I never thought I’d be paleo and I’m not really saying we are but I certainly now follow a lot of paleo recipes and find them very helpful, and delicious!
At present we eat gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free (we try to be as much natural sugar free as we can!) and try to focus on good fats and fantastic nutrients.
A lot of you asked about the cupcakes at Little S’s birthday party. We see these as a treat, rather than just a snack as they do have some raw honey in them. On an occasion like a 4th birthday party though you have to have cake, even if you do follow a strict diet.
Thanks to Renay at K.I.S.S. Nutrition for sharing this recipe with us. We made it as a loaf cake for Savannah’s birthday and as cupcakes for her birthday party. For the loaf, I cut it in half and used coconut yoghurt and some pineapple to decorate – everybody loved it!
If you are interested in coconut yoghurt I’ll let you know how to make that soon. It’s delicious by the way.
By the way, thanks to Daddy Dave for making both the loaf and the cupcakes – great job! Dave said the measurements are a bit difficult as it uses grams instead of cups so I hope it’s not too difficult to follow.
300g very ripe banana (2-3 bananas)
90g melted coconut oil (it’s always melted in Brisbane at the moment as it’s so hot!)
40g raw honey (Dave reckons this could be halved)
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g pitted dates
50g coconut flour
50g arrowroot flour
30g cacao powder
1.5 tsp baking powder
Blend the wet ingredients until smooth (use a food processor or similar)
Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl until well combined
Stir wet ingredients into dry, mix and combine well
Pour into lined muffin trays or a loaf tin
Bake at 150C for 30 minutes for the cupcakes or 60 minutes for a loaf (or until inserted knife comes out clean)
I hope you and your kids enjoy this healthy treat.
With thanks to pinkfarm for this wonderful recipe