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Apple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

There’s nothing more delicious and juicy than this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with an apple filling. It’s a perfect Whole30 and keto holiday dinner that takes less than 30 minutes!Apple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

True story: I never actually cooked with pork tenderloin until about a year ago. I only really knew bacon, pork shoulder/butt for pulled pork, and pork chops. Oh yeah, and prosciutto and pancetta! I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this leaner and flavorful cut for years so now I’m making up for lost times by trying to eat it often and in various ways.

Apple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

My newest favorite way to cook it up is this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin filled with a layer of delicious apple, mustard, balsamic, and garlic combo. The sweet taste of apple with the saltiness and crunchiness of bacon is just unbeatable with the tender and juicy pork loin.

Wrapping the Tenderloin with Bacon

Wrapping the pork tenderloin with bacon is actually really simple, even though it may look fancy and complicated. Here are some techniques to ensure that you have a beautiful, well wrapped pork for your end result:

  • Use thin cut bacon that’s stretchy.
  • Lay the bacon slices side by side lengthwise (photo below) slightly overlapping and then lay the pork tenderloin over in crosswise.
  • Do not wrap the pork tenderloin too tight, as the bacon will shrink during cooking.
  • If you can’t get the bacon to stay in place, use a toothpick to secure it.

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Apple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

There's nothing more delicious and juicy than this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with an apple filling. It's a perfect Whole30 and keto holiday dinner that takes less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 342kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-10 slices bacon thin cut & sugar free
  • 1/2 medium apple roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Pat dry the pork with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  • Place bacon slices next to each other on a baking sheet or an oven safe skillet, slightly overlapping each other so they are as wide as the length of the pork loin. 
  • Lay the pork on top of the bacon, but don't wrap the bacon around it yet.
  • Place apple, garlic, mustard, balsamic vinegar, and thyme in the food processor and process until they become a thick paste. I like to leave mine a bit chunky but you can process until smooth.
  • Coat the top and sides of the pork loin with the apple mixture. 
  • Carefully wrap the pork loin with the bacon slices, but not too tightly. The bacon will shrink as it cooks. Use toothpicks to secure, if needed.
  • Roast for 20 minutes, until the internal temperature reached 145 degrees F. 
  • Broil for 3-4 minutes until the bacon crisps up. 
  • Rest for 5 minutes, then cut into slices to serve. You can spoon some of the bacon/pork juice over the slices before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 569mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.3% | Vitamin C: 2.8% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 7.7%

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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

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

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

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, letting the ends go over the sides.
  • In a large bowl, combine cassava flour, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda, and whisk together. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, almond butter, ghee, vanilla extract, and an egg.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix together. 
  • Fold in chopped apples.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread out the batter evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven let is cool for 20 minutes in the baking dish.
  • 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.
  • Pour over the blondies and spread out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired.
  • Let it cool for 30-40 minutes until the glaze hardens and the blondies are completely cool.
  • Remove from the baking dish using the parchment paper to lift it out of the pan.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1blondie | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 0.4% | Vitamin C: 0.9% | Calcium: 5.8% | Iron: 4.9%
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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread

This delicious grain free and Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread is so comforting and delicious with a hot mug of coffee, and you’ll love the crunchy nut topping!

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread

What is it about a warm buttered toast and a cup of coffee on a chilly morning that just gives ALL THE FEELZ? That’s what I’ve been doing for the past several days ever since making this delicious Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread and it’s what’s been getting me out of bed when it’s usually too cold to.

This bread is just so yummy and I love that the apple flavor really shines through without it being overly sweet. It’s sweetened mostly with applesauce making it a healthy treat, unlike other similar breads I’ve tried which is overpowered by high amounts of sugar and doesn’t even taste like real apples at the end of it.

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The applesauce not only gives the bread flavor, it also creates a delicious moistness (sorry if you hate that word) so it won’t dry out even if you decide to toast the slices like I’ve been doing. And the crunchy nut topping with that soft fluffy bread is just the most delectable texture combo. Best of all, the prep time is less than 5 minutes, so most of the work to make this recipe is done by the oven. It’s definitely my kind of recipe!

I guest posted this Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out and let me know what you think:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Bread