Paleo Apple Pancakes

This recipe was born because I REALLY wanted pancakes, but I was super low on ingredients. I looked in my fridge and saw I had eggs and apples and wondered "Could I make my Paleo Banana Pancakes but with apple instead of banana?"

I decided to try. When I first scooped the pancake batter into my pan, I thought this experimental recipe was going to be a flop, but lo and behold these bad boys turned out AMAZING (and I've made them 3 times since that original creation)!

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Paleo Apple Pancakes  gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free

Ingredients:

  • 1 small apple, cored

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

  • Dash cinnamon

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • Toppings of choice: more diced apple, cinnamon, honey or maple syrup, nuts or nut butter

Instructions:

  1. Add apple to your high speed blender or food processor and pulse until apple is shredded. Add all other ingredients except coconut oil and blend until combined.

  2. Heat coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Spoon batter onto hot pan to make 4-5 pancakes. You may need to flatten out or shape the batter with a spoon. Note: The batter will likely not look like traditional pancake batter, and cakes may even appear a little chunky when you first spoon batter onto the pan. This is okay!

  3. Let the cakes cook until edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Gently flip and cook for a few minutes until lightly browned on the second side.

  4. Serve with toppings of choice!

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Apple Pie Bites!

These bites taste like apple pie, but are healthy enough to enjoy as a snack or even for breakfast. Made of nuts, dates, and dried fruit, they will give you a natural energy boost and satisfy even the strongest sweet craving.

Apple Pie Bites // vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free

Ingredients:

- 1 cup raw cashews

- 1 cup roasted and unsalted almonds

- 2/3 cup unsweetened dried apples

- 1 cup pitted medjool dates

- 2 tsp cinnamon

- dash nutmeg

- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

- generous pinch sea salt

 

Instructions:

1. Add the nuts to your food processor or Vitamix and pulse 3-5 times (so nuts are broken up but not completely pulverized). Add all other ingredients and blend well.

2. "Dough" will be sticky and should hold together when pressed between your fingers.  Roll into bite-sized balls or press into a parchment paper lined pan to make bars. Enjoy immediately or keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. You can also store in the freezer for a longer period of time (although, they never last that long in my home!).

Note: For a lower sugar option, replace the dried apples with unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut. They won't taste like apple pie (obviously) but they are still delicious!

Good Morning Green Juice

It's a fact: I LOVE me some fresh green juice.  However, I have been neglecting my juicer the past few months and instead have been frequenting Organic Avenue and Juice Press for a daily hit of fresh pressed fruits and veggies. While this allows me to experiment with flavors and ingredients I don't normally have at home, buying at $10+ juice every day is just not in my budget.  Now that I am back in NYC with no big trips, I am making a conscious effort to juice at home more.  This is my go-to green juice combination - slightly sweet, slightly tart, and easy on the digestive system, this juice gives me a nice kick of energy first thing in the morning, without the headache or stomachache that comes with coffee and sugar-filled breakfasts.

This recipe make one extra large or two regular servings.  It is best enjoyed immediately, but will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. 

Good Morning Green Juice
2 Granny Smith Apples
2 medium cucumbers
10-12 kale leaves
1/2 inch knob of ginger
Optional: small knob of turmeric, handful of herbs (mint and cilantro are my favorites), squeeze of lemon

Juice and enjoy!