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 😉

Turmeric Ice Cream

On my way home from work I suddenly got a craving for turmeric ice cream. I have been making myself turmeric tea a few times a week (with some slight modifications): http://nourishedkitchen.com/golden-tea-turmeric-ginger-tea-coconut-milk/     So I thought making ice cream would be no big deal…and it turned out great!!

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Image  2 pieces fresh raw turmeric (about 1 1/2 inches long)

Image 1 piece fresh cut raw ginger (about 1/2 inch long)

Image 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

At this point put the above ingredients in your Vitamix (or comparable blender) and blend on high until turmeric and ginger are annihilated. Pour liquid through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of any sediment, then pour liquid back into blender and add:

Image 1/3 cup organic full fat coconut milk

Image 8 packets truvia

Image  1 dropper liquid stevia

Image small sprinkle salt

Image 1 Tablespoon unflavored gelatin

Image 1/4 teaspoon guar gum

Image 1 tablespoon manuka honey

Blend everything together and pour liquid into your ice cream maker  Image

Run machine until you have ice cream!

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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DELICIOUS Paleo/Candida Diet/Leaky Gut Diet/No-Sugar…Etc Smoothie

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So I guess I would call this an Almond Green Smoothie. Safe for Lymies, Leaky Gut Diet, Anti-Candida Diet, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Soy-Free, Fruit-Free, Gluten-Free, Starch-Free.

And yes, it still tastes good 🙂

2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk (I used Almond Breeze brand, use refrigerated if you can rather than shelf stable, in that it has fewer additives. Of course homemade is always best)

2 1/2 Cups cut up Frozen Zucchini (this is something I keep in my freezer all year long. it is an AMAZING way to thicken smoothies without changing or adding to your flavors, and of course better for you then adding thickeners, and better than ice because it doesn’t water it down).

1 Tablespoon of your favorite Green Super Food Powder (raw is best, Food Matters just released their own)

2 Tablespoons Almond Butter (I used some that I ground myself at the store, unsalted)

1 Teaspoon Almond Flavoring (burn off the alcohol first)

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 Full droppers of Liquid Vanilla Flavored Stevia (or to taste) (vegetable glycerine based)

1 Tablespoon Maca Powder (any natural grocer should have this or some vitamin stores, it has a malty taste)

Throw it all in the blender!