Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grain Free, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are amazing.  Seriously.  I have tried a ton of recipes and I really, really love these.  I combined a few recipes I found online and this is what I came up with.  And yes, I have made a new batch every day for the past few days.  Not because I am compulsively eating them.

1 c. almond flour (I like Honeyville the best)
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. real salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
3 T. coconut oil
3 T. real maple syrup
2 t. vanilla
1/4 c. or so of Enjoy Life chocolate chips
I add a large handful of raw, sprouted pecans or walnuts -- totally optional!

Mix coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.  Add in all dry ingredients.  Then add in chips and nuts, if desired.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 min and then LEAVE ON TRAY for 5 minutes.  This is super important when baking with almond flour.

This recipe makes 10 cookies.  And you will eat them all in less than 10 hours.  But honestly, if you're going to indulge, these are pretty harmless.  At least I hope so.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Grain Free, Gluten Free, Banana PB muffins

Wow, that's a mouthful.  I combined a few ideas I found online and created these gems today.  And they are delicious.  I've been gluten free for over a year now but my alternative doc recommended I try grain free a few months ago so I am always looking for ideas.....of things that taste good.  I'm not into eating cardboard.

1 c. peanut butter (yes, another nut butter would be healthier but I looooove pb!)
2 very ripe bananas
2 organic eggs
1 t. Bragg's apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. baking soda
3 T. pure maple syrup

Throw all this in the BlendTec and blend until smooth.  (eggs first makes it easier to blend)
Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 15 min. at 375.  This recipe makes 12 muffins.