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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.

Paleo Apple BlondiesPaleo Apple Blondies

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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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)

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

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!

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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

  1. Place all ingredients except ice in a blender. 

  2. Blend until smooth and frothy. 

  3. Pour into a glass over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 11g 22%
Calcium 31.3%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo & Vegan)

This paleo and vegan Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal is made with low carb cauliflower rice, and it’s cooked in a flash in the Instant Pot! It’s a cozy and delicious breakfast on chilly mornings.Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal

While I usually tend to go for savory breakfast items like avocado toasts and eggs and bacon with veggies, on some chilly mornings, I crave a warm and sweet breakfast bowl. There was a time in my low fat days when all I used to eat every morning were oatmeals. I remember when overnight oats were crazy popular and I was obsessed with them as well at one point. While my digestion doesn’t handle oats well anymore, this Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal is a delicious, low carb substitute when I get that old craving.

Made with the ever-so-versatile cauliflower, which replaces many grain-based recipes so well, this “oatmeal” (or n’oatmeal) is so comforting with the mix of cinnamon, creamy dairy-free milk, and coconut sugar, with the added “crunch” from the toasted nuts and seeds.

Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal

Also, this Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal only takes 2 minutes of cooking time in the Instant Pot, which means that you can easily have a delicious warm breakfast on busy mornings. The prep time takes just a few minutes as well, since all you need to do is add the ingredients into the Instant Pot.

As for the toppings, you can really go wild with whatever you want. I added frozen blueberries, toasted coconut chips, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds to my oatmeal bowls. Next time, I think sliced bananas and almond butter would be nice additions as well. I also enjoyed the leftovers cold the next day, and it was as delicious chilled as it was warm.

If you are making this Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal ahead of time to eat later, make sure to add the toppings just before you eat it because they’ll soften up and lose the “crunch” factor if they sit in the oatmeal for a long time. Hope you enjoy this delicious and easy breakfast bowl, especially when you are missing those traditional oats like I do!

Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal

Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo & Vegan)

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo and vegan Cinnamon Crunch Grain Free Oatmeal is made with low carb cauliflower rice, and it's cooked in a flash in the Instant Pot! It's a cozy and delicious breakfast  on chilly mornings.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower or 4 cups of riced cauliflower
  • 2 cups almond milk or dairy-free milk of your choice
  • 6 tbsp coconut sugar or 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch plus more, if needed
  • 1 cup toasted nuts and/or seeds
  • Optional toppings: sliced fresh fruits, dried fruits, toasted coconut chips, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, nut butter, etc

Instructions

  1. If you are using a whole cauliflower head, remove the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the roots. Use a cheese grater or a food processor with a grater attachment, and grate the cauliflower into the size of rice.

  2. Add almond milk, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to the Instant Pot and stir together. 

  3. Add the riced cauliflower on top of the liquid.

  4. Seal the lid, make sure the pressure valve is set to close, and set the Instant Pot to "Manual" for 2 minutes. 

  5. Once it finishes to a beep, immediately release the pressure valve and open the lid. 

  6. Sprinkle tapioca starch over the "oatmeal" and stir until thickened. Add more tapioca starch if you prefer the texture a bit thicker. 

  7. Transfer to bowls and top with nut, seeds, and/or your favorite toppings. Serve warm or chilled.

Recipe Notes

If you are making this ahead of time, don't add the toppings until you are ready to eat it. 

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Crunch Instant Pot Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo & Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 8g 16%
Calcium 25.7%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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