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

cinnamuffin

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!

gingerbread

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.

paleochocolatechip

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!

cookedbrownies

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

cheesecake3

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?

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bread for the paleo

Aloha. The folks on the radio won’t stop talking about white outs, incoming snow and how I’m supposed to say a permanent fair well to nice weather. I don’t want to and so, Aloha –> aka: Hawaii seemed like the perfect greeting for today. I wish I were going there.

Anyways, to brighten this otherwise dreary day, I decided that French Toast would be the perfect dinner. Yes, this is a paleo blog and I just typed the words F-R-E-N-C-H T-O-A-S-T. I had nearly forgotten the dish even existed. But low and behold, you can be paleo and eat your french toast too!

Believe it or not, you can! And it was amazing. Like, I can’t believe its not wheat laden bread, type of amazing. And perfectly paleo.

Damn. I’m good. Nah, I’m not. But the bread sure is.

Ingredients

  • 14 oz sunflower seed butter (I’m sure you could use another type of nut butter)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 3/4 C warm water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  3. Pour into a 9 x 5 bread pan.
  4. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until firm to the touch.

Yep, that’s it that’s all. I grind all my own nut/seed butters in my Vitamix because it’s more cost efficient… and I love to be frugal. The recipe yields a nice sized loaf, and it freezes great. I usually slice my bread once it has cooled and store it in a ziploc bag in the freezer to be toasted later!

Hope you enjoy!