The Goods Bottom Layer of Candy: 1/4 cup unsweetened peanut butter
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
Top Layer of Candy: 1 cup honey
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup cashew, almond, or peanut butter (I encourage you to try and use cashew or almond if you can!)
The Gettin’ 1. Let’s make the bottom layer first! Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix all of the bottom layer ingredients until well-combined.
3. Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet – not too thick (about 1/4 in.).
4. Now the top layer! Pour the honey into a medium-sized pot and boil on low to medium-low heat until it reaches 300° F. (You’ll need a thermometer.) If you don’t have one (you really should!), 8 or so minutes should be enough – the honey should turn a healthy brown color. Make sure to stir the honey as it boils.
5. Turn the heat off, but keep the pot on the burner. Add the cup of nut butter and the butter and mix thoroughly.
6. Quickly, now, pour the mixture over the bottom layer until it’s completely covered. Use a spatula to spread it evenly. If the mixture becomes too stiff, just reheat it.
7. Let it cool for a bit (15 min?) and place the sheet in the refridgerator until the candy is nice and crunchy!
8. Subtly break off pieces to enjoy and blame your spouse as the candy shrinks.
Another excellent recipe from Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet! This has become my go-to peanut butter sweets recipe. As the original authors state, this candy reminds you of a certain crispety-crunchity candy you might also enjoy!
Total Time: 25 minutes Prep – 15 minutes Yield: 1 cookie sheet worth of candy
The Goods SCD Pie Crust
1 can SCD legal coconut milk 1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 ripe avocado
2 1/2 teaspoons gelatin (.25 ounces) or 1 envelope of Knox gelatin
The Gettin’ 1. To a food processor add:lime juice, honey and avocado. Blend until well incorporated.
2. In a bowl, add 1/3 cup of room temperature coconut milk and mix in the gelatin and allow the gelatin to “bloom.” 3. Slowly heat the remaining coconut milk on the stove top (do not boil).
4. Remove the pan from stove top and add the gelatin mixture into the pan and whisk with the heated coconut milk. 5. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the food processor and blend for 10 seconds.
6. Pour mixture into a 9″ pie dish (with the crust already in place) and place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
7. After the mixture has set, top with whipped lemon coconut cream (below) and return to the refrigerator for an additional 2 to 4 hours.
Whipped Lemon Coconut Cream:
Cream from 1 can of coconut milk
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon flavor
1. To a bowl add the honey, vanilla and lemon flavor. Mix.
2. Scoop out the coconut cream and add to the bowl.
3. Mix on high with hand-held mixer until well incorporated.
4. Quickly top pie and place back in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.
You wouldn’t believe a pie recipe containing avocado would taste so much like the real thing! Not only does the avocado add a fullness of texture and flavor, it contributes the familiar green color to the recipe. My go-to pie of choice.
This recipe graciously stolen from Grain-Free Gourmet, written by Jodi Bager and Jenny Lass.
The Goods 3 cups almond flour
1/3 cup butter, cold and cut into pieces
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
The Gettin’ 1. Heat the oven to 300° F.
2. Process all the crust ingredients in a food processor until the mixture starts to form a ball. The butter may still be visible in the dough.
3. Flatten the dough into a round disk between two large pieces of plastic wrap, and gently roll the crust out to a 13-inch round. Put the dough, still between the plastic wrap, on a baking sheet, and chill in the fridge until firm, approximately 10 minutes.
4. Remove the crust from the fridge. Working quickly, peel off one side of the the plastic wrap. Invert the crust into the pie plate and remove the remaining plastic wrap. Cut off the dough that overhangs the pie plate and eat it save it for the pie topping.
5. If presentation is important, decoratively crimp the cut edges of the dough. If there are any holes or tears, just pinch them together.
6. If serving a pie that will be baked, bake for 15-20 minutes until just beginning to brown. If serving a pie that will be served cold, bake for 30-35 minutes until brown to your liking.
This is another hit from Jodi Bager and Jenny Lass’s hit cookbook Grain-Free Gourmet. Seriously – go buy it already! We use this recipe as the crust for all of our pies.
Total Time: 25 to 55 minutes Prep – 10 minutes Cook – 15 to 45 minutes (see recipe)
The Goods Filling: 1/2 stick melted butter 1 1/2 cup honey 1 tsp. vanilla 1/3 tsp. salt 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 heaping cup chopped pecans
The Gettin’ 1. Combine butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl. 2. Stir in the lightly beaten eggs. 3. Add the pecans and stir to combine. 4. Pour mixture into prepared crust. 5. Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes until set… sort of like jello… and no longer runny. 6. Cool completely before serving.
The Take Yum to the yum. Its time to make you some… 🙂
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Prep – 10 minutes (both before and after cooking) Cook – 1 hour
This recipe is graciously stolen from Joslyn at Ramble On.
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1/2 cup SCD legal yogurt
1 frozen banana
1 tsp organic vanilla
1 tsp honey
Blend everything together and enjoy.
The Take Lauren adores the classic vanilla and Jordan loves to spice it up by adding some nut butter or scd caramel. Sooooo good! We’ve been making it in bulk and freezing them in mason jars so Jordan can take it to work. He’ll put it in the fridge in the morning to thaw, then by his lunch break it is perfecto! 😀
The Goods 1 jar unsweetened peanut butter
1 cup honey
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp SCD legal vanilla
pinch of salt
1 very ripe banana, mashed (this is the secret ingredient that makes the brownies awesome!)
The Gettin’ 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Try to eliminate any chunks of peanut butter or banana.
3. Line an 8 inch glass baking dish with parchment paper and pour in the brownie mixture.
4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top of the brownies are browned to your liking. (It is difficult to get the brownies to set in the middle; however, gooey is still delicious!)
The Take If you haven’t figured it out by now, we at the Brooks household love peanut butter. These brownies are no exception. They are gooey and delicious!
The Goods 2 large eggs, lightly-beaten
½ cup honey
1 tsp. “legal” vanilla extract (no added sugars) 1 can Libby’s 100% Pumpkin 1½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. ginger
⅛ tsp. cloves
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup Almond Cream (See recipe: ¾ cup water + ¾ cup blanched almond flour mixed in processor for 3 minutes)
The Gettin’ 1. Preheat the oven to 325˚ F.
2. Mix the Almond Cream in food processor.
3. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
4. Pour into greased pie pan.
5. Cook for 1 hour, let cool, refrigerate and serve.
The Take I was so tired that I didn’t follow her specific directions. I threw all the ingredients in the blender and poured them into a buttered pan. I didn’t even try the crust… well let me say this… SERIOUSLY?!?!! This IS pumpkin pie! SOOO STINKING GOOD!
The Take: Well, we did not have enough blueberries, so it is really Blueberry, Blackberry, Strawberry and Cherry Pie…. or Bumbleberry Pie!Regardless… Yes yes and yes! In fact, so pleasing, I am making it tonight with peaches to see how that goes, looks promising!
Sweet Stuffed Peppers
The Take: Jordan thought he didn’t like stuffed peppers, however, Lauren didn’t know when she planned the meal. Thankfully it knocked of his socks and he no longer has cold feet about them… that doesn’t even make sense… WE LOVED THE FLAVA FLAV!
Apple Ice Cream
The Take: Lauren’s favorite ice cream, which happened to be seasonally around her birthday, was Braum’s Pumpkin. Her heart inexplicably melted from this frozen treat. What a beautiful flavor! This ice cream tastes like fall and is SO easy to make!
The Goods 1 cup SCD yogurt
3/4 cup orange juice
1 ripened banana (black spots on skin)
1 sandwich bag frozen strawberries
1 tsp. vanilla
The Gettin’ 1. Place all ingredients inside blender or food processor.
2. Pulse and mix until well combined.
3. Pour into Push-Up Containers.
4. Place Push-Ups into freezer and wait!
The Take Remember push-up pops? Lauren loved to eat the Flintstone Push-Ups every summer from the ice-cream trucks or if lucky, mom’s freezer. SCD attempt number one turned into something different, a smoothie like pop! The orange wasn’t cutting it, so we just started throwing things in. They are a nice strawberry tart relief from the heat. Next time we’ll try yogurt with fresh mango and OJ to bring back the old summer Flintstone fling. Oh and we might run the mix through the ice-cream machine before popping it into the Push-Ups.
1/2 cup SCD yogurt
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Cinnamon Topping Goods
2 Tbs. cinnamon
4 Tbs. honey
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted (coconut butter will work too)
The Gettin’ 1. Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.
2. Combine all the muffin ingredients and blend well (we used food processor, but hand is great too).
3. Place cupcake liners in a baking pan, and fill the liners halfway with batter.
3. Blend all the topping ingredients well with fork.
4. Add about a tablespoon of topping to the center of each muffin.
5. Place another scoop of batter on top of each muffin until the batter just about reaches the top.
6. Evenly distribute the remaining topping over the top of each muffin. Optionally, use a toothpick to poke at the top of each muffin to allow some topping to drip into the batter.
7. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the center of a muffin comes out clean and the tops are starting to brown.
The Take They are moist, flavorful, and glamorous! These buns are better than J. Lo’s! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL! The most amazing part to me is that if you handed these muffins to a friend, they would have no clue they were made with the nontraditional ingredients. if you like cinnamon, you’re just gonna die.