Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles made with almond flour and coconut oil and sweetened with honey. Gluten free, Casein free

These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with almonds, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and a dash of salt, and can be coated with chocolate or served plain.  (The first batch disappeared before I got a chance to dip them.) Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you’ll be hooked.  Even my somewhat finicky husband loves them.  They’re a great way to get more coconut oil into your diet.  (The Tropical Traditions website has a great recipe page with dozens of recipes using coconut products.)

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Flour

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Flour

It’s strawberry season in our area, and the boys and I have hit two different pick your own patches.  (You can read about that in the post Strawberry Picking.)  With all the strawberries in the house, I had a taste for strawberry shortcake, but I really wanted to try a version with almond flour.  It just seemed to me that strawberries and almonds would go well together.  I did some hunting online (I think I may have to add the Almond Flour cookbook to my wishlist), but most of the recipes I found either used a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners.  Finally, I decided to tweak a recipe from one of my favorite gluten free bloggers – Kelly at The Spunky Coconut.  Kelly made a really pretty Strawberry Birthday cake for her daughter, so I modified her recipe a bit and teamed it up with strawberries and whipped cream.  (Shared with permission.) [Read more…]