I know…I’m sure you have felt abandoned! To be honest, I have been obsessed with the Crossfit Open over the past month. It was such a great event to be a part of. I love how it pushes you outside of your comfort zone and forces you to do things that you wouldn’t normally do. Then again, I also hate how it makes you feel much more sucky (yes, that’s a word!) at things that you thought you were okay at. Let’s just put it this way, my list of “things to work on” grew exponentially over the course of this season’s Open. With all that said, I would like to give a shout out and congrats to my box for placing 13th in our region and qualifying for Regionals for a third year! Nice Job Crossfit AMRAP! How did you do? I would love to hear from you about your Open experiences!
Now on to an amazing recipe that will hopefully help you to forgive me…Chocolate Waffles!!! Yes, they are as wonderful as they sound! I got this one from Juli Bauer’s (PaleOMG) new cookbook, OMG. That’s Paleo? I am in love with this cookbook! Seriously- go order it today!!!! Luckily, this particular recipe from the book is posted on her website, so I can share it with you.
No need to change anything on this one, they are perfect just the way they are! I would suggest doubling or even tripling the recipe for a family. One batch only makes about 2-3 (Belgian size) waffles. We topped ours with maple syrup, ghee and strawberries. Enjoy…we certainly did!
Note: I used my 1/3 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into my waffle iron. It took 2 scoops per waffle.
Well, Day 12 is finally here! I hope you have enjoyed all of the wonderful paleo treats I have posted. Personally, I have gained about 5 pounds…sugar is still sugar any way you want to look at it! That being said…I have saved the best for last…Paleo Magic Bars! Let me just say that these little bits of heaven are truly magical! They actually taste exactly like their non-paleo counterpart! These little babies require a little extra work, so not a quick dessert…but definitely worth the time put into them. The most time-consuming part is actually making your own sweetened condensed milk ( which I didn’t even know a Paleo version was possible!). I hope you enjoy these as much as I did (I blame at least 3 pounds on this dessert alone!)
Note: I used coconut cream instead full fat coconut milk for the sweetened condensed milk.
I never though I would hear the words Paleo and Truffles in the same sentence…like EVER. These little truffles are wonderful bits of heaven. I don’t know if my food processor is about to die on me, I have been chopping too many dates, or I am just too impatient and didn’t chop the pumpkin seeds long enough, but my pumpkin seeds did not turn into a fine meal. They are basically just finely chopped. Nonetheless, they are still amazing.
I have searched for a good Paleo substitute for chocolate chip cookies since I went Paleo over 2 years ago! This one has finally resulted in the end of my search! I got this recipe from my friend, Stacey (who is an awesome Paleo baker!). It calls for a mixture of coconut flour, blanched almond flour and almond meal. Using the almond meal is basically a way to cut down cost, since the meal is about half the price, but you could use all blanched almond meal instead if you wish!