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The best PANCAKES ever!!

If you haven’t tried coconut flour in a recipe yet, try this one.

Here is the recipe link below:

Coconut Pancakes By Nourishing Days

It may take a few try’s to get it right.

This is how hers came out:

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And, this is how mine came out:

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They aren’t the prettiest pancakes, but they tasted great!

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I am a newbie with using Coconut flour. My goal in having a healthier diet includes using coconut flour to replace the all purpose flour in recipes.

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With that said, there are some notable differences when you are accustomed to All Purpose flour.

1. Coconut recipes require many more eggs- so you will taste it.

2. The texture IS different. (You have to store your coconut flour correctly or you can get very grainy tasting results.
I keep my bag of coconut flour in a double ziplock bag, then place it in the back of the refrigerator. I’m not an expert, but that’s my method.)

3. You will get fuller faster. (If you normally eat 6 regular pancakes, coconut pancakes will have you full in 3 or 4. That’s what happened with us. )

4. If you don’t have the right technique, you will have to try again. (With regular pancakes, the technique isn’t so critical in your success. But, with the coconut flour pancakes, you’ve got to be ‘on point’. )

5. When you get the coconut pancakes right, you will be amazed. It will taste great and your body will feel great.

Here are some links to other articles that talk about the benefits:

Examiner -Top 5

Eating Well – Pros and Cons

Diabetic Connection – very informative plus other links

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These were awesome!

Please share your thoughts. If you know more about this topic, please share.

This is a wonderful journey to healthier eating…

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Carrots in Cake

Carrot cake

This is the recipe I used as a guide.

Here is how hers came out:

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Now here’s how mine came out:

Very pleased with it! Smells great! Love the smooth texture. Moist. A little delicate. Just the right amount of sweetness.

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I made a few changes. One obvious one was no icing.

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These are slices from mini loafs:

1 – plain carrot cake
2 – white chocolate chips
3 – pecans
4 – white chocolate chips and pecans

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I was using carrots for a dinner side dish, and figured, I might as well go ahead and peal the rest of the bag of carrots.

Lets go for a carrot cake!

So, after I peeled the rest (and got the dinner started) I got busy shredding.

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Then got going…

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A few changes:

I use coconut oil.

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I use brown sugar and honey mostly. Only used 1/2 cup white sugar.

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I did sneak in a tsp. pure vanilla extract.

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Then mixed well.

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Folded in shredded carrots.

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Toasted the pecans for a few minutes.

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Sprayed the pan with coconut oil as well.

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Got my FAVORITE white chips ready.

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And here we go!

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Reader participation:

Which veggies do you like making into a dessert?

Sweet tooth Saturday

My sweet tooth and craving Casanova are best buddies. And, especially on the weekends, they love getting together.

Adding some healthy foods, like fresh banana and strawberries, to my dessert makes me feel better about all the sugar I am eating.

:’P

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Started heating up my sweet sauce and added pecans.

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Let the pecans warm for a few minutes in mixture.

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Added the diced fruit. Fruit warms and melts into the sauce and the sauce thickens.

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Added some cinnamon to mixture.

BTW: cinnamon helps the body to process the sugars. I also keep a vitamin bottle of cinnamon capsules on hand for those times I have too much sugar. I will take one capsule, and the ‘sugar rush’ feeling will fade faster.

Google cinnamon benefits when you get a chance.

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So, I had two more pieces of my brownie loaf left. This brownie already had walnuts and marshmallows baked in it.

The marshmallows were the duos addition. Sweet tooth and craving Casanova are very creative when they get together.

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Topping for a warm treat!

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Yummy!

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Food cravings

Food cravings could be wonderful. For example, when having to decide what to cook for dinner.
“I am in the mood for some lentils. I will make a lentil soup with a side of rice for dinner tomorrow.”

Food cravings could be horrible. For example, right before bedtime (after dinner).
“I can’t sleep. Just a few small cookies will satisfy this sweet tooth.”

Food cravings could be a friend or foe.

One way to get rid of that craving includes Apple Cider Vinegar. Get a tall glass of water and pour a teaspoon of ACV in it. Drink all fairly soon. I find drinking the whole glass within a few minutes to work best for me. Some do sip for a period of time. Either way, the craving should fade.

Not only does ACV help with cravings, but it has a huge list of other health benefits.

Google it and learn more about this awesome healthful product!

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Update:

Yes, you will be making more trips to the powder room. But, the health benefits are worth it.

Reader participation:

What are your strategies for killing the crave monster?

Or…

What good food does your friendly craving urge you for?