Coconut Almond Chewy Bars (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Grain Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

I have been finding that I miss granola bars. Yes there are some out there that are gluten free. The problem is that with multiple food allergies, even the products that are gluten free just don’t work because many still contain sugar or milk. The other thing is that those products just don’t taste that good. So I started playing with a bunch of ingredients, trying to make a healthy yet tasty granola bar. I think this worked out well, but I’ll continue making different flavours so that there is are variety.

Do you ever miss nice chewy granola bars? I did!

I wanted something that tasted sweet and yet was healthy!  I found it now 🙂

Chewy Almond Granola Bars

Coconut Almond Chewy Bars (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Grain Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

1 c. quinoa flakes
1 c. almond flour
1 c. unsweetened coconut
1/2 c. ground flax seed
1/2 c. chopped almonds
1/4 c. dried cranberries or raisins
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 c. coconut oil(melted)
1 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix all your dry  ingredients together in a good sized bowl. Then mix in your wet ingredients.
Pour all ingredients into a greased 9by13 inch pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes/ until edges start to brown.
Then let your bars sit for at least ten minutes before cutting.
Store in the fridge or freezer.

Coconut Almond Chewy Bars
Makes 16 bars or 32 squares.

Easy Cauliflower Crust Pizza (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Grain Free)

There are many of these recipes out there. It’s the same idea as my Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust.

I figured that with summer coming and the layers of clothing starting to come off, that everyone would love another low carb pizza crust. If you are not worried about carbs then you can always try my regular Pizza Crust.

Oh my goodness!! 🙂

This is the ultimate in guilt free pizza enjoyment!

After playing with this, I am quite pleased!! I hope that you are as well.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza (Gluten free/ Dairy Free)

1/2 head of cauliflower (approximately 4 c. after it is riced)

2 eggs

1/2 c. Daiya mozzarella cheese (or whatever shredded cheese)-Additional for on top

2 tsp. dry basil

3 cloves garlic- minced (or less if you prefer)

Put florets of cauliflower into your food processor, pulse until it resembles rice.

I usually end up removing the riced stuff and adding in the bigger pieces if they didn’t break down the first time.

Put the riced cauliflower into a glass bowl and microwave uncovered and no water for 6 minutes.**

Let it cool slightly. (This is so you eggs won’t cook mixing them into the hot cauliflower)

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Mix in eggs, cheese, basil, and garlic.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Spread onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. You can make it as thin or thicker if you would like.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges start to brown.

Remove from oven and top with sauce(i even add pesto to my pizza) and whatever toppings you enjoy.

Pop your pizza back in under broil to melt the additional cheese.

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You can make a 9″ by 13″ pizza with a half of a cauliflower. If that is all you are eating, then it’s two servings.

A half batch makes a 9 inch crust- one serving.

** If you do not own a microwave or do not like using one, then you can put your cauliflower into boiling water for 3 minutes, but you have to drain it well, then use a tea towel to squeeze the all liquid out.

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Grain Free Waffles (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Grain Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Waking up to the smell of freshly cooked waffles…. Oh, I was dreaming! 🙂

So down to the kitchen I go to whip up a batch of these easy to make grain free waffles.

Grain Free Waffles

Grain Free Waffles

1/2 c. almond flour

1/2 c. tapioca flour

1/2 c. coconut flour

2 Tbsp. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)

1 tsp. baking powder

4 eggs

2 Tbsp. coconut oil or canola oil

1 1/4 c. almond or rice milk

2 tsp. vanilla

Mix dry ingredients into one bowl; mix wet into another bowl; add wet into dry. Mix.

Grease top and bottom of waffle maker each time. Approx. 2 Tbsp. of batter per waffle if
they’re the small square ones. Makes 4 servings. They freeze well.

Grain Free Spice Cookies (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

I’ve been playing around with some grain free ideas/recipes. This is a lovely new cookie.It has been approved by my wonderful little granddaughter. She asked me to come back with more…
Spice Cookies
Grain Free Spice Cookies (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

2 c. ground almonds(almond meal)

2 Tbsp coconut flour

1 Tbsp. ground flax

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/3 c. palm sugar(or whatever type of granulated sugar you prefer)

3 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1/3 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 c. coconut oil- melted

1/2 c. almond butter(or whatever nut butter you prefer)

2 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

1 c. add in: dark chocolate chips or chunks, chopped nuts, or dried fruit.(optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl whisk together ground almonds, coconut flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Set aside. In another bowl, stir together coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla, and egg. Mix wet ingredients into dry. Stir together.

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Scoop or roll into small balls and place onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

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Press cookies down with fork.

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Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they start to turn golden on the edges. Makes approximately 3 dozen.

**They freeze beautifully 🙂

Almond Cookies (Gluten Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Grain Free/Dairy Free)

I was offered these cookies not long after I had found out about my food allergies.  The recipe is from an Italian friend of mine. The only thing I changed was the sugar. Her original recipe had white sugar.

Best of all there are only four ingredients!

Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies (Gluten Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Grain Free)
4 c. almond flour
1 c. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)
3 egg whites
1/4-1/2 c. slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat eggs whites and sugar for five minutes; add almond flour, mix. Measure one teaspoon of paste and roll into balls with wet hands.( so it doesn’t stick to hands)
Roll balls in slivered almonds, place onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet, flatten somewhat.
Bake 15 minutes. Don’t remove off paper until cool.

Chocolate Cream Pie (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

So today I decided that I really wanted Chocolate Cream Pie. Now for me to do this I would not only have to figure out a crust, but also figure out the pudding for the filling. Oh my goodness. It turned out great!
I even had it before my dinner… Tee Hee(don’t tell)
I didn’t even wait to make my coconut cream to go on top the first piece.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Crust:
1 1/2 c. almond flour
3 Tbsp. coconut flour
1/2 c. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)
1 egg
1/2 c. coconut oil (melted)

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees

Stir almond flour, coconut flour and palm sugar together. Mix in egg then coconut oil.
Press into 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until starting to brown on the edges.
Take out and let cool.

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Chocolate Filling:
2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. coconut milk
3/4 c. palm sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbsp. corn starch
2 tsp. vanilla

In a small bowl, mix together the 2 Tbsp. of coconut milk and the corn starch; set aside.
Whisk sugar, cocoa and salt together in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in the 2 cups of the coconut milk.
Put pan on medium/low heat, continuously whisking. (Believe me if you stop, you’ll get lumps)
As your mixture starts boil, add in corn starch mixture. Let pudding thicken, then remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla.
Pour chocolate filling into baked pie crust. Put into the refrigerator for at least two hours to cool.

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If you would like to, you can top off your pie with Dairy Free Coconut Cream!

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This recipe is definitely a favourite of mine!

** I have even made this pie and frozen it. It works great as a frozen dessert!!

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