Paleo Banana Coffee Bread

More experimenting in the kitchen! I ordered banana flour on amazon, but unfortunately, I couldn’t wait to make this bread before it came in. So stay tuned for some fun recipes in the near future!

One of my favorite things to eat is banana bread. Normally topped with peanut butter, with a side of chocolate milk, but that’s only when I get a little too crazy on the weekends ūüėČ This is moist, delicious, and super easy to make. I hope you enjoy it¬†as much as I did!

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Just take a look at the close up of this deliciousness!

Paleo Banana Coffee Bread

Banana Bread Ingredients:

  • 3-4 brown bananas, mashed
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup + 2 TBSP coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (i used almond – I bet peanut butter would be amazing!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup honey (or any other type of sugar)
  • mini chocolate chips (optional – i used enjoy life)

Topping Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/3 cup ghee (or butter) (put in fridge so its cold!
  • 1/4 cup of honey (or any other type of sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 1/3 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together (spices, flour) for the banana bread & set aside. Mix wet ingredients for banana bread together, then add in the dry ingredients. Pour into a greased bread pan (or line with parchment paper). Mix the topping ingredients together (cut the dry ingredients in with the butter/ghee), then sprinkle on top of bread. [Also optional – sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of bread before placing in oven] Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until cooked all the way through. Serve warm, topped with nut butter & chocolate chips with a side of chocolate milk. Enjoy!

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Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

I saw a picture of bacon-wrapped fries a few weeks back while browsing instagram, and I practically drooled all over my phone. I have been planning on making them ever since, and I finally had a weekend to myself with lots of time to cook! I made 2 variations – a sweeter fry and a spicy appetizer version. Recipes are below – try both and let me know what your favorite is!

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries Final

Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

  • 1 medium-large sweet potato (can be a white flesh sweet potato if you don’t want such a sweet fry)
  • 1/2 package of bacon (thinner cut)
  • bacon fat/olive oil/coconut oil
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vanilla extract (about 1-2 tsp)

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries Prep

Pre-heat oven to 425 F. Wash your sweet potato and cut the ends off. Cut potato in half, then cut into long, skinny pieces (almost like shoe-string fries). Place fries in a bowl and toss with bacon fat or oil of choice until all fries are coated. Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and pepper and mix until all fries are covered. Set aside. Take 1 piece of bacon and cut in half. Take the half pieces and slice long-ways into thirds. Repeat for the rest of the bacon, or slice as many pieces as you have fries (I ended up having around 30-40 fries). Take a fry and wrap a piece of bacon around it, placing it on a foil-wrapped pan. Repeat until all fries are wrapped. Place fries in oven for 20-25 minutes – for the last few minutes, put the oven on broil to crisp the bacon up a bit. Serve immediately with a side of ketchup!

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Appetizers with South African Smoke Seasoning

  • 1 medium-large sweet potato (can be a white flesh sweet potato if you don’t want such a sweet fry)
  • 1/2 package of bacon (thinner cut)
  • bacon fat/olive oil/coconut oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • hot sauce (I used franks red hot)
  • Trader Joes South African Smoke Seasoning
  • optional: paprika or cayenne pepper

Pre-heat oven to 425 F. Wash your sweet potato and cut the ends off. Cut potato in half, then cut each half into another half. Cut pieces into square or rectangles, making sure all are the same size and thickness. Place potatoes in a bowl and toss with bacon fat or oil of choice until all pieces are coated. Add the hot sauce, south african smoke seasoning, salt, and pepper (I just eyeballed the amount) and mix until all fries are covered. Set aside. Take 1 piece of bacon and cut in half. Take the half pieces and slice long-ways into thirds. Repeat for the rest of the bacon, or slice as many pieces as you have potatoes (I ended up having around 40+ pieces). Take a potato and wrap a piece of bacon around it, placing it on a foil-wrapped pan. Repeat until all fries are wrapped. Place potatoes in oven for 20-25 minutes Рfor the last few minutes, put the oven on broil to crisp the bacon up a bit. Remove from oven and let cool. If serving at a party, place toothpicks in each piece before plating.

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary & Red-Wine Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Rosemary & Red-Wine Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Pot Roast

Ingredients:

  • 3-5 lbs Pot Roast – I bought mine from Pyma Love Farm
  • 1/2 cup-1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef/chicken broth (I used homemade bone broth)
  • 2-3 Rosemary sprigs or 2 TBSP dried rosemary herbs
  • 3-4 cloves garlic or 2 TBSP garlic powder
  • Raw veggies – I added 1 bag of baby carrots
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Trim fat off of pot roast and put in crockpot. Add rest of the ingredients on top of roast and set to cook on low for 10 hours. When ready, serve with rice & top with the roast & leftover juices. Enjoy!

Paleo Spicy Buffalo Veggie Casserole

Paleo Spicy Buffalo Veggie Casserole (Whole 30 approved!)

  • 1 lb ground bison/buffalo
  • veggies (I used a whole bag of frozen broccoli, but you can add more like carrots, squash, etc)
  • 1/2 cup sweet potatoes (pur√©ed or cubed)
  • 2 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • garlic powder
  • coconut/almond/tapioca flour – use as a binder, about 1/4 cup
  • 1/3-1/2 cup franks hot sauce
  • ghee/coconut/olive/avocado oil

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Grease a pan (I used 11×9) with ghee/coconut/olive/avocado oil. Press mixture into pan. Top with ghee & more hot sauce. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until meat is fully cooked. Enjoy with more hot sauce and a side of veggies!

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Paleo Spicy Bison Burgers

Paleo Spicy Bison Burgers!

Served with a side of steamed broccoli & sweet potatoes topped w/franks red hot sauce

Paleo Spicy Bison Burgers

Ingredients:

For the burgers:

  • 16 oz bison/buffalo (beef would work too)
  • 1/4 cup franks red hot sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp trader joes South African smoke seasoning blend
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

For the Sweet Potato “Buns”

  • 1-2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup franks red hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup oil (I used olive)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 F. Put foil over pan. Cut sweet potatoes into thin slices and place into a bowl. Make sure you cut enough slices for the amount of burgers you are making. Cut the remaining sweet potato into cubes and place in bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients with the sweet potatoes, tossing until all is covered in the mix. Place on foil -covered baking sheet and put in oven for 30 minutes.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, place all burger ingredients in a bowl except for the olive oil and mix thoroughly. Pour olive oil in a pan to coat and turn heat on medium. Shape patties to your desired shape/size and place in pan. Cover with a lid and cook on med-high for about 5 minutes. Flip burgers and cook for another few minutes until they are brown. In the meantime, flip sweet potatoes in oven about 15-20 minutes in. Once all food is done cooking, assemble bison patties on sweet potato “buns.” Top off with franks hot sauce and enjoy!

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