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Paleo White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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I’m always looking for quick and easy, healthy treats to make for my co-writers and friends, and that’s exactly what these guys are!!  (And maybe a little for myself too!)  I found the original recipe on Paleo Running Momma and adjusted very little!  I added in a little spice to just give it that fall flair.

These would be a great addition to a Thanksgiving dessert table!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg with the coconut oil, vanilla, and coconut sugar until smooth.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the egg/sugar mixture until fully combined and the mixture is the consistency of a dough (it will be sticky)
  5. Stir the chocolate chips and cranberries into the dough.
  6. If the dough is too sticky to roll into balls, chill first in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. Form dough into balls and flatten into cookie shape (they’ll expand but won’t flatten in the oven) and arrange on the parchment lined cookie sheet
  8. Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown – be careful not to overbake.
  9. Remove from oven, allow cookies to sit 2-5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  10. Enjoy!

 

GF Pumpkin Banana Baked Donuts with White Chocolate Frosting

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Well, last week before I left – I had to pack.  My boyfriend took me on a surprise vacation, but being the little nosy brat that I am, I used deductive reasoning and the Weather Channel app to figure out where we were headed!  Drumroll please….  NAPA VALLEY!!!!!!  It’s one of my bucket list places, and I was SO excited!!

While waiting for laundry to dry so that I could finish packing, I had to use my time wisely, and use up the last of some of the food I had left.  So…BAKE.  Duh.  I found a recipe for some random baked donuts but then really changed it around to come up with this!  These little things were super moist and a great snack or breakfast treat.

We just got back last night, and it was beautiful there.  Such a lovely, relaxing place and very inspiring food and drink wise.  Here are a few pics from the trip, and no, I did not stay healthy or paleo or gluten free while on the trip, but the pumpkin donut recipe is below the pics.  🙂

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  • 2 1/2 cups of GF oats processed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/2-3/4 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2.  Process the oats until it becomes flour.

3.. Add the rest of the ingredients into your food processor and mix together well!

4.  Spray your donut tins well with coconut oil and put the batter in prepared pans.  Place in the oven for 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

5.  While donuts are baking, melt white chocolate over low heat with 2 TBS of coconut oil.  Stir over heat until almost melted and then pull the pan off the heat.  Continue stirring off the heat until the chocolate has melted.

6.  Once the donuts are finished and cool, dip each donut into the chocolate to coat well.  You can add toppings like a mixture of coconut sugar and pumpkin pie spice, pistachios, cranberries or anything that suits your tastebuds!

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