Blueberry Peach Breakfast Bars

Blueberry Peach Breakfast Bars

These bad boys are free of any added sugar whatsoever and this recipe features my fav grain free & gut friendly flour alternative of the moment-tigernut flour! Learn more about this nutty tasting, lightly sweet, fiber-rich root vegetable here. You can absolutely sub any fruit you like and make this a healthy dessert vs. a breakfast by adding a spoonful of coconut whipped cream or coconut milk icecream! Are you strict Autoimmune Paleo (AIP)? Sub a gelatin egg (see below) for the regular egg and leave out the flax and nut topping-add coconut flakes instead 🙂

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What you need:

  • 1 and 1/4 cup tigernut flour-sifted!
  • pinch of pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • heavy dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup full fat coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pastured egg (room temp)
    • OR 1 gelatin egg-(1 T grass fed gelatin with 1 T lukewarm water until gelatin is wet; pour in 2 T hot boiling water and whisk vigorously until it thickens)
  • 1.5 T ground flaxseed (flaxmeal)
  • 1 small peach (chopped)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 T chopped pecans (optional)-leave out for strict AIP

How you do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375, line 8×8 with parchment paper or grease well with coconut oil
  2. Combine dry ingredients
  3. Combine coconut oil. coconut milk, vanilla
  4. Whisk apple cider vinegar into wet ingredients, whisk in egg until well combined
  5. Add wet to dry until combined
  6. Pour into baking dish and top with fruit, press down lightly to make sure fruit is in the batter
  7. Top with chopped nuts
  8. Bake for 40-45 min or until edges look golden + knife comes out clean -should appear soft in texture like a muffin/scone
  9. Let cool & slice

Makes 9-12 bars depending on how you slice ’em

Store in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze!

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Paleo chocolate chip cookies

Paleo chocolate chip cookies

These cookies are made with my favorite nutrient dense superfood of the moment-tigernuts! These little nut-free root vegetables make a delicious fiber-rich flour once blended up and offer a nutty flavor without the nuts! These are not only free of nuts but SUPER allergy friendly as they are free of gluten, soy, eggs and peanuts!

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What you need:

  • 1 cup tigernut flour
  • 2 T cassava flour
  • 2 tsp grass fed gelatin
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup salted butter (I used Vital Farms)-room temp-use ghee if AIP
  • ¼ cup coconut oil-liquid (can use other liquid oil like olive)
  • 2 T raw local honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ c chocolate chips**-I used Pascha unsweetened but Lilys stevia chips work well here too!

How you do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine flours, gelatin, baking soda all in a large bowl with a whisk-make sure there are no clumps in the flours
  3. Mix together room temp butter/oil, honey, vanilla and add to dry ingredients; mix until combined
  4. Fold in carob/chocolate chips or other add in
  5. Scoop large tablespoonfuls onto lined cookie sheet and flatten tops a bit
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges just golden-don’t over-bake!

Makes 12 cookies

**Use carob chips if strict AIP; use macadamia nuts/coconut flakes if strict low histamine

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Sugar Detox Breakfast Brownies

Sugar Detox Breakfast Brownies

These brownies are my go-to for satisfying a chocolate-y dessert craving without any added sugars or sweeteners!  They are great for busy weeks to grab on the go for breakfast; I also love crumbling them over smoothies as a replacement for granola. I generally like to keep a batch of these on tap in my freezer for when a chocolate craving strikes.  These are very versatile in terms of changing up the toppings-I recommend adding a few sweetened chocolate chips to the mix if serving kids or people who are used to sweeter palates-these are just barely sweet! 

Makes 9 squares

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Bar Ingredients
1 large sweet potato
½ cup cacao powder (can sub carob powder)
2 large eggs
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup melted coconut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix ins/Toppings (recommend about a 1/3 cup total toppings):

  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • walnuts
  • cacao nibs
  • unsweetened chocolate chips (I recommend Pascha organic 100% cacao chips) or Eating Evolved midnight coconut bar (chopped) or Lilys brand stevia baking chips; if wanting sweetened chocolate then I recommend chopping Eating Evolved 70% or higher bars or Enjoy Life mini chips

How you do it:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Wash/dry sweet potato and pierce with a fork a few times- bake for 35-45 minutes (make sure you can easily poke a fork through, should be very soft)
3. Once baked, let cool and remove skin (if short on time you can try cooking in the
microwave instead)
4. Grease 9×9 dish with coconut oil or ghee
5. Add cooled sweet potato and all other bar ingredients to food processor and mix until well combined, fold in chocolate/walnuts (save some for topping)- you can also just mix everything in a bowl if looking for a light arm workout 🙂
6. Scoop batter into greased baking dish and sprinkle with reserved nuts/toppings
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean
8. Cool before cutting; store in the fridge for a few days or freeze!

Makes 9 squares

**updates:

-Add 2-3 scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen peptides to boost protein content (mix right into the batter after other ingredients are blended)

-I have tried half coconut oil/half coconut butter and they came out great-super fudgy!

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Served as a ‘heathified’ dessert! Topped with fresh organic raspberries, chopped hazelnuts and a scoop of So Delicious No Sugar Added icecream

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Salted Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Salted Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These cookies are what I call Pegan=paleo and vegan!  It can be tough to find a recipe (that actually tastes good) that is devoid of gluten, dairy AND eggs but this one is a winner!!  I tweaked the sugar to be as low as possible but you may be able to alternatively sub a small amount of monk or stevia sweeteners if you prefer.  Also-I’ve included my recipe for making a flax egg as well-this is an easy egg substitute for baking recipes for those who don’t do well with eggs.  Enjoy!

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What you need for cookies:

  • 1 flax egg (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup softened (not melty) coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 3 T maple syrup
  • 2 T coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

For Flax egg

  • 1 T ground flax
  • 2.5 T warm water

How you do it:

To make Flax Egg: Whisk ground flax + warm water in a small bowl, let sit for 10-15 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350S
  2. Sift (you can just use a whisk) together almond flour, tapioca starch, baking soda and salt
  3. In another bowl blend together nut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla until smooth
  4. Add flax egg into wet mix
  5. Add flour to wet mixture and mix just until a dough forms
  6. Fold in chopped walnuts and chocolate chips
  7. Chill mix in the fridge for 15 minutes
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment and preheat oven to 350
  9. Scoop onto baking sheet and flatten tops slightly
  10. Bake 13-15 minutes until just turning golden brown (should still look a little soft)
  11. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet before serving, sprinkle with a touch of salt
  12. Serve with steamed almond milk 🙂

Makes roughly a dozen cookies

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Vanilla Sea Salt Cashew Butter

Vanilla Sea Salt Cashew Butter

THIS. STUFF. IS. SO. GOOD.

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Why it took me so long to DIY my own cashew butter is beyond me.  This was oh so simple and tastier than any store-bought brand I’ve ever had!  Be patient with your food processor though…it does take time and the creaminess will come, I promise 🙂  

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What you need:

  • 1 cup raw organic cashews

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ~1/2 tsp himalayan pink sea salt

  • optional: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, pinch of cayenne

How you do it:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy. This will take time people, be patient! Depending on how powerful your gadget it may go for 15ish min but it will happen!  I used a NINJA food processor and it took about 7-8 minutes (I stopped it intermittently to scrape down the sides).

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Store in a glass container in the fridge for 1-2 months- if you don’t eat it all first 🙂

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

Beans in your protein balls!?  Yes mam!  I love this recipe because it is a different take on the typical homemade protein ball using beans and whole food-based ingredients only vs. protein powders and added sweeteners! I like to use Eden Organics brand of beans to help the digestibility factor and you can likely sub chia for flaxseed here as well if you so choose!  Sugar addicts-these may be less sweet than you are used to therefore I recommend the dark chocolate drizzle component or adding chocolate chips into the batter.  I can best describe these as the result of pumpkin pie and cookie dough having a baby-therefore they have a soft cookie dough-like texture with a spiced punkin pie flava-I love adding the walnuts to add a crunch (if you are nut free add pumpkin seeds instead)!

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What you need:

  • 1 can organic white cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup + 1 T coconut flour
  • 5-6 dates-pitted and soaked in hot water to soften for 5-10 min
  • 1.5 T ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ~2 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped pumpkin seeds or walnuts (if you don’t need nut-free) to mix in, dark chocolate chips for melting (I used a bar of melted taza 95% dark chocolate + coconut oil)

How you do it:

  1. All in a food processor: combine beans, pumpkin, coconut flour, dates, flax, vanilla, cinnamon
  2. If adding walnuts/add ins-fold into batter now
  3. Line parchment paper on a baking sheet
  4. Scoop out batter (should be a thick/sticky batter) and form ~tablespoon size balls, place on baking sheet
  5. If drizzling with chocolate melt chocolate bar with ~1 T coconut oil; drizzle or dip balls into chocolate ( I topped with a few sprinkles of bee pollen as well)
  6. Freeze at least 30-40 minutes and enjoy!

Tip: Store in the freezer or in the fridge for 3-4 days

Makes about 12 balls.

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Snickerdoodle Fat Balls

Snickerdoodle Fat Balls

This recipe is a new fav of mine!  Great to help cut a sweet tooth when the going of sugar free, keto or candida diets gets tough!  These are high in healthy fats so they are very satiating and help cut cravings.  PS: they taste similar to snickerdoodle cookie dough 🙂

These also provide a gut healing benefit thanks to the collagen peptides and ghee (ghee is one of the best sources of butyrate in the diet-a short chain fatty acid linked to improved gut health, immunity and colon cancer prevention.  Read more about butyrate in my recent blog post on the Five Journeys blog.

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What you need:

  • 3 T melted coconut manna (coconut butter)
  • 3 T MCT oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee (I used Fourth & Heart salted ghee but the vanilla bean is highly recommended)
  • 2 droppers of liquid stevia (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides (I used Vital Proteins)
  • ½-¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Extra cinnamon for topping!

How you do it:

  1. Melt coconut manna and ghee together in a large bowl, add in MCT oil, stevia and vanilla
  2. In another bowl whisk/sift together collagen, cinnamon, coconut flour, almond flour and coconut flakes; add to wet ingredients
  3. Using a small scoop or tablespoon scoop dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with more cinnamon
  4. Freeze at least 30 minutes and enjoy!

Tip: Store in the freezer and enjoy whenever you need a sweet treat without breaking your sugar free plan 🙂

Makes about 6-8 balls

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Recipe adapted from Rachel’s Good Eats