Paleo Valentine’s Day Cookies (guaranteed to make your heart go pit-a-patter)

What you need:

Cookies

(Makes 30)

1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)

6 eggs

3/4 cup of honey

1 1/2 cup coconut flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

orange zest to taste

2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 tbs coconut oil (melted)

5 strawberries (pureed)

Method

1. Mix coconut oil, eggs, honey with hand mixer until frothy, using wooden spoon mix in vanilla and orange zest.  Mix in coconut flour and baking soda, set in refrigerator one hour to chill.

2. Preheat oven to 350, roll out dough between two pieces of parchment until 1/4 inch thick, cut out cookie forms and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment.  Bake about ten minutes (or until golden) and transfer to cooling rack.

3. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in microwave in thirty second intervals, stirring between each cycle until bowl no longer feels hot.  Mix in pureed straweberries and frost your cooled off cookies.

4. ENJOY! Perfect snack for Valentine’s Day parties at school (they were a huge hit with my 2 year old niece and her ENTIRE class…and her Mama…and Da…and Mimi and Popop.  These are just a win all around. I ate twelve. In one sitting.)

xx

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes WITH CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Stop it. I know. I literally can’t even.  Gluten free, paleo,  HEALTHY cupcakes.

Makes 12

What you need:

(cupcakes)

½ cup coconut flour

½ cup cocoa powder

4 eggs

2 medium banana (smashed)

½  cup coconut oil

1 cup honey

½  teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoon lemon juice

Pinch of sea salt

(frosting)

2 ripe avovados

½ cup cocoa powder

½ cup of honey

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of sea salt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sea salt
  3. In a separate bowl combine eggs, coconut oil, lemon juice, honey, banana
  4. Add dry to wet and mix to combine, fill lined muffin tin ¾ full.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  6. While the cupcakes are baking, using a hand mixer beat avacados until smooth and no lumps remain.
  7. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until smooth and thick.
  8. Once cupcakes are completely cool, frost them up!

Enjoy!

xx