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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

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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)

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

So… who’s excited for Valentine’s Day? Half of you are probably saying, “Me, me, me!!” and the other half of you are probably rolling your eyes. But hey, no matter whether you are single or have that special someone to celebrate with, I think we can ALL enjoy some sweets and express a bit of love to someone else and/or to ourselves.

And what says L-O-V-E better than a chocolate treat? These sheet pan chocolate chip blondies will definitely fulfill the purpose of giving you all the happy feels without the gluten, soy, and processed sugars. They did for me!

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Full disclosure: I made these chocolate chip blondies in a sheet pan for the sole reason that we are in the middle of a move staying at an Airbnb, and a sheet pan was all I had to bake anything in. But hey, I don’t regret a thing because they turned out fan-freakin-tastic! I already tested out popping them in the freezer and defrosting one square at a time and it still tastes amazing. Oh, and they are even better when toasted in the oven for a few minutes after getting defrosted!

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

If you want to go full treat mode, you can even make some chocolate frosting to slather on top and make it a sheet pan cake. The blondies are soft and fluffy enough to be pass as cake, and it’ll add another layer (pun intended) of decadence!

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day? C and I usually are pretty low-key about it. We don’t exchange presents but we do like to try out a restaurant we haven’t been to before. But, sometimes we just get lazy and I just cook at home. I know… cooking at home is lazy to us, but that’s because we can be our my sweatpants for dinner and there’s something so magical about that. Who’s with me??

No matter what you’ll be doing, I hope these sheet pan chocolate chip blondies will be part of your mini celebration of love, whether you are treating yourself or someone else!

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies
 
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 18"x13" sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix almond butter, avocado oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well until a thick batter is formed.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and spread out evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and take the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips and place them on top of the batter evenly. Bake for additional 10 minutes
  8. Cool completely before cutting into squares, then serve.

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Paleo Gluten Free Dairy Free Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake

chocolate clementine paleo cake-16I’m so excited that clementines are back in season! I saw them recently at Whole Foods and of course, I bought a whole 2 lb bag of it. I’ve been obsessed with clementines ever since I was young and I remember eating about 10 of them in one sitting and impressing my parents.

As much as I stay away from desserts and sugar, sometimes, especially with the holidays coming up, cake is necessary. I honestly don’t do well with too much sugar, so I try to satisfy my sweet tooth with fruits and natural sweeteners. So when I decided to create a cake, I used all healthy sweeteners to bake a delicious clementine chocolate cake and I had to share it with you today!

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Instead of mixing the clementine slices into the batter, I decided to top the whole cake with them because they just look so pretty. The combination of chocolate and clementines go together so well, and you’ll love the burst of the juicy clementine slices as you bite into them.

Except for the 2 tablespoons of honey that goes into the batter, the cake is sweetened with bananas and clementines and you won’t miss the sugar at all! It’s plenty sweet and delicious, and it’s a healthy treat if you are trying to lower your sugar intake.

Also, if you end up making this, you HAVE TO make the glaze. It really pulls together the cake beautifully, and brings out the clementine flavors even more which I absolutely love!

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Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake
 
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Cake:
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 clementines
Coconut Clementine Glaze:
  • ¼ cup coconut coconut butter
  • Juice and zest from 1 clementine
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease the sides of a round 9 inch cake pan with coconut oil. Cut a circle from a parchment paper and fit it on the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, cacao powder, baking powder and sea salt.
  4. In a food processor, place bananas, eggs, coconut milk. honey, and vanilla extract, then pulse until combined thoroughly.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then mix with a spatula until combined well. Be careful not to over-mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the cake pan and spread out evenly.
  7. Peel the clementines and separate them into slices. Press the slices evenly into the batter.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Coconut Clementine Glaze:
  1. While the cake is cooling, combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan and heat over low heat.
  2. When the coconut butter liquifies, whisk together until well mixed.
  3. Drizzle over the cooled cake and serve.

 

Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake with Coconut Glaze