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Nut Free Paleo Crackers

These nut-free paleo crackers are so crispy and delicious, they taste better than the store-bought kind!

Nut Free Paleo Crackers

Ever since going gluten-free has gotten mainstream, I’ve been loving how many gluten-free and paleo products have been coming out on the market. When it comes to paleo crackers, while many of the ones I tried are super tasty, but I just don’t love that most of them are nut-based.

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE nuts. They are nutritious, portable, and super addicting. However there IS such a thing as too much of a good thing. Because they are so addictive, if you are like me, it’s hard to stop at just a handful even when it comes to crackers. They contain phytic acid like grains and high levels of Omega-6 fatty acids, both of which are known to cause inflammation.

So in order to continue my cracker snacking habits without digestive issues, I made these nut-free paleo crackers that are super delicious and really easy to make!

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Instead of using a nut flour, I used coconut flour to make these nut-free paleo crackers, making them much easier to digest. The trick is to roll out the dough as thin as possible for that extra crispiness, and keeping a close eye on them while they are in the oven to make sure they don’t burn.

I enjoyed these with the addition of garlic powder and rosemary, but you can customize the spices to make it any flavor you like. Eat it with your favorite dips like cauliflower nacho cheese, guacamole, or zucchini hummus!

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Nut Free Paleo Crackers
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Optional: Herbs or spices of your choice, like rosemary, garlic powder onion powder, pepper,
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine coconut flour, tapioca starch, salt, pepper, and any herbs or spices of your choice in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Place the dough between 2 parchment papers and use a rolling pin to roll it out as thin as you can without breaking the dough. The thinner the dough, the crispier the crackers!
  6. Remove the top parchment paper. Use the back of a knife to slice the dough into 2 inch squares.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, keeping an eye on it to make sure the edges aren't burning.
  8. If the center crackers are still soft, you can remove the outer pieces and bake the softer pieces for an additional 5 minutes until they crisp up.
  9. Let cool completely before serving.

Nut-Free Paleo Crackers (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Whole30)

Homemade Paleo Ketchup + 9 Quick and Easy Ketchup Variations

Healthy homemade paleo ketchup is so easy to make, and you’ll also love the 9 flavor variations that take seconds to come together!

Homemade Paleo Ketchup

For a while, I stopped eating store-bought or restaurant ketchup because the most popular brand (you know which one) adds high fructose corn syrup to theirs, which is an ingredient I avoid like a plague. That’s when I started making my own at home and it’s been a staple in my fridge ever since.

These days, there are much better options on the market, but none of them taste as good as this homemade paleo ketchup that I keep going back to. This ketchup is so simple and easy to make that I never actually thought to post a recipe for it.

However, a reader recently asked me what my favorite ketchup brand is, and since the answer is “my own,” I knew I had to share it. This version only takes 5 minutes to whip up together with ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen, so I hope you make it!

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My favorite way to enjoy this ketchup is dipping sweet potato fries in it, because that’s a combo that can’t be beat for me. I always choose Japanese purple sweet potatoes because they taste so amazing and I just love their beautiful color.

Of course, if you think this homemade paleo ketchup is boring, well, I got you. I’m sharing 9 flavor varieties so you can switch up your ketchup in just seconds. And you can be creative and come up with your own flavors as well!

Hope you check out the recipe below, and let me know what flavor ketchup you would make in the comments! I would love some new ideas to switch it up and surprise my palate every now and then.

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Homemade Paleo Ketchup
 
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Serves: about 1 cup
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Instructions
  1. Combine tomato paste and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  2. Just as the mixture starts to boil, turn off heat.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  4. Remove from heat and cool at room temperature. Add more water if you want a thinner consistency.
  5. Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks.

If you are looking for different flavor variations for your ketchup, I have 9! Here are some ways that you can add some variety to your ketchup easily and quickly:
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9 Easy Ketchup Variations
 
Ingredients
Sriracha Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • ¼ cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Horseradish Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp (or more, to taste) freshly grated horseradish root
Curry Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
Garlic Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • ⅓ cup finely minced roasted bell pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
Chili-Cumin Ketchup
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp lime juice
Sweet and Sour Ketchup
Ketchup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 batch of Homemade Paleo Ketchup
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Fry Sauce
Instructions
  1. For each ketchup variety, whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Homemade Paleo Ketchup (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins

These low carb and paleo Apple Bacon Muffins are so fluffy, moist, delicious, and they are a perfect make-ahead breakfast! 

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins

Guys, these muffins! I got this idea after making my apple bacon pancakes, and how much I loved them. The two flavors go together so well and I just love that combination of sweet and savory.

While pancakes are amazing, I wanted something that I can make ahead of time since mornings are when I’m the most productive and I’d rather spend that time getting some work done than in the kitchen. Enter: these Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins!

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These muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, and I’ve been just toasting them in the oven in the morning and eating them with eggs. SO delicious. They are even better with a slather of grass-fed butter on them, and it’s a great go-to snack as well.

This recipe makes 6 large muffins, but you can double the recipe for a standard 12-muffin pan. I actually highly recommend you do with these Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins because you won’t regret it if you do. There’s something so delightful when apple and bacon comes together, and I’m pretty sure we all need more of it in our lives… Right? Just go make these if you agree!

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins

5.0 from 9 reviews
Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins
 
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Serves: 6 muffins
Ingredients
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon, fat reserved
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat (or more coconut oil)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ apple, cored and shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon slices. Crumble the bacon and set aside the fat.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together coconut oil, bacon fat, eggs, and maple syrup.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir together.
  6. Fold in half of the bacon bits and shredded apple into the mix.
  7. Pour the batter evenly into the muffin tins to make 6 muffins.
  8. Top the muffins with the remaining bacon bits evenly.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when you insert it into a muffin.
  10. Cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from muffin tin.

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins (Gluten Free)