Coconut Flour Flatbread

Flatbread made from coconut flour.

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I’ll admit that though I love coconut flour now, we weren’t such good friends.

Coconut flour can be hard to work with sometimes. I followed a recipe for coconut flour pancakes and they sadly crumbled and didn’t work out so well.

But I figured it was time to try again.

And look at the results!

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Thick, soft coconut flour flatbread. Perfect for sandwiches, toast, whatever you wanna put on them. I’ll warn you though, if you don’t like coconut flour, then this recipe isn’t for you.

Coconut Flour Flatbread
vegan option + gluten free
Modified from Foodie Fiasco’s version

1/4 cup coconut flour
1/8 tsp salt (or omit)
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 eggs or for vegan version, 2/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Add eggs and milk. Stir. The batter will thicken up as you do this.

2. With a spoon, scoop out some of the batter and spread it onto a greased pan. Cook until both sides are golden brown (or crispy, if you like it that way). Be careful when flipping.

3. Enjoy! You can put almond butter on it as illustrated by the below photo, or put fruit on it, lunch meat, eggs, whatever you’d like. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding vanilla extract or another extract or different herbs or spices. If you do, comment below! 🙂

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Domata Gluten Free

Domata.

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Domata, a gluten free flour company supplied me with 3 mixes to review: Recipe Ready Flour, Gluten Free Seasoned Flour and Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix.

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First, let me say that all the mixes performed very well. One night when we didn’t know what to make for dinner, I remembered the Seasoned Flour and started making chicken with some of the flour.

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Honestly, that was the best gluten free chicken I’ve ever had! The mix didn’t have too much salt or too much of any spice. It was very balanced.

We also used our Pearl Quinoa to go underneath the chicken as a side.

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For the Recipe Ready flour, we made oatmeal raisin cookies, which were great, but met their demise before I could photograph them. 😉

I haven’t yet had a chance to try the Pizza Crust Flour, but I expect it will be as great as all the other mixes from Domata.

Note: These are my opinions and my opinions alone. I haven’t been paid to endorse Domata or any of their products. Thank you.

Almond Butter Oreos

Oreos sandwiched between almond butter filling.

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I have a lot of Oreo recipes on my blog. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I mean, when was the last time you had an almond butter Oreo?

Sounds weird, I know. Allow me to explain.

What are the two best things? Almond butter and cacao powder. Combine them and you get Oreos with an almond butter filling! Genius.

But I need to stop talking now because you just want the recipe, right? 😉

Almond Butter Oreos
gluten free & vegan

Cookies:
3 cups almond flour
1 cup cacao or cocoa powder
1/2 cup agave nectar (or honey or maple syrup, but I used agave)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

Filling:
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Put the almond flour, cacao powder and salt in a food processor. Blend. Add vanilla extract and agave nectar. Roll bits of dough into balls and smash onto a plate, then transfer to a dehydrator sheet. Set your dehydrator to 115 degrees for 10 hours (or less if you like soft cookies).

2. Take out the cookies when they’re done. Now put the filling ingredients in the food processor and give it a whirl. Once blended, spread even amounts of filling onto one cookie, then top with another.

3. Put your cookies in a container in the fridge so the filling can harden. It’s important to store them in the fridge, so don’t store them outside of there. Enjoy your cookies!

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Kevala Nut Butters

Kevala Nut Butters.

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Kevala is a company that makes high quality oils, sweeteners, herbs and of course, nut butters.

They sent me their Cashew Butter and Creamy Almond Butter.

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What’s wrong with this picture and the one before it? That’s right. The Almond Butter jar is empty.
I swear it wasn’t me. 😉
Actually, mom helped too…

I used it in my Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies and with other stuff.

Because of the almonds being roasted, this almond butter tastes different from the normal one I make in my food processor. And I love it!

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I used some of the Cashew Butter to make banana split butter, which is just cacao powder, banana and any nut butter. It was delicious, and it was great by itself also.

Kevala’s products are high quality, very yummy and nutritious.

You can find them on their website: http://www.kevala.net/

Almond Butter Bites

Almond butter, honey, salt, coconut flour…what could be better?

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Making things that taste amazing with just a few ingredients doesn’t have to be difficult.

Sometimes the best things only have a few ingredients!

Including these Almond Butter Bites.

Putting them together is super easy and quick plus they are made with wholesome ingredients.

Almond Butter Bites
gluten free + vegan

2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened or melted (mine is naturally soft, so I didn’t have to do anything)
1/2 cup almond butter
1/8 tsp salt
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut flour

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Then, add the coconut flour. Mix until fully incorporated and forms a dough.

2. Roll the dough into balls and place them on a plate. Stick them in the freezer to harden. Store in a plastic bag or any container. Wallah! Yumminess 🙂

3. Or, you could dehydrate them. Stick the bites in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for 5 hours or more (depending on how crispy you want the cookie).

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Living Nutz

Living Nutz.

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Who doesn’t like nuts? Especially nut butters.

When I was younger, I used to hate nuts. I detested nuts put in anything.

But just like lettuce, I grew to like it. Nuts are a good source of protein and are delicious.

These nuts I will be reviewing today are from a company called Living Nutz. As the title suggests, their company focuses on making yummy raw nuts that still possess the living enzymes that are so good for us. Their nuts are sprouted, which is another benefit.

Their website is a nut-lover’s paradise, with flavored nuts made with good ingredients that taste amazing and just bulk raw nuts available for order.

They sent me the flavors: I Love Vegan Cheezy Almonds, Zesty Almonds and Bodacious Banana Bread.

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The “I Love Vegan Cheezy Almonds” were amazing. They had the flavor of cheese, yet they were vegan. I have never tasted anything like it!

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Next, the “Zesty Almonds” reminded me of Cajun spice a little and are spicy, but I love that about them. Delicious.

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Lastly, the “Bodacious Banana Bread Walnuts” tasted exactly like banana bread! I couldn’t believe my eyes taste buds. I kid you not. They were definitely my favorite one + I will be buying again.

Overall, this company represents healthy living, eating raw + having delicious options. Their flavored nuts were something that I would ask for again and again and again. Even my family was impressed (my mom’s favorite were the cheezy almonds and she claimed them). If you have a chance to buy any of these flavors (ahem…bodacious banana bread.), I would highly suggest it.

Chocolate Almond Butter

Chocolate almond butter.

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I have been looking for a way to make chocolate almond butter for a long time, but my plans always involved cacao/cocoa powder + a sweetener such as xylitol. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t get it.

My friend then found an easy way to make almond butter. So easy that you can’t mess it up.

This post is credited to her idea.

Chocolate Almond Butter
vegan + gluten free

1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
1 cup or more of almond butter
1/4 tsp salt

1. Melt the chocolate chips over the stove on a low setting (chocolate burns easily), stirring occasionally. Add salt.

2. Once melted, put the almond butter in with the chocolate. Use a spatula to mix them together until the almond butter becomes…chocolate almond butter!

3. Wallah! Store the almond butter in a container in the fridge (I’m not sure if you can store it outside of the fridge). The almond butter will be kind of hard, but that’s ok. Just reheat it a little when you want to use it. Enjoy!