These are super easy and delectably delicious treats for both kids and adults alike. Since we’ve continued with our grain free way of life I’ve been proactively looking for some great recipes to experiment with. This one is a complete winner and is well worth sharing with you.
It uses almond and coconut flour, two of my favourite flours to bake delicious treats now. Both can easily be found at health food stores.
I love the texture of these cookies, with their melt in your mouth deliciousness.
Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies (grain and egg-free)
Makes 20-30 cookies
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup ghee or coconut oil (or butter), melted
- 1/2 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup (or similar sweetener of choice)
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Pecan halves (approximately 30 halves)
- Preheat oven to 180°C
- Place the pecan halves on a baking sheet and toast in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes
- Combine all the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a large mixing bowl
- Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl
- Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir in the chocolate chips
- Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on the lined trays
- Place one toasted pecan half on top of the cookie dough ball and press down until it is lightly imbedded in the dough
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool on the tray for a few minutes before removing so they set – otherwise they will be too soft and may fall apart
- Place onto a cooling rack after a few minutes, when they’re set… they’re ready to be enjoyed with a hot cuppa or a glass of almond milk 🙂
These delicious burgers are Paleo friendly, easy and super tasty too!
While we have enjoyed burgers bread buns in the past, we happily look forward to enjoying the true taste of a burger minus the high carb bread.
I must admit, I was a bit sceptical that these burgers would be exquisitely delicious, but I was unbelievably wrong! This is one of our favourite meals now and we both look forward to our Turkey Tuesdays to commemorate our new love for this dish.
Since we love sweet potato, I made some wedges as an accompaniment, as well as a paleo friendly guacamole which is divinely delish, and can be used interchangeably with other dishes too. The threesome combo of sweet potato, guacamole and turkey burgers was a friendship made in heaven. We also added some freshly picked lettuce from our veggie patch which adds a wonderful freshness to the dish too 🙂
You have to try it!
Makes 4 – 5 burgers
- 250gm turkey mince
- 1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Coconut oil to cook
- Preheat pan a teaspoon of coconut oil
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a fork
- Divide into 4 or 5 portions and shape into patties
- Cook the patties in prepared pan for about 5-8 minutes each side
- Enjoy with some guacamole and sweet potato wedges on the side
Please note: Coriander is also known as Cilantro
Tasty Paleo Guacamole
Makes about a cup
- 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chilli powder
- sea salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork, serve immediately
Yes, these taste as good as they look!
My partner and I have decided to try a gluten free diet, which has lead to following a paleo diet, and it has been a brilliant decision! If you’re not sure on what the paleo way of eating is please follow the link – What is Paleo?
I’m finding the switch one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, the food is delicious and absolutely healthy. I’ll be posting a few fantastic finds and experiments I’ve been trying.
These cookies are scrumptiously delicious and light 🙂
Makes 15-20 cookies, prep time: 15 minutes
- 3 cups Almond flour
- 5 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup of dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Preheat oven to 180ºC
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- In a small mixing bowl combine dry ingredients, set aside
- In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, vanilla extract and honey with an electric hand mixer
- Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
- Add the coconut oil and mix through, then add chocolate chips
- Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on the lined trays, press down slightly
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden and cooked, transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
Did someone mention Chocolate brownies? I think all chocolate lovers out there appreciate a great, moist, delicious brownie.
This recipe will make all brownie lovers smile because this recipe is not only divinely bowl licking tasty, but these chocolate brownies have additional health benefits! After sampling these brownies at a local health food store I decided that I was going to endevour to recreate the goodness that made our taste buds dance.
Goji berries have been praised for their nutritional qualities for more than 2,000 years, across the rural areas of China, Tibet and Mongolia. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E, all of which are essential for breaking down amino acids and fats, and converting carbs into energy. They also contain as many as 22 minerals (including zinc, iron, copper, calcium and selenium) and 11 amino acids. Goji berries also contain 3% more protein than whole meat, and more iron than spinach.
The kale and goji berries enhance this brownie recipe and add a whole lot of wholesome goodness to what would normally be a treat. So when you eat these delicious pieces of yummyness, you don’t have to feel so guilty because it does contain some goodness!
Kale and Goji Berry Brownies
Makes 20 squares
- 1 bunch of Kale
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 200g dark chocolate (cooking)
- 3 large eggs
- 200g unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a 5cm deep, 20cm base square cake pan with non stick baking paper
- Wash the kale and pat dry. Gently tear the leafy portions away from the stem. Place kale in a steamer for 5 minutes or until wilted. Place the wilted kale into a food processor and puree the kale. Drain any excess liquid and set aside. There should be about 1 cup of kale at this point
- Melt the chocolate, butter and sugar gently over low heat, stirring until evenly melted and smooth. Remove from heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl allowing it to cool slightly
- Add eggs, kale, and vanilla extract to chocolate mixture. Mix well
- Add the almond meal, goji berries and cacao powder and stir to combine but do not over mix
- Carefully pour the brownie mixture into the prepared pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until set
- Once slightly cooled, carefully lift brownies out of the pan and place onto a cooling rack
- Place into an airtight container overnight or for a few hours before cutting into squares
- No topping needed, enjoy the moist delicious brownies 🙂
Health Benefits of Eating Kale
Health Benefits of Goji Berries