Double Chocolate Paleo Scones

Double Chocolate Paleo Scones

I thought I would throw my own offering into the paleo baked goods recipe pool by giving a shot at creating my own. I got inspired to create a paleo version of a chocolate gluten-free scone made by a local coffee shop here in North Idaho that makes excellent GF chocolate scones. But alas they use a traditional GF flour which still includes grains like rice and tapioca. GF flours can also often use legumes.

For those of us following the AIP with autoimmune issues and grain sensitivities, these are still a no-no. 😕

Another challenge I have with many paleo recipes is many use almond flour, and almonds for me are a high allergen. That plus many AIP’s can’t/shouldn’t eat nuts…

Not that any recipe is perfect for all people, but hopefully this chocolatey cakey scone recipe will be useful and yummy to some of my fellow AIP/Autoimmune/Lymie/Mast Cell/Histamine/“_______” friends out there ♥️. Gotta say I think these are a success 😋

Preheat oven to 350.

1 cup coconut flour

1 cup cacao powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup organic vegetable shortening

1 cup organic honey

8 organic eggs (from hens not fed corn or soy)

1 cup organic chocolate chips (soy-free)

Mix dry ingredients well, add wet ingredients until well integrated, then stir in chocolate chips.

Place batter drop style on parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 12-18 minutes depending on size. Use toothpick if unsure of doneness.

GF

Paleo

Vegetarian

Eat in moderation, not a low calorie, low fat or low sugar food 😉

Discouragement in the Midst of Healing

So it is days like today that remind me with a hard slap that I am still sick. Even though my horrible energy slump is getting better and I am doing some more things my body is still in a constant state of anger and intense inflammation.
I whine a lot on this blog about my water retention, but no joke my legs and butt look like fat suit Gwyneth Paltrow in Shallow Hal. I am very serious about this, it may be a downsized version but same effect. I carry around enough water that if I change directions too fast my thighs may end up at the other end of the compass than I am facing….
Okay, I know that was a lot of whining. So even though I am super strict with my diet I am thinking I need to get downright aggressive, meaning not even having those few times a month when I have a bite of this, a bite of that, because my body is just angry, can’t detox properly, can’t methylate, has poor circulation, and obviously has a great affinity for H2O.
I am by default with all my restrictions paleo+ , meaning I take it way beyond the basic paleo diet with restrictions, but I am considering looking into the GAPS diet and seeing what that is all about and really focus on gut healing.
Ok, that is all the energy I have for tonight. Tomorrow I resume the Lyme/Candida/Leaky Gut/Mold Biotoxicity/Methylation Defect…etc fight.

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Yummy Evening Treat Invention

I love persimmons! I have always enjoyed them this time of year. Although I am mostly fruit-free right now I am allowing myself to have my favorite fruit.

So here is tonight’s fall time warm and spicy treat invention:

Warm Persimmon Spice Yogurt

1 large fuyu persimmon peeled and cubed
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 dropper liquid stevia in English toffee flavor (Sweet Drops)
2-3 packets truvia
1/2 tsp butterscotch flavor (Frontier all natural)
3/4 cup goat milk yogurt (plain unsweetened)

Put prepared persimmon in microwave safe bowl with the spices and sweetener. Microwave for about a minute and a half to two minutes (persimmon will create its own moisture as it cooks).
Add butterscotch flavor and goat milk and stir.
Sweet and spicy, warm and creamy!

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Evening Treat

Was hankering for something chocolate and creamy on my way home from work.
I had seen a chocolate mousse recipe made with avocado earlier in the day, so I thought I would just wing it with my own..

1/2 avocado
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 packets truvia
1/2 dropper liquid chocolate stevia
1 cup goat milk kefir
3 ice cubes
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
(Okay so I ended up going for more of a frozen yogurt)
Stuck it all in the Vitamix and stuck it in the freezer. Would have been better if I had the patience to let it set, even so my 1/2 frozen yogurt 1/2 chocolate soup was still tangy, creamy, chocolaty and delicious.

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I Eat Good!

My chocolate cravings lately have been crazy! Admittedly it has caused a few slip ups…. 😦
But I just finished an amazing Chocolate Mint Milk Shake, delicious to the point of tasting like the full sugar nasty version, but it was totally diet friendly ( sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten & grain-free )

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 very full tablespoons full fat canned coconut milk
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 drops peppermint essential oil ( don’t use any more than that, this stuff is powerful!)
1/4 tap guar gum
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
Approximately 2 1/2 cups frozen cubed zucchini (or whatever is needed to thicken)
2 droppers liquid stevia
5 packets truvia
Stick it all in your powerful blender ( go Vitamix!)
Enjoy

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So What DO You Eat?….revisited

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So it has been a while since I posted any food from my uber strict diet. I am again prompted to post because I have been getting those questions again…”what DO you eat?”

For any newbies I am gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free, starch-free, …no processed foods or anything artificial.
So for tonight I am eating
Zucchini Coconut Flour bread (yum!)
With chimichurri, egg, and gingered carrots

Yummy Evening Treat

Invented a delicious night time latte;

Chamomile Latte

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
2 bags chamomile tea
Vanilla liquid stevia
Egg Nog Ice Chips. (http://www.vitaminlife.com/product-exec/PNAME/Hand-Crafted-Candy-Tin-Egg-Nog/product_id/72267?gcsct=0ChMIgKW_nvrguQIVxk3mCh05HAAAEAA)

A great treat on a restricted diet

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