Friday, March 1, 2013

Gingerdoodle Cookies

I love Snickerdoodle and Gingersnap cookies, and one of the hardest things to give up on a Paleo diet is sweets. This recipe is an awesome way to kick a sweet tooth, while tasting like the perfect combination of both my favorite treats. These cookies are on the chewy side, and do not harden.

1 ½ cup Blanched Almond Flour
1 tsp Coconut Flour
1 Egg
¼ cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
¼ cup Blackstrap Molasses
1 tsp Vanilla extract
½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Baking Soda

Roll in:
1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar or Sucanat
1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon

1.    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt coconut oil on low power in the microwave or in saucepan on low heat.
2.    Combine almond flour, coconut flour, egg, molasses, vanilla, coconut oil and spices in a medium bowl.  Stir well to combine.
3.    Add baking soda and stir well to incorporate.
4.    Chill dough in fridge at least 30 minutes prior to rolling. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F.
5.    Combine sugar and extra cinnamon and place on a small plate or shallow dish.  Remove cookie dough from fridge and roll tablespoonfuls into 1-inch balls.  Roll cookie dough balls in cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat completely and place on cookie sheet.  Flattening cookie is optional, however I give it a light tap.
6.    Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on your over. Check each minute.  Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack.  Enjoy!

Paleo Ice Cream (Guilt Free)

This recipe was introduced to me by a friend, and with a little tweaking, we now have the ultimate frozen treat. This is a great way to use up your ripe bananas.


2 frozen bananas sliced
2 Tablespoons Almond butter (I use creamy)
1-2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips ( I use Enjoy Life mini chips, they are soy, gluten, and dairy free)
Sprinkle of Celtic Salt
-Add a splash of almond milk or water if mixture doesn't blend completely


In a small food processor ( blender does not work as well), mix all ingredients together except for chocolate chips. Blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips, and mix. Serve immediately for frozen yogurt like consistency, of freeze for a more scoop-able ice cream consistency.

* For non-Paleo followers, peanut butter is a fine substitute for this recipe.