velvet pancakes are free of gluten, grains, and dairy and are sweetened with a little maple syrup.

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Collagen Pumpkin Bread

I feel like all the recipes I’ve been testing lately are bread based; loaves of bread, muffins, pancakes, waffles…  It’s not entirely intentional, these types of foods just seem to be what works for me and my family at the moment.  Being a full-time mom with young kids at home doesn’t give me the time to recipe test whenever I please, so the recipes I do make are ones that I’m cooking for my family, not just to “put up on the blog”.  And we never buy ready-made bread products so I tend to make a lot of my own.

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Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t do other cooking.  We rarely eat out, so I cook breakfast, lunch and dinner nearly every day.  But meal times are often chaotic, rushed and not quite put together.  In other words, full meal recipes aren’t something I have much time for these days.  If I’m still blogging when my kids are older (all in school) then my hope is to share a larger variety of recipes; more meals and savory dishes.  But for now, this space will be mainly snacks and treats and you can visit my Instagram for meal ideas (just not full recipes).

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Anyway, onto this this Paleo approved Collagen Pumpkin Bread…which is why you’re here in the first place 😉  This bread is unsweetened, light and airy yet moist, and requires only 5 ingredients (but I added more to enhance the taste).  The pumpkin flavor is subtle, so this bread pairs well with nearly anything. Read More

Tigernut Flour Pumpkin Bars

I made these Paleo friendly pumpkin bars for a family function a couple weeks back.  They were super easy to throw together, decorate and transport from our house to their destination, not to mention a total crowd pleaser.

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These Tigernut Flour Pumpkin Bars are subtly sweet, moist, slightly dense and a great fall treat.  They use a combination of tigernut flour, coconut flour and arrowroot starch, making them a grain-free and nut-free dessert.

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

I love peanut butter.  I think most people can relate to that statement.  I love its creamy texture, naturally sweet flavor and the fact that it pairs well with nearly anything.  I don’t know how or why I never loved it as a kid…but then again I only knew peanut butter in the form of a pb&j sandwich and, in all honesty, that is probably my least favorite way to eat it!

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Besides pb&j, one of the most iconic combinations is peanut butter and chocolate.  Sweet and salty; a match made in heaven.  Since it’s fall, of course I had to add in pumpkin, making these mouth-watering Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups absolutely irresistible.

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These cups are raw, vegan and only 6 ingredients.  They can be made Paleo and allergy friendly by substituting sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter.

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