Thursday, November 1, 2012

Spicy Cinnamon Roll Cookies- Lower Carb Recipe

A few months back I posted this recipe, for reaalllly yummy pecan cinnamon roll cookies.  They were sooooo yummy.  But, a bit too carby for me these days unfortunately.  So, back to the drawing board.  These new and improved cinnamon roll cookies have the same yummy smell and taste as a cinnamon roll, with none of the guilt (or mess/time in the kitchen) and would be great with coffee.  It makes four hefty sized cookies, and they are super low carb.  So diabetic folks out there, don't you worry!

Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Spicy Cinnamon Roll Cookies
1/2 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup preferred liquid sweetener
2 tsp vanilla

Mix your dry ingredients, and in a separate bowl, mix your wet.  Add wet to dry and form into balls.  Bake at 325 until golden brown.  Like I said, these get better after a day or two.  But you can't beat this recipe in terms of carbs and ease of preparation that's for sure!  As usual, I suggest baking on a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet.  Of course you could add pecans or another nut to this, or even top with some coconut cream icing.

What else is new chez GFG?  Well one of our favorite weekends of the year, KU Homecoming, was last weekend.  We had a blast enjoying the homecoming parade friday night, and even better was our trip to THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH, The Burger Stand at The Casbah in downtown Lawrence.  OMG.  Get yoself to The Burger Stand immediately if you are anywhere in the midwest region.  You will not be disappointed.  Want some delicious, local, 100% grassfed organic burgers?  With like, totally original combinations like avocado and habanero cactus jam, or brie, barbecue sauce, and bacon?  Or a to die for falafel burger?  This place is crazy.  They have duck fat fries people.  'Nuff said.  Here is a piccy of my amazing protein style kobe burger on a beet salad.

S thoroughly enjoyed herself and has been talking about "big floats" all week. 

Lastly, a no-recipe recipe for green bean salad. Pictured here. 
Throw green beans, grape tomatoes, blanched sliced almonds, chopped red onion, mayo, dijon, salt and pepper together, and you've got an awesome side dish, best served cold.

Adios gfg's!

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