Baked Apple

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If there was ever an indisputably healthy dessert, this is it!

Baked Apple has been a favorite after-dinner treat of mine ever since I was a young girl. Its slightly tart, slightly sweet and slightly textured taste always intrigued me and it wasn’t until recently that I realized just how easy it is to make…

INGREDIENTS

1 whole apple, skin on
1/8 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey or raw agave nectar

RECIPE

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Core the apple and fill the center with raisins or cranberries (or a combination of the two).
Place the stuffed apple in an oven-safe dish, pop it in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove the dish from the oven, sprinkle cinnamon and honey/agave over the center of the apple and place the dish back in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
Scoop the apple onto a plate and drizzle any excess honey/agave from the oven dish over the apple or around the plate for decoration.
Enjoy warm.

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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Salted-Chocolate Brownies

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They are the quintessential American treat that we simply can’t live without. They being Brownies of course! So, as I live my American Dream, I felt it was my duty to concoct a Paleo Brownie recipe that rivaled the traditional wheat-flour and refined-sugar based treats. Thankfully, it worked!

This brownie recipe is absolutely indulgent and is 100% gluten-free.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 shakes sea salt
Half a slab of organic dark salted-chocolate
1/3 cup organic dark chocolate chips
7 dates, pitted
3 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon coconut oil for greasing

RECIPE

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Pulse the flour, baking soda and sea salt in a food processor.
Add all the chocolate and the dates and pulse until gritty.
Add the eggs, coconut oil and vanilla essence and pulse until well combined.
Scoop the mixture into a greased baking dish; 6 x 6 makes thicker brownies, 8 x 8 makes for thinner bites.
The mixture will be slightly spongy from the coconut flour, so press down firmly until evenly spread.
Place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

For an added indulgence and a perfect finish, top with Chocolate Sauce and then place in the refrigerator to set for about an hour.

These brownies can be enjoyed once cooled, or kept for days in the refrigerator (if you have the willpower to make them last!)

Enjoy this guilt-free indulgence,

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni camillacarboni.com

Chocolate Sauce

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Chocolate sauce gives life to just about everything. It can turn a berry bowl into a romantic dessert, a brownie into a work of art and a banana into a dipped delight. But the question you are no doubt asking is–doesn’t chocolate sauce have huge quantities of refined sugar and dairy? Traditionally, yes, but not this Paleo version, and yet it’s equally tasty!

INGREDIENTS

3/4 of a cup coconut milk
3/4 of a cup organic coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup organic dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
1 1/2 tablespoons vegan shortening

RECIPE

In a small saucepan, bring the coconut milk, sugar, chocolate and agave to the boil.
Allow to boil for about 30 seconds and then reduce the heat to let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the shortening and mix continuously until the shortening dissolves completely into the mixture.
Let simmer for another minute or two.
Serve hot or pour over fruit or desserts and allow to set in the refrigerator.

If you enjoy nuts, crushed walnuts are a tasty additive. Simply sprinkle a few on top of the chocolate sauce when serving hot, or allow to set with the sauce in the refrigerator for a gourmet topping to dessert favorites, like brownies.

…I promise I won’t judge if you want to eat it as is out of a bowl! Yes, I may just be guilty of that…

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni camillacarboni.com