Friday, February 10, 2012

Paleo Ginger Molasses Chews

I love molasses spice cookies. The sweet tangy spice is so comforting. These little cookies are delightful! They are crisp and chewy straight from the oven but when saved for the next day in a storage bag they become perfectly chewy. I used real molasses here. You could try yacon or maple syrup, they should work reasonably well. I also added some delicious crystallized ginger. It added a chewy surprise but feel free to leave it out if you don't want it.

Paleo Molasses Ginger Chews

1/2 cup grassfed butter, coconut oil or ghee
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup almond flour
1 tbsp coconut flour, sifted
1 tbsp arrowroot
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, small pieces (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until lightens in color. Add molasses, egg, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Add flours, arrowroot, salt, baking soda and spices. Mix until well combined. Gently stir in crystallized ginger. Scoop tablespoon size balls of dough onto cookie sheets. Leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Then transfer to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Light and Fluffy Paleo Pancake

I will admit that I have tried pretty much every paleo pancake recipe out there. I have even tried my hand at creating my own. None of them were successful. Almond flour ones were dense and fell apart. The coconut flour ones were spongy or eggy. Very yucky!! This recipe was yummy and light and fluffy. Something I have learned about paleo pancakes is that due to the lack of gluten (glue) they must be made smaller. Large pancakes do not hold together well. I made these about 3-4 inch in diameter and they held together perfectly. This is a simple plain pancake recipe, feel free to jazz it up any way you want. Replace some water with lemon juice and add blueberries! Yum! Add so shredded apple and cinnamon. Or so bananas and nuts. The list of possibilities goes on and on. Hope you enjoy this recipe. It will now be a staple in our house.

Fluffy and Light Paleo Pancakes

8 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

In large bowl combine eggs, vanilla, honey, coconut milk and water. Mix until frothy. Add remaining ingredients and mix until just combined. Don't over mix! Heat a griddle to about 300 degrees or until water just starts to sizzle when drizzled. Grease griddle with fat of choice (I like ghee). Add pancake batter and allow the pancakes to cook until bubbles rise to the top. Flip and cook until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

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