Tuesday, March 5, 2013

celebration birthday cupcakes

a birthday calls for a celebration and for my little man, that means chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! so, i tweaked my cocoa waffle recipe and came up with this!


for approx. 15 cupcakes, you will need:

5 pastured eggs
1/4 c melted coconut oil
1 T pure vanilla
1 3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
 4 heaping T cocoa powder
2/3 cup full fat coconut milk (canned)
1/2 cup + 2 T coconut flour
1/2 cup sunflower seed flour
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup organic sugar (yep, not really paleo, but it's his BIRTHDAY)
1 small ripe banana

mix everything in blender or food processor until smooth. divide evenly into lined muffin pans, about 1/4 cup per muffin...i got 15.

for frosting you will need:

15 oz can coconut milk
16 oz dairy free chocolate chips

heat coconut milk until steaming. place chips in medium bowl and pour steaming milk over them and let stand 5 min. stir until glossy and smooth. let cool 15 minutes and whip with hand mixer or stand mixer until thick. spread on cupcakes :-)

(the sprinkles are most decidedly NOT paleo...and I don't care)

nom nom

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

the best chocolate chip cookies EVAH

******** hey y'all*******updated recipe********improved!

wanted to make these with half sunbutter and half tahini, plus i wanted to fiddle with the texture to make them softer...so i added an extra egg...now they are perfect!

ok. paleo or not, these are just ridiculous.

without a doubt the best cookies i have ever wrapped my teeth around,

and i have eaten a lot of cookies in 42 years

these are safe for my little man as they are grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

enough speaking. just go make these...

right now.

for approx. 24 cookies, you'll need:

1 cup tahini (sesame seed butter...better results if you pour off the oil that collects on top and save for another use)
1/3 cup organic coconut sugar
2 pastured eggs
2 t pure vanilla extract
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t sea salt
3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips or chunks

mix together all ingredients in a bowl (i used my stand mixerfor all of it except the chocolate chips as my tahini was a bit thick and chunky). scoop by tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie pans and squash each cookie down a bit as they don't spread much in the oven. bake at 350 for exactly 12 minutes...these burn easily, do not overbake.

toll house, eat your heart out.