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Slices of heaven

This slice is a divine source of energy and so healthful. The energy from the almond butter and nuts, the chewiness from the cranberries and antioxidants from the raw cacao all come together and melt in your mouth. Perfect when you need the energy for a workout or just need to feed that sweet tooth.

Thanks to Fiesta Friday for making me experiment with this today so I could post it and share:).

Energy Slice with Almond butter and almondsIngredients:

  • 6 tablespoons organic almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons raw organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt

Place all the wet ingredients together and then stir in the salt and the dry ingredients. Mix until it is thick and gooey.

I used a silicone mini cake pan to pour this into. You could use a loaf pan.

Set in the fridge to several hours. This will last in the fridge for many days. It does melt easily to take it out when you are ready to slice and eat. Roll the slices into extra coconut and seeds for presentation.

Store in the fridge as it will melt at room temperature.

Enjoy.

Banana Bread – gluten free

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I have been experimenting with many variations of a gluten free banana bread recipe. The best so far has been a recipe I found in Elana’s Pantry at http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-banana-bread. This is a high protein Paleo recipe that hit the mark. The consistency is soft and juicy and the flavor nutty. This is an excellent snack toasted and served with Raw honey.

Almond meal is made from blanched sweet almonds and is low carb substitute to wheat flour in baking

You do want to use ripe bananas and a regular loaf pan

  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 3 organic large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups of a good variety almond meal
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Blend together bananas, eggs, vanilla, honey and coconut oil and pulse in the dry ingredients.
Pour into a greased ( with coconut oil) loaf pan and bake at 350° for about 60 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
Once cool, serve slices with raw organic honey.