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Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

It was in the 80s all weekend over here (I even laid out at the pool!) so it seems strange to see all the Fall recipes popping up on my Instagram feed. However, I will not pass up a chance to get started on my pumpkin craze, and decided to open up my first can of pumpkin of the season. I thought about making my paleo pumpkin pie, but realized there’s no way I’m turning on the oven in this heat. Which is how these mini pumpkin tarts were born!

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

If you love pumpkin pie like me, you will love this recipe. These pumpkin tarts are a smaller version of pumpkin pie (they are muffin sized—so cute!), without needing to be baked in the oven. I love how quickly they came together. They are best eaten chilled, straight out of the refrigerator so I love that I can still enjoy Fall flavors in this heat!

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Mini Pumpkin Tarts
Mini Pumpkin Tarts
 
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Serves: 6 tarts
Ingredients
Crust
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup flaxseed meal
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Filling
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • Coconut flakes, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Line a 6-cup muffin tin with parchment paper or a standard muffin liner.
  2. Combine and mix all ingredients for the crust in a bowl until it becomes a sticky dough.
  3. Divide the dough evenly into the lined muffin cups, and press down with your fingers to form a crust on the bottom of each cup. Place in the fridge while preparing the filling.
  4. Heat a saucepan on the stovetop at the lowest setting.
  5. Place all ingredients for the filling (except coconut flakes) in the saucepan just until the coconut butter and honey are melted. Stir well.
  6. Take the muffin tin out of the fridge, and pour the filling evenly into the 6 muffin cups over the crusts.
  7. Smooth out the top of the filing with a spatula, and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
  8. Place back in the fridge for at least 3 hours so the filling hardens and sets.
  9. Serve chilled.
  10. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Notes
If you don't love the taste of honey in dessert, you can replace with ¼ cup of maple syrup.

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Paleo Horchata

paleo horchataHappy Cinco de Mayo! I love any good excuse to feast on Mexican food, my favorite cuisine, and that’s what this day is for me. Back in college, it also meant getting copiously wasted on shots of tequila and endless amount of margaritas. These days, it’s mostly about the food… but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a little bit of a spiked cocktail now and then, right?

I first tried horchata when I used to live in New York City. My friends and I went to a Mexican restaurant and I saw it for the first time on the menu, and decided to try it out. This was before I found out about my dairy sensitivity, and while I truly joined how creamy and sweet it was (it was like a delicious, cinnamon-y milkshake!), my stomach did not at all later that night. Needless to say, I haven’t tried it again since.

paleo horchata

paleo horchata

paleo horchataWell, I thought it was time to introduce horchata back into my life without the dairy part. Because 1) it’s Cinco de Mayo and 2) I think a rum-spiked creamy cocktail that won’t make me sick is a good thing to add to my life. Them’s the facts. This paleo horchata feels so decadent but it’s made with all clean, healthy ingredients, and sweetened with a touch of honey. You can even make it for the entire family and add the alcohol at the end for the adults. I highly encourage you make this and enjoy it with a side of tacos, guacamole, and sombreros!

paleo horchata

Paleo Horchata
 
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Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 tbsp raw honey, melted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Ice
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • ½ cup rum (optional)
Instructions
  1. Soak cashews and cinnamon sticks in 4 cups of water for at least 3 hours at room temperature.
  2. Place the mixture in a high-powered blender and blend for several minutes until smooth.
  3. Strain through a cheesecloth into a pitcher.
  4. Stir in honey and vanilla extract. Add rum if using, then chill in the refrigerator.
  5. Serve over ice, garnished with ground cinnamon, if using.

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