Raspberry Waffles with Blueberry Sauce (Grain-Free, Nut-Free)

I thought I had given away my waffle iron.  I looked high and low one day after I saw a paleo recipe using it, but couldn’t find it. I swore I had given it to my mom, but at last, I found the darn thing. The best thing about my waffle iron, is that is makes heart shaped waffles! Who doesn’t want to give a little love to the ones you are cooking for.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or ghee
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam (or any sugar free jam you can find or make your own)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • coconut oil for coating the iron

Directions:

  • Plug in your waffle iron and melt some coconut oil
  • Mix the flours and baking powder together in a small bowl
  • Whisk together the melted butter, jam, applesauce, vanilla, eggs, and salt in a separate medium sized bowl
  • Now add in dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk together
  • Once waffle iron is heated, coat iron with coconut oil
  • Add in batter, making sure not to add to much, mine takes about 1/3 cup for each waffle

You can serve these with just some maple syrup and butter, or you can go the extra mile and make a blueberry (or any kind of berry) sauce to top it.  I used frozen blueberries, approximately 2 cups, with 1/4 cup of honey.  Just put in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Once berries start to warm up, take a wooden spoon and smash them against the side of the pan.  Then allow the mixture to simmer for about 8 minutes, until it has thicken.  Serve over waffles.

Paleo Donuts

Who doesn’t love donuts on a Sunday morning.  If only I could walk to a bakery on a Sunday morning and get a paleo donut, my life would be complete. I would even settle for a gluten free, freshly baked or fried, version  But if I want one on a Sunday (or any day for that matter) I need to make it myself.  This recipe will satisfy that craving and not make you feel guilty for breaking your diet.

Donut Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of apple sauce
  • 1/8 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour or meal (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Toppings:

  • Coconut Butter slightly warmed or
  • Melted butter and coconut sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F and coat donut pan with melted coconut oil
  • Add bananas and apple sauce to a food processor and process till smooth
  • Pour into a large mixing bowl and add coconut oil, vanilla, egg, and honey and whisk until egg is combined
  • In a separate bowl, combine coconut flour, almond meal, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until incorporated
  • Pour dry ingredients into wet and mix thoroughly
  • Pour batter into doughnut pan
  • Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, until dough bounces back after being pressed.
  • Cool for about 5 minutes in pan, then remove to a cooling rack.
  • When donuts have cooled down slightly, add toppings.  Either drizzle on some warmed coconut butter, or melt about 4 tbs of butter or ghee and dip donut in butter then coat with coconut sugar.
  • These taste best if eaten right away.

Cherry Chipotle Sausage

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Whole Foods has these great cherry chipotle sausages that I really enjoy.  Unfortunately their are two things wrong about them, one my husband says they are too spicy and two they have a few questionable ingredients in them that make me feel guilty every time I buy them. Does sausage really need canola oil and sugar? I think not!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Directions:

Thaw your cherries by running them under some cold water and roughly chop.

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Mix all of your dry ingredients together.

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Grab your humanely raised pastured pork, mine comes from Yonder Way Farms.

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Mix all ingredients together and form small patties. Add to cast iron skillet on medium heat and flip after about 4 minutes.  After another 4 minutes check internal temperature with a thermometer to insure pork is cooked thoroughly.

Enjoy!

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Coconut Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

My husband was out of town this weekend, so what does that mean for me…Paleofied Breakfast Foods containing EGGS! I know I am evil, but I have tried and failed to make paleo pancakes without eggs and almonds. I am sure I will get it eventually, but for now I can only enjoy these babies alone.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw cream (coconut milk or raw milk would work fine as well)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries and 1 tbs honey for sauce (or you can use blueberry jam)

Directions:

  • Whisk together eggs, cream, coconut flour, vanilla, honey, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Heat a non stick skillet with coconut oil on medium heat.
  • Pour in batter to hot skillet at the desired pancake size
  • These pancakes will not bubble up like traditional flour pancakes to let you know they are done, so after a minute or two, check the bottom to see if it has started to brown.  Flip when a nice brown color has formed.
  • To make the blueberry sauce, add frozen blueberries and honey to a small pot.  Once blueberries become warm, smash them with a wooden spoon against the side of the pot. Stir mixture often and let reduce until thick.
  • Plate pancakes and enjoy!