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Cinnamon Rolls

These are the real deal. Doughy, sweet and fragrant Cinnamon rolls!

Making cinnamon buns is an art and science! There are many variations. Here is a basic recipe – non-paleo and definitely not gluten free.. but you could totally substitute the flour with some GF flour.. I’m still experimenting and will be posting this recipe again! 🙂

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  • 1 packet (2.5 tsp) dry yeast
  • 1.5 cups milk (cows milk or almond milk)
  •  stick (1/2 c. butter)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp cardamom
  • dash of cinnamon
  • flour (3-4 cups?)
  • Topping: 1-2 Tablespoons melted butter, cinnamon, sugar



  • Melt butter in warm milk and add sugar – cool it off so that it is just warm (not hot! this is very important so the yeast doesn’t die)
  • Add yeast and stir until dissolved, add cinnamon/cardamom
  • If using a Kitchen Aid mixer, use the dough hook, and start adding the flour until it is well blended. I do not measure the flour, I just add it while watching the dough until it forms an elastic round mass. Make sure you don’t add too much flour at once or the dough can become tough.
  • Let rise in a warm place with a towel over bowl for an hour or so
  • Punch down and roll out, making a large flat pancake
  • Brush with butter, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar evenly
  • Roll up the dough, starting at one end until you have a long sausage shape
  • Cut 1″ thick slices and lay flat on greased or baking-paper covered cookie sheet
  • Let rise for 30-60 min
  • Bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until edges of buns are golden


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Does anything say comfort food like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (or Raisin) Cookies? It’s fall, the days are cooler, and warm cookies make the house smell amazing, not to mention tummies feeling happy! Here’s a classic recipe for this staple cookie! 🙂 Not paleo – but yes, I included the gluten free option below.

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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (or 1 cup all-purpose flour), or 1 cup almond meal)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2-1 cup raisins or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, broken up in pieces (optional)


  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla
  • Add coconut flour/baking soda/cinnamon/salt and mix well
  • Then add oats and raisins or chocolate chips
  • Place spoonfuls of batter on baking sheet
  • Bake @ 350 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown

Super Mom Tip: a fun cooking project for tots – they can measure and help mix! 🙂 Also these cookies freeze really well in a sealed bag or container.. if you can part with them! (Oh and they are excellent to eat frozen!)


Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Can’t get enough pumpkin recipes this fall? I know! October is pumpkin month around here.

This bread is a special paleo version. And for those new to paleo, this may not taste very sweet or like the classic pumpkin bread you are used to! But it is delicious served hot with butter or with a bowl of soup, such as Chicken Chili! 🙂Blog Paleo Pumpkin Bread


  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • ½ cup pumpkin (roasted or canned)
  • 2-3 Tbsps honey or agave syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • Handful of raisins and/or chopped nuts (optional)


  • In a food processor combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and spices
  • Add pumpkin, honey or agave and eggs and blend for 2 minutes
  • Scoop batter into a mini loaf pan
  • Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes
  • Cool and serve

Super mom tip: Slice and freeze individual portions for easy retrieval and reheating

Paleo what? What’s up with the whole Paleo thingy? Read more about my journey and some great resources on my food blog, Les Petits Pois!

Inspired (and slightly modified) from one of my favorite gluten free masters Elana’s Pantry