Hello TT&J Readers this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am so excited to be here sharing with you today about something I absolutely LOVE and that being DESSERT!!!
If Dessert was considered a meal in our daily eating regiment, It would certainly be my Favorite meal of the day.
I’m excited to share the recipe for these Gluten & Grain Free Peppermint Patties!
Unfortunately Dessert often comes with high amounts of sugar and sugar is one of those things that causes are bodies some of the most harm. It wreaks havoc on our metabolism, it’s an EMPTY calorie ( that being a whole lot of Calories with No essential nutrients) to much sugar can overload and lead to a Fatty Liver. There are still so many reasons beyond this to say why Sugar is bad for you, but there are just to many to mention. All in All, too much Sugar is bad for your body and quickly turns into unhealthy FAT!!!
Our Bodies are High Functioning, Powerful Machines and they need the proper nutrients to Fuel and Help our bodies run to their Maximum potential. Choosing the foods and ingredients to use can make or break the overall Health and Wellness of your body. Not to mention even that of your entire family and friends. Choosing to Eat Clean often comes with the FEAR that your food is going to be BLAND, BORING, TASTELESS and just plain NO FUN!!! I am hear to tell you just the opposite. You can still choose to Eat Clean and Make Healthier choices, while still enjoying and actually liking the foods you are eating.
One of my TOP ingredients that I will NOT make any exemptions for is SALT! Salt is one of the most IMPORTANT ingredients. WHY? Because are BODIES actually NEED it. It’s just NOT something we can do without. The body needs salt. Why? Because Salt helps control your fluid balance, it also controls the way your muscles and nerves work. Our very cells contain large amounts of salt. Our bodies automatically regulate how much salt, or sodium, that is present.Real Salt is also helpful in cleaning wounds whether in your mouth or on your body. It aids in Hydration, replacing minerals that may have been lost and of course flavoring foods. Remember in all this preparedness is to think you will not have access to any Markets, so try packing items that you know that having Quality is important.
For these Reasons alone REAL SALT is what are family chooses to use. REAL SALT is just what it says it is, REAL! No exceptions, Real Salt® brand sea salt comes from an ancient sea bed in Central Utah, where for more than 30 years we’ve delivered completely natural sea salt — nothing added, nothing taken away. That means you get more than 60 trace minerals in a delicious, healthy salt that is never chemically treated, bleached, or kiln dried.
Here is one of our Valentines Desserts our family enjoys making. Gluten & Grain Free Peppermint Patties. They are so easy and make such a Yummy Dessert for everyone to enjoy. Here’s what’s needed: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 1/2 cups Almond Flour, 1/2 tsp Real Salt, 1/4 cup organic pastured butter or coconut oil melted, 2 organic eggs, 1tbs organic Honey, 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 3tbs bakers cocoa powder and 2 tbs Raw or Organic Milk.
Add dry ingredients to large bowl and mix. In a medium bowl add wet ingredients and mix. Then add wet ingredients into your dry ingredients bowl about 1/3 cup at a time until all is incorporated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are golden brown. Once cooled slice in half.
Filling: 8oz Organic Cream Cheese, Gluten Free Peppermint Candies, (optional) 1-2tbs Organic Maple Syrup. Mix Cream Cheese and Maple Syrup until smooth. Fill your sliced GF&GF patties and Roll in your Crushed Peppermint Candies.
If you don’t want to add the Gluten Free Peppermint Candy, you can add Branch Basics Food Grade, Peppermint Essential Oil in place of the candy or even for added peppermint flavor. (which is what we LOVE to do)
These Gluten and Grain Free Peppermint Patties make a wonderful dessert for the entire family to enjoy or even to giveaway as gifts. The BEST thing about them, they’re actually good for!!! You also get to enjoy them with out ALL the added DESSERT guilt.
With Valentines just around the corner they will surely put a smile on all the ones you LOVE!!! And, you get to smile because you have made a HEALTHIER choice!
I am so EXCITED to share that the WONDERFUL folks from REAL SALT have offered to giveaway a prized packaged valued at $75.00 for one of you to enjoy. Included is a cute little boxed set to giveaway to one of your family members or friends. All so you can enjoy the wonderful Health benefits of what REAL SALT has to offer, while at the same time bringing great FLAVOR to all your cooked and baked goods. It’s REALLY a Win, Win!!!
Thanks for having me today, Jen!
Thanks Angelina! I’m trying to eat healthier, and I can’t wait to try your recipe. They look so amazing! Angelina has so many great ideas on her blog. Here are a few I think you’ll love:
These Organic Mushroom Pizza Bites look like a yummy way to get more veggies in your diet.
She has amazing sewing projects, too like this gorgeous Ruched Ribbon Apron.
And, her recipe for Gluten Free Cranberry Cake looks amazing!
Enter her awesome giveaway below, and make sure to follow JoJo and Eloise and
- 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour,
- 1/2 tsp Real Salt,
- 1/4 cup organic pastured butter or coconut oil melted,
- 2 organic eggs,
- 1tbs organic Honey,
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar,
- 3tbs bakers cocoa powder
- 2 tbs Raw or Organic Milk.
- 8oz Organic Cream Cheese,
- Gluten Free Peppermint Candies, (optional)
- 1-2tbs Organic Maple Syrup.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add dry ingredients to large bowl and mix. In a medium bowl add wet ingredients and mix.
- Then add wet ingredients into your dry ingredients bowl about 1/3 cup at a time until all is incorporated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are golden brown.
- Once cooled slice in half.
- Mix Cream Cheese and Maple Syrup until smooth.
- Mix Cream Cheese and Maple Syrup until smooth.