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Gluten Free Apple Crumble October 19, 2016

Filed under: Breakfast,Dessert,Fruit,Miscellany,My Favorites,Recipe,Snack — Crista @ 8:54 pm

After apple picking over the weekend, I’ve been dying to make an apple crisp, but wanted something a bit “crunchier” than my usual paleo recipe, so I tweaked that and added whole grain oats. Delicious!

Ingredients:
6 medium apples, peeled, sliced, then chopped in half width-wise
1 cup ogranic whole grain rolled oats
1 cup almond flour
A pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup grass-fed butter
1 cup organic honey, local if possible
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place peeled, sliced apples in a baking dish. Drizzle with about a teaspoon of honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. In large bowl, combine oats, almond flour, salt, cinnamon. In a small sauce pain, combine and melt butter, honey, and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry. Spread topping over the apples. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crispy.

 

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie September 13, 2014

Filed under: Beverage,Breakfast,Fruit,Gluten Free,My Favorites,Recipe,Snack — Crista @ 7:04 pm

Having moved away from strict paleo but jumping in with both feet into the “Lifestyle” level of the Whole Life Challenge, I’m pretty happy to be able to use plain (organic) yogurt in my smoothies. Just whipped one up that is so simple, and pretty damn delicious! I included 1/2 scoop of a new organic/gluten-free/dairy-free/soy-free protein powder that a friend introduced me to recently, since I hadn’t had much protein today and needed a little boost.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp organic unrefined flax seed oil
1/2 scoop Raw Fit protein powder
4 small organic frozen strawberries
4 slices organic frozen banana
1 organic plain greek yogurt (I’m a fan of Stonyfield)
1 cups unsweetened almond milk

Blend all of the above in Ninja or similar food processor/blender, pulsing for 30-60 seconds or until completely blended…and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Banana Frosty September 30, 2013

Filed under: Dessert,Fruit,Recipe,Snack — Crista @ 11:16 pm

Modified from a recipe posted by the LuRong Living challenge team

A twist on the very simple banana ice cream recipe I posted last year, this chocolate “frosty” isn’t bad at all! I didn’t add the sliced almonds called for in the original recipe and found the amount of cocoa (1 tbsp) called for to be a little too much, but I’ve tried it with both almond and coconut milk, and it’s quite good for a quick and easy frozen treat either way! Two thumbs up from the 8-year-old on this one as well. (Tip: when your bananas are ripening, slice a few up and line them in a flat tupperware or ziploc bag so you always have some frozen banana slices on hand.)

 

Ingredients:
1 frozen banan, sliced
1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
1/2 tbsp organic unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla

 

Place all ingredients in blender or ninja and pulse until smooth. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy! Add shaved or chopped nuts for a little extra crunch.
 

Paleo Fruit Smoothies September 9, 2013

Filed under: Breakfast,Dessert,Fruit,My Favorites,Recipe,Snack — Crista @ 11:08 pm

I came up with this one on my own, and it quickly became a breakfast staple over the summer. I like to mix it up and try different fruits or other add-ins, though my favorite is strawberry. I’m not one to precisely measure everything out, but this is about what I throw in to my single-serve Ninja each time.

2-3 frozen organic strawberries (or equivalent amount frozen blueberries, banana slices, mixed berries, or some combo therein)
1 tbsp organic cold-pressed flax seed oil
1 tsp organic raw honey
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup almond milk
2-3 ice cubes

Other delicious add-ins include almond or sun butter, especially with banana (tip: slice up extra ripe bananas and freeze for smoothies or to make quick and simple no-dairy banana ice cream). A little cocoa powder can also be a tasty addition. The possibilities are endless!

 

Paleo Banana Bread January 3, 2013

Filed under: Breakfast,Dessert,Fruit,My Favorites,Recipe,Snack — Crista @ 10:35 pm

Found here: http://robbwolf.com/2011/04/21/recipe-paleo-banana-bread/

This is one of my favorite recipes yet, and received a resounding “AWESOME” from the 7-year-old, who has been less than enthusiastic about Paleo eating lately. I left out the nuts and added dark chocolate chips instead. It smelled amazing as it was baking. Delicious!

Ingredients:

2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup chopped nuts (and/or dark chocolate chips)
3-4 ripe bananas (mashed well)
2 tbsp local honey
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, add the mashed bananas, eggs, honey, and vanilla and mix well.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.

Fill greased muffin tins, baking cups, mini-loaf pans or big loaf pans about 3/4 full.

Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes and loaves for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Paleo Apple Crisp December 29, 2012

Filed under: Breakfast,Dessert,Fruit,My Favorites,Recipe,Snack — Crista @ 9:06 pm

Found here: http://cavemanstrong.com/2010/09/apple-crisp/

I made this twice over the holidays too, and it was pretty much a hit with everyone. Like the pumpkin pie, I made it with coconut oil the first time and butter the second, and again was surprised to prefer the first one. Both were a major hit with the 7-year-old, especially when warmed up with a little whipped cream on top.

Edited to add: I’ve made this twice again since the holidays but with organic grass-fed butter, and this makes it by far the best apple crisp I have ever made. The 7-year-old asks for this every weekend! 

Ingredients:
5 medium apples, peeled, sliced, then chopped in half width-wise
2 cups almond flour
A pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup coconut oil or grass-fed butter
¼ cup honey or agave
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place peeled, sliced apples in a baking dish. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinammon. In large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, cinnamon. In a smaller bowl, combine oil or butter, honey or agave, and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry. Spread topping over the apples. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. When apples are soft and their juices bubble, remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to brown crispy.

AppleCrisp

 

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Filed under: Fruit,Recipe,Side dish — Crista @ 7:24 pm

Found here: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-thanksgiving-recipes/#s2

This one was a bit tart, but still tasty. I popped the leftovers in the freezer thinking it may be a tasty frozen treat…may add a drop of stevia to add a little sweetness.

Ingredients:
1 lb fresh raw cranberries
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Pour the orange juice and cranberries in a medium sized pot over medium-low heat and slowly bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. As the cranberries cook, they will pop. When most of the cranberries have popped, the sauce is ready. Cool in the refrigerator and serve cold.

CranberrySauce

 

 
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