I’ve been trying lots of new recipes lately, and I thought for this week’s 5 for Friday, I’d share a few of my favorites. I have a tendency to print recipes, try them (and generally make a mess out of the paper), jot notes…and then lose them (or toss them because they’re gross).
This is far less smeared with egg and coconut oil than those poor recipe print outs tend to be.
- Grain Free Soft Pretzels – I think this recipe was the victim of too high expectations on my part and some stress induced cravings on my part. They were fun, different and went well with the tomato soup I remade to be paleo compliant…but they just weren’t what I was hoping for. I think the boy had a good idea when he knocked off the salt, added another layer of melted butter and sprinkled them with palm sugar and cinnamon. They reminded me a lot of the candy cane cookies we made out of my Mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook when I was a kid – and I think I might try doing something like that at Christmas with the dough.
- Dairy Free Butter Chicken – I made this Friday night, and it took under 20 minutes from start to finish with cauliflower rice on the side. Amazing. We’ll definitely be seeing this on the menu plan or as a quick lunch often. I can see this becoming a regular in our menu plan.
- Coconut Flour Apple Pancakes – Saturday night, I had a seasoned fajita steak defrosted (recipe posting soon), and decided to make these instead. It had been a long, long week and these apple pancakes were exactly what I needed. I’d recommend making them silver dollar size or they’re really difficult to flip, but they’re absolutely delicious. The edges even get nice and crispy when cooked in coconut oil, something I’m obsessed with in pancakes.
- Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins – I have to confess: Multiply Delicious has become my first stop when I’m looking for new recipes, especially when it’s something that falls in the treat realm. This recipe doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the Pastor and kiddos were amazed these were paleo muffins! My one change will be to just mix in the streusel toppings – I had a little trouble with it falling off the cooked muffin, and I like the texture variety of nuts and dried cranberries in the batter.
- Pumpkin Amazeballs – I was really hopeful for this recipe. It’s been cool and rainy this week, and that always makes me crave donuts…and I really thought these would hit that urge. Not so much. Even though I carefully oiled the pan, I ended up with this.
So, no balls – more like mini muffins…with no bottoms…that were awesome. And the batter was the most delicious batter I’ve ever tasted – light and delicate, like a pumpkin pudding and the spices were perfect (one of my big issues with a lot of paleo recipes is that there aren’t enough spices). I’ll definitely be trying this one again to see if I can work out the kinks I encountered.
What new recipes have you been playing with?