Around 3:00 this afternoon, I noticed that the only sweets we have in the house are frozen Christmas cookies. I’m a bit over Christmas cookies at the moment (and probably until February) so I did a little something about it.
I busted out my almond meal and got to work creating a recipe for paleo/flourless bars. We have flour in the house…I just like a challenge
After coming up with some estimated measurements, I got to work. The dough tasted yummy…
They looked good going into the oven…
(remind me to discuss the Ov’ Glove in another post…it’s awesome)
I said a hope and a prayer, and held my breath as I set the timer for 25 minutes as they baked.
They turned out soft and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness and texture – and got a thumbs up from both Shane and me.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Bars
1.5 c. almond flour or almond meal
1/3 c. raw sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking pan (I just rubbed it down with some of the coconut oil with my hands.) Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Before I got hit with the baking bug, Shane and I ended up running some errands around town. He had to pick up some jeans he was having hemmed, and I had some coupons to use at various places.
And now, I feel like sitting down with a good book for an hour so that’s just what I’m going to do. I put a tweet out for some book suggestions, and got back a few good ones!
But since when I ask someone their opinion I do the exact opposite, I went with 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It’s about a guy who travels back in time to the day that John F. Kennedy died. Riveting, I know.
What’s the last good book you read?