All the time people are guessing that I'm keto, or primal, or paleo, or whole30, or follow some other sort of rigid nutrition system. The truth is they're all wrong. I don't fit into any one category. I believe in nutrition that fuels my body at an optimum level and allows me to continue to be healthy.
These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting don't really fit one of those categories either. It's a recipe built on the concept of using real foods, free from processed and artificial ingredients, that tastes delicious and satisfies my pumpkin roll craving!
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 6 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 15 oz pumpkin
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp heavy cream
1. Prheat oven to 350°F
2. Mix all dry ingredients for the pumpkin whoopie pies in a large mixing bowl
3. Mix all wet ingredients for the pumpkin whoopie pies in a separate mixing bowl
4. Mix the wet ingredients slowly into the dry ingredients until completely mixing into a smooth batter
5. Spoon about 1-1.5 Tbsp into each section of a whoopie pie pan
6. Bake for 20-35 minutes until edges brown and toothpick can be removed clean from the center
7. Remove whoopie pies to cool
8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for the rest of the batter (each round of pies should use half the batter)
9. Mix all cream cheese frosting ingredients until creamy and smooth
10. Chill the frosting and apply equal amounts to HALF of the cooled whoopie pies
11. Top with frosting topped whoppie pies with the other half to form "sandwiches"
12. Chill whoopie pies until ready to serve!
I miss baked potatoes...
Now don't get me wrong, I'll do a potato every now and then. You may have seen my Garlic Parmesan Potatoes recipe a week ago, but I tend to run better on a generally lower carb diet.
Well now I can have the loaded baked potato flavors I miss without the sluggish feeling I get with too many carbs!
What if I told you you'd been cooking steak all wrong?
Reverse searing a steak is the absolute best method for cooking thick steaks to a tender, juicy finish! This requires some time in the oven followed by a quick stop in a screaming hot pan. Try this method of cooking steaks and you may never set foot in another steakhouse again!
Do you remember the laziness I talked about when I made my Cheesy Bacon Chicken Tenders? Well, it's back...
But I'm tired of chicken. It's time to restart my love affair with pork chops. I've also been on a cajun seasoning kick lately. Can you see how my brain works? Tender pork chops rubbed with cajun seasoning that provides a perfectly crisp crust with just enough kick! And it takes less than 20 minutes to experience this pure deliciousness!
I LOVE spicy food! No spicy food quite hits the mark like Cajun food. This cauliflower rice is an awesome, low-carb substitute for your favorite Cajun meals!
Cauliflower perfectly seasoned with sauteed onions, peppers, and just the right amount of heat. You'll never go back to rice again!
Do you ever just feel lazy? Me too! Like a lot...
Laziness is what gave birth to this delicious and, more importantly, easy recipe! Melted cheddar cheese sandwiched between tender chicken and crispy bacon. This is also a very flexible recipe making a great dinner, lunch, appetizer, pretty much any time! But when is there a wrong time for bacon!?
Uh-oh, I said it. Potato. A word disgraced in the Low-Carb/Keto world, and debated in the Primal/Paleo world. Good thing I don't put hard labels on my diet, because I get to enjoy these!
Sliced potatoes baked crisp with an amazing blend of spices goes perfect with delicious parmesan cheese. Throw in some bacon and this could be a meal all by itself! Seriously, if you have a pulse, you have to try these potatoes!
I couldn't do it... I just couldn't wait until Thanksgiving to have delicious, buttery turkey!
Fortunately I was able to find turkey breast tenderloin. This came out absolutely perfect! Nice and crisp on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, and a wonderful buttery flavor. Just like a real Thanksgiving turkey, only better!
It's cold outside, and few things sound as good as warm, gooey mac & cheese.
So I decided to stop fighting temptation and have my mac & cheese, just slightly different. Cauliflower makes an awesome substitute for noodles (as if anyone didn't know already), and the gooey, homemade cheese sauce couldn't be more delicious.
This more than satisfied my mac and cheese craving, but it didn't do anything about the cold...
One of the few "bad" foods that still tempts me to this day is a spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-a...
These chicken tenders are almost spot on in terms of flavor, without the bread of course! Just enough crunch, the perfect amount of heat, and soooo tender and juicy. Not only are these a great low-carb option, they are low calorie too! So go ahead and double up... or triple.. or eat all six servings. I'm not here to judge!
I love tacos, but I get sick of having the same old thing all the time.
You may have already seen my Taco Pizza recipe in my early days, but this is even better! It's a simple, delicious recipe that captures all the best flavors of a taco. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings and you may never go back to boring old tacos again!