Category Archives: Holidays

AIP Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

These AIP and paleo cinnamon sugar cookies are so chewy and delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch!

AIP Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Mmmmm… sugar cookies. You really can’t go wrong with them. It’s always a crowd favorite!

It’s the first week of quiet after our wedding, now that all the events are over and my parents left to go back to South Korea this past weekend. The past month has been crazy and wonderful at the same time and my parents have contributed so much energy and effort into the wedding events, not to mention traveling an insane amount, that I thanked them by doing what I do best: cooking dinner and baking them treats.

Since my mom has rheumatoid arthritis, and it’s difficult to stick to the autoimmune protocol in Korea, she always requests that I make a dessert for her that she can bring back home and enjoy. And this time, I decided to make a big batch of this AIP cinnamon sugar cookies!

AIP Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

You can make these without the coconut butter frosting, but it seriously makes such a difference with that moist layer. Plus, it adds a touch of sweetness without added sugar that I love.

AIP Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

I truly enjoy creating these recipes for my mom, because it allows me to help others out there who are also on restrictive diets. Just because you can’t have certain foods, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t indulge in sweet treats from time to time. You just gotta get a bit more creative in the kitchen!

I hope you enjoy these AIP cinnamon sugar cookies as much as my parents did!

AIP Paleo Cinnamon Sugar CookiesAIP Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

AIP Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
 
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Serves: 20-24 cookies
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
  • 1 tbsp room temperature water
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut butter, for frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together coconut flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together gelatin and room-temperature water. Add hot water and whisk until the gelatin is dissolved.
  5. Add maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the gelatin mixture and whisk together.
  6. Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, while stirring with a fork.
  7. Mix until combined and moldable.
  8. Using rounded tablespoons, drop the cookie dough on the parchment paper. It might seem sticky, but it'll be easier to work once they are dropped.
  9. Wet your hands slightly and roll the dropped dough into balls and flatten them.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges are golden, but the cookies are still soft.
  11. Let cool for 15 minutes. The cookies will harden as they cool.
  12. Warm up coconut butter in the microwave or stovetop until slightly melted, but still thick and creamy. Spoon gently over cookies, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Let cool completely before serving.The coconut butter will solidify once cooled.

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies (AIP, Paleo, Gluten Free)

30+ Paleo Cake Recipes

Just because you have food allergies, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate with cake. Hope you enjoy these grain-free, paleo cake recipes!

30+ Paleo Cake Recipes

I’m back home after the most EPIC week in Sayulita, Mexico for my wedding week! The whole trip and all the events exceeded my expectations and it was one of the best weeks of my life. Only our family and closest friends were there since it was a destination wedding, and everything turned out perfectly from the beach ceremony to the private sunset cruise that ended the week. It makes me smile thinking about it!

While I’m dead tired, I’m still in a giddy, celebratory mood, and I figured, “Why not continue the celebration?” So I decided to round up some of the most delicious and decadent paleo cake recipes and share them with you. While my wedding cake wasn’t paleo, it WAS gluten free and I got to enjoy every bite of it! (I hope to share photos soon so be sure to follow along on Instagram.)

Scroll on for some delicious and beautiful grain-free and paleo cakes from my fellow talented bloggers:

Paleo Cake

Easy Grain Free Chocolate Cake from Recipes to Nourish

Strawberry Swirl Mug Cake from The Castaway Kitchen

Egg-Free Fudgy Mug Cake from The Curious Coconut

Spiced Dark Chocolate Cake from Delicious Obsessions

Pineapple Dreams Coconut Cake from Fresh Planet Flavor

Simple Coconut Flour Cake from Savory Lotus

Paleo Birthday Chocolate Cake by Paleo Flourish

chocolate clementine paleo cake-16

Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake from What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Rhubarb Crumble Cake from Eat Primal, Run Hard

Paleo Carrot Cake from Fresh Planet Flavor

Paleo Lemon and Vanilla Cheesecake from Pure & Simple Nourishment

Chocolate Mug Cake from Downshiftology

Coconut Chocolate Cake from Living Healthy with Chocolate

Vanilla Bean Faux Cheesecake from Delicious Obsessions

Tutti Frutti Cake from My Heart Beets

AIP “Chocolate” Cake from The Curious Coconut

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Poke Cake with Caramel Sauce from Beauty and the Foodie

Paleo Red White and Blue Mini Crepe Cakes from I Heart Umami

5-Min Microwave Paleo Chocolate Cake from Paleo Flourish

Orange Walnut Paleo Cake with Cardamom Cream from The Nourished Caveman

Lemon Curd Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream from The Castaway Kitchen

Carrot Cake by Eighty 20 Nutrition

Lemon Berry Skillet Cake from Savory Lotus

Chocolate Celebration Cake from The Life Sutra

Decadent Plantain Chocolate Cake from The Castaway Kitchen

Chocolate Cardamom Cupcakes with Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Frosting from Whole New Mom

Clementine Upside Down Cake from Downshiftology

Orange-Coconut Paleo Cake from Delicious Obsessions

Paleo Chocolate Cake from Living Healthy with Chocolate

Vanilla Pound Cake by Paleo Flourish

Paleo Sticky Toffee Pudding by Eat Primal, Run Hard

Chocolate Fudge Raspberry Sauce Cake from Beauty and the Foodie

Paleo Chai Banana Cake with Cinnamon Frosting from The Urban Ecolife

Southern Style Strawberry “Jello” Cake from The Curious Coconut

30+ Paleo Cake Recipes

Purple Cauliflower & Mushroom Paleo Quiche

Brighten up your Easter brunch table with this purple cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

If you are here thinking this is blueberry pie, sorry. This is actually a delicious and savory paleo quiche made with purple cauliflower to give it a deep purple hue. I know it might look a bit crazy, but trust me: it’s SO good!

It always amazes how colorful real food can be. I’m always fascinated by tumeric and beets and how they can just change the colors of anything they touch. And did you know these deep pigments of our food actually tell us something their nutrient profile? Each color signifies different micronutrient levels that are so beneficial to include in our diets. That’s why I always try to put a variety of colors on my plate!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

 

By the way, Easter is just around the corner and we don’t particularly celebrate it in our house since we aren’t religious, but I do enjoy the idea of this holiday. I honestly love any celebration that brings our loved ones together, and involves activities and games that everyone can join in on.

And what better way to celebrate than with healthy and delicious dishes that everyone can enjoy? I think this cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche will be a perfect addition for this weekend’s brunch table. And if you don’t like the look of a purple quiche, you can just use regular ol’ white cauliflower instead and the flavor will be the same.

But Easter is all about beautiful colors, so why not have fun with it? I think kids will especially love it.

Hope you make this delicious paleo quiche, and have a happy and blessed Easter weekend!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo QuichePurple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

Purple Cauliflower & Mushroom Paleo Quiche
 
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Ingredients
For the crust
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 tbsp water
For the filling
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 medium purple cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1½ tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
Instructions
For the crust
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 10 inch quiche pan with cooking oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Add an egg, avocado oil, and water, and mix together until a dough forms.
  5. Press the dough into the pan until evenly flattened out on all sides.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes until golden.
For the filling
  1. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, and cook stirring until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and garlic, and sauté for 7-8 minutes until the mushrooms have sweat out and softened.
  4. Take off heat and stir in thyme.
  5. Fill a saucepan with 2 inches of water and bring to boil over medium high heat.
  6. Add cauliflower, close the lid and let steam for 7 minutes.
  7. Drain the cauliflower and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Place the cauliflower florets in a blender with coconut milk, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  9. Add eggs and pulse a few times until they are well mixed in.
For the quiche
  1. Add the cooked mushroom mixture to the baked quiche crust and spread it out evenly.
  2. Pour the blended cauliflower over the mushrooms.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the center of the quiche is set.

Whole30 Gluten Free Purple Cauliflower and Mushroom Paleo Quiche