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Paleo Pumpkin Cake bars with Cinnamon Icing

9 Sep

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Pumpkin Cake
1 c pumpkin puree
1 c almond butter
1/2 c pure honey
2 cage free eggs
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 t vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t cloves

Cinnamon Icing

1/4 c coconut butter (You can buy this or find a recipe HERE.)
1/4 c pure honey
1 t cinnamon

*NOTE- If you can easily find coconut butter to buy, I would strongly suggest this. I decided to try and make my own and it is just tricky business. I think it is hit or miss and I would rather it be a hit every time and not dirty every dish in the house trying to concoct the stuff, so those are just my two cents… :0

For the Pumpkin Cake

Preheat your oven to 350F.
In a medium sized bowl, combine all the cake ingredients and mix thoroughly to combine. Pour into an 8×8 oven safe baking dish.  Bake until completely cooked through, about 30 minutes.

For the Cinnamon Icing

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and use either your mixing blade attachment or a whisk to beat the ingredients until well combined. Texture will be like that of a glaze that you can drizzle.

Once the pumpkin cake has cooled, cut it into 9 squares and remove from the pan. Important…if the cake is not completely cool you are not allowed to go on. If your cake isn’t cool, the icing will just slide right off into a pile of goop and all will be lost.

Use a small offset spatula or a spoon and drizzle the frosting over the top.

Store the Pumpkin Cake Bars you haven’t immediately annihilated in the fridge. The icing will harden in the fridge, let it come to room temp if you’d like it soft or micro for a few seconds.

Enjoy!

Original recipe adapted from foodrenegade.

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Paleo Nut Butter Brownie Bar

27 Aug

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This recipe changed my life. Seriously…since learning my body can’t tolerate any type of grains, I thought my days of fluffy, melt in your mouth sweets were over. Then I came across this baby. It has no added sugar or flour and yet it still tastes like a freakin brownie! It’s amazing. Obviously it’s not going to be like cheesecake factory amazing or cupcake a la mode amazing, but come on, for Paleo it’s pretty damn good 😉 Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 cups almond butter
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Mix the nut butter, honey, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Be sure to really mix the ingredients well, since chunks of egg or baking soda could easily hide behind the nut butter.

Bake in a 9×13 dish at 300 F degrees for 25 minutes, until the edges start to turn golden brown for a bar texture. If you are looking for more of a thicker, gooey brownie texture, bake in a 8×8 brownie dish for 35 minutes or so or until edges are golden and toothpick comes out clean.  I always make this recipe in the brownie dish, because it is beyond amazing.

Original recipe adapted from Salted Paleo.