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Exceptionally Tangy No Bake Gluten Free Mini Lime Cheesecakes

Exceptionally Tangy No Bake Gluten Free Mini Lime Cheesecakes
Exceptionally Tangy No Bake Gluten Free Mini Lime Cheesecakes
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Servings: Approx. 24
Preparation Time: Approx. 20-25 minutes active + chilling time

Raw Base:

Fresh Lime Filling:

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 cups cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest, optional
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin

Source ingredients that you know are organic and pesticide free.

Raw Base:

Pulse ingredients in a food processor until mixture sticks together; some texture should remain.

Press mixture evenly into muffin tins and chill in the fridge while you make the lime filling.

Fresh Lime Filling:

On low, heat all ingredients, except gelatin in a small pot. Once heated, whisk in the gelatin. Bring mixture to boil then reduce heat & allow to simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat.

Allow the mixture to cool a little before pouring evenly into chilled bases. Allow to set up in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Overnight is best.

Mini cheesecakes are best enjoyed straight from the fridge while still cold. Before serving, decorate with your favorite organic fresh fruit pieces + edible or decorative pesticide free flowers.

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Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites

Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites
Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites
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Servings: 32-36
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Lightly grease a mini muffin pan with coconut oil.

Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse a few times to incorporate them.

In a separate bowl mix together remaining wet ingredients. Pour slowly into food processor and pulse until everything is well combined.

Fill mini muffin pans and press mixture until it is well compacted and just below the top of the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly brown.
Cool before removing from the pan.

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Gluten Free Biscuits – Plain or Garlic

Gluten Free Biscuits - Plain or Garlic
Gluten Free Biscuits – Plain or Garlic
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 20-30 minutes

  • 8 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 4 tablespoons flax meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons garlic powder, optional
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Melt coconut oil then add to dry ingredients. Mix well.

Next combine eggs, greek yogurt or sour cream and add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Add water a small amount at a time until you get a muffin batter consistency.

Grease a 12 cup muffin pan with coconut oil and divide batter evenly among the cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a biscuit comes out clean and the tops are lightly browned.

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Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones
Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 35 minutes

Scones:

Lavender Glaze:

Make Your Own Almond Flour:

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

Make Your Own Coconut Milk:

**For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

In a small bowl, combine flax seed and warm water. Let rest about 5 minutes then stir gently.

In large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in shortening and honey until you get pea-sized crumbles. Slowly add in flax seed mixture, lemon zest/juice and coconut milk until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add a little more milk – 1 teaspoon at a time. Fold in blueberries.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat dough into a large circle on baking sheet about 1 inch thick – cut into triangles. Bake at 375° F for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool about 15 minutes to allow the scones to finish setting.

Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small blender or mixing bowl with whisk. Blend or whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled scones and serve.

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies
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Servings: about 100 cookies
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons organic sucanat
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 2/3 cups tapioca starch
  • 6 cups rice flour
  • 3-4 tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • handful chocolate chips
  • handful raisins

Mix butter, coconut oil, and sucanat together until creamy. Add eggs to the mixture. Add dry ingredients.

Slowly add water until the mixture is wet enough to be shaped into a soft dough. Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto a prepared baking sheet, shape dough into cookies by hand.

Bake at 375° F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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Gluten Free German Spice Cookies

Gluten Free German Spice Cookies
Gluten Free German Spice Cookies
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder*
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup palm shortening, or grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise extract

*If you do not have psyllium husk powder, replace with 1 egg.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix on low speed until combined and dough comes together.

Gently roll dough into 1″ balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Let cool completely. Store in a sealed container.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Homemade Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with coconut oil, or use paper liners.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the coconut flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the chocolate chunks and stir well.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted ghee (or grass-fed butter), coconut milk, eggs and vanilla extract.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until mixed well. Divide batter evenly into the muffin cups.

Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until done in the center. Let cool in pan before removing.

If desired, drizzle each muffin with melted coconut cream concentrate after muffins have completely cooled.

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Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten_Free_Banana_Chocolate_Chip_Muffins
Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease 12 muffin cups with coconut oil.

Mix oats, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl mix eggs, milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and bananas. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir in chocolate chips.

Divide evenly into 12 muffin cups. Bake for about 25 minutes.

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