Paleo Deep Dish Salted Carmel Chocolate Chip Blondies

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I missed baking clean treats while I was on my mission! It was too hard to carry around the ingredients, and expensive to try new fun recipes on a super tight budget…so one of the first things I wanted to do when I was home was bake something with my sister!

I was craving cookie dough…. my sister had eaten a lot of cookie dough in the last couple of days, so we compromised with this delicious deep dish!

Recipe from With Salt and Whit

Have fun and enjoy!

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ingredients:

caramel:
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 1/3 cup almond butter
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
blondie:
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup enjoy life chocolate chips (Dairy free)

instructions:

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  2. in a blender, combine the coconut oil, almond butter and maple syrup. blend until mixed well and smooth. pour into a 8 inch cast iron skillet (or glass baking dish if you do not have a cast iron skillet).
  3. in a small bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. add the coconut oil, maple, egg and vanilla extract. stir until just combined. fold in chocolate chips.
  4. add to the skillet, smoothing out on top of the caramel.
  5. place in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the blondie is cooked through.

yields 8*

 

xo

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Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits

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Ingredients

1 cup cornstarch
1 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sea salt
4 Tbsp. butter, unsalted, chilled, cut into small cubes
1 cup buttermilk
2 egg whites
cocounut cooking spray

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper and a light coating of cooking spray.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, add cornstarch, brown rice flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine with a fork until ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the mix. Add the chilled butter cubes and work the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture has a sandy, crumbly texture.

3. In a small measuring cup, measure the buttermilk and add the egg whites. Pour the wet ingredients into the mixture of dry ingredients and butter and work with a fork until just combined. This is a wet, slightly sticky dough, and you can easily make these into drop biscuits.

4. Bake for 15, or until the bottoms are golden brown. Serve warm with butter or jam.

*The biscuits are not super puffy. They also store well in the freezer.

Recipe from Domestifluff.

xo erin

Cookie Dough

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I just had the BIGGEST Pinterest FAIL! I was trying to make an eggl-ess, gluten free cookie dough and I don’t know how their recipe turned out but mine was like soup….so I had to make lots of adjustments. These guys would be a good pre or post work out snack as they are protein packed!!

Ingredients:

6 tbsp. almond butter

3/4 c almond milk

1 tsp coconut oil,melted

6 drops of stevia

1/2 tsp sea salt

6 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used doTERRA Slim and Sassy)

1/2 c brown rice flour

3 tbsp ground flax seeds

1 c oats

1/3 c chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together except the oats and chocolate chips. Once combined add the oats.(Add more oats if needed)
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips. Serve immediately or wrap and refrigerate or roll into balls and freeze for later!
  3. I found the dough actually tasted better baked. Bake at 350F for 6 1/2 minutes.

xo erin

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Coconut oil Uses

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I swear the uses of coconut oil are endless….. Here are some ways that I like to use it!

oil pulling {Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to freshen your breath at the same time!}

use as make up remover

make coconut nut butters

swap out for butter on toast

use coconut oil to make popcorn

add to your tea to soothe a sore throat

ingesting coconut oil is said to help easy your stomach

use as a base to make homemade raw chocolate

use to help with frizzy hair

use with frankincense oil for glowing skin

tin your lips {take your last bit of lipstick and mix it with some coconut oil for a lip tint}

mix it with sugar or salt with a drop of an essential oil of your choice for a body scrub

use to help body detox during a cleanse or fast

if you are prone to nose bleeds coat the

use for healthy Magic Shell ice cream {use the same recipe for raw chocolate}

puffy eyes (rub around your eyes before bed to reduce puffiness)

shaving cream {it’s quite slippery!}

smoothies {add coconut oil to increase your energy levels}

What are some of your favorite ways to use coconut oil?

xo erin