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Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.

Black Sesame Latte

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a HUGE latte lover. I have several latte recipes on my blog, and a few of my favorites are:

Black Sesame Latte Recipe

There’s something so dang delicious about that creaminess of milk with a yummy flavor, and this black sesame latte is a brand new recent discovery that I just can’t get enough of!

Black sesame seeds have been my favorite since very young growing up in a Korean household. My mom would use them in both sweet and savory recipes. There’s something so amazing about sesame seeds’ nutty and addicting flavor, especially when they are toasted, and I love black sesame seeds more because of their color.

Black Sesame Latte

Black Sesame Latte

Blacks Sesame Paste

To make this black sesame latte, you first have to make black sesame paste which is actually really simple and easy. It’s a similar process to making tahini, but it’s slightly sweetened and thick in texture. It’s usually sweetened with honey, but I decided to use medjool dates instead to make it Whole30-friendly.

Because of the medjool dates, the black sesame latte is slightly sweetened, which I think is the perfect amount. However, if you prefer it to be a bit sweeter, just add your preferred sweetener at the end.

Black Sesame Latte

Perfect for Halloween

Because this black sesame latte is such a fun dark color AND it’s caffeine free, it’s perfect to enjoy with kids and on Halloween. You can even call it witch’s brew or monster’s blood drink and have fun with it!

If you aren’t a fan of hot drinks or if you are reading this in the summer, you can even serve it over ice to enjoy it cold. And if you are totally weirded out by this black sesame latte, just try it out! It’s seriously so so creamy and delicious. I promise you won’t regret it!

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Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.

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Ingredients

Black Sesame Paste

Black Sesame Latte

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk or any dairy-free milk or your choice
  • 2 tbsp black sesame paste
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off
  • Optional: Additional sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30

Instructions

  1. In a large dry pan over medium heat.

  2. Add black sesame seeds and toast stirring for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Remove from the pan and let them cool completely.

  4. In a high powered blender, combine sesame seeds and medjool dates.

  5. Blend until ground up and gritty.

  6. Add sesame oil, then blend until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.

  7. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.

  8. Combine all ingredients for the latte in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. You can also use an immersion blender.

  9. Taste, and if you want it sweeter, add a sweetener of your choice then blend again.

  10. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

  11. Store unused black sesame paste in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

  12. For iced black sesame latte, pour in a glass over ice.

Nutrition Facts
Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 498mg 21%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 49.2%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been having a moment in the health food world and blogs. We are using it as rice, in gnocchi, in cheese, as risotto, and even as oats. I’ve been so focused on trying to be creative with this amazing versatile vegetable that I totally forgot about how delicious it is in its pure original form!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

So I decided to bring it back with this Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower recipe. There’s something so delicious about the combination of lemon and turmeric so I decided to infuse that flavor into this savory and addicting side dish. I know it says it’s 4 servings, but I may or may not have eaten the whole thing in one sitting after making these. They are that good!

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How to Make the Best Tasting Roasted Cauliflower

After roasting them for years, I’ve found that there are several tricks to making the tastiest cauliflower that’s evenly cooked with the best texture that’s crispy and not mushy:

  • When you cut them into florets, try to make them all similar in size to ensure even cooking.
  • If you wash the cauliflower before cooking, make sure they are dry before adding seasoning.
  • Toss with oil and seasoning in a separate bowl to make sure they are evenly coated.
  • Roast in an even single layer without crowding the pan. Use two pans if you need to.
  • Many ovens heat unevenly so make sure to turn the pan halfway through cooking.

These tips are pretty simple and easy to follow so make sure to not skip out on them. I promise – they really do make a difference!

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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!

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Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Lemon Turmeric Dressing

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

  2. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets, making sure that the florets are similar in size. 

  3. Whisk together all ingredients for the lemon turmeric dressing. 

  4. Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl, and toss with the dressing. 

  5. Spread out the cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer. 

  6. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and golden brown, turning the pan halfway through. 

  7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 23.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Paleo Apple Blondies with Maple Coconut Glaze

These Paleo Apple Blondies are moist and decadent, and topped off with the most amazing maple coconut glaze. It’s a delicious treat for the Fall!

Paleo Apple Blondies

Are you more of a blondies or brownies fan? i go back and forth, but right now, blondies are a bit head after I made these Paleo Apple Blondies recently. I don’t usually crave sweet treats, so I don’t know what’s happening with me these days. It may be the weather cooling down that I’m just reaching for things that bring me comfort, but at least I’m making healthier choices while doing it.

Paleo Apple Blondies Recipe

Recently, all I see are apples when I go to the farmers market or the grocery store, so I was inspired to create an apple dessert. Apples are so delicious these days, and I love using them in recipes because they have that perfect flavor combo of being sweet and tart at the same time.

In this recipe, they are baked into decadent baked blondies, and I love that you can really taste the apples in every bite. The sweet, yummy glaze brings out the apple flavor even more so make sure you don’t skip out on it!

Paleo Apple Blondies

Maple Coconut Glaze

The Paleo Apple Blondies themselves are tasty on their own, but the maple coconut glaze really takes it to a whole new level. The coconut butter is naturally sweet already so you don’t even need to add that much maple syrup to reach that perfect sweetness!

When heating up the ingredients for the maple glaze, make sure that you don’t use high heat, as it can harden the glaze. It’s best to heat it up low and slow so it reaches that thin and spreadable consistency.

If you don’t want to use the stovetop, you can even use the microwave. Just heat it up for 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it’s warm-hot and thinned out.

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If you end up making these Paleo Apple Blondies, comment below and let me know how it goes! I stored mine in an airtight container the fridge, and I’ve been sneaking it after dinner every night and it’s such a yummy treat. I’ll always be a summer girl, but this dessert actually gets me me a little excited that Fall is here!

Paleo Apple Blondies

Paleo Apple Blondies with Maple Coconut Glaze

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 blondies
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Apple Blondies are moist and decadent, and topped off with the most amazing maple coconut glaze. It's a delicious treat for the Fall!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup ghee or coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup finely chopped apples peeled

Coconut Maple Glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, letting the ends go over the sides.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cassava flour, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda, and whisk together. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, almond butter, ghee, vanilla extract, and an egg.

  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix together. 

  5. Fold in chopped apples.

  6. Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread out the batter evenly with a spatula.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.

  8. Remove from the oven let is cool for 20 minutes in the baking dish.

  9. While the blondies are cooling, add all ingredients for the coconut maple glaze in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat until melted and combined.

  10. Pour over the blondies and spread out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired.

  11. Let it cool for 30-40 minutes until the glaze hardens and the blondies are completely cool.

  12. Remove from the baking dish using the parchment paper to lift it out of the pan.

  13. Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Apple Blondies with Maple Coconut Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.