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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!

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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)

The Best Guacamole Ever

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any gathering with this best guacamole ever! I’m not kidding. 

The Best Guacamole Ever

Okay… I know that it’s a bold statement to say that a recipe is “THE BEST EVER,” but this really is the best, I promise! Not to toot my own horn, but hey, there’s a reason why I’m in charge of making guacamole for any gathering with family and friends. I’ve been making and perfecting guacamole for years now, so I don’t even measure anything anymore, but I did just to share this amazing recipe with you all!

To me, the perfect guacamole is something that’s simple, with no crazy ingredients. There are various versions out there with unique add-ins that I have seen and tried. However, I always go back to this simple and classic recipe that tastes pretty dang close to the guacamoles that I have tried in Mexico.

The Best Guacamole Ever

I’m actually quite excited that it’s less than a week since I came back home from Mexico after our wedding there, and it’s going to Cinco de Mayo tomorrow! I seriously loooooove Mexican food and I’ll take any excuse to consume it as often as I can. And no Mexican dish is complete without some delicious guacamole.

So if you want to be loved on by your friends and family tomorrow (or any day), whip up a batch of this guacamole, and they won’t stop raving about it. And if you need some delicious paleo chips to go along with it, I highly recommend Siete Foods tortilla chips. They are grain free, crispy thin, and so delicious! They make three flavors that are all amazing: Sea Salt, Lime, and Nacho.

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Need more Mexican dish inspirations for Cinco de Mayo? Here are some of my favorite recipes from the archives:

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Mexican Stuffed Delicata Squash

Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Shakshuka

Paleo Horchata

Hope you enjoy this colorful and fun holiday!

The Best Guacamole Ever

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The Best Guacamole Ever
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large or 3 small hass avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cumin (Omit for AIP)
  • Optional: ¼ tsp cayenne (Omit for AIP)
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Optional: 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Peel and seed the avocados, and scoop out the pulp into a large bowl.
  2. Pour lime juice over the avocados.
  3. Add salt, cumin, and cayenne (if using), and mash together with a fork or a potato masher.
  4. Add onion, garlic, and cilantro (if using), and stir together.
  5. Let sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving, so the flavors can meld together.

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The Best Guacamole Ever (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)

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

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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