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The BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) + Stove Top Option

These paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot mashed potatoes (with stovetop option) are always a crowd favorite at every gathering, and you’ll be sad that there are no leftovers!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

I know what you are thinking… “Really? The BEST?” It might sound a liiittle bit overconfident, but it’s not just me who claimed that these were the best Instant Pot mashed potatoes. I’ve actually heard it from several people who have tried this recipe before. It’s incredibly flattering, but I gotta say, these mashed potatoes are pretty darn fantastic.

The BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Not only are these super tasty, they are incredibly easy because they are made in the Instant Pot. Instead of having to keep an eye out for when the water is boiling and simmering, you just throw everything in the Instant Pot and ignore it until it’s finished.

Another great thing about making mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot is that if you end up making them early before the rest of the dishes are done, you can keep them on the Warm setting until everything else is finished. This trick is especially useful for Thanksgiving or the holidays when you are stressed out and making 8 things at once, because, or course, nothing is ready for the table at the same time.

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How to Make the BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Okay… so wanna know the trick to making the BEST Instant Pot mashed potatoes? These tips are quite simple and easy but makes such a huge difference in the flavor and texture:

  • Always use russet potatoes. I’ve tried making mashed potatoes with all different kinds of potatoes in the potatoes and the ones that yield the best texture every time is russet. Other softer potatoes can get gummy or “sticky” if you accidentally over-mash them, but the chances of that are very low with russet potatoes.
  • You’ll notice that I added apple cider vinegar to the potatoes, and that makes such a huge difference to the taste in the best way. It gives the potatoes a slight tang and zest that makes them so addicting. Try it if you don’t believe me! You’ll never make mashed potatoes any other way.
  • Also, using ghee instead of the traditional butter (or any other fat) makes it even more amazing because of that deep caramel flavor that is way stronger in ghee. The combination of the apple cider vinegar and ghee is what makes this recipe so special!

Don’t Have an Instant Pot?

I know not everyone has an Instant Pot (although you should because it’s the best investment and such a time saver), so I included stove top directions as well. This doesn’t change the taste at all so you’ll still have delicious mashed potatoes to serve with your main dish however you decide to make it!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) + Stove Top Option

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Pressurizing time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot mashed potatoes (with stovetop option) are always a crowd favorite at every gathering, and you'll be sad that there are no leftovers!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • Water
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freeze dried chives plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. If you like your potatoes peeled, peel them now. If not, scrub the potatoes.

Instant Pot Method

  1. Cut the potatoes in half and place them in the Instant Pot

  2. Pour water over the potatoes until they are just covered.

  3. Close the lid and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing

  4. Cook on high on Manual for 12 minutes.

  5. Once the Instant Pot beeps to a finish, quick release pressure. 

  6. Pierce the potatoes to make sure they are fork tender, then drain.

  7. Add the rest of the ingredients, and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until desired texture and smoothness.

  8. Taste to adjust seasoning, and serve topped with more freeze dried chives, if desired.

  9. If you are not eating right away or waiting for other dishes to cook, you can keep the mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot and set it to Warm until ready to serve.

Stove Top Method

  1. Cut the potatoes into 2 inch chunks and place them in a pot. 

  2. Cover the potatoes with water.

  3. Turn the heat to high until the water is boiling.

  4. Cover, and reduce the heat to medium, then let it simmer for 10-12 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. 

  5. Drain, then add the rest of the ingredients and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until desired texture and smoothness.

  6. Taste to adjust seasoning, and serve topped with more freeze dried chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) + Stove Top Option
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 506mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 12.8%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Don’t let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe I don’t have a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog yet? Well, I can, because I’m the worst baker. But sometimes, the baking gods are on my side and I end up making a treat that’s super delicious and dreamy.

I recently had one of those moments when attempting to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies, and no tears were shed from an inevitable #fail (a norm when I’m baking) and I lived through it to share this yummy recipe with you.

Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now, these are not your standard chocolate chip cookies. They are gluten free and grain free, made with cassava flour and a bit of coconut flour, and they are also paleo and vegan! And if you have some common food allergies in your family, these might be for you because they are also nut-free and egg-free.

Don’t worry though, because they are NOT fun-free. They actually taste amazing and have the perfect amount of chewiness and softness that you love in your favorite cookies.

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How to Yield Perfectly Chewy Cookies

Since these are gluten free cookies, you have to treat them a bit differently than regular cookies. Here are some tips to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies THE BEST EVER:

  • If you are using coconut oil instead of ghee, make sure it’s soft instead of melted. If it’s hard, you can microwave it for 15 seconds at a time, and if it’s melted, you can leave it in the fridge it gets to the right consistency.
  • DO NOT pick up the cookies once it’s out of the oven. They will be quite fragile and fall apart if you try to pick them up. Wait about 30 minutes for them to fully cool down before handling them. I know, it’ll be incredibly hard but it’s 100% worth it!
  • For even chewier and sturdier texture, keep the cookies in an airtight contain in the refrigerator. I think they taste better when they are cold!

Hope you love these cookies, because my husband and I can’t get enough. We just made these a few days ago and they are already half gone! So dangerous, but so worth it.

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 105 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Don't let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together ghee (or coconut oil), maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

  3. In another large bowl, whisk together cassava flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt. 

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. 

  5. Stir until combined.

  6. Fold in chocolate chips.

  7. Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop the dough and place on the baking sheet, flattening it out slightly. 

  8. Repeat with the rest of dough, making sure you give enough space in between to spread a bit.

  9. Bake for 10 minutes.

  10. Cool completely on the baking sheet for 20-30 minutes before removing and serving.

  11. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They'll get even chewier (in a good way) once cold!

Nutrition Facts
Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.3%
* 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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