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Since artificial food coloring is bad news and making it myself seemed like a big hassle, we simply didn’t use frosting for a few years (with the exception of this 2-ingredient chocolate ganache, which I highly recommend).
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Fall is in the air, which of course makes us want to bake all sorts of pumpkin goodies. Here’s a healthy version of one of my all-time favorite pumpkin treats: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sweetened with honey, liquid stevia and mashed banana, these pumpkin cookies are free of refined sugar as well as gluten. Almond flour packs a nutritional punch and orange extract (or essential oil!) rounds out the flavor.
Happy fall, y’all!
I may or may not have eaten four of these the other night. In under an hour.
Not only are these cookies oh-so-delicious, they’re also free of gluten, sugar (except for the sugar in the chocolate chips) and eggs. Almond flour makes them especially nutritious, which is what I may or may not have told myself as I ate (or did not eat) those four cookies. As well as the four that I may or may not have eaten the next day.
This is my go-to cake here at the Yankee Homestead. We’re chocaholics around here, and this recipe fits the bill.
A few notes:
- When I want a cake, I do use the eggs. (I’m experimenting with adding them back into my diet).
- For the cake version, I usually double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan or muffin tins (for cupcakes).
- This cake is AWESOME with berries–either fresh or cooked, like these Cooked Frozen Berries.
- For the ganache, I use canned coconut milk.
- When we want cookies that taste like brownie bites, I use the flaxseed egg-substitution. Mr. Native Texan LOVES these! And this should be obvious, but I form cookies and bake them on a cookie sheet, instead of pouring the batter into a pan.
- I’m suspicious of xylitol, so I always decrease the amount by half and add some liquid vanilla stevia. (I’m pretty sure that xylitol causes “gastrointestinal distress” for a few of my family members. In fact, most packages of xylitol bear some sort of warning along the lines of “may cause slight laxative effect.” So I recommend going easy on the xylitol until you know how it affects your family).
- My favorite almond flour comes from Honeyville Food Products. I buy it 25 pounds at a time, which is the most economical. Check out this post for more details: Almond Flour: a GF girl’s best friend.