BANANA BREAD. can it get any more classic? i’ve been wanting to create my own banana bread recipe for a while, & i finally did it! it’s free of all the following: gluten, grains, dairy, soy, nuts, refined sugar. when it came out of the oven, i just had to sample it before i even took these photos, & trust me when i say this — my BANANA BREAD has been LANDED. it’s fluffy, dense, moist, full of banana flavor, & completely heavenly. let’s get to it!
reese’s peanut butter cups used to be my absolute favorite candy. the PB middle was always the best part, & i’d eat all the chocolate off the outside first to save the best for last. this new nut butter cup recipe is my new reese’s!! with 2 mixtures to layer into the nut butter cup, the chocolate mixture + the nut butter mixture, you get the reese’s vibe immediately!! the sunbutter [of sunflower seeds] is the closest in texture & flavor to peanut butter, in my opinion, and it is a little salty, so it was my choice of substituting for these nut butter cups… time to build it up, butter cup
i recreated these cinnamon blueberry pancakes from a pancake recipe that my mom made for us growing up. the cinnamon in the pancake makes it so warm on top of being an ultra soft + fluffy pancake, & the blueberries heat up while cooking and are bursting by the time you eat the pancakes!!
ohhhhh my goodness. the lemon blueberry combination. i almost have NO words for the heaven that it is… but i’ll try and give you an idea of how legit incredible this bread is. i first thought of this idea becuase i wanted to make something that has a more vibrant flavor than the typical breads — banana, zucchini, pumpkin. those are all delish in a warm + comforting way, and i wanted this new bread to be brighter & lighter. i seriously chose this flavor combination as my effort to WILL spring into action. enter: LEMON. Continue reading
OKAY. it’s here!! this will be the first bread recipe that i’ve tested & successfully created for my blog! i’ve been wanting to make something like a banana bread, but without the bananas; which would make it just bread. but i didn’t want to make just bread! [shouts to @aeengels12 for the inspiration for a sweet potato based bread – this one’s for yaaa.] i wanted the flavor to be neutral in terms of not having fruit or cinnamon or any nut butter, & the reason for that was because i wanted to be able to put whatever toppings on it without clashing or overpowering any flavs!
one of the main reasons i wanted it to be neutral was becuase i recently discovered a new type of jam [just fruit preserves, no sugar] & immediately knew i needed a base for a THROWBACK CONCEPT. i used to eat this legitimately every single day for lunch in high school….can you guess? PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY, ANYONE? except that peanut butter isn’t paleo & jelly is sugar-filled, SO… now that i’ve discovered that all other nut butters are heavenly in their own regard and this new raspberry fruit spread from [@TRADERJOES], i’m determined to bring back PB&J.
i tested it with my family + a few others [@chelsboyle, @jozlow], & after batch 2 — which turned out to be just what i was hoping to create — it’s ready for you!
if you were looking for the most classic chocolate chip cookie made paleo, you’ve found them. there’s a science to making cookie dough, where you first cream the ‘butter’ or [sub] with the sugar, then add the other wet ingredients [egg, vanilla], before combining with the mixed dry ingredients. let’s not forget the important last step, the stirring of the chocolate chips into the batter. YES.
you know how sometimes you want dessert but you told yourself you weren’t going to have dessert that night? or if you want a snack that’s sweeter than an average snack but not so sweet that it’s dessert? ORRRRR if you just want a frozen dessert that’s, well, dessert? I GOT YOU >>
i’ve been really wanting pancakes lately and decided that sunday was the day. my workout took all my energy (it’s ok, worth it) & i decided pancakes would refuel me appropriately, as long as they were made with the right, clean ingredients. i didn’t honestly think they were going to turn out & they JUST DID. they were so fluffy, so cakey, & just sweet enough [sweetened with a honey squeeze + some mashed banana]. Continue reading