posts tagged "coconut oil"

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Posted on October 24, 2014

Paleo Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies are a fantastic holiday treat. This year, I’ll be making them for Halloween, along with my Paleo Bagels. My boys and their hungry friends are gobbling up the grain-free bagels faster than I can make them these days. They also love my healthy whoopie pies. I’ll also be serving up all of these festive Paleo treats for Christmas and Hannukah.

If you’re in need of a nut-free whoopie pie for the holidays, you’ll absolutely love ... read more →

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Posted on March 1, 2014

These super scrumpdidlyicious healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are made from only seven ingredients. That includes the coconut oil in which you sauté them. The base of these pancakes (one of my super easy breakfast recipes) is cashews –that’s right, no flour, not even almond flour.

Replacing high-carb wheat flour with lower-carb cashews is fantastic for those watching their blood sugar. Cashews also work well in baking (see my Cashew Bread recipe) for folks who are gluten-free, which is another reason I use them.

While these quick and easy pancakes are a fantastic breakfast on a weekend morning, I also like to serve them along with an egg dish on Sunday nights for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is a family favorite in our house, and the boys especially appreciate the change in routine.

Paleo Chai Latte

Posted on February 7, 2014

Paleo Chai Latte made with organic warming spices will heat you up on a chilly day.

The perfect breakfast beverage, Paleo Chai Latte, made with warming Ayurvedic spices will keep you cozy during this crazy spell of cold weather.

Made with eggs, coconut oil, and antioxidant rich chai spices (cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves), this rich hot drink makes a great on-the-go breakfast. Sometimes I serve Paleo Chai Latte as a healthy snack in the afternoon, as it gives me a nice ... read more →

Paleo Carrot Soup

Posted on January 7, 2014

This Paleo Carrot Soup recipe with spicy ginger and rich coconut milk will warm you to the bone on a snowy day.

During the last year my husband and I were lucky enough to eat at the Post Ranch Inn in Northern California. We had an incredible meal which included a stunning salad as well as carrot ginger soup, and more. I spoke to our server to get an idea of what was in that amazing carrot soup so that I ... read more →

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Posted on December 22, 2013

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are fabulous for any special occasion or holiday, though especially at Christmas.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies and asked y’all what other Paleo Christmas cookie recipes you would like me to share. Here is a comment that was left by reader Marlene Placido requesting one of my all time favorite cookies:

I have been looking for years for a recipe for a raspberry thumbprint almond cookie… a traditional Christmas cookie from ... read more →

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted on November 11, 2013

My Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie is as good as it gets when it comes to healthy Thanksgiving desserts.

I’ve been working on this Chocolate Pecan Pie for years now. And I’m happy to say that today I perfected it –just in time for you all to have a healthy Paleo Thanksgiving dessert that is gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. My boys and their friends were more than happy to eat each test batch of this Chocolate Pecan Pie. In fact, they “snuck” ... read more →

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling

Posted on October 23, 2013

When queried on Facebook many of my readers suggested I name these treats Chumpkin Whoopie Pies!

These Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling are not only gluten and grain-free, they’re dairy-free and nut-free as well.

Whoopie pies are little cake-like cookies filled with a rich creamy center. I’ve long wanted to make a gluten-free, grain-free whoopie pie cookie with a dairy-free filling. These treats are perfect for Halloween. No silly, these are not for your trick or treaters, give them out at ... read more →

How to Roast Butternut Squash

Posted on October 21, 2013

Butternut squash is a superfood –high in fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Butternut squash is a superfood. That’s not why it’s one of my all time favorite vegetables though. I simply love the rich sweet taste of this incredibly flavorful squash. It’s quick and easy to prepare and takes little effort to “gussy up.” When serving it as a side dish, I put butternut squash on the table hot out of the oven with a smear of coconut oil, ... read more →

Asian Stir Fry

Posted on October 11, 2013

Asian Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice; photo by Leigh Beisch

Today I want to share a deliciously healthy recipe from my latest book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. I’d also like to thank all of you who let me know on Facebook and twitter that you found the book at both Costco and Target. It’s great to see the Paleo and grain-free trends spreading. Everyone deserves healthy food.

This Asian Stir Fry is one of the numerous healthy entree recipes in Paleo ... read more →

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Posted on July 8, 2013

Melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate truffles flavored with bioflavanoid-rich orange zest.

These fantastically healthy dark chocolate truffles are full of antioxidant rich cacao powder and sweetened with honey and just a bit of vanilla stevia, which leaves a lot of room for the other flavors to come through.

Although I experimented and made these truffles with vanilla and raspberry, I ended up loving orange the best. I think orange zest and dark chocolate are a wonderful flavor combination.

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Filling:

2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons ... read more →

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Posted on June 26, 2013

Keep this Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe in mind when your garden explodes with zucchini this summer.

I’ve created this Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe to help gobble up all of the zucchini that emerges each summer in our gardens and CSA shares. This is a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free recipe for the entire family to enjoy.

Coconut oil, which studies have shown can help our immune systems mount resistance to viruses, is one of the ingredients that gives this bread a moist, ... read more →

Egg-Free Paleo Macaroons

Posted on June 11, 2013

Egg-Free Paleo Macaroons made with shredded coconut, coconut flour, coconut oil and a touch of honey melt in your mouth.

Macaroons are one of my favorite naturally gluten-free treats. These gluten-free, egg-free macaroons are made with healthy, high-fiber coconut and lightly sweetened with honey.

Usually, macaroons contain eggs, and whenever I post a macaroon recipe I get numerous comments from readers asking for an egg-free version. Well, here you go –egg-free macaroons.

Egg-Free Paleo Macaroonsprint

1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon coconut flour
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Banana Cream Pie

Posted on May 16, 2013

Banana Cream Pie –made with coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates and stevia– is the perfect after dinner treat.

If you made my Paleo Pie Crust but didn’t fill it with anything yet, fear not. This dairy-free Banana Cream Pie filling is the perfect companion for it. It’s made with five ingredients (coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates, and stevia) and primarily fruit sweetened.

You’ll also appreciate the fact that it’s a quick and easy recipe. Bake your pie crust ahead of ... read more →

Paleo Pie Crust

Posted on May 15, 2013

Paleo Pie Crust made with four ingredients –almond flour, salt, coconut oil, and egg, can cradle fruit or creamy pie filling.

Have you been craving a healthy, yet decadent fluffy pie made with very little added sweetener and all Paleo ingredients? Maybe with an almond flour crust? I have, and I’m sharing my latest inspiration with you in two installments –first comes this easy-to-make Paleo Pie Crust. Next, in a few days, will be a dairy-free Banana Cream filling.

I love baking ... read more →

Paleo Brownies

Posted on April 18, 2013

These dark chocolate brownies are lightly-sweetened with dates and packed with other Paleo perks such as coconut oil.

These Paleo brownies are simply unbelievable- moist, chocolatey, and full of gluten-free goodness. They will knock the socks off of even the most die-hard gluten-full brownie lover. All of my taste testers said they could not believe these Paleo Brownies were not only gluten-free, but grain-free as well.

Sweetened with a mere seven dates in the entire batch of brownies, and a bit of ... read more →

Paleo Breakfast Bars

Posted on March 20, 2013

Paleo breakfast bars made with almond flour, coconut oil, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and raisins.

This recipe for Paleo Breakfast Bars is an amended version of a recipe I posted in 2009. I have rewritten this recipe for several reasons.

First, although a number of people swore by it, others commented that the bars came out crumbly for them. Second, the original recipe was not Paleo as it contained grapeseed oil and agave (for more information on which foods are ... read more →

Paleo Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas

Posted on January 15, 2013

Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free Paleo Samoa Girl Scout Cookies will rock your world.

This recipe for gluten-free Paleo Girl Scout cookies is based on one from the wonderful cookbook Paleo Indulgences by Tammy Credicott (the book also has a fantastic forward by Robb Wolf). This Paleo cookbook is packed with healthy substitutes for your favorite treats. Tammy has done an amazing job in compiling nutritious, yet mouthwatering recipes that range from all sorts of fun gluten-free baked goods and candies to healthy ... read more →

Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

Posted on December 20, 2012

Paleo Candy for the holidays? Why yes! Healthy Cranberry Chocolate Truffles are chock full of coconut oil.

This “candy” is a healthy holiday snack or dessert. Made with a coconut oil base, dark chocolate, dried cranberries, and a dash of stevia, these truffles are a lovely little pick-me-up in a sea of holiday junk food.

This gluten-free truffle has a deliciously healthy coconut oil base. It is also a wonderful holiday treat if you or your loved ones have a nut allergy.

Roasted Acorn Squash

Posted on October 8, 2012

Roasted winter squash, a golden harbinger of the chilly season to come.

I’m obsessed with winter squash, especially when it’s roasted. Acorn squash is one of my favorite vegetables in the entire world. My younger son likes it just as much as I do. In fact, he and I ate so much squash when he was a baby that he had a nice orange glow to him from an (over) abundance of beta carotene.

Now he’s bigger and he still likes squash. ... read more →

Mint Chip Truffles

Posted on September 11, 2012

Gluten free dairy free Mint Chip Truffles are full of healthy fats to keep your motor running.

These low-carb healthy Mint Chip Truffles are a fantastic Paleo snack. In fact, I love to eat them right after I work out (my workouts, which I do several times per week are long walks, very light weight lifting, Pilates and yoga). However, they’re also the perfect post workout snack for high-intensity athletes such as CrossFitters.

On top of that? They’re a great Paleo dessert ... read more →