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I first made these cookies in the 45 minutes I had before our dinner guests arrived, when I realized I didn’t have anything for dessert.  I took this biscuit recipe (originally from PaleoinPDX) and madly made some adjustments, without measuring the cacao.

My guests, and my family, loved them immediately, unanimously, and without reservation.

I made them again (approximately, since I still hadn’t measured the cacao) for another occasion, and was begged for the recipe.  By request, I made again them for two friends’ birthdays, and then my pastor tried them and fell in love blessed them.  This was getting ridiculous.  It was obviously time to make this an official Farmers Taft recipe!

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Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Makes 24 cookies.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 c. blanched almond flour
  • 2 T. coconut flour
  • 1/2 c. raw cacao powderIMG_20130907_231716
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 3/4 t. sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • 2 T. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • Sugar for tops (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, butter, coconut oil, and honey.
  4. Stir wet mixture into dry mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet.  Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  7. Bake for 14 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Let cool completely, and enjoy!

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After the kids went to bed tonight, I tossed together some almond flour berry muffins.  The recipe is from Elana Amsterdam’s (of Elana’s Pantry) wonderful paleo book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  I doubled and modified her delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Cake recipe to omit the honey, and used frozen mixed berries instead of chocolate chips.

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Banana-Berry Muffins

INGREDIENTSMuffin Close up

  • 3 c. blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 c. (about 1-2) ripe bananas, mashed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Arrange silicone muffin liners on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, sea salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the liquid coconut oil, eggs, bananas, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
  5. Fold in the mixed berries and fill each muffin liner about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

After I was done making the kids’ lunches, I made mine.  I had some leftover celery sticks that didn’t fit in their lunches, so I put them in a container to take to work.  I decided I wanted some ranch dressing to dip it in.  While humming Rubber Ducky, I pondered my day and set about gathering ingredients.

Mid-hum, I realized that I’d assembled these ingredients, mindlessly and effortlessly, within seconds:

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Without a recipe, without looking anything up in a book, just … experience, in my fingertips.  Holy cow.  I think I might be getting the hang of this real food thing.  Within another couple of minutes, I had this:

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A few whips later and I had my celery dip:

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So Monday started out being a full-on pain in the ass, but after leaving work and as the evening wore on, I had a pretty awesome Monday.

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