Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baked Goods

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Posted December 21, 2013
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mexican holiday cookies

This recipe is courtesy of Elena’s Pantry. Elena has so many fabulous recipes. We recommend her site as well as her cookbooks.

Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

Posted July 16, 2013
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sweet potato brownie

We experimented with this recipe originally posted on thehealthyfoodie.com blog. We altered just a few things. For example we did not include arrowroot flour or ancho chile. We also used almond butter and cashew butter in lieu of hazelnut butter in the icing and we left out the honey altogether. The brownies are pretty sticky coming out of the pan. The texture is more cake-like.

Rasberry Coconut Paleo Muffins

Posted June 17, 2013
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rapsberry coconut paleo muffins

Delicious, moist, summery raspberry muffins. Perfect as a side to summer salad or as part of an awesome breakfast. Grain free to boost!

Pluot Scones

Posted June 7, 2013
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Pluot Scones

Sometimes it’s just fun to take some of the fruits of summer and bake up a quick breakfast (or anytime) treat. We found some delicious organic pluots and though it seemed almost wrong not to just eat them raw, I only used 2 to whip up these not-to-sweet gluten free scones.

Gluten Free Lemon Ginger Muffins

Posted January 15, 2013
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lemongingermuffin

For a greater lemon flavor, add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and decrease yogurt to 3/4 cup.

Cranberry Bars

Posted December 20, 2012
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cranberry bar slice

These are delicious served with plain or vanilla Greek-style yogurt or fresh whipped cream.

Grain Free Galette (Free Form Apple Pie)

Posted November 19, 2012
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grainfreegalette2

A delicious apple pie alternative, boasting 10 grams of protein and 6 grams fiber per slice!

Sweet Potato Coconut Cookies

Posted October 11, 2012
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sweet potato surprise cookies2

These cookies are inspired by the delicious Scout cookies that we first had at Watercourse Foods in Denver. It’s dangerous to have them around because it’s nearly impossible not to go back for more.

Grain Free Apple Pumpkin Kugel

Posted September 17, 2012
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grain free apple pumpkin kugel

Kugel is a traditional Jewish side dish or dessert. It is often made with Egg Noodles, but basically by definition it is more of a pudding of sorts. The literal Yiddish translation means “sphere” or “ball.” We especially wanted to make this recipe in honor of grain-free enthusiasts celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Peach Muffins (Gluten free)

Posted August 16, 2012
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GF peach muffins2

 
Makes 6 muffins
1 cup gluten free flour mixture
1/4 cup almond meal
2 tablespoons ground flax
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaq ground cinnamon
1/4 cup organic sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 medium egg
2 tablespoons Greek style yogurt
1/4 cup lowfat 2% milk
3/4 cup peaches, diced
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with paper or [...]