Archives for February 2015

Bacon Nutella Brownie Bites w/ Maple Cinnamon Bacon Glaze

February is my favorite month.

It’s my birth month.

Oh, and it’s also the month of love.

Whoo-hoo.

Oh, and because I love you…

I put bacon grease in your brownies.

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Bacon just says I love you.

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Plus, it gets better.

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Only because I topped it with more bacon and a maple glaze.

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You should probably make these.

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 Chewy, brownies with a salty, crisp bacon  topping and a maple glaze?

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Oh, and I made them paleo for you.

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Only because I triple love you.

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I mean, who wants valentine’s day card when you can have bacon…and brownies…and bacon brownies w/ homemade nutella (this is my version)!?

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I rest my case.

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Bacon Nutella Brownie Bites w/ Maple Cinnamon Glaze
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 9
 
Brownies made w/ homemade nutella, bacon fat, and topped with a maple glaze and crispy bacon. Gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free.
Ingredients
  • For the brownies:
  • 8 slices of bacon, pan-fried, cooled, and grease reserved
  • 1 c. homemade Nutella, or store-bought
  • ½ c. coconut sugar
  • ¼ c. of the bacon grease from the bacon above
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • For the glaze:
  • ¼ c. coconut butter (I made my own homemade toasted coconut butter), slightly melted
  • 2 T. melted coconut oil
  • 3 T. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ t. ground cinnamon
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a small square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the nutella, coconut sugar, bacon grease, and eggs until smooth.
  3. Stir in coconut flour and baking soda.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
  5. For the glaze, combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl, mix until smooth.
  6. Cut the brownies into 9 small squares.
  7. Drizzle each brownie with the glaze.
  8. Top each brownie with about 1 tsp. of chopped bacon.
  9. Enjoy!

MANGIA!!!

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Date Bread w/ PB Whipped Cream

Chances are you are hung over on Spicy Chicken Wings and too much Miller Light.

Or maybe you watched Netflix all day and avoided that once of year football celebration.

Just know that today is Monday.

And we peanut butter.

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Yep, we are making healthy stuff here.

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Hearty, and slightly sweet

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with Peanut Butter Coconut Whipped Cream.

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Because you just need whip cream in your life.

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Hey,

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I’m just here so I won’t get fined. 😉

 

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Date Bread with PB Whipped Cream
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Recipe type: Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 9
 
Thick, hearty squares of peanut butter bread swirled w/ cinnamon, sweetened with dates and topped w/ a whipped coconut cream infused with more peanut butter! Gluten-free and refined sugar-free!
Ingredients
  • For the bread:
  • ½ c. Medjool dates, pitted and soaked overnight in water, drained
  • 1 c. all-natural peanut butter, I used unsalted
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ c. granulated stevia
  • ½ c. coconut flour
  • 1 T. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • ½ t. salt
  • For the whipped cream:
  • ½ c. full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • ¼ c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 T. granulated stevia
Instructions
  1. For the bread, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 in. square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a large food processor, process the dates until a thick paste forms.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the date puree, peanut butter, eggs, and stevia until smooth.
  4. Stir in the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Let the bread cool slightly.
  6. For the whipped cream, combine the coconut milk, peanut butter, and stevia in a small mixing bowl, mixing until smooth.
  7. Cut the bread into 9 even squares and top each square with a good dollop of peanut butter whipped cream.
  8. Enjoy!

MANGIA!!!