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Paleo Lemon Crème Brûlée

This paleo lemon crème brûlée is the perfect dessert to welcome the warmer weather, and you’ll love the light and creamy flavor with the crunchy top layer!

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It’s officially spring, which means bring on all the lemon desserts! Lemon flavored desserts are just my absolute favorite (this one’s still my go-to), and there’s about something that tart and sweet combo that makes me so so happy.

Paleo Lemon Crème Brûlée Recipe

Even when I had to go gluten free, crème brûlée was one of desserts that I could still enjoy at restaurants. It’s naturally gluten free, and even though it has dairy in it, my digestion is far less bothered by heavy cream which has a higher fat content, than something like milk. The custard is always so creamy and heavenly, which is balanced out by the crunchy and sugary top layer.

Well, I figured I would combine one of my favorite dessert recipes with my favorite flavor with this paleo lemon crème brûlée recipe and it’s been the best decision. Instead of heavy cream, I used full-fat coconut milk and mixed in some tart lemon zest into the custard filling.

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paleo lemon creme brulee

Crème Brûlée Without a Blowtorch

While this recipe takes a bit of time to make, it’s quite easy and the end result is so amazing. The caramelized, crunchy topping is an absolute must for this paleo lemon crème brûlée, but I totally get that most of us do not own a blowtorch, nor do we want to invest in one just for this one recipe.

An easy solution is to use the broiler. After you add the coconut sugar, place under the broiler for about 5 minutes until the sugar is browned, bubbly, and caramelized. While this method works, the sugar layer won’t harden and get as crunchy as if you were to use a blowtorch. It’s a small sacrifice but the paleo lemon crème brûlée will still taste amazingly creamy and delicious!

paleo lemon creme brulee

Storing Leftover Crème Brûlée

If you know you won’t eat all the paleo lemon crème brûlées you make, you can store them in the refrigerator for 3-4 day. Just make sure you don’t caramelize the top beforehand if you know you won’t be eating them right away. The sugar may soften from the condensation if they are stored covered.

When you are ready to serve, add the coconut sugar and caramelize the top just before serving. It’s a perfect Spring dessert to eat at home or to serve guests after Easter brunch!

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Paleo Lemon Crème Brûlée

This paleo lemon crème brûlée is the perfect dessert to welcome the warmer weather, and you’ll love the light and creamy flavor with the crunchy top layer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Custard cooling & chilling time 5 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings**
Calories 427kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and boil a large pot of water. 
  • Whisk together egg yolks, vanilla extract, and lemon zest in a large bowl and set aside. 
  • Combine coconut milk, honey, and sea salt in a saucepan and heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not bring to a boil.
  • Slowly pour the coconut milk mixture over the egg yolk mixture while whisking constantly. 
  • Strain this mixture through a fine mesh strainer and use a back of a spoon to press down on the lemon zest to get all the liquid out. 
  • Place 4 8-oz ramekins in a baking pan, and pour the strained mixture into the ramekins. 
  • Pour enough boiling water into the baking pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  • Bake for about 45-50 minutes until the custards are set (firm on the edges but slightly jiggly in the center).
  • Remove from the oven and use a tong to transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Cool for 1 hour, then cover with a plastic wrap.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours to overnight. 
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp of coconut sugar over each custard. Use a blowtorch, or place under a broiler for 4-5 minutes until the top is bubbly and caramelized.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes. Serve topped with fruits, if desired.

Notes

You can make 6 smaller crème brûlées by using smaller ramekins. Reduce the cooking time to 30-35 minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 6.5% | Vitamin C: 4.1% | Calcium: 4.8% | Iron: 14.8%
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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been having a moment in the health food world and blogs. We are using it as rice, in gnocchi, in cheese, as risotto, and even as oats. I’ve been so focused on trying to be creative with this amazing versatile vegetable that I totally forgot about how delicious it is in its pure original form!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

So I decided to bring it back with this Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower recipe. There’s something so delicious about the combination of lemon and turmeric so I decided to infuse that flavor into this savory and addicting side dish. I know it says it’s 4 servings, but I may or may not have eaten the whole thing in one sitting after making these. They are that good!

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How to Make the Best Tasting Roasted Cauliflower

After roasting them for years, I’ve found that there are several tricks to making the tastiest cauliflower that’s evenly cooked with the best texture that’s crispy and not mushy:

  • When you cut them into florets, try to make them all similar in size to ensure even cooking.
  • If you wash the cauliflower before cooking, make sure they are dry before adding seasoning.
  • Toss with oil and seasoning in a separate bowl to make sure they are evenly coated.
  • Roast in an even single layer without crowding the pan. Use two pans if you need to.
  • Many ovens heat unevenly so make sure to turn the pan halfway through cooking.

These tips are pretty simple and easy to follow so make sure to not skip out on them. I promise – they really do make a difference!

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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 107kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Lemon Turmeric Dressing

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets, making sure that the florets are similar in size. 
  • Whisk together all ingredients for the lemon turmeric dressing. 
  • Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl, and toss with the dressing. 
  • Spread out the cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer. 
  • Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and golden brown, turning the pan halfway through. 
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 113mg | Vitamin A: 3.2% | Vitamin C: 23.1% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 2.5%

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Whole30 Honey Mustard (Paleo, Vegan)

There’s nothing better than this Whole30 Honey Mustard that goes great with any kind of protein dish or on salads. It’s paleo and vegan, and you won’t notice that it’s sweetened with fruit instead of honey!

Whole30 Honey Mustard Sauce

Was anyone else obsessed with honey mustard growing up? I used that put that sh** on eeeverything. It started out innocently with some chicken nuggets or chicken tenders, and then it became a serious habit as I started putting it on everything savory.

Whole30 Honey Mustard Recipe

I still love it to this day, but I think this new version, Whole30 honey mustard, is the best I’ve tried yet. Even though there’s no honey, the sauce is still so dang delicious and sweetened with medjool dates. The subtle sweetness of the dates with the spiciness of the mustard is an incredible combo, and I’m kicking myself for not making this sooner in my life.

I’ve already been using it as a sauce, dip, and dressing on the daily and I haven’t gotten sick of it yet.

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And the best part? It comes together SO fast and so easily. Everything is thrown into the blender and you just blend it. If you don’t count the whole part where you have to soak the dates to soften them, it’s literally done in a minute.

Definitely my kinda recipe.

With just 5 ingredients (4 if you don’t count water), you’ll love this creamy and dreamy sauce made with the cleanest real foods, so feel free to load it up on everything!

Ways to Enjoy this Whole30 Honey Mustard

There are so many ways to enjoy this Whole30 honey mustard, and these are just a few ideas:

  • As marinade for chicken or pork
  • As salad dressing – you can add some water to thin it out if you want to use it this way.
  • As dip for chips, veggies, and cooked meats
  • Drizzled over your favorite gluten free avocado toast or in sandwiches and lettuce wraps
  • In deviled eggs, instead of regular mustard

How do you like enjoy honey mustard? Tell me in the comments below!

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Whole30 Honey Mustard

There's nothing better than this Whole30 Honey Mustard that goes great with any kind of protein dish or on salads. It's paleo and vegan, and you won't notice that it's sweetened with fruit instead of honey!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 11 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 66kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Soak medjool dates in warm water for 10 minutes until they soften.
  • Drain the medjool dates than place in a high powered blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve as dip, dressing, sauce, or any way you enjoy honey mustard!

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 0.4% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 1.5%

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.