Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Banana Bread Pancakes (Gluten free and Paleo)

These Banana Bread pancakes are like making yourself a guilt free little treat for Breakfast!....There is nothing bad for you in these and they are so easy to make....and you probably have everything on hand to make them!.....I used coconut flour when I made them but I am sure Almond flour would be fine too....This recipe makes about 4 nice size cakes so you can double or triple the recipe easily if needed.....Just remember it would be one egg per banana and conform the rest of the ingredients for making recipe larger! And go ahead and add some nuts if you really want them to taste like banana bread and you can top with some Maple syrup also!....Here is what I did....Enjoy!
(for 4 pancakes)
1 Banana (mashed)
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/3 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
Nuts (optional)
Add the banana to a bowl and mash it.....add beaten egg and then the Honey, and Cinnamon
add the flour and then the Baking soda
Once you have your batter (if it seems a little runny you can add a sprinkle more of coconut flour), heat a skillet up until  hot add a little butter then add the batter by large spoonful
Let the pancakes cook on one side until firm enough to flip (it can be a little tricky!) then let cook the rest of the way, serve with butter and Maple syrup if you like!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Coconut Bars

Being Gluten free sometimes its hard to find something to satisfy my sweet tooth!....Well these coconut bars did the trick for me!...They are made with Almond flour which I have been using a lot lately.....I also added almond butter but you could use peanut butter if you like and if you don't want to use an egg you can replace with applesauce!.....Here is what I did....Enjoy!
1 Cup Almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
2 Tablespoons Flax meal
1/2 Cup Pecans (chopped)
1/2 cup Mini Chocolate chips
1 egg
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Almond or Peanut Butter
Mini Chocolate Chips
Add all of the dry ingredients to a Mixing bowl and give it a stir
Add egg, honey and nut butter and stir until combined
add mixture to a 8x8 pan that is lined with a piece of parchment (for easy lifting) that is sprayed with cooking spray
pat the mixture down evenly in pan
Then top with coconut and Mini chips pressing it into batter
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
let cool and lift out of pan and slice as you like!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Italian Meatloaf

I have to admit, I do love meatloaf!......But as I was thinking about making meatballs I thought why not make that mixture but make it in a loaf!....So this meatloaf is actually a huge Meatball!......After it was done cooking I topped it with pasta sauce, Parmesan cheese and then shredded Mozzarella. Also I tried something different when cooking it...Instead of making it in a loaf pan, which tends to collect all of the extra oils. I formed this loaf on a broiler pan so all of the oils could run off and it turned out really well...Here is what I did....Enjoy!
1 1/2 of Lean Ground Sirloin
1 shallot (diced)
1 egg
1/2 Cup milk
1 Tablespoon Dry Parsley
1 teaspoon salt
Pasta sauce
Parmesan cheese
Shredded Mozzarella
Add beef to a mixing bowl
Add the rest of the ingredients and gently mix with your hands
Take the mixture and form into a loaf on your broiler pan
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes
Top with sauce then parmesan cheese and then top with Mozzarella continue baking until
cheese is melted....Transfer to a platter and let rest a few minutes before slicing
Serve with extra sauce and Parmesan