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Favorite paleo deserts

I am dying to make a paleo treat right about now but I’m on day 7 of 21 sugar detox. Well I kind of had a malfunction yesterday but I was working an event held at an expo center. Silly me forgot to pack a lunch so I was forced to figure out how to eat well with basically fairground food. So let’s just say it was bad for me but probably better than 99% of the people there!

Anyway… I’m down 4 lbs and feel good. Yippee!

So holiday time is near and these are my absolutely favorite paleo treats. I mean its next to impossible to avoid all treats during the holidays so at least you can try to have some alternative options when possible. But there is really no getting away from eating like a half dozen of Joe’s mom’s Christmas cookies. Those things are insanely good!

I have posted all these recipes on this blog before so just type the names in the search bar and they will pop up.

Favorite #1- Two tone nutty fudge. These are amazing. So rich and delicious. They have coconut oil in them so just make sure they stay cool so they don’t get too soft.

Favorite #2- Coconut peppermint patties. I actually think these are tied for #1. Keep these cool too. But these treats everyone likes!

Favorite #3- Triple chocolate truffles. These are great to serve at a party. Really cute and super tasty!

Favorite #4- Pumpkin pie cheesecake. I ended up making these into mini cheesecakes for Thanksgiving last year. They were a hit! (The cheese is actually cashews) delish!

I know I will be making a few of these soon but wanted to share for others to enjoy who don’t abuse sugar like I do!!

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Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Desserts

 

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Chocolate coconut banana pudding

Chocolate-banana2This is really similiar to the one I posted a few days ago…

I changed the recipe in this one a little bit so there is no added sugar (honey).

* 1 Can of Coconut Cream
* 1 banana (this is taking the place of the honey)
* 2 TBLS unsweetened cocoa powder
* 2 TBLS nut butter (Almond, sunflower seed, cashew- your choice)

Add to a food processor and blend until creamy smooth and no banana chunks. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

After you refrigerate, just add cut up strawberries, blueberries, and shredded coconut! Satisfies any sweet tooth or dessert craving.

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Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Desserts

 

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Coconut chocolate mousse cups

cocoa2I know the hardest time for me when doing a food challenge is around 8pm at night when the sweet tooth starts to wake up. Doesn’t help we just got back from Hawaii and Joe brought home about a million boxes of chocolate covered Carmel macadamia nuts! Get them out of my house!!!

So I figured for the first week or so while the sweet tooth is strong, I will try a few dessert dishes and just keep the portions to a minimum.

This one is great! You can make with a crust, but I thought a light mousse would be a perfect night treat.

Ingredients:

* 1 (14oz) can of coconut milk extra thick. Trader joes has a great one that is super thick. If you just get the regular then put in the fridge overnight so it’s hardened a bit.
* 2 tablespoons of sunflower seed butter (or the nut butter of your choice)
* 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 tablespoon on raw honey
* 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (I didn’t have any but I did have coconut nectar!)
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* sprinkle of enjoy life chocolate chips and sprinkle of shredded coconut to garnish

1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and purée until well combined. (minus chips and coconut)

2. Place mousse ingredients into 4 ramekins and place in refrigerator for about 1-2 hours until set.

3. Sprinkle with coconut chips and coconut and enjoy your mousse!

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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Desserts

 

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Paleo (and sugar detox) Banana Bread

banana-bread-oh-1732689-x_1_I think when I am on these kind of diets, I end up cooking so much more then when I am just doing some regular eating routine. I think because NOTHING is quick, so I always feel like I am in the kitchen. There is no easy snack or meal when you are not having anything processed so days off, what do I do… cook! I also don’t want to be starving and there is nothing around to eat then I eat some crap food on accident! I am also pretty stoked about cooking though because my soon to be Mother in Law got me a full set of All Clad pots and pans for Christmas. Talk about a awesome present! Those are my dream pots. Did you all know they come in individual black satin bags? Yeah, pretty fancy. So love her, love my pans, happy girl.

Okay, so saw this from Civilized Caveman, which was featured on the Sugar Detox FB site. So its in the oven right now, waiting for me to try it. But I couldnt stop licking the batter off the spoons, so I have a feeling this is going to be good. Whenever I made breads of anykind it seems like I use a ton of Almond meal, but this one has none. You could add some things to this to make it really yummy, like nuts or blueberries, or chocolate chunks would be amazzzing. For now, just strict banana bread. There are no sweeteners at all in this, except the banana- which I used not quite ripe ones too.

Ingredients:
* 4 banana’s. For sugar detox- use banana’s that arent quite ripe.
* 4 eggs
* 1/2 cup of any kind of nut butter. I used sunflower seed butter- because its amazing.
* 1 tbls cinnamon
* 4 tbls grass fed butter (melted) Or coconut oil
* 1/2 cup of coconut flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* pinch of salt

1. Mix all your wet ingrients together in a food processor or with a hand mixer (Bananas, butter, nut butter, eggs, vanilla)
2. Combine your coconut flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and salt together in the mixer. Combine until nice and creamy.
3. Grease a bread pan 9×5 with butter or coconut oil and pour the ingredients in the pan.
4. Cook at 350 for about 45-50 minutes. Check after 40 minutes with a toothpick and see if it comes out clean.
5. Slice up and enjoy with butter, honey (not I!), or plain!

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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Coconut Pudding- sugar detox approved!

Apple_CinnamonOkay, day 2 of Sugar Detox and Whole 30! It always seems so easy in the beginning or even the beginning of the day. 7pm rolls around and I just want to snack or have a sweet something! This supposedly will help with having a treat at the end of the night. So its Sugar Detox approved and Whole 30 approved too.

Ingredients:
* 2 Green Apples- peel off the skin and cut into cubes
* 1 Can Coconut Milk- Not light
* 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
* 2 tbsp coconut oil
* 1 tsp vanilla extract

Put all the ingredients together in a sauce pan and cook on medium, then simmer for about 20 minutes or until the apples become soft.
Pour mixture into food processor or blender until completely mixed together and smooth
Refrigerate a few hours until it becomes more solid and not a liquid texture.

Enjoy! This would also be good with a couple crushed almonds or walnuts on top.

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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Desserts, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Paleo Almond Meal Banana Cookies

bananaI have no idea how these will come out. I will give my thoughts when they come out of the oven. I am starting to get a sence of what should go into certain things and about how much to make recipes work. Or at least I think I know… we will see after these are done! So this is the first recipe that is all my own! And with that, this means I dont have any true measurements since I just estimated on most of it. If these turn out good then you could also add walnuts, chocoloate chips, sky’s the limit. So if you make these, if they are a little runny, then just add more almond meal or coconut flour.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Almond Meal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 small banana’s
  • heaping spoon full of almond butter
  • a big spoonful of raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a splash of vanilla extract
  • a couple tablespoons of coconut flour
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor. You want the batter to not be runny, more like creamy peanutbutter consistency.
  2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon out with a large spoon dollip’s of the mixture
  3. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes. Check and make sure they dont burn, I have a habit of burning the crap out of cookies.
  4. Cool and eat!

Okay, I made them and they were a hit! My dad said they tasted like little banana bread disks. So that is its new name. It official guys, I am a chef. I create recipes. Now maybe I can quit my day job and do this full time. Dream on….

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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Paleo Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies- Gluten and Nut free

vanilla beanWell, I am pretty sure these would have been good if I hadn’t burnt the crap out of them. But it’s okay because I am doing that sugar detox thing again and I am on day 5. Except I dont feel any skinnier or healthier, just annoyed that I cant eat sugar and that I burned $10 worth of Whole foods stuff. I was attempting to be a nice festive Account Executive tomorrow for my stores and while I delivered Christmas gifts I was going to give them cookies. Instead now I am just an annoyed Bah humbug fat feeling grouch. Maybe I will still give the burned cookies to the stores that arent making their numbers. hahahahaha. Thats mean. hee hee.

Also I think the fact that I havent been working out is starting to get to me. I hurt my shoulder recently and can’t do crossfit for a month so I am a little stir crazy. I have tried to do other things, but without the use of shoulders it gets kind of dull and my legs and bootie are thick enough, they don’t need any more squats. Damn shoulder. Damn cookies.

Okay, on to the recipe. Just dont burn them and I am sure they will taste good.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sunbutter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean (without the seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunk Chips
  1. Mix all the ingredients minus the chocolate chips in a food processor. Add the chips at the very end but I mixed them in with a spoon. If you hit the button it chops them up.
  2. Put about a large spoonful of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I used 2 sheets and each one held about 8 cookies.
  3. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes. NOT 16-18 minutes. Unless you like charcoal bottom dry ass cookies. Then go ahead and forget about them a few minutes. I would personally take them out a little on the chewy side if I ever make these again, so there is my advice on that!

Now hopefully yours come out much better then mine! You could probably add some walnut pieces in these and they would be super good. Oh, and props to PaleOMG for the recipe. That is like my paleo cooking bible website. Love it.

(Okay I made them again. This time I put walnut pieces in it and baked them for 12 minutes, and as I thought…they are great!)

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Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Desserts

 

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