Paleo Dessert: Cookie Dough Brownies

Blurry photo of a delicious Cookie Dough Brownie

BE WARNED: Prepare to eat the most decedent brownie ever.

The minute your fork hits your mouth, you will forget all about the pricey ingredients and be transported to chocolate heaven where each forkful only increases your happiness. This is one of our special occasion desserts for a reason. Although the ingredients are costly, the results are more than worth it!

Make both the brownie and cookie layer together, use the cookie layer as a homemade ice cream topping, or leave the brownie naked and enjoy it on it’s own. Whichever way you decide to make it, I can almost guarantee you that this will become a recipe you make more than once. 🙂

INGREDIENTS

Brownie Layer

  • 4 oz Baking Chocolate, melted in 1 T Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 c Coconut Milk, 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 c Cocoa Powder, 1/2 t Baking Soda
  • 1/3 c Raw Honey, 1 T Arrowroot Powder, 1 T Vanilla
  • 1 c Coconut Butter

Cookie Dough Layer

  • 2 C Almond Meal
  • 1/2 t Sea Salt, 1/3 c Raw Honey
  • 1 t Vanilla, 3 T Coconut Butter
  • 3 T Coconut Oil
  • 1 C Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips

Refrigerate and add once brownies are cool or on an as-needed basis. For the complete recipe and instructions, please click HERE.

*COOKING TIP:The first time making this, I kept it in the oven for 30 minutes and it came out drier than expected. Stick closer to 26 minutes.

 

Thanks, Fast Paleo!

Paleo Desserts: Cinnamon Parsnip Cookies

Cinnamon Parsnip Cookies

Never had a parsnip before? Don’t know how to cook them nor the desire to try them…Well, I would have answered “yes” along with you before I ate my first Cinnamon Parsnip Cookie. The idea of taking an ignored root vegetable and turning it into a dessert seemed laughable but not anymore. Parsnip cookies, what a genius idea!

These clever cookies have a slight carrot cake taste combined with a pumpkin pie flavor and a soft middle…perfect with a cup of tea or as a school lunch goodie.

So go grab a few parsnips and treat your children to a healthy dose of  vitamins!

Thanks The Paleo Prize!

BONUS READ: Learn more about the nutrition in parsnips by reading “Parsnip – an Immunity Booster Full of Vitamin C, Folic Acid And Vitamin B6

Dairy Free Yogurt & Cashew Milk Recipe

Photo Credit: The Spunky Coconut

Whether at a birthday party being offered a piece of cake or at a grocery store where samples are being handed out, we are faced with choices. Temptation is everywhere. I am trying to substitute my family’s favorites while satisfying our cravings in a manner that best serves the body AND our taste buds. This past year my family has tried countless Paleo recipes. We have given many of our top shelf snacks and dishes up for healthier (and just as tasty, if not tastier) options but…my children continue to crave yogurt.

Last week I realized that there was such a thing as goat’s yogurt ($3.50 for a medium container) and than I discovered Goat Gouda ($12..99 per lb). The kids and adults in the Miller House are happy! But the downfall to discovering both these products, is the price tag that goes along with them. They are expensive! Frankly speaking, we rarely will be able to indulge in them.

And then Just Eating Real Food, shared a Dairy Free Yogurt recipe from The Spunky Coconut and everything fell into place…at least for those in our house that love yogurt 🙂

Dairy Free Yogurt Ingredients

Cashew milk
Coconut milk (canned)
Honey or Coconut sugar
Vanilla Liquid Stevia

Click HERE for the complete instructions.

Cashew Milk Recipe

2 cups of raw cashews 
1 cup of water

Soak overnight and blend the next day. To strain or not to strain? That is up to you.

Frosting Chocolate Shots

Photo Credit: Chocolate Covered Katie

Shamefully, I am one of those people that would buy ready-made icing, add a spoon and dig in. Needless to say,  I have a sweet tooth…a big sweet tooth! One of my concerns before dedicating myself to my new Paleo lifestyle had to do with sugar and how I would get my sugar fix.

Luckily, there are many fantastic desserts for those wanting to only eat gluten-free, whole food, Paleolithic treats and during the last year my family has  tried dozens of recipes. Chocolate Frosting Shots taste exactly like chocolate mousse but its healthy!

This easy to make, tasty treat was created by Chocolate Covered Katie and requires only four ingredients! So grab a can of coconut milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and honey and satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilt!

For the complete recipe, please click HERE.

TIP: For mint lovers, try adding some mint extract. 🙂

 

Thanks, Chocolate Covered Katie!

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