Monday, April 29, 2013

Apple Pie Bites! GF, V, SCD, Paleo!


Hey Happy Tummies!



What a fun weekend! I hope you had a wonderful couple days off! I know I did!



I went home for the weekend for……a BABY SHOWER for my sister-in-law!! And it was SO much fun!! We threw a Gluten Free Baby Shower!! I’m going to do a big post on it later this week, but I wanted to share one of the things I contributed to the glorious spread at the party….



And can I tell you, these were the hit of the party?!




Yep…a Gluten Free, Vegan, SCD and Paleo cookie!



Apple Pie Bites!



These crunchy little bites were sweet and spicy and utterly delightful!



Here’s what you need: (makes 35 bites)

12 dates
¼ cup almond butter
½ cup almonds
½ cup cashews
2 pinches of salt
1 cup of baked apple chips
2 ½ cinnamon

Additional:
30 almonds, whole
30 almonds, halved
¾ cup baked apple chips

Put everything (minus the additional ingredients) into your food processor and process until it becomes like course sand. Then, add in your additional 30 whole almonds and ¾ cup apple chips. Pulse several times. (You want them to remain somewhat chunky for texture.) Finally, stir in your 30 halved almonds. Form balls out of 1 rounded tsp. Chill for 30 minutes. Makes 35 bites.



Holy cow! What a delicious little cookie!! Not only are they cute, but they are SO tasty! They taste just like apple pie! They’re spicy from the cinnamon, and have a fresh, sweet flavor from apples!



And they’re crunchy and chewy, and I LOVE them chilled! I’ve clearly hopped on the “raw cookie” train….but they’re just so incredible, I can’t resist!



And our party guests loved them too! They were the first item we ran out of! They were gone in about 7 minutes!!

Don’t forget to check back later this week for my special post on throwing a GLUTEN FREE BABY SHOWER!



This recipe utilizes my favorite kitchen appliance, the food processor! Here’s the one I use and love:


This recipe is featured on Allergy Free Wednesdays! and Pennywise Thursday! & Wellness Weekend!

16 comments:

  1. Aww how nice that you got to go home for such a nice occasion! The bites look like a perfect addition to a surely lovely day! great recipe!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Yeah it was so nice to go home for the weekend. i was so glad to be able to share in that special day. did you do anything special this weekend? Thanks for stopping by! I hope this week is shaping up to be a good one!

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  2. They look delish--nature's candy.

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree--natures candy!! :) thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

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  3. I just love raw treats! Have you heard about Raw Foods Thursdays? It's a weekly event where we share raw recipes. I'd love for you to join in and link up these Apple Pie Bites.

    http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2013/05/raw-foods-thursdays-51613/

    Hope to see you there!

    Heather

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    1. Hi heather! Really?! That sounds like a great link up! I'll definitely check it out:) thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Yum! These look SO good. So glad to see your name pop up again in Wellness Weekend!! Hope you're doing well. Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. Hi Ricki! Thanks!! Yeah, it's been too long! Things slow down a teensy bit in the summer so I'm hoping to be a better blogger:) haha thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  5. These are adorable and sound oh so yummy! They would be a great addition to 5-Ingredient Mondays (http://siftstirandsavour.com/2013/05/19/5-ingredient-mondays-almond-apricot-bars-apple-pie-and-key-lime-parfait/), if you're interested :)

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    1. Thank you so much Erin! They were definitely delectable:) Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to check out your link-up!

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  6. Yum, these look so good! What is your measurement for the cinnamon? I'm assuming Tablespoons?

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  7. The ingredients say "2 ½ cinnamon". What is the measurement supposed to be, tsp? Thank you!

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