cassava flour pancakes

Paleo “Buttermilk” Cassava Flour Pancakes

Make some paleo cassava flour pancakes for the kiddos this weekend. Who doesn’t remember Sunday morning with the family with mom making pancakes in the kitchen…now you can continue the tradition with this paleo pancake recipe.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup almond, coconut or other non dairy milk 
  • 3/4 cup cassava flour (available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil (available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1 Tbsp maple or coconut sugar (available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • dash salt
  • fat for oiling skillet or griddle

Directions

  1. Preheat a stainless steel skillet on, or electric griddle to medium-low heat. Oil pan with fat of choice.
  2. In a separate bowl, add milk and lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes
  3. Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, avocado oil, and milk, lemon juice mixture, then add to the flour mixture. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour or spread about 1/4 cup batter on to pre-heated skillet, spacing pancakes at least a couple inches apart. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, then gently flip to cook an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  6. If pancakes cook too quickly on the outside, but are undercooked on the inside, turn the heat down.
  7. Serve with butter and maple syrup for a classic pancake experience.
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Sweet Potato / Pumpkin Pancakes

Try this paleo pancake recipe for a paleo twist on a traditional breakfast recipe. This is also a great option topped with fresh fruit for brunch with the girls.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cassava flour (available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 2 tsp. *** baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk (available at Snackin’ Free) 
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted. 
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract. (available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1 cup sweet potato or pumpkin puree
  • Maple Syrup, Honey, *powdered Coconut Sugar or Maple sugar or Fresh berries, to serve

Directions

  • Place all the wet ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  • Add all the dry ingredients and mix well If the batter seems too stiff, add more coconut milk/water until you have a smooth batter.
  • Heat a pan over medium-low heat or use a preheated electric griddle.  
  • Spoon batter onto surface and cook until small bubbles appear on the surface then turn and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
  • Serve the pancakes immediately. (You can store them in the refrigerator and heat in the toaster oven.They also do freeze well but remember to thaw overnight in the fridge before re heating)

* Coconut and Maple sugar can be powdered in a coffee grinder or if using large amounts in the smallest contain of a high speed blender.

** You can make your own Fresh Fruit puree by adding the fruit of your choice (2 to 4 cups) a bit of sweetener (optional to taste) with a bit of water (2 Tablespoons to 1/4 cup)  and a splash of fresh lemon juice (1 to 2 teaspoons) to a sauce pan and cook until fruit is soft.  Then add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blending it on a high until it becomes a smooth pourable sauce. Use immediately or can refrigerated and will last approximately 1 week

*** To make your own aluminum and corn starch free baking soda mix together – 1 part baking soda and 2 parts Cream of tartar. (example: for this recipe mix together 3/4 teaspoon baking soda to 1 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar)

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paleo breakfast pizza

Cauliflower Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for Breakfast? I’m in. Try this paleo breakfast pizza for a new twist on the traditional brunch options. I mean who doesn’t love pizza any day – we all remember the pizza bagel bites commercial.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head cauliflower (chopped)
  • 8 large eggs, divided
  • 1 c. shredded non dairy cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. paprika (optional)
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Avocado oil, coconut oil or oil of choice(available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers (finely chopped)
  • 1 c. ham, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. Shredded non dairy cheese
  • Freshly chopped chives, for garnish
  • Sliced Avocado

DIRECTIONS

For the Crust

  • Preheat oven to 425º 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • Place chopped cauliflower into the bowl of your food processor and pulse until you have a fine texture.
  • To the Cauliflower, add 2 of the eggs, shredded non dairy cheese, garlic, and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Pulse until combined and dough like consistency forms.
  • Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and press to form a crust. Bake until golden brown and cauliflower is dry, this may take approximately 25 minutes.

For the Topping

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and peppers and cook until onions are transparent. Add ham and heat through approximately 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together remaining eggs and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Pour eggs into skillet with ham mixture stirring until eggs are scrambled.
  • Remove cauliflower crust from oven. Spread a thin layer of salsa on top (optional). Top with scrambled eggs and non dairy cheese.
  • Place pizza into Broiler until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with chives, top with avocado and serve.
paleo faux-jito mocktail

Morning Faux-jito Mocktail

Do you like to enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail from time to time? Then try our paleo faux-jito mocktail; you can enjoy this fruity sparkling water on the patio enjoying the nice spring breeze and sunshine. Just like a traditional mojito minus the alcohol this mocktail is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, and legume free. You can even share it with your kiddos…if you want to.

Ingredients

  • 5 organic blackberries, raspberries, strawberries
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 3 lime slices
  • 1/2-1 tbsp raw honey
  • 6 oz sparkling mineral water, chilled
  • Ice

Directions

  1. In a pint class, muddle blackberries, mint, limes, and honey until fully mashed and dark in color. If you don’t have a bar muddler, then just use the handle of a wooden spoon and immediately rinse when done (so the wood doesn’t stain).
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Pour in the sparkling water.
  4. Gently mix with a long spoon until fully incorporated.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig, lime wheel, and blackberry.
  6. Drink up!
paleo bacon egg cups

Bacon Egg Cups

Making breakfast for a large group or meal prepping for the week? Then try making these paleo bacon egg cups – they are like mini omelets that can be customized per person, but no standing over the stove cooking each individually.

Tools

  • 1 muffin/ standard cupcake pan
  • bowl to whisk eggs in
  • whisk or fork to whisk eggs with
  • cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 pieces of bacon per egg cup (you can use regular bacon or you can use thick sliced microwave bacon.)
  • 1 egg per egg cup
  • dairy free shredded cheese of your choice (Dairy free options Daiya or Parmela)
  • mixed greens
  • onion
  • mushrooms
  • sun dried tomato
  • bell peppers
  • cilantro
  • other vegetables of your choice chopped.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salsa, hollandaise, ketchup (optional)

Directions:

  1. Line each muffin cup with the bacon and set aside.
  2. Crack eggs you’ll be using for one egg cup in bowl and whisk until combined. Add vegetables, salt and pepper and stir in to combine. 
  3. Pour all egg mixture into egg cup and repeat for each egg cup that will be used.
  4. Top with Cheese.
  5. Place pan into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 12 to 16 minutes. Remove and serve.
French Toast Bake

Paleo Easter Brunch French Toast Bake

French Toast Bake

Serves: Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter flavored shortening, melted ( you can also use whole grass fed butter, or another non- dairy butter flavored spread)
  • ¾ cup firmly packed coconut sugar or maple sugar
  • 1 ½ to 2 packages Snackin’ Free Bread of choice, cubed
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup non dairy milk of choice ( nut, seed or other)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract ( almond or other extract can also be used)
  • ¾ cup orange juice (fresh preferably)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts or other) (optional)
  • ½ cup dried fruit (currants, raisins, cranberries, blueberries) (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking dish, combine the melted shortening and coconut sugar until smooth and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Mix together bread cubes and dried fruit if using and place in the dish. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together other ingredients (eggs, milk, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest, nutmeg and salt).
  3. Pour egg mixture over the bread slices, allowing bread to absorb mixture, this step may take a while so cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to overnight (the longer the better).
  4. Remove from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature about 30 minutes before placing in the oven.
  5. Top with nuts of your choice if using and place in a preheated 350°F on a center rack.
  6. Bake approximately 30 to 45 minutes until browned and set.
  7. Remove, cool slightly and serve with you favorite syrup, maple sweetener of choice or fresh   fruit topping.
Eggs Benedict

Paleo Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise

 Eggs Benedict

Serves: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

Benedict: Eggs can be poached and chilled up to 2 days before serving.

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 4 Snackin’ Free White or Wheat style bread rolls, halved
  • 16 slices smoked salmon canadian bacon  (can use turkey, Procuitto or other deli style meat)
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives or finely chopped green onion

Hollandaise Sauce:

  • ½ cup butter flavored palm shortening or ghee
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet paprika (optional)
  • Sea salt

Directions:

Benedict:

  1. Fill a medium bowl halfway with warm water.
  2. Fill a 4 quart saucepan halfway with water, stir in white vinegar and bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Break each egg into a small dish. Slide one egg into saucepan and immediately push the white around the yolk with a slotted spoon to form an oval shape.
  4. Poach egg for 2 minutes for runny yolks, or 3 to 4 minutes for firm yolks.
  5. Immediately transfer poached egg to bowl with warm water. Repeat with remaining eggs. (Multiple eggs can be poached at the same time, however for more perfect eggs, poaching 1 to 2 eggs at a time is recommended.)
  6. To serve, lift eggs from the warm water with a slotted spoon, one egg at a time and dab the back of the spoon onto a double layer of paper towels to drain off the excess water, trim any rough edges, if desired.
  7. ** Eggs can be poached and chilled up to 2 days before serving.

Hollandaise Sauce:

  1. Melt the shortening or ghee in a small saucepan until very hot.
  2. Combine the egg yolks, lemon juice and cayenne or paprika in the base of a blender.
  3. Blend the egg yolk mixture until it lightens in color, about 30 seconds.
  4. With the blender running, slowly pour in the hot butter until the sauce is creamy.
  5. If the sauce is too thick, thin with a little water or additional lemon juice.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt.

Assemble Benedict:

  1. Split the Snackin’ Free Bread of choice and divide between 4 plates, top each English muffin with 2 slices smoked salmon, Canadian bacon or ham and then a poached egg, spoon hollandaise over each egg and garnish with minced chives.
  2. Serve immediately.
Spicy Honey-Glazed Bacon

Spicy Honey-Glazed Bacon (Paleo)

Spicy Honey Glazed Bacon

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange the bacon slices on the paper in a single layer.
  3. In a small skillet, combine the honey, coriander and cayenne and cook over high heat until melted, about 1 minute.
  4. Brush the spiced honey on one side of the bacon and bake for 10 to 20 minutes or longer depending on the thickness and fattiness of the bacon, until sizzling and browned.
  5. Transfer the bacon to paper towels, glazed side up, to drain and cool slightly.
  6. Serve right away.
Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Loaded Cauliflower Breakfast Bake

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 c. non – dairy milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. paprika ( omit for AIP)
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c. shredded dairy free Cheddar style cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • Hot sauce, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grate cauliflower head on a box grater and transfer to a baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain fat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, and paprika and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Top cauliflower with cheddar, cooked bacon, and green onions, and pour over egg mixture.
  5. Bake until eggs are set and top is golden, 35 to 40 minutes.
Ham & Cheese Egg Cups

Ham & Cheese Egg Cups

INGREDIENTS

  • Cooking spray, for pan
  • 12 slices ham
  • 1 c. shredded dairy free Cheddar style cheese
  • 12 large eggs
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400º and spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Line each cup with a slice of ham and sprinkle with cheddar. Crack an egg in each ham cup and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake until eggs are cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes (depending on how runny you like your yolks).
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Ham, Cheese & Sausage Bake

Ham, Cheese & Sausage Brunch Bake

Ham, Cheese & Sausage Bake

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. non – dairy milk of choice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 c. cubed Snackin Free Bread
  • 1/2 lb. ham (preferable nitrate free) or Sausage (I use Jones Dairy Farms Sausage) chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded dairy free Cheddar style cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, dijon, and seasonings.
  3. Coat a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with shortening. Add bread and top with ham/ sausage and cheddar style cheese. Pour over egg mixture.
  4. Bake until eggs are cooked through and ham golden, 45 to 55 minutes. (To make ahead, cover baking dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to overnight, then bake as directed.)
  5. Garnish with more thyme and serve.