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Gingersnaps (Paleo, Grain-Free) - Deliciously Organic. Makes about 24 3-inch cookies 7 tablespoons unsalted butter or 6 tablespoons palm shortening 1/2 cup coconut sugar 3 tablespoons molasses 1 1/4 cups almond flour 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 cup tapioca flour 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt Place butter, sugar and molasses in the bowl of a standing mixer.

Gingersnaps (Paleo, Grain-Free) - Deliciously Organic

Using the beater attachment, beat the mixture on medium-high for 2 minutes. Paleo Gingersnap Cookies - A Whole New Twist. These nut-free and Paleo Gingersnap Cookies are made with tapioca flour and coconut flour.

Paleo Gingersnap Cookies - A Whole New Twist

They’re crispy on the outside and have a chewy, toffee-like center. You won’t believe they are grain-free and gluten-free! I have had a lot of positive feedback on my Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies… …but it was so quiet over at my Grain Free Ginger Cookies Post, that I could hear the crickets chirping. Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies + A Healthy Holiday Cookie Round-Up! - The Healthy Maven. Gingersnap Cookies - Primal Palate. We are in the final days before print craze here with our latest book, Make it Paleo 2, and I finally realized that December is half over, and I haven’t worked on any of the holiday baking recipes that I planned on.

Gingersnap Cookies - Primal Palate

Time flies when you’re finishing a book! Healthy Ginger Snap Recipe.

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Fruit. Cold. Cinnamon and Apple Waffles. Pancakes are great, but we can’t forget about their close cousin, waffles.

Cinnamon and Apple Waffles

If you own a waffle iron and thought you would never use it again and that it would just keep on accumulating dust, then this recipe is for you! Granted, they are another one of those indulgences and not shy on the nut flours, but if you are one of those who would rather have some treats in moderation, then there is nothing wrong with them. The batter itself is low in sugar, but still tangy and delicious, thanks to the addition of the grated Granny Smith apple.

You can prepare the liquid portion of the batter and leave it in the refrigerator overnight so that they are ready very quickly the next morning for a lazy Sunday morning treat. Granola Bars. On those busy days when you just don’t have time to cook up breakfast before leaving the house, a granola bar can be the ideal grab-and-go food to tide you over.

Granola Bars

They’re mess-free, easy to eat with your hands, and they hold up well to pretty much any kind of travel. The only problem with this rosy picture is that “granola” is typically a mix of oats and other grains, putting granola bars pretty far outside the Paleo menu. So anything you can get in a box at the store is probably out. Pumpkin Banana Bread. For those times when you want to come to the party with a traditional basket of baked goods, try your hand at this seasonal and delicious pumpkin banana bread!

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Almond and Coconut Macaroons. Macaroons are almost Paleo to start with: egg whites, almond paste, and coconut flakes are all perfectly healthy.

Almond and Coconut Macaroons

The only thing to really find a substitute for is the mass quantity of sugar you’ll find in most of the commercial recipes: some store-bought macaroons are so overwhelmingly sweet you can barely even taste the rest of the ingredients! That’s definitely not the case here: yes, there’s some honey in the recipe as a binder and a sweetener, but it’s not so much that it overpowers the rest of the ingredients. With these macaroons, you’ll really be able to enjoy the nutty, almond-coconut flavors and the more subtle sweetness the vanilla extract, not just a huge blast of sugar.

Macaroons only take egg whites, but don’t throw out those yolks: all the nutrition in the egg is there! To use up your extra egg yolks, why not throw together a batch of mayonnaise? PREP: 15 min. COOK: 12 min. Ingredients. Fruit Cake. Some grain-based desserts you don’t even miss after going Paleo: stale grocery-store cookies, tasteless “snack cakes” out of the vending machine, and the Styrofoam sheet cakes that seem to spring fully formed from break room tables for office birthday parties.

Fruit Cake

But other old favorite treats are harder to let go of, even if they’re not ultimately worth the pain of eating them. Fond memories of enjoying an old family recipe during the holidays can easily put fruitcake into this latter category, making every heavy, sticky-sweet slice a wrench to pass up. Mango Lime Gelatin Gummies.

As we hinted about in our recent fruit juice gelatin recipe, using gelatin in desserts and treats opens the door to an array of fun and tasty ways to enjoy fruits and this recipe surely delivers.

Mango Lime Gelatin Gummies

With just the right amount of tanginess and tropical feel from the mango and lime juice, these are perfect on a hot summer day. Flourless Banana Pancakes. The search for the perfect Paleo pancake continues!

Flourless Banana Pancakes

Carrot cake pancakes are one way to do it, but what if you’re not into a lot of almond flour? Well, here’s a Sunday brunch recipe that doesn’t rely on any kind of flour at all – in fact, it’s completely nut-free, so even if you’re avoiding nuts for some reason, you can still enjoy. The recipe calls for vanilla extract and cinnamon, but you could add whatever spices you like – bananas make a tasty delivery vehicle for just about anything. The instructions also give amounts for one person, but it’s easy to modify for a group; just use the ratio of 2 eggs:1.5 bananas. Carrot Cake Pancakes. Did you ever find it annoying that carrot cake gets to advertise itself with pictures of bunnies nibbling on fresh, raw vegetables? As if adding a carrot or two could somehow outweigh several cups each of processed sugar and refined flour! Most of the time, you can barely even distinguish the carrot taste behind a cloying layer of sugar and cream cheese.

Banana Raisin Cookies. The hardest unhealthy foods to give up are always the ones with memories attached to them. Foods that mean nothing to you are easy to leave behind in favor of more nutritious options. But if you used to love baking with your family and friends, and you still remember the gleeful anticipation as the whole house started to smell warm and sweet, and then the sticky fingers and the giggles as you pried your new creations straight off the baking sheet – in that case, it’s a little harder to let go. For those times when you just want a cookie, this recipe delivers a soft, chewy bite of sweetness without most of the problems that make grain-based cookies so unhealthy.

In the great battle over crispy vs. chewy, these are definitely cookies for the “chewy cookie” crowd; they’re almost like a cross between cookies and banana bread. You can play around with the recipe if you like: I added some coconut flakes, but leave them out if you don’t like them. PREP: 5 min. COOK: 30 min. Apple and Almond Butter Bites. An apple with almond butter is a quick and convenient snack, but have you ever wanted something a little bit…more? Pumpkin Pie Pudding. This creamy, lightly-sweetened pudding is a perfect dessert option for pumpkin pie season – all the familiar spices and flavors, but without a crust to worry about.

It’s simple to make, and you can make it well ahead of time in case you’ll be busy after dinner: it needs an hour or two to chill in the fridge anyway. The tapioca starch gives you a thick, pudding-like texture, and the almond (or coconut) milk makes it creamy even without any dairy at all. Nutritionally, this is also a good choice for dessert, because it doesn’t rely on a whole lot of nuts (which can be irritating to the digestive system and also high in Omega-6 fats), and it’s even based on a vegetable. Pumpkin is high in iron, and Vitamins A, C, E, and K; it also has quite a bit of magnesium. And the fat in the egg yolk and the “milk” helps you absorb all that good stuff. Coconut Tapioca Pudding. A well-loved dessert all around the world, tapioca pudding is one “treat” that’s easily made Paleo, because when you take out the sugar and milk, it’s actually not unhealthy! Tapioca is a safe starch, and actually quite a good choice of carbohydrate: it’s mostly glucose (starch), without a lot of fructose (sugar).

Nutritionally, it’s not much to speak of, but it doesn’t do any harm either, so it’s perfectly fine to eat as an addition to a nutritious diet. In this dessert, the tapioca pearls add texture and flavor to a coconut milk pudding. The key to making the “pudding” part of the recipe work is patience. With the egg yolks and the coconut milk, you’re creating a thick mixture called a custard, which gives the pudding its thick, creamy texture. Once your pudding is ready to go, the fun part begins. Berry Crumble. Chocolate Banana Boats.

It’s really absurd how conventional “fruit” desserts make every effort to hide the actual fruit behind a blanket of whipped cream, sugar, or pastry dough, as if the fruit was only good as a delivery system for candy. Eat real food for long enough, and all the Cool Whip will start to taste disgustingly artificial – but you’ll still appreciate the natural sweetness of the fruit, and that’s what this recipe delivers. Instead of hiding the banana under a mountain of coconut fudge, it uses chocolate as a condiment to bring out the flavor of the fruit itself. Hazelnut Pancakes With Blood Orange Sauce. Halloween Apple Mouths. Halloween is at the door and many will be facing a common question when it comes to holidays that are associated with unhealthy food: should we or the kids fully indulge, should we stay strict Paleo or can a compromise be attained?

We think that the later option should prove to be best for a vast majority of people. Pumpkin Pie Bites. Think of a vegetable, any vegetable. Coconut Squares. The following coconut squares are both delicious and very easy to prepare. They look sophisticated and are therefore perfect to serve when hosting guests. Paleo Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream. The good news is that you don’t have to say goodbye to ice cream when following a Paleo diet. The bad news is that you’ll absolutely have to make it yourself. Some health food stores now offer a coconut milk alternative to regular ice cream, but I think it still contains some nasty ingredients.

Paleo Snacks. Snacking is an area where many people struggle when it comes to staying in a Paleo and healthy territory. Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Walnut Crust.