Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dairy Free, Egg Free, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip cookies

Today, my cousin (who is an amazing photographer, like unreal, like legit, real, her blog can be found HERE) texted me this recipe. Completely unprompted, just texted me a paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe in the middle of the day. We get each other.

So tonight, instead of going out like a normal 21 year old, I baked cookies and watched One Direction on X-factor. I know. You all want to be my friend. It's fine. I accept.

Here's the recipe. No milk, no eggs, no processed sugar. Just pure organic deliciousness.


*2 cups almond flour
*2 tablespoons coconut flour
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
*1/2 cup maple syrup of agave (i prefer maple)
*3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Mix it all up until it looks like this:

 Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray it, whatever, I just hate cleaning. And scoop 1 tablespoon scoops onto it, like so--

 Set oven at 350, and bake. Here's the thing, Brooke said hers took 10 minutes. Mine took 17. So just keep an eye on them after 10 minutes.

Make sure the cool COMPLETELY before you try to take them off the tray. Or else they will crumble and fall apart. And then you eat them. & then they're delicious.

Ps- I'm going to start posting my outfits when I blog, because as we all know, there is nothing better than food and fashion.

Plaid boutique Dress and tennis shoe wedges. Rock on 90's, rock on.

Hot pink skinnies from Target, cream sweater from Brandy Melville, platform tennies. (I'm obsessed with them)

Peace, yo! x

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Paleo Cinnamon Banana Muffins

I am so happy tonight. I am so happy for two reasons:

-Tomorrow, the election will be over. Thank GOD. I don't care who wins, I only voted for the propostions to be totally honest. I didn't vote for president because I wasn't passionate about either of them. I like some things Obama stands for, I like some things (very few) Romney stands for, but really, I don't like either of them. So I voiced my opinion via proposition, not president. (I know you're all like ''Who cares, we came here for muffins, not political gibber jabber".

-And two, tonight I made muffins. PALEO muffins.

So here's how it went down, and here's how you can make them too.

Banana Cinnamon Bun Muffins
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 eggs
1/3 cup almond milk 
1/2 cup ripe banana, mashed (about 1 banana)
Cinnamon Topping
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional, not paleo if used because of the sugar in the syrup)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In a small bowl mix mashed banana, eggs, and almond milk and mix with a hand mixer until well blended.  Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and with a hand mixer until well combined.
Add batter until prepared muffin cups.  Filling to about 3/4 filled. (Mine only filled 11)
In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, mashed banana, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup (if using).  Drizzle mixture over top of muffins and using a toothpick swirl the topping into the muffin batter. 
Bake muffins for 20 – 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  
Allow muffins to cool in pan 5 – 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack.  
If you make 11 muffins, each one is about 82 calories. YA.
Enjoy yo!