Purely PMS Brownie Bites

These brownies are not “healthy” per se, but what I call an “upgrade”. Made with raw cacao powder, coconut sugar (which is still sugar, but a more natural, upgraded version), natural almond butter and zero flour, they are safe for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Oh and by the way…I topped them with raw cacao nibs and little pieces of cooked bacon from Applegate Organics, which is free of preservatives, hormones, antibiotics, nitrites, and nitrates.

If you are feeling a little hormonal and ready to bake up a batch of crappy boxed brownies, do yourself a favor and try this recipe. It covers all PMS-related cravings wrapped up into one: sweet, salty, chewy, and chocolaty.

Once cool, slice the brownies into 24 bite-size pieces and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. One little square, eaten in pure presence, is all it takes to satisfy even the bitchiest PMS craving.?

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Purely PMS Brownie Bites
Feeling a little hormonal and ready to bake up a batch of crappy boxed brownies? Do yourself a favor and try this recipe. It covers all PMS-related cravings wrapped up into one: sweet, salty, chewy, and chocolaty. 0 Earthfoods per serving.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18-20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 slices Applegate Organics Sunday Bacon
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder Navitas brand
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 large organic, free-range egg
  • 1 large organic free-range egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup organic, unrefined coconut sugar
  • 1 cup almond butter the drippy kind; only ingredient should be almonds (salt is OK too)
  • 1 tsp. bacon fat from cooking bacon
  • 2 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips Equal Exchange or Enjoy Life (dairy-free)
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped Endangered Species 88% Cacao bar
  • 3 tbsp. cacao nibs Navitas brand
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18-20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 slices Applegate Organics Sunday Bacon
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder Navitas brand
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 large organic, free-range egg
  • 1 large organic free-range egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup organic, unrefined coconut sugar
  • 1 cup almond butter the drippy kind; only ingredient should be almonds (salt is OK too)
  • 1 tsp. bacon fat from cooking bacon
  • 2 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips Equal Exchange or Enjoy Life (dairy-free)
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped Endangered Species 88% Cacao bar
  • 3 tbsp. cacao nibs Navitas brand
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment and grease with butter or coconut oil.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium high heat. Cook the bacon until crispy. Reserve one teaspoon of the bacon fat for the brownies. Set aside. Set the bacon on paper towels to drain.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cacao powder through salt until combined. Set aside. In another medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and coconut sugar until combined. Add the almond butter, bacon fat, coconut oil, and vanilla and whisk until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Add batter to pan and smooth out with a rubber spatula. Chop bacon into small pieces, sprinkle on top, and bake for 18-20 minutes or until center is set and edges are golden.
  5. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted (about 60-90 seconds). Drizzle on brownies and top with cacao nibs. Set aside until completely cooled. Cut into 24 bite-size pieces and store in a covered container in refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per servingCalories: 130Total Fat: 10 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Sodium: 40 mg; Potassium: 0 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 11 g; Dietary fiber: 2 g; Net Carbohydrates: 9 grams; Sugar: 8 g (7 grams added sugar); Protein: 3 g

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No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls

November 29th, 2018 | no comments

I love it when I try a nutritionally-upgraded recipe that tastes so good, I actually end up preferring it to the real thing.

I like pumpkin pie, but I can take or leave the crust…it’s really the filling I’m after. Thank you London from www.evolvingtable.com for this amazing recipe for No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls. I made a batch to take to Thanksgiving dinner because I knew at least one person would appreciate this upgraded version of pumpkin pie. 

The recipe couldn’t be easier. Made by combining almond and gluten-free oat flours with unsweetened pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup and spices, these little bites of heaven really hit the spot. And because they take a little dive in coconut sugar at the end, what you end up with is a sweet (but not too sweet) treat. 

Pure maple syrup and coconut sugar are both lower glycemic sweeteners, meaning they are a tad bit gentler on your blood sugar.

If the balls aren’t eaten right away, London recommends storing them uncovered in the very back of your refrigerator…otherwise you’ll end up with soggy balls. And that’s no fun for anyone! 🙂

PS: I know these totally look like deep fried sauerkraut balls, but trust me, they are the furthest thing! Ha, ha, ha…

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No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls
The recipe couldn't be easier. Made by combining almond and gluten-free oat flours with unsweetened pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup and spices, these little bites of heaven really hit the spot. And because they take a little dive in coconut sugar at the end, what you end up with is a sweet (but not too sweet) treat. 0 Earthfood servings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour Bob's Red Mill is a good one!
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour Alternatively you can run a little over one cup of uncooked gluten-free oats through your food processor until it turns into flour
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Coconut Sugar Coating:
  • 1/4 cup organic, unrefined coconut sugar Madhava, Big Tree Farms, Nutiva, or Navitas brands
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour Bob's Red Mill is a good one!
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour Alternatively you can run a little over one cup of uncooked gluten-free oats through your food processor until it turns into flour
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Coconut Sugar Coating:
  • 1/4 cup organic, unrefined coconut sugar Madhava, Big Tree Farms, Nutiva, or Navitas brands
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine oat flour and almond flour. Add pumpkin puree through vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated, using your hands towards the end to ensure even mixing.
  2. In a small bowl combine Coconut Sugar Coating ingredients.
  3. Scoop 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie mixture and roll into a ball. Place in the coconut sugar bowl and roll to completely cover. Place on a large plate and repeat with remaining mixture.
  4. If not eaten right away, store uncovered in the very back of your refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (1 ball): Calories: 100Total Fat: 5 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g; Sodium: 40 mg; Potassium: 35 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 11 g; Dietary fiber: 2 g; Net Carbohydrates: 9 grams; Sugar: 5 g (4 grams added sugar from maple syrup and coconut sugar); Protein: 3 g

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