Grain-Free Bagels (Dairy Free & Paleo)

Grain-Free Bagels (Dairy Free & Paleo) gluten free

I love a freshly toasted bagel with cream cheese. In college, I loved Einstein Bagels so much I would study over there enjoying my bagel and a hot drink on snowy days for hours.

But over the years, I learned a gluten-bagel and cream cheese just don’t love me back. And these days a traditional bagel is not even an option for my Celiac husband. Thank goodness for healthier, allergy-free alternatives!

The beginning of school is not months or weeks away, but days away now.  As my daughter approaches her first full day of school in 1st Grade, I want to make sure I am prepared ahead of time with lots of fulfilling and nourishing breakfast and lunch recipes.

These bagels are a new favorite at our house, toasted and topped with either grass-fed ghee, butter, eggs or jam. I plan to make a large batch a few times a month to have on hand for a great lunch sandwich base.

 

Grain-Free Bagels (Dairy Free & Paleo) gluten free

 

Feel free to top with chia, poppy and/or sunflower seeds for a tasty topping. I am going to try adding all three seeds with a little garlic and onion powder soon to see if I can re-create my beloved “Everything Bagel.”

What is your favorite comfort food?

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Grain-Free Bagels (Dairy Free & Paleo)
Recipe type: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Grain Free, Paleo
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Serves: 7-8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seed meal
  • 1 Tbsp. arrowroot
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan with butter or coconut oil.
  2. Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax meal, arrowroot, baking soda and salt into a food processor. Process for 1 minute. Next add in the eggs, raw honey and apple cider vinegar. Process for 2 minutes until mixture is completely blended.
  3. Using a ¼ cup measuring spoon, carefully place the batter into the donut slots. Bake for 25 minutes (check at 20 minutes if you live at a low elevation). Remove the bagels and let them cool for 20 minutes.
  4. Enjoy fresh or toasted. Store in the refrigerator.
  5. Makes 7-8 bagels.

Strawberry Lemonade Fruit Snacks (Dairy Free & Paleo)

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I’ve been playing around with grass-fed gelatin in some of my recipes over the past few months and loving the results!

In the past, I used powdered agar to thicken most of my recipes and keep them vegan. But as the months went on, I kept hearing more and more about the benefits of gelatin and realized I just had to try it in my recipes in place of agar and see the results for myself. Why? The #1 reason that I personally wanted to try gelatin is that I  always want to make sure my kids are getting enough protein in their diets. Kids’ brains need lots of healthy fats and proteins. Plus, I’ve got two active, nonstop kiddos who need all the fuel they can get!

My kids love fruit and would eat it all day if I would let them. Fortunately, they also like green smoothies and super nutritious cookies too! When it comes down to it, my kids love to snack. They love to graze and I saw the immediate benefit of adding gelatin to my snacks because 1 Tbsp. of gelatin contains 6 grams of protein. Pretty impressive! And I don’t get just any gelatin. I get this grass-fed gelatin.

The most noticeable health benefit I have seen since incorporating this gelatin into my diet is better sleep, but most importantly good healthy deep sleep. The first time my son and I had this gelatin in a recipe one evening, we slept-in the following Saturday morning until 10:30 am! This alone is amazing as my son is normally up at 7am ready to go. I don’t remember the last time I woke up that refreshed and rejuvenated!

To read more on the benefits of gelatin and why it is often called a superfood, check out this fantastic post!

Lately I’ve been mixing organic berries, pure juice and gelatin to make homemade fruit snacks. Below is my latest fruit snack recipe made with fresh local strawberries. My daughter chose to cut the shapes into stars. You could put these into molds for smaller shaped fruit snacks. Use your imagination and have fun!

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Strawberry Lemonade Fruit Snacks (Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Paleo)
Recipe type: Kids, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Paleo, Grain Free
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Serves: 14
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups organic strawberries, tops removed
  • 2 cups organic lemonade (100% pure)
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup Great Lakes grass-fed gelatin
Instructions
  1. Blend strawberries, lemonade and honey in Vitamix or Blender. Pour in gelatin and blend again on high. Pour mixture into glass dish. Refrigerate for 1 hour to let mixture set.
  2. Cut into desired shapes!

 

Chocolate Tapioca Pudding (Dairy & Gluten Free)

Chocolate Tapioca Pudding (Dairy & Gluten Free)

My best friend Nichole turned me on to Tapioca Pudding about 6 years ago. She is an amazing cook and I love everything she makes, but I really love her incredible homemade desserts!

I’ve been wanting to make a good Old Fashioned Tapioca Pudding with coconut milk for quite some time. I’m so glad I finally did and I love the addition of chocolate to the original recipe.

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Chocolate Tapioca Pudding (Dairy & Gluten Free)

Chocolate Tapioca Pudding (Dairy & Gluten Free)
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup small Pearl Tapioca
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened chocolate powder
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place tapioca in water for 30 minutes in a medium size saucepan. After 30 minutes, add to the tapioca, coconut milk, almond milk, salt, ¼ cup coconut sugar and lightly beaten egg yolks. Stir over medium heat until boiling. Simmer over low heat for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently. Add in chocolate powder.
  2. Beat egg whites with remaining ¼ cup coconut sugar. Slowly fold mixture back into pan and stir over low heat for 3 more minutes. Cool pudding for 10 minutes and add in the vanilla extract.
  3. Enjoy warm or chilled. Add toppings such as shredded coconut, strawberries and raspberries.

 

Grain-Free Pizza Crust! (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Grain-Free Pizza Crust! (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Ahh pizza…a quick meal that the whole family loves and can be made and ready in under 30 minutes! I’ve been making this grain-free pizza a lot lately when the weather cools down and my family craves comfort food.

This grain-free crust is bursting with fiber and protein and will keep your belly satisfied and your body nourished.
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Grain-Free Pizza Crust! (Gluten & Dairy Free)
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner, Pizza
Cuisine: Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Yeast Ingredients:
  • ⅔ cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • Dry and Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ⅓ cup arrowroot
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the water, honey and yeast in a small bowl and mix. Let the ingredients sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes. Add the yeast ingredients in and mix again for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle a teaspoon of almond flour onto a silicone baking sheet. Place the dough onto a silicone baking sheet. Using a rolling pin, roll crust out very thin.
  4. Bake crust on silicone baking sheet for 10 minutes. Add pizza sauce, cheese (or Daiya dairy free cheese) and your choice of toppings. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until bottom of crust is golden brown.
  5. *Please note I live at a high altitude. I suggest checking the pizza with toppings after 5 minutes in the oven and cooking an additional 5 minutes if needed.

Fudgy Paleo Brownies

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Happy Father’s Day!

I know I have already shared a grain-free brownie recipe before, but what can I say we love to eat brownies around here! And this time around, the brownie is paleo approved for those of you who avoid legumes. I could chow down on healthy brownies all day if I let myself. Thankfully, the rest of the family helps me out so I am lucky if I get a whole two treats to myself.

These babies are moist, fudgy and crowd pleasers. While the recipe makes a dozen treats, that doesn’t mean a thing in this house where anything chocolate flies off the counter faster than I can count them!

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Fudgy Paleo Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Prep time: 
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ⅓ cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Brand)
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place dairy-free chocolate chips, coconut milk, cacao powder and coconut oil in a saucepan and melt slowly over medium heat.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large stainless steel mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes, scrapping down sides of batter as needed. Grease a large glass baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes (please note I now live at a high altitude so you may want to check the brownies at around 30 minutes to see if they are done). Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Cut into squares. Eat up!