Tag Archives: apple

Apple Cranberry Pear Sauce

14 Dec

I recently spent Thanksgiving with my cousin, and her husband and son in Texas. They were so amazing always making sure I had paleo things to eat but this was my first holiday since I decided to go paleo so I wasn’t sure what I was going to eat on the big day. While helping my cousin prepare the meal, I was chopping up an apple for her cranberry apple sauce and had an idea for a paleo version for me! It’s super simple and not only does it taste amazing but it will make the house smell amazing too! It’s pictured below with sweet potato hash.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all natural cranberry juice
  • 1 apple diced (I use gala apples but you can use whatever you prefer)
  • 1 pear diced
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken in half
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Instructions:

  1. This is super simple! Put the cranberry juice in a small saucepan on a medium heat, allow it to begin to boil and add the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Cook until pear and apple are tender and remove from heat.
  3. This is best served warm so either serve from the pan or you can store in the refrigerator and heat it up when you’re ready to eat
  4. ENJOY!!!

Paleo Apple Banana Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup

7 Dec

You may have noticed I don’t post a whole lot of breakfast recipes.  Truth is, I’m not a huge breakfast person.  Ok, that’s not entirely true, I’m not a morning person (gasp! I know that’s shocking)!  However, some of us in my family have a monthly pancake breakfast in honor of a family friend who passed away very young while serving our country.  We have been doing the breakfast each month for about 7 years now and never repeat a flavor.  While this is one of my favorite days each month, since going paleo this year, it’s been difficult to resist these amazing pancakes (although I have definitely resisted). Last month, I decided to make some paleo pancakes and bring them with me.  After about 4 failed attempts, cursing and throwing batter away, they came out awesome, I hope you enjoy them!

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Ingredients

Pancakes:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 medium apple of choice (I prefer Gala)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • Coconut oil

Apple Cider Syrup:
Equal parts fresh maple syrup and apple cider

Instructions:

  • Heat skillet to medium heat and melt coconut oil
  • In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients for pancakes to make a batter
  • Place about a tablespoon of batter in the skillet for each pancake
  • Let cook for about 5 minutes then carefully flip and allow to cook for another 5 minutes until both sides are golden brown
  • In a saucepan combine maple syrup and apple cider
  • Cook on a low heat until warm stirring frequently
  • ENJOY!