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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

This grain-free and refined sugar-free recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Pie is a healthy, yet impressive Thanksgiving dessert that is surprisingly easy to make! Truth be told, I don’t love pumpkin pie. I know, the horror. Pumpkin Pie is an American classic, a Thanksgiving tradition, all of that. But I’d just much rather eat a chocolate cream pie, which is what I make for myself on Thanksgiving. Yes, I make pumpkin pie for all the pumpkin lovers and make a chocolate pie basically for myself. Just kidding. Sort of. But even I like this paleo pumpkin pie. I like the creaminess from the coconut milk, I like that it doesn’t taste like a bucket of sugar was added and overall I like knowing that I’m not going to develop diabetes from eating it. Especially if I have more than one slice of Paleo Pumpkin Pie. Which, let’s be honest, I will. Why…

Vanilla Pie With Caramel Pecan Topping

I like pie. But honestly, I don’t love fruit pies. Apple pie? Pass. Cherry pie? Gross. I’m just not into them. I do like chocolate pie. And vanilla pie. And I freaking love caramel. So this little baby pie was born. And it ended up being really good, mostly raw, and totally vegan. Which is surprising, because making a vegan pie was not at all my intention. Also if you consider honey an animal food, I guess it’s not vegan. But you could sub maple syrup. Vanilla Pie with Caramel Pecan Topping And it ended up being really good, mostly raw, and totally vegan. Which is surprising, because making a vegan pie was not at all my intention. Also if you consider honey an animal food, I guess it’s not vegan. But you could sub maple syrup. Crust1.5 cups almond flour8 dates (soaked overnight)Vanilla Pie2 cups cashews (soaked overnight)1/2 cups…

Paleo Caramel Sauce

When I was a kid I loved caramel. I would get caramel apples and just lick the caramel off because I’m weird like that. I couldn’t be bothered with the boring and only nutritious component of the apple. One time I tried to get my brother to eat the apple after I licked all the caramel off (because I’m gross like that). But instead of grossing you out, I want to get you psyched on this awesome caramel recipe. It’s dairy-free and sweetened with raw, local honey. It’s super simple and only requires you to stir it around a bit. Paleo Caramel Sauce This Paleo Caramel Sauce is dairy-free and sweetened with raw, local honey. It’s super simple and only requires you to stir it around a bit. 1 cup coconut milk1/2 cup honey2 tbsp coconut sugar2 tbsp ghee Combine all ingredients over medium to medium-high heat.Stir with a wooden…

Caramel Shortbread Squares

Yesterday I was craving a sweet treat and came up with these. I love vanilla and caramel flavors so I stuck with those, but if you like chocolate, I definitely suggest sprinkling chocolate chips on top of this. This paired really nicely with Earl Grey tea, and they were super decadent. Caramel Shortbread Squares These caramel shortbread squares pair really nicely with Earl Grey tea, and they are super decadent. 2 cups almond flour2 tbsp coconut flour1 tbsp vanilla¼ cup honey¼ cup butter½ tsp baking soda1 eggCaramel Sauce¼ cup butter¼ cup honey1/4 cup coconut milk + 1 tbsp2 tbsp coconut sugar Preheat the oven to 375.Combine the shortbread ingredients in a food processor. Blend for about a minute. You want the flour to be fine and completely incorporated.Butter a baking dish (or use coconut oil as I did).Press the shortbread down firmly and evenly.Bake for about 20 minutes.While it’s baking,…

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting (Grain & Refined Sugar Free)

I make these every fall (okay, since last fall) and they’re always a hit. Fall doesn’t really start for me until I make these babies, and I’ve finally accepted that my favorite season is over and soon enough the leaves will change colors and I’ll have to start wearing pants (unfortunately). I make these using almond flour, a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory cinnamon and local, raw honey. The frosting is made from both grass-fed cream cheese and butter and local maple syrup, making the frosting extremely nutrient dense; much more so than the junk you find in the store that’s loaded with hydrogenated vegetable oils, high fructose corn syrup, and refined sugar from GMO sugar beets. If you’re looking for a healthier fall cupcake recipe, this is it! Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting I make these pumpkin cupcakes using almond flour, a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory cinnamon and…

Caramelized Banana Muffins

These muffins were inspired by the very popular bananas foster dessert. Have you had it? It’s made of caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream and it’s amazing. I thought it would taste really good to make a banana foster inspired muffin (…maybe I should have called these Bananas Foster Muffins now that I think about it). It’s less dry than a typical muffin because truth be told, I hate dry muffins. They were a hit in my house. You will look like this after you eat one: Paleo Caramelized Banana Muffins These muffins were inspired by the very popular bananas foster dessert. Have you had it? It’s made of caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream and it’s amazing. I thought it would taste really good to make a banana foster inspired muffin. These easy muffins are less dry than a typical muffin because truth be told, I hate dry muffins. They…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies (Paleo & Primal)

I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of sweets. I prefer bacon or my favorite potato chips, and I’ll actually take vanilla over chocolate any day. But sometimes, chocolate really hits the spot. And it tastes awesome with raw milk. These were pretty dense and gooey, which I love. Paleo Chocolate Chips Cookie Brownies These brownies are super easy to make and taste simply divine! They were pretty dense and gooey too, which I love! Chocolate Chip Cookie Bottom2 cups almond flour1/4 tsp baking soda1/2 cup raw honey1/2 cup chocolate chips2 tbsp coconut oil or butter (melted)2 eggsBrownie Top1 1/4 cup almond flour2 eggs3 tbsp coconut flour1/4 cup cocoa powder1 cup chocolate chips (melted)1/2 cup raw honey Combine all ingredients and set aside.Preheat the oven to 350.Melt the chocolate chips. ( see notes *)Combine all ingredients (I used a food processor to make my life easier).Line a 9×13 pan…

Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes

Who else loves cupcakes? It’s all about the cupcake goodness. Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes An easy recipe for paleo almond flour vanilla cupcakes with the best ever coconut butter frosting! Make these for Easter or Mother’s Day! Muffins2.5 cups almond flour1/4 – 1/2 cup honey  (depending on how sweet you like it)1/2 cup coconut milk1/2 tsp baking soda1 tbsp apple cider vinegar1 tbsp vanilla2 eggsFrosting:the hardened cream from one can of coconut milk1/2 cup coconut butter (softened)1/2 cup maple syrup1 tbsp vanilla Preheat oven to 350F.Combine all ingredients and mix with a hand blender, or mix them all in the blender. I like to mix in the Vitamix to get the flour extra fine.Bake for 15-20 minutes.For the frostingCombine all ingredients and beat with a hand blender until smooth and and top cupcakes with frosting. I used these piping bags to decorate my cupcakes! 

Raw Mixed Berry Cheesecake (Vegan, Paleo, Primal)

I am a huge fan of raw treats. Raw taco wraps? I love ’em. Beef jerkey made in my dehydrator? Amazing. Raw desserts? ARE THE BOMB. Unfortunately, a lot of store bought raw desserts contain agave nectar and are super expensive. If you have a good blender, raw desserts are actually really easy to make at home. Summertime is the perfect time of year to make this dessert. Berries are juicy, fresh and in-season. I even got these at my local farmers market. Raw Mixed Berry Cheesecake ( paleo, primal, vegan) Try my healthy raw vegan berry cheesecake! It’s free from refined sugar and gluten and is the perfect easy summer dessert for dinner parties. 1 cup dates (soaked for at least one hour)2 cups almond flour3 cups cashews (soaked for at least one hour)1 cup raspberries2 cups blackberriesjuice of 2 lemons2/3 cup coconut oil1/2-2/3 cup raw honey or maple…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

When I was in elementary school I sold tubs of cookie dough. Yes, I was that kid slangin’ treats around the neighborhood. I was all about that cookie dough. My best friend, Jenn and I couldn’t wait until I could finally sell the stuff. It meant that we could sit around and eat the dough out of the giant plastic tub. Looking back on it, it was pretty gross. But cookie dough is really, really good. I especially love mixing a lil’ bit of this in some plain, unsweetened, full-fat, grass-fed yogurt. It’s soo good. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough This easy paleo cookie dough is really, really good. I especially love mixing a lil’ bit of this in some plain, unsweetened, full-fat, grass-fed yogurt. It’s soo good. 2 cups blanched almond flour1 tablespoon vanilla4 tablespoons melted butter1/3 cup raw honey1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Melt butter and add the…