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I finally received my copy of Paleo Indulgences by Tammy Credicott in the mail from Amazon this week! It has the recipe below as well as dozens and dozens other other recipes from the “The Bakery”, “Restaurant Recreations” like onion rings, chicken and dumplings, and hot wings. There is the “Ice Cream Shoppe” and the “Candy Counter” as well, both of those obviously self-explanatory. I can not recommend this cookbook enough. This is exactly what it says, a book of indulgences. Not necessarily recipes you should rely on for everyday but these are perfect dishes for when you need a treat, or are having company or when you want to bring something special to a dinner party.  I was immediately drawn to the recipe for Orange Olive Oil loaf. It just sounded delicious!! In the book one of the tips was how good it tasted with the Vanilla Frosting recipe, which the kids insisted on trying of course! I made only 2 minor changes to her recipe, first I made cupcakes/muffins instead of a loaf and I ran out of maple syrup as a sweetener so I used Coconut Nectar as the sweetener for the frosting.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour sifted
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut four (Bob Red Mill makes a good one)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • The zest and juice of one medium orange

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

First combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Next add all the wet ingredients and mix well with an electric hand mixer if you have one.

I used lined cupcake tins, you can use unlined but well-greased in palm shortening or coconut oil. Or you can use the loaf pan as indicated in the cookbook, but the cook time will be longer.

Pour the batter into each muffin cup until 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean.

Let muffins cool on wire rack. Let cool completely if you are going to frost them. You certainly do not have to, they are exceptionally moist and delicious without the frosting! The orange is bright and delicious and the olive oil makes the cake extremely moist. If you decide to frost, the recipe for frosting is below. These are great for breakfast or as a snack unfrosted and a lovely light dessert if frosted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients for vanilla frosting:

Place all the ingredients in a bowl, EXCEPT the coconut oil. Use an electric mixer if you have one to blend well. Next, with your mixer on low, slowly add in the coconut oil and blend until smooth and creamy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These really came out with just the right amount of sweetness and just the right amount of “Oh, My, Goodness!”

 

 

 

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