Paleo Sex in a Pan

Paleo Sex in a Pan

Sex in a pan; it’s a crazy name for a dessert and no one’s really sure where the name comes from, but it is a really delicious dish that is great for any occasion.  Traditionally it’s made with six layers: a pecan and flour crust, a cream cheese layer, instant vanilla pudding, instant chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate.  It’s truly decadent.

Paleo Sex in a Pan

This paleo-fied version is just as amazing, without the need for grains, refined sugar, dairy, or anything instant or packaged.  My family could not believe it was dairy-free; and asked me to make it again soon!

Paleo Sex in a Pan

Another awesome thing about this recipe is that it’s full of healthy fats from coconut milk, coconut oil, avocado, and dark chocolate.  It’s quite a satisfying dessert and a great way to end any meal.

Paleo Sex in a Pan

Whatever you call this dessert, be sure to make this Paleo version; the flaky pecan crust, creamy “cheese” and chocolate layers, and whipped coconut cream are just as scrumptious as the original!

Paleo Sex in a Pan

Paleo Sex in a Pan

Paleo Sex in a Pan

Course: Dessert
Servings: 9 servings
Author: Heather Resler
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Ingredients

Crust:

"Cream Cheese" Layer:

Vanilla Layer:

Chocolate Layer:

Cream layer:

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream or heavy whipping cream whipped

Garnish:

  • Shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

Crust:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all crust ingredients and mix well.
  2. Press into the the bottom of an 8"x8" glass baking dish and pop in the freezer while you prepare the next layer.

"Cream Cheese" Layer:

  1. Combine all the "cream cheese" layer ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Spread over the crust.
  2. Put the pan back in the freezer.

Vanilla layer:

  1. Combine all vanilla layer ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Spread over "Cream Cheese" layer.
  2. Put the pan back in the freezer.

Chocolate layer:

  1. Combine all chocolate layer ingredients in a food processor and process until very smooth.
  2. Carefully spread over vanilla layer; place pan back in freezer.

Cream Layer:

  1. Whip the cream; spread over chocolate layer in pan.

Garnish:

  1. Top liberally with shaved dark chocolate.
  2. Chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight before serving.

 

Apple Breakfast Cookies

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Sometimes you just don’t have time to make an omelet and sausage in the morning. Or perhaps you’ve got the afternoon cravings and nothing’s there except gluten-filled confections. Or maybe you’re just tired of eggs. Avoid these situations with this delicious recipe for Apple Breakfast Cookies! These would be awesome in the morning paired with some jerky for extra protein. No more excuses to skip breakfast!

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These cookies are so moist and full of delicious apple spice flavor. They are sweetened with just a banana, two apples, and some maple syrup. All natural sugars that contain lots of minerals to help the body cope with the carbohydrates.

I love adding collagen peptides to recipes because its a protein that we just don’t get from muscle meats and eggs. It’s super healing for the gut, hair, skin, nails and muscles. Plus it’s completely tasteless, so you can’t tell there’s collagen in your breakfast cookies at all!

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I think the addition of pecans to this recipe is simply amazing, but if you’re allergic to nuts you don’t have to put them on. If you’re not allergic to nuts, feel free to play around and try almonds, hazelnuts, or whatever nut you like. Stirring some sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds in the batter would also be really yummy.

These cookies would also make a really nice addition to a child’s school lunch as a yummy dessert or as a between-classes snack to help fuel him/her. Their friends might just be jealous!

One bowl, ten minutes prep time, and twenty minutes in the oven; these are so incredibly simple to make. You can whip up a batch or even a double batch on Sunday and have them for the rest of the week! You’ll probably want to store them in the refrigerator.

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Apple Breakfast Cookies | A Girl Worth Saving

Apple Breakfast Cookies

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1 dozen
Author: Heather Resler
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. and grease a large baking sheet with a bit of coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana and stir in the apples, coconut oil, maple syrup, and eggs.
  3. Add the coconut and mix well.
  4. Add the collagen peptides, coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix well.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet and press a raw pecan half into the top of each cookie.
  6. Bake for 25-28 minutes.

 

Orange Scones

paleo orange scones

Last week I got a cold and, as usual, my taste buds went into hibernation.   It wasn’t until Sunday that I finally felt confidant that anything I created in my kitchen wouldn’t be some strange disaster of salt and too many eggs.     I went into my kitchen and stared at my pantry for a good 30 minuted before I decided to try to adapt one of my all time favorite scone recipes.   This is the recipe that won the the heart of my Mother-in-law.  Actually, I’ve the saying “The stomach is the way to a man’s heart” pretty much applies to anyone.  If you cook them a good meal, they can’t help but think kind thoughts about you.

paleo orange scones

This is so simple but tasty and seriously pretty darn close to the original.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

paleo orange scones

Orange Scones

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Scones

Orange Honey Butter

Instructions

  1. In your food processor, add the liquid ingredients and pulse for 30 seconds to combine.
  2. Shift in the dry ingredients and pulse until you have dough.
  3. Take the dough and roll out into a cirlce that is 1/2 thick.
  4. Cut the dough into triangle pieces and place on baking sheet lined with a silpat.
  5. Turn on your oven and set it to 350. Set the baking sheet inside and bake for 20 - 23 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  6. To make the sauce, in a sauce pan over medium heat add the honey, butter and orange juice and cook for 3 - minutes.
  7. Brush the tops of the scone withe butter and enjoy!

 

paleo orange scones

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Paleo Chocolate Waffles

Paleo chocolate Waffles

If you just said “No, she did not just put chocolate sauce all over those Paleo chocolate waffles.” Yes. Yes, I did.

Even though these are waffles, this is a dessert ya’ll.  They’re perfect for something a little bit different for Valentines Day when the standard chocolate covered strawberries sound boring or you just need to get down on some chocolate goodness.  These are waffles are HUGE so expect to share (or not if you so choose).  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

 

Paleo chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Sauce

  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the waffles in a large mixing bowl and blend until well combined.
  2. Turn on your waffle maker to high
  3. Pour 3/4 cup into your waffle maker and cook for 4 - 5 minutes. Remove and Repeat.
  4. For the Chocolate Sauce place the coconut oil and dark chocolate chips in a small sauce pan and on low and melt the chocolate. Whisk to combine and pour over the waffles.

 

gluten free chocolate waffles

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Paleo Sugar Cookies

Paleo Sugar Cookies

It is not a holiday without paleo sugar cookies.  I used to eat my weight every single year so you know I was doing a happy dance and forgetting about calories and carbs when I came up with this sugar cookie beauty.

paleo sugar cookies

I decided to do everything in my food processor so I wouldn’t have to hand mix the dough. Seriously, this is the easiest way to do it.

paleo sugar cookies

Paleo Sugar Cookie dough goodness and only one container to clean when you’re done.

Paleo Sugar Cookies

Course: Paleo Desserts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Do not preheat your oven. Timing is based on putting into a cold oven.
  2. Grind the cashews into a flour in your food processor.
  3. Next add in the coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda and tapioca flour and pulse to combine.
  4. Then add the ghee vanilla, egg and honey and pulse until you have a cookie dough.
  5. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment and cut with your cookie cutters. Place them on a piece of parchment paper and then bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

 

paleo sugar cookies

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Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Cookies

pumpkin spice thumbprint cookies

The 21 Day Sugar Detox has been an adventure to say the least.  Lately, I’ve been grumpy.  Like grumpy enough to rival Oscar the grouch and the Grinch, pre-Christmas Spirit.  I’ve started taking extra Natural Calm so I can be civil.

However, I can see the plus sides of the diet already: I’ve lost some inches without working out and my skin issues are clearing up. I’m also realizing how much cheating I was doing – every dang day.  I’m not saying that come November 22nd at 12:01 a.m. that I’m going to wake up and eat a candy bar but I do miss the convenience of eating some of my favorite 85% dark chocolate when I feel like it.

 

pumpkin spice thumbprint cookies 21dsd

I’m going to say that doing this diet is harder for someone who is a food blogger! Seriously, if you don’t know me by now, you know that I share a lot of sweets.  It’s been fun though seeing what I desserts I can create that are 21 Day Sugar detox compliant and vegan.    This recipe turned out excellent and I love the sharp bite of apple in the frosting paired with the pumpkin spice.   These cookies are super filling so be warned.

pumpkin spice thumbprint cookies 21dsd

Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Cookies

Course: 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

Cookie

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup coconut butter melted
  • 1/2 green apple peeled and finely shredded

Instructions

  1. For the cookies, place all the ingredient in your food processor and mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Roll into a walnut size ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly press a thump into the center of each cookie.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, combine the apple shreds and the coconut butter. Scoop a small amount into the center of each cookie.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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