Pecan Cranberry Spice Bliss Balls

This delicious recipe has just a few whole ingredients for a nutrient-dense and tasy treat! Great for holiday gifts - including to our vegan, gluten free and dairy free friends! :)

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Ingredients:

·       1 cup raw cashews

·       1 cup roasted pecans

·       1 cup dried cranberries

·       9 dried dates

·       1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·       1 teaspoon ground nutmeg or Pumpkin Pie Spice (from Trader Joe's)

·       + 1 tablespoon cinnamon for outside coating

Directions: 

Blend all ingredients (except cinnamon) in food processor until relatively smooth "dough" is formed.

Roll "dough" into about ½ inch balls.

Sprinkle cinnamon in bowl and roll treats to cover in cinnamon. 

Vanilla Almond Joys

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Ingredients:

·       1 cup of natural almond butter

·       3/4 cup coconut palm sugar

·       1 large egg, lightly beaten

·       1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

·       Coarse sea salt

 

Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.     Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3.     In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients except the sea salt until well combined.

4.     Spoon tablespoons of the mixture one inch apart onto the parchment paper.

5.     Flatten the mounds with a fork.

6.     Sprinkle coarse salt on top of the cookies.

7.     Bake about 10 minutes, switching the position of the pans about half way through.

8.     Transfer freshly baked cookies onto a cooling rack and let rest. 

9.     Enjoy! :)

 

Pumpkin Banana Bread

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Ingredients:

·       1/3 cup pumpkin

·       2 brown bananas

·       2 eggs

·       1 teaspoon vanilla

·       1 tablespoon maple syrup

·       1 teaspoon baking powder

·       1 teaspoon baking soda

·       1/2 cup coconut flakes

·       1 cup almond flour

·       1/2 cup Bob's Redmill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour

·       1 teasooon cinnamon

·       1 teaspoon "Pumpkin Pie Spice" (from Trader Joe's, or use 1 teaspoon nutmeg)

 

Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

2.     In a medium sized bowl, combine the pumpkin, bananas, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup.

3.     In antoher medium sized mixing bowl, baking powder, baking soda, coconut flakes, almond flour, all purpose flour, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.

4.     Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir until well mixed.

5.     Optional: add chocolate chip cookies for taste. 

6.     Spray a small bread pan evenly with non-stick coconut spray. Put mix into pan. 

7.     Bake for 35 minutes and enjoy. :)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients: 

·       1 cup of coconut flour

·       1/2 cup of coconut sugar

·       2 tablespoons almond flour

·       1 teaspoon cinnamon

·       1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

·       1/4 teaspoon salt

·       1/4 teaspoon baking soda

·       1/2 cup chocolate chips

·       1/4 cup coconut oil, + 2 teaspoons

·       1 cup canned pumpkin puree

·       3 eggs

·       1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.     In a medium sized bowl, combine the coconut flour, coconut sugar, almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda.

3.     In another medium sized mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla. 

4.     Combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Stir until well mixed.

5.     Stir in chocolate chips.

6.     Bake from 12-14 minutes and enjoy! :)