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Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake

This delicious and easy paleo pear upside down cake is moist, flavorful, and gorgeous the same time. It’s a perfect dessert for the holidays!

Paleo pear upside down cake

As I get my house ready to have my family over the for the holidays, I’m also planning out some of my favorite recipes to make for them. And if I know my dad, he LOVES his sweets. And while I’ll be making my spiced mixed nuts and chocolate chip cookies, I also want to wow them with a dessert that’s decadent and gorgeous at the same time after our Christmas dinner. Enter: this Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake.

Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake Recipe

Upside down cakes are always so pretty to me. With a delicious cake layer underneath a beautiful fruit pattern on top, it’s definitely something that looks fancy while being really easy to make. To use the produce of the current season, I decided to make this Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake since I’ve been seeing a lot of pears during my trips to the farmers market.

Not only is this cake moist and delicious, you can really taste the pear topping which is what I wanted. You don’t need much sweetener to make this cake shine. The ripe pears actually add a lot of flavor and sweetness, and the cake is made with coconut flour to keep it on the lower carb side.

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Tricks to Creating a Beautiful Spiral Topping

Upside down cakes are all about the gorgeous spiral patterned topping. Here are some tips to create this pattern easily:

  • Line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper. I use a pencil to trace the pan on the paper then cut it into a circle. You definitely don’t want the pear slices to the stick when you flip the cake upside down.
  • Use ripe pears that are still firm enough to slice easily. Mushy, overripe pears won’t hold their shape well.
  • Try to slice the pears into similar sizes so you have a uniform pattern. It’s also important to use 2 pears that are similar in shape and size as well.
  • Space out the slices evenly. They don’t have to be perfect but you’ll find it much easier to close the pattern into a circle with you do!

Don’t stress out if it doesn’t look as nice as you want it to. The cake layer will press down on the pears as they baking together and it’ll be quite forgiving towards any imperfections you have.

I hope you enjoy this yummy and decadent Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake, especially if you have some delicious seasonal pears on hand!

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Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake

This delicious and easy paleo pear upside down cake is moist, flavorful, and gorgeous the same time. It's a perfect dessert for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 392kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Pear Topping

Cake

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Vitamin C: 2.9% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 13.1%

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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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Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It’s a delicious summer drink that’s Whole30 and keto-friendly!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

I’m totally an iced latte girl whether it comes to coffee, matcha, or even golden milk! There’s something so delicious and indulgent when a creamy drink is served on ice, it’s almost like milkshake but so much healthier.

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte Recipe

Every time I’m avoiding caffeine when I’m especially stressed out, bulletproof turmeric latte is one my go-to’s in the morning. It’s super tasty, has amazing ani-inflammatory components, and keeps my blood sugar leveled.

What makes bulletproof turmeric latte different from regular latte? It contains healthy fats like butter (or ghee, in my case) and MCT oil. They provide fuel for the brain so you stay extra alert, increase fat burning activities in the body, and gives you a steady dose of energy in the mornings. Not to mention, the latte gets extra creamy and foamy making it super tasty!
Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

What is MCT oil?

MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, and they are special fatty acids that provide fuel for the body and brain. What’s different about MCT oil than other fatty acids is that they are quickly processed in the liver instead of bypassing the digestive system, making them easily absorbable and great for mental energy and clarity.

Also, if you are on the ketogenic diet, MCTs can be broken down into ketones, which the body can use as energy for fuel rather than glucose. Ketones promote fat-burning activities in the body as well as reduce inflammation. I also personally love it because it contains caprylic acid which have been great for healing my gut and candida issues. Here’s a full list of all the benefits:

  • Improves cognitive function and reduces brain fog
  • Has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties to fight digestive issues like candida and SIBO
  • Promotes fat burning activities in the body
  • Supports nutrient absorbtion
  • Provides energy for brain and muscles
  • Decreases inflammation

It’s difficult to get a high dose of MCT in our diet (coconut oil is about 62% MCT oils, but about 50% of that is lauric acid, which isn’t considered true MCT) so supplementing with MCT oil is a great way to get in your daily intake, and it’s so easy to do with a delicious drink like this Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

Choosing Quality MCT Oil

While there are many MCT oil products out there on the market, they are not all made the same. Some of them are not 100% pure, are sourced from unsustainable palm oil or soy-based hexane, or contain genetically modified ingredients.

One of the cleanest and purest MCT oil I’ve found is Perfect Supplement’s Perfect MCT Oil, which is organic and made from non-GMO coconuts. It contains 100% C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capris acid) and have been batch tested to ensure that it contains nothing but coconuts.

I love that it really doesn’t taste like anything at all and I can put it in all my morning drinks, whether it’s coffee, matcha, or this delicious Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte.

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Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It's a delicious summer drink that's Whole30 and keto-friendly!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 264kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or any other dairy free milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 scoop grass fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp MCT oil Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: Optional: sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except ice in a blender. 
  • Blend until smooth and frothy. 
  • Pour into a glass over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 31.3% | Iron: 5.1%

What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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.