what a glorious morning!

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As mentioned before in this post, we are not a strict paleo household, but more of a mix between gluten free and paleo. And so, in attempt to not limit the scope of my blog and really give my readers an idea of what goes down over in my kitchen, I’ve decided to add a gluten free recipe page to the blog.  While it’s mostly E enjoying these recipes, they are just too good not to share with the rest of you. And hey! in my opinion making the transition to a gluten free household- for what ever reason- brings you one step closer to the paleo world.

Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 1 C gluten free all purpose flour blend (I use this recipe)
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • slightly less than 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/3 C coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/4 C coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 C chopped nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1 small apple, peeled and shredded
  • 1 C carrots, shredded
  • 1 t. cinnamon, ground
  • 1 t. vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 305F.
  2. In a large bowl, mixture together all dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in carrots, apples, nuts and coconut.
  4. Add in coconut oil, eggs and vanilla.
  5. Pour batter into greased muffin tin, or silicone muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. For me, this recipe yield 8 large muffins.
  7. Enjoy!

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great paleo holiday treats

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought it would be most appropriate to gather some of the top desserts I’ve made over the year that are excellent paleo choices for the holidays. It’s easy to to stay paleo when you’ve got such delicious treats to choose from. It’s tried and true- paleo or not, these will be a hit.

And, while I’ll certainly be whipping up a few batches of these cookies, squares, and muffins I’ve got some great new treats up my sleeve and cannot wait to share them with you.

My Top Paleo Holiday Choices

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Coconut Cinnamon Bun Muffins: a great bite  sized alternative to gluten laden cinnamon buns. These might be smaller in size, but they certainly don’t lack any flavour!

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Paleo Gingerbread Cookies: what’s the holiday season without some gingerbread. I fell madly in love with these men, and I hope you do to.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies: a tried and true classic. No dessert tray is ever complete with out a row or two of chocolate chip cookies. Following the paleo lifestyle is no reason not to enjoy!

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Paleo Fudgy Brownies: the title says it all. Warm, gooey and fudgy muffins. Free of sugar and gluten. What more could you ask for!

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Paleo “Cheese”Cake: recreate this fabulous “cheese” cake for that dinner party or potluck. Even better, make it in a baking dish and serve “cheese”cake squares! The possibilities are endless.

Do you have those “must have” holiday favourites?