Blueberry Muffins–coconut flour

½ cup coconut flour sifted
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
6 eggs
⅓ cup agave nectar
⅓ cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

  1. In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, agave, grapeseed oil and vanilla and blend well with a hand blender
  3. Mix dry ingredients into wet, blending with a hand mixer
  4. Gently fold in blueberries
  5. Place batter into a paper lined muffin pan
  6. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes
  7. Cool and serve
Makes 12 muffins

spaghetti squash eggs

Gonna throw some bacon in there!

  • 8 eggs, whisked
  • 1 sweet potato, shredded
  • 1 sweet onion, finely diced (I ran mine through the shredded with my sweet potato)
  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fat (I used bacon fat, smart)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425.
  2. Cut your spaghetti squash in half. Spoon out the seeds and discard. Don’t be afraid to put some back into it.
  3. Place spaghetti squash cut-side down on a cookie sheet. Bake for around 20-25 minutes of until spaghetti squash is soft to the touch. It should give a little.
  4. While your spaghetti squash bakes, crack all your eggs into a bowl and whisk together.
  5. Then shred your sweet potato. I used my always wonderful shredding attachment on my food processor. YOU STILL HAVEN’T BOUGHT A FOOD PROCESSOR?? Jesus. Buy one.
  6. Now you can either send your onion through the food processor or chop it yourself. Think about how easy your life could be if you sent it through a food process. There ya go.
  7. After they are done shredding away, add your fat source to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Plop in your sweet potato and onions and cover to let cook down.
  8. Randomly flip the sweet potatoes and onions and stir them up a bit to be sure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan or been. Keep covered until the sweet potatoes are soft and delicious.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Your spaghetti squash should be done at this point, so take it out of the oven and use a fork to remove the threads. Add them directly to your egg mixture.
  11. Turn your oven down to 400 degrees.
  12. Then throw your sweet potato and onion mixture in the bowl with your eggs and spaghetti squash and add all your seasonings.
  13. Mix together. Add some salt and pepper as need.
  14. Now grease an 8×8 glass baking dish. Pour your egg mixture in the dish.
  15. Bake your egg casserole for around 25-30 minutes. This b*tch is dense so make sure it is cooked all the way through before you pull it out to rest. I checked it out by pulling it out of the oven and poking at the middle part of the egg dish. If my finger sunk in, it wasn’t done. Obv. It should bounce back at you. Like fluffy eggs do. Rhymer, that I am.
  16. Let sit for 5+ minutes to cool and meld all together. I even ate this cold the next day.

taken from:http://paleomg.com/paleo-spaghetti-squash-breakfast-bake/

Muffins

UPDATE: i made these tonight–oh my golly gosh they are good!

This is a blueberry recipe but i’ll try choc. chips for the chocolate crazed girls.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. If you’re good at baking, you’ll know to mix the dry then the wet ingredients then mix together, but I do all the ingredients together and it works out just fine.
  3. Place ingredients into 8-10 silicone muffin cups in a muffin tin. Or you can use muffin tin paper liners.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Just keep an eye on it, they will puff up and look adorable.
  5. Eat them and be happy. And merry.

taken from: http://paleomg.com/simple-blueberry-muffins/

Paleo Crunch

Ingredients

Dry
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups almond meal
3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
4 cups raw slivered almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Wet
1 cup liquified coconut oil
1/2 cup raw organic honey
3 tsp pure vanilla extract

Optional
1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well to ensure ingredients are evenly distributed.
In a medium bowl, add wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
Mix the wet ingredients thoroughly into the dry ingredients.
Divide the mixture in a thin layer onto two rimmed baking sheets. It will fill about 1 and 1/2 jelly roll pans.
Press mixture down with your hands or the back of a large spoon.
Bake until lightly toasted, approximately 1 hour. Remove pans from oven and gently stir the mixture with a large spoon. Carefully return warm pans to the oven and continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir in optional ingredients, if desired. Let the mixture cool completely in the pans.
To store, place a folded paper towel (to absorb any excess coconut oil) in the bottom of a lidded storage container. Add paleo crunch to container and cover. Enjoy plain or with coconut or almond milk.

taken from:http://www.paleotable.com/2011/07/pams-paleo-crunch.html

Gluten-Free Almond Power Bars Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups almonds (raw)
  • 1/2 cup flax meal (flax seeds ground in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted almond butter (roasted tastes better)
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 4 drops stevia
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dagoba chocodrops (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor
  2. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat
  4. Remove coconut oil from stove, stir stevia, agave and vanilla into oil
  5. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste
  6. Press mixture into an 8 × 8 glass baking dish
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens
  8. In a small saucepan, melt chocodrops over very low heat, stirring continuously
  9. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
  10. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve

taken from: http://www.chow.com/recipes/11606-gluten-free-almond-power-bars

trio bars hack

Basic Ratio for TRIO Bars:
1 cup toasted or raw nuts (e.g., cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts), coarsely chopped
1/2 cup seeds (e.g., green pumpkin seeds (pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds)
1/3 cup chopped dried fruit (any variety/combination to create different tastes; this also includes unsweetened coconut)
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 cup brown rice syrup, barley malt syrup, or light cane syrup (e.g., Lyle’s Golden syrup)
(note: honey will not work–bars will be sticky, not crispy)

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8-inch square pan (9-inch is too big* see note below) with foil and lightly spray with (do not skip these steps!).
2. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.
3. Add the salt and syrup and stir to coat.
4. Scrape/dump mixture into prepared pan. Now, to press it out evenly: Tear off a good size piece of foil (around the size of the pan or slightly smaller). Lightly spray it with nonstick spray. Use the sprayed side of foil to press and spread evenly into pan. Works like a charm!
5. Bake for 18 minutes (the bars will not be hard at this point). Place pan on cooling rack and let cool for 15 to 20 minutes (give or take) until partially set up (it will depend on how hot or cold the kitchen—just don’t cool completely). Use the sides of foil to lift the bars from the pan. Do not try to remove from foil—they will stick like crazy. Cut into 8 bars.
6. Go and do something else until bars are completely cooled. Once cooled, the bars will lift right off of the foil. Wrap in parchment or wax paper and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

taken from: http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/homemade-trio-bars-and-homemade-kind.html?m=1

Grain-Free Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Granola Bar Recipe

Can’t wait to make these!

You will need:

2.5 cups assorted nuts and seeds
1 cup dried fruit
2 cups shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
splash of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
generous sprinkle of cinnamon
some more cinnamon
Roughly chop 1 cup of the nuts and seeds. Place in a bowl.

Use your food processor to pulse the other 1.5 cups of nuts and seeds into a finer “chop.” Add to the bowl.

Add your fruit.

Stir in the dried coconut.

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine oil, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Cook until the mixture bubbles, then pour over the fruit/nut mixture.

Stir to combine completely.

Press your mixture into a parchment-lined pan of some sort. Press HARD.

Cool 2-3 hours, then remove from the pan and cut into bars.

Taken from: http://www.joyfulabode.com

Primal Energy Bar recipe

Gonna try these out today!!!

UPDATE: i made these today w/out coconut. Used vanilla whey protein powder and a few chocolate chips. I then melted some dark chocolate and layered the bottom or top, however ya look at it then cut into squares. They are fairly good, although next time i’m going to try chocolate whey powder and chuck in some cocoa powder for more like a chocolate zbar.

1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup almond butter (although cashew, hazelnut, walnut and even pumpkin butters will work well too!)
1/4 cup coconut oil (check your local health food store)

1/4 cup almond meal (simply pulse approximately 1/4 cup of almonds until it creates a coarse flour)
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of raw honey (although, this is really kind of optional because the egg will help hold the mixture together)
1/2 cup unsweetened whey protein powder (or 60g)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut to sprinkle on top

Directions:
On a cookie sheet, toast nuts and shredded coconut until golden brown. In order for them to cook evenly, you need to shake up the tray at least once during cooking…trust us!
Once toasted, pour mixture into a food processor and pulse until nuts are chopped and the mixture becomes coarsely ground (sort of the consistency of bread crumbs).
In a mixing bowl, melt coconut oil and almond butter (about 30 seconds). Remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
Add vanilla extract, honey and sea salt. Mix thoroughly.
Fold in nut mixture, almond meal and protein powder until mixed thoroughly.
Add whole egg and mix thoroughly.
Fold in blueberries/cranberries.
Press mixture into an 8 by 8 loaf pan (a modification that we made to keep everything crisper and help the bars to hold together).
Cook in a preheated oven at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, sprinkle a ¼ cup of shredded coconut on top and place under broiler until top begins to brown.
Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces/bars.
Enjoy or stack on wax paper/parchment and store in an airtight container.

Recipe from :http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-energy-bar-redux/

Nutrition for 1/12 of the batch. Nutritional breakdown courtesy of FitDay.com:

Calories: 184

Fat: 15.4 grams

Carbohydrates: 6.4 grams

Protein: 7.5 grams

Sort of paleo oatmeal/almond meal cookies

1  cup quick rolled oats (Iknow not paleo, but kids eat them)
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup organic honey
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg

Optional: 1/2 cup of nuts, dried fruit

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine all wet ingredients.

3. Add the wet mixture into dry and mix.

4. Either “drop” rounded tablespoons onto a non stick cookie sheet or into greases mini muffin tin.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, let cool for ten before transferring to a wire rack.

Adapted from:  “Dora and Diegos Lets Cook

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie bread

1 cup blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cloves
½ cup roasted pumpkin
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon stevia
3 eggs
In a food processor combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and spices
Add pumpkin, honey, stevia and eggs and pulse for 2 minutes
Scoop batter into a petite loaf pan
Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes
Go over to http://www.elanaspantry.com for original recipe and more awesome yummies.