Category Archives: Sweets

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are so deliciously tart and they are a great on-the-go breakfast on busy mornings! Perfect with a cup of coffee.

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

My mood has been on an all time high recently now that the weather is finally warming up, the days are crazy long,  and it really feels like Spring. And along with that, I’m looking forward to all the lighter and more colorful dishes, along with some grill recipes and tart baked goods to celebrate this new season.

And when I say tart baked goods, I mean all things lemon and citrus based. I just love the sour and sweet combo and I find it so refreshing and delicious, which is why I was so excited to make these Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. These are grain free and nut free, made with cassava flour, and they are so lemony and Spring-y. I’ve been enjoying one in the morning with a hot mug of coffee to wash it all down and it’s been just the thing I need to brighten up my breakfast dish.

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

While the muffins themselves are fluffy and delicious on their own, I highly recommend you make the coconut lemon glaze to drizzle on top of them. It adds an extra lemony flavor to make this recipe shine even more, and adds a bit more moisture which is always good news when it comes to muffins.

Also, don’t forget the poppy seeds. They add a nutty and slightly fruity flavor, which complements so well with the lemons and makes the muffins extra tasty and special!

I guest posted these Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love them as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Avocado Key Lime Pudding with Crunchy Crumble Topping (Paleo, Vegan)

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

When it comes to desserts, I absolutely love the ones that are citrus flavored. There’s something so refreshing and delicious about how tart and sour fruits taste when sweetened, and I make sure to make my Lemon Bars every Spring and Summer because I love them so much. So when I saw some cute tiny key limes at the grocery store the other day, I stocked up so I can make a special treat to welcome the warmer months.

This Avocado Key Lime Pudding might be another new favorite of mine, and it’s almost like a deconstructed key lime pie. The creamy and decadent pudding made with avocados is kind of like the pie filling, and the nutty crumble topping adds the crunch factor of a crust. It’s such a delicious combination of flavors that I just can’t get enough of.

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Of course, the topping is completely optional if you just want to enjoy the smooth and velvety Avocado Key Lime Pudding on its own. I personally love the texture combo of the two together and I think it’s totally worth the extra effort of making the topping in the oven.

This is also a great treat to make for a picnic or an outdoor get-together since both the pudding and the topping can be made in advance. Because of the addition of the key lime juice and zest, the color of the pudding will stay green and vibrant for several hours if kept cold in an airtight container. Just add the topping right before serving so it stays nice and crunchy!

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

Avocado Key Lime Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

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Ingredients

Key Lime Pudding

Crumble Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 

  2. While the oven is heating up, place all ingredients for the key lime pudding in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more maple syrup if preferred.

  3. Divide the pudding between 2 bowls and place in the refrigerator. 

  4. Grease a shallow baking dish with coconut oil.

  5. Combine all ingredients for the crumble topping and spread out on the baking dish.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.

  7. Cool for 5 minutes. 

  8. When ready to serve, remove the key lime pudding from the refrigerator, and sprinkle the crumble topping over the pudding. 

  9. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Key Lime Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 pudding)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 1051mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 29.8%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

It’s so easy to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam that’s tart and delicious. It takes just a few ingredients with no pectin necessary!

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Well, the weather is finally warming up little by little and I couldn’t be more excited for it to be fully in Spring mode when it comes to produce. I even saw strawberries at the farmers market over the weekend and I can’t wait for all the other various berries to come out and play. But while we are still in between seasons, I decided to whip up some yummy jam using my favorite fruit, blueberries, and a winter fruit that’s almost out of season, oranges.

Blueberries weren’t out yet the last time I checked, so I used frozen blueberries to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam and it turned out so tart and fabulous. And with this recipe, you don’t even need to use pectin, which usually contains GMO corn that I would rather avoid if possible.

Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

So you ready to start jammin’? This clean guilt-free jam is sweetened just with fruits and honey, and because it doesn’t use pectin, you have to cook it down much longer than a regular jam. The result is so thick but spreadable, and the combination of flavors from the blueberries and oranges is so tart and delicious

This Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam isn’t canned, so it’s better to make a small batch at a time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer. It makes about a cup of jam and lasts about 3 weeks in the fridge, so you have plenty of time to eat it on your favorite crackers, toast, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, yogurt, or any kind of creamy dessert. I bet it’s even yummy with some cheese like brie if you can do dairy.

However you want to eat it, it’s a delicious sweet condiment to have around if you are looking for a fruity treat!

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Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin

Course: Condiment, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

It's so easy to make this Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam that's tart and delicious. It takes just a few ingredients with no pectin necessary!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice about 2 medium oranges
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup raw honey

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries in a food processors and pulse a few times to get them chopped.

  2. Combine the chopped blueberries, orange juice, orange zest, and honey in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

  3. Bring down the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes uncovered, stirring frequently. 

  4. The jam is done when it's reduced and thickened, and starts gelling. 

  5. Transfer the jam into a clean 8 oz jar and let it cool completely.

  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam without Pectin
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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