This week is a recipe special giving you some special treats, and I want you to remember that all though they all contain Primal friendly ingredients they are still treats.
When I first start clients on their lifestyle change I really try and avoid giving them any alternative sweet treat recipes as we are really trying to change a person’s tastes, giving them things that mimic all of the junk food they used to doesn’t break the habit of sugary snacking.
However there comes a time where most of us really do fancy something a little bit indulgent so here are some of my favourite alternative recipes for you to try, keep in mind that although the sweetness comes from “Natural” sugars it’s still sugar and can still rise you blood glucose levels, you have been warned!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 10 - 12
75g coconut flour
50g dark chocolate chips
2 Free range eggs
60ml coconut oil melted
2 tablespoons honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C
Mix the coconut flour, eggs, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract together with a whisk.
Keep whisking until mixture thickens, if it stays runny add more coconut flour until it becomes a dough like consistency.
Add in your chocolate chips and mix to make sure they’re evenly spread throughout the dough.
Use a tablespoon or dessert spoon to portion out the dough into golf ball size balls and flatten out onto a lined baking tray.
Bake for around 10-15 minutes, until they turn a golden brown
Remove from oven to cool if you can wait.
Dark chocolate sweet potato brownies
3 x Eggs
1 x medium sweet potato cooked and mashed
200ml melted coconut oil
65g Almond flour
40g Dark chocolate coco powder
1 Tsp baking powder
Optional –Honey for sweetener if needed 1 or 2 tablespoons.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
Mix together the eggs, coconut oil, sweet potato and honey if using.
In another bowl mix almond flour, coco powder and baking powder
Add dry mix to wet mix and stir until well combined.
Pour into lined baking tray or silicon tray and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool and slice into squares
Almond Butter Cookies
250g 100% Almond butter
200g coconut palm sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 160 degrees
Mix together the almond butter, the egg, and the vanilla extract until well combined.
Fold in the coconut sugar and blend until combined.
Roll about a tablespoon of dough into balls, and place on a cookie sheet.
Flatten the balls slightly to about a half-inch thick.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool
I hope you enjoy these recipes, and try not to eat them all at once!