Paleo Meenut Butter

I continue to sample new products that are paleo and fit into a whole30 life style. I have been hooked on nut butter forever. As a kid I loved peanut butter but since peanuts nuts are not considered paleo I have switched to sunflower and almond butter. If your read the ingredients on most nut butter you will find that they normally have sugar and other not so good junk in it. I learned about paleo meenut butter online and was very excited to give it a try.

Meenut butter is a combination of nuts and coconut into a wonderful nut butter. No added sugar and made with all local ingredients. It has a wonderful consistency that is slightly sweet and slightly salty. It worked great in my morning smoothies and  as a snack with carrots and apples. Filled with all the good stuff to keep you going all day. One serving has 5 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar! They have great recipe ideas listed on their site include cookies, cupcakes and savory treats.

INGREDIENTS (Quadruple Nut Power): California Almonds, California Organic Walnuts,Pecans, Organic Macadamia Nuts, Organic Coconut; Contains 2% or less of: Organic Golden Flax Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Sonoma Sea Salt;
CONTAINS: Tree Nuts

 

You can find meenut butter in some stores across the country or buy online at: http://mee-eat-paleo.myshopify.com/ 

They have a great selection of goodies to choose from. Makes a great treat or gift for anyone.

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Fruit Cannoli

I was home for the weekend and as always I was requested to make breakfast. My mom for some reason had a can of guava cups. Sounds crazy but they were kinda cool. Plus I figured it would be fun to recreate with other fruits like kiwi and such.

Ingredients-

Canned Gava Cups ( can be substituted for half a kiwi, avocado, large strawberries ect. )

1/3 Mascarpoone Cheese

3/4 Cup Greek Yogurt

2 Tbs Powder Sugar

1 Tbs Almond Flour

1 Tbs Honey

Pinch of Salt

Toppings: Pumpkin Seedes and Coconut Flakes

Start by preparing the fruit cups and pat dry. In a bowl mix cheese, yogurt, sugar, almond flour, honey and salt. Place in fridge for 15 minutes to help it get cold cold and firm. When your ready to serve fill each cup with mixture. You can get creative with topping but I liked using pumpkin seeds and coconut.

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Protein Waffle

I had made a million different kind of waffles. Always playing with the recipe to make something that is gluten free, guilt free and tasty. Since Jay said this one is the best I figured I would share.

Ingredients:

1 Egg

2 Tbs Crushed Cuts or Nut Flour (I used pecans)

1 Banana

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Place all the ingredients in a quart container or large bowl. Using a hand blender or food processor mix all ingredients together very well. Pour into a waffle iron and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Serve with any topping and enjoy. I topped mine with ricotta cheese and my homemade apple butter.

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Apple Fritter

Its hard to get the best fall treats gluten free. Like the apple pies and donuts. I am trying hard to come up with some great alternatives. This time I made a simple and healthy recipe or Apple Fritters. I have been having them for breakfast and cant get enough.

Ingredients –

1 Large apple sliced into 1/4 inch rounds (remove seeds)

1 Large Egg

1 Banana

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a food processor beat egg, banana, baking powder and cinnamon till batter is formed. Pour batter into bowl. Dip each slice in the batter to coat well and cook on a hot well greased pan. Flip after 2 minutes. Cook apples on medium flame so that they cook completely with out burning the batter. I like to store the finished ones on a cookie tray in a 200 degree over while l finished cooking all the batches.

Serve hot with syrup or power sugar!!!

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