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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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Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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!)

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Paleo Chocolate Pudding

Awesome paleo chocolate pudding that can also be used for Chocolate Fudgesicles (more on that later! :-))

Whipped avocado, coconut milk, dates, honey and cocoa – make a velvety chocolately yummy dessert.

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Ingredients

  • 8 soft medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 medium avocados, pitted
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

  • Place the dates into your blender and cover with the 1/2 cup warm water. Pack the dates down if needed so they are covered, for the most part, in the water. Let soak for about 30 minutes.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until very smooth and creamy. Add extra liquid (coconut milk or water) if needed.
  • Chill and serve with fresh berries

Thanks nourishingmeals.com!

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Rice Crispy Treats

Happy Friday! My Great Grandmother used to make us Rice Crispy Treats every summer when we visited her. She cut them in perfect squares, wrapped them in wax paper, and placed them in small white boxes for us. And what a treat it was – to open a box and find these gooey, chewy, yummy, delicious, sweet – rice crispy treats! This is the classic recipe (from the back of the Marshmallow bag). These are extremely easy to make, and extremely easy to eat – beware! 🙂 (I might or might not have eaten these for breakfast this week!)

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Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 40 marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Crispies

Directions

  • Melt butter in large microwave safe bowl
  • Toss butter with marshmallows to coat, and put back in microwave for another ~1 minute or until melted
  • Mix well and add Rice Crispies immediately
  • Pat into large dish (8×11 or 8×13) and let cool
  • Cut into squares and store in an airtight container with wax paper to separate the pieces

Super Mom Tip: Even though this recipe requires dealing with very hot liquid marshmallow and butter – there are definitely some steps that your tots can help with. Ava helped me by counting marshmallows and sampling some 🙂 and by pouring in the rice cereal.

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Summer Fruit & Coconut Milk Popsicles

It’s summer! And nothing says summer like sweet refreshing popsicles! This is a GREAT kitchen project to involve kids in – Ava LOVES to help make these. I chop the fruit, she adds it to the cup and pours the coconut milk in. Together we use the blender to mix it all up and then we fill the popsicle forms. And it is SO exciting to take them out of the freezer later. So easy, fun and these make a great summer snack.

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Ingredients

  • Note that quantities will depend on how many popsicles you are making – this batch made 8 for us. Also – you can throw in whatever fruit or berries you have. Strawberries make a beautiful pink color, blueberries will turn everything purple. Enjoy! 🙂
  • 1 peach or nectarine
  • 1 orange
  • 1 large slice of cantaloupe
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk

Directions

  • Peel, chop and blend everything till smooth
  • Pour in your popsicle molds
  • Freeze and serve

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