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Berry Galette

Berry Galette

Berry Galette

Strawberry season is my favorite! I love snacking on them fresh and incorporating them into salads and sweets! They have a burst of flavor that makes them wonderful in many recipes, but I especially like them in this berry galette. Mixed with some fresh blueberries, this is a wonderful twist on a berry pie! 


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp maple/coconut sugar
  • 3.5 tbsp Nikkis Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter (slightly cold but solid)
  • 3 tbsp grass-fed butter, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 - 2 cups chopped berries
  • lemon juice
  • honey or maple syrup

 

Preparation:

  1. In a food processor, combine the almond flour, tapioca, salt, sugar, coconut butter, and butter. Pulse until it resembles sand/crumbs. Add the egg, pulse to combine. Pulse in 1 tbsp of water at a time until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the food processor. 
  2. Remove dough and place on a sheet of plastic wrap. Knead in remaining 2 tbsp tapioca flour. Divide into two even portions. Wrap with plastic wrap and flatten to a disk. Let the dough chill in the fridge for at least an hour. 
  3. Toss together the berries, lemon juice and honey/maple syrup to taste. Set aside
  4. Preheat oven to 400F. Remove dough from plastic wrap and flour surface with a little tapioca flour. Dough will soften pretty quickly, so work fast to roll out dough. Roll dough out to about 3/8" thick (thinner the better, dough will crisp up better).
  5. Add the berries in the center of the dough and fold up the edges. Brush sides of egg wash (optional) and sprinkle with a little granulated maple/coconut sugar. Bake for 20 minutes at 400F or until edges have become slightly golden and berries are soft and juicy. 

Recipe and pictures by Denise of @denimelon on Instagram.

Mint Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Mint Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Mint Chocolate Brownie Muffins

These Brownie Muffins are perfect when they're fresh out of the oven combined with a vanilla bean ice cream. You can chop them up and mix into the ice cream for a fun treat. I'm no expert or anything, but based on my experience, they pair really well together! When I was younger, Andes Mints were a favorite. I just loved the mint and chocolate combination and these muffins definitely took me back to those days. Not a big mint lover? No problem. You can tone it down a notch with just a drop of peppermint (it goes a long way) or you can kick it up if you're a big mint fan, like my husband. I found two to three drops was a good fit for us. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz good quality dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp grassfed unsalted butter (like KerryGold)
  • 3 tbsp Nikki's Dark Chocolate Fudge coconut butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 3 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp instant espresso (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 drops peppermint extract 


Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Melt together the dark chocolate, butter, Nikki's Dark Chocolate and peppermint extract. Whisk to combine. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Add the eggs and maple sugar whisk until incorporated. 
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the tapioca flour, salt, instant espresso (if using), and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Fold until just combined. 
  3. Use an ice cream scoop to divide the batter into a silicone muffin pan, or paper lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes. Be patient! 
  5. Serve with ice cream or save for later. 

Recipe and pictures by Denise of @denimelon on IG. 

Coconut Rice Crispy Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Coconut Rice Crispy Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Coconut Rice Crispy Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

There's something special about rice krispie treats. They're reminiscent of those days when we spent baking with mom in the kitchen and getting our hands sticky and gooey. Somehow, we didn't care and were more than happy to lick our fingers and spatula clean. 

Well, here's your chance to have fun and get messy again. These gluten free rice krispies are simply amazing and the chocolate drizzle just adds an extra layer of fun. Enjoy and don't forget to lick the spatula! 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Pumpkin Spiced Donut Coconut Butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 4 cups gluten-free rice crisps cereal
For topping:
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, for the chocolate drizzle
  • Shredded coconut


Directions

  1. Line an 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper. Combine the coconut butter, maple syrup, ghee and sea salt in a large pot over medium-low heat. Once melted, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the cereal and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  2. Scoop the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly to the corners of the dish - you may need to press it down with your fingers.
  3. Stick the dish in the freezer for about 10 minutes to allow it to firm up.
  4. Meanwhile, make the chocolate drizzle: melt the chocolate in a double boiler (a metal pan over a small saucepan filled ½ inch with water, on a low boil) OR in a microwave-safe dish. Set the microwave for 3-4 30 second intervals, stirring after each time.
  5. Once the chocolate is completely melted, take the treats out of the freezer, and drizzle chocolate all over them. Sprinkle with shredded coconut, for garnish.
  6. Store these in the refrigerator.

 

Recipe and Pictures by Real Food with Dana for Nikki’s Coconut Butter

Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Bread

This chocolate banana bread is amazing and will win over anyone who is skeptical about your paleo/gluten-free lifestyle. Our Dark Chocolate Fudge is the perfect flavor to bring this banana bread to another level. You can add in some chopped pecans or hazelnuts to add some crunch or leave it without the nuts. Either way, it's awesome!

Make this recipe ahead and cut up slices to enjoy for breakfast during the week. You can add banana slices and drizzle more dark chocolate fudge coconut butter to make your breakfast extra special.  

Ingredients:

  • 3 large extra ripe bananas 
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¾ cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 3-4 tablespoons Dark Chocolate Fudge Coconut Butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 1lb loaf pan and then line with parchment paper. 
  2. Smash the bananas and place in a bowl or stand mixer and then add the eggs, coconut oil, milk and vanilla. Mix until combined. 
  3. Add the almond flour, arrowroot, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined. 
  4. Add the pecans and use a spatula to fold them in to the batter. 
  5. Scoop out the coconut butter in to a bowl and use a spoon to stir until it is slightly softened. 
  6. Use a spoon to drop small amounts of coconut butter on top of the banana bread batter and then use the tip of a pairing knife to streak and swirl the butter on top. 
  7. Place the bread in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes and place a piece of foil on top and cook for about another 20-25 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. 
  8. Let cool for a few minutes and then remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack. 

This recipe was created and photographed by our friend Jessi. You can find her awesome creations at @jessiskitchen on instagram! 

Chocolate Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates

Chocolate Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates

Chocolate Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates

We love making these dates for gatherings and over the holidays! With all the sweets and decadent foods served, it's nice to have a sweet treat that isn't filled with bad ingredients and will still please the not-so-healthy guests. Another aspect we love about this one is that you can easily make it ahead and store in the fridge- the dates hold up really well.
This recipe was created by our friend, Ashley of @fitmittenkitchen and she uses our  Cashew Cookie Butter, although the recipe works really well with our Vanilla Cake Batter too or Dark Chocolate Fudge for an extra chocolatey treat! 
Ingredients:
12 large medjool dates
Nikki's Cashew Cookie Coconut Butter (about 3-4 TBS total)

1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips + 1 tsp coconut oil, melted

Directions:
Using small sharp knife, carefully slice down center of dates (lengthwise) and remove pits. Place pitted dates on baking sheet and spoon a heaping 1/2 tsp of coconut butter into sliced dates. Transfer sheet to freezer for 5 minutes to harden the coconut butter. 
While the coconut butter is setting in the dates, use microwave to melt together chocolate chips and coconut oil in small bowl, about 15-20 second increments, stirring in between. Once coconut butter has set/hardened in the dates, dunk and drizzle stuffed dates in chocolate. Place dates back on baking sheet and transfer again to freezer, about 10 minutes, and allow chocolate to set. 
Quick, easy, and healthy, enjoy!

Notes: store these treats in airtight container in fridge, up to 2 weeks. Double recipe to bring as a healthy treat to a dinner party :-)