Sunday, April 14, 2013

Grain-free Apple Crisp

I wanted to make a grain-free apple crisp, so this is what I came up with.  I will probably play around with the recipe some more, but it was still quite delicious especially with a scoop of banana ice cream as it made it a little sweeter. This recipe is only one serving size , but just double or triple the recipe if you want to make more!

Apple Crisp
Serves 1

First mix together in a bowl:
• 1 chopped medium apple
• 1 Tbsp lemon juice
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 pinch of nutmeg

Then cook the apples covered on medium low in a skillet with a mixture of coconut oil and butter until soft, approx. 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally. Optional: Drizzle some honey or maple syrup.

Pour the mixture into a serving size baking dish.

Ground up in a food processor:
• 1/4 cup almond
• 1/4 cup coconut

Pulse for 30 seconds. Sprinkle mixture onto the apples {you will have some toppings leftover}. Lightly spray or drizzle coconut oil or butter on top. Then bake at 350 degrees until golden. This took about 5-7 minutes.

Next time I want to try adding some dates or raisins and maybe even use a mixture of nuts instead of just almonds.  Also it is delicious with a scoop of banana ice cream.  Same recipe as my chocolate ice cream but without the cocoa powder.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cauliflower Bread

I have posted this recipe before as a Cauliflower Bun with a serving size of 1 for a Turkey Burger. Since then I started making larger portions and freezing the extras to use for a substitute for bread. Below is the updated recipe.  These Cauliflower Breads are great as they don't fall apart and the rosemary and garlic give them great flavor.

Cauliflower Bread
Makes 12 4" rounds

Ingredients: Cauliflower, almond flour, coconut flour, egg, 
garlic powder, rosemary {or oregano}, and salt

Mix well together in a large bowl:
• 1 grated cauliflower head {approx. 4-5 cups of grated cauliflower} 
• 4 Tbsp almond flour
• 2 Tbsp coconut flour
• 4 large egg
• 1-2 tsp garlic powder
• 2 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary {or oregano}
• 1/2 tsp salt 

 Form into 12 flat circles onto a well oiled {I use a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and ghee} baking sheet.  Cook at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they don't feel like they are full of moisture  and then broil for 5 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet and place onto a cooling rack or they will get mushy.

* Some egg may ooze out of the sides. Don't worry, just trim them off before you start the broiling process.

Then enjoy with a little bit of butter w/ some soup or make a sandwich/burger with them.

They last a few days in the fridge, but if you want them to last longer then freeze them. They do get pretty hard, so they take awhile to thaw out. Either take them out and allow to defrost before baking or place straight into a toaster oven {I put them straight on the rack w/ no baking sheet} and bake them until all the moisture is out.  This takes about 7-10 minutes.

Quotes from those who have tried this recipe 

~An absolute amazing substitute for bread. Even better if you ask me without the heavy carbs! ~