Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Guilt free caramel apple bread pudding for dessert this Thanksgiving? Ummm, yes please!

3/4 cup of coconut sugar
13.5 oz can of coconut milk

4 eggs
8 oz coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of chopped apples (about 2 apples)
10 oz of whole wheat bread (little more than half a loaf)

1. To make the caramel, add the coconut milk and coconut sugar to a small saucepan. Stir and once it boils, stir again and lower to a simmer.
2. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the coconut milk and beat together.
3. Add the cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla extract.
4. Next core the apple, peel off the skin and slice into tiny pieces.
5. Add the apples to the egg mixture and make sure they are well coated.
6. Rip up the bread and continue to mix in until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
7. Grease a pan or a stone that has edges with coconut oil.
8. Add the bread pudding and spread it out evenly.
9. Drizzle half of the caramel on top and use a fork to help it seep through.
10. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
11. Once it comes out, let it rest while you stir the remaining caramel. Once you serve it, drizzle that delicious, warm caramel on top! You can even add some ice cream or whipped cream! Mmm.
Like…. all of the noms. I’m not gonna lie, it was very hard to stop eating!  But hey, at least it isn’t loaded with refined sugars, heavy cream and butter… right? 🙂

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Gluten free, dairy free… these cookies just melt in your mouth! Absolutely delicious. These are the perfect fix if you are a choc-o-holic and just made a resolution to eat healthier in 2015!

I’ve seen this idea a few times and been curious. Made my own version and they were awesome! I highly recommend. No flour. No butter. Like… what?? They are so rich, you can’t eat more than one, so they are even portion controlled 😉

Ingredients to make 30 cookies:
1 ½ cups avocado
1 cup coconut sugar
2 eggs
1 cup dark cocoa powder
2 tbls chia seeds
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

If you’re making them, you might as well make this amount and freeze them. But you can always cut the ingredients in half if you’d like!

If you’ve never heard of chia seeds, google them. They have so many healthy benefits! They aren’t absolutely necessary in this recipe, but you should try them out.

Here are the most ridiculously easy steps ever:

1. Cream the avocado and coconut sugar together.

2. Mix in the eggs.

3. Then add in the cocoa powder, baking soda and chia seeds.

4. Once everything is well combined, mix in the chocolate chunks by hand!

5. Place small scoops on either parchment paper or baking sheets and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Place on a cooling rack and then enjoy! They taste great warm, but also really great once they are cold!!

Let me know when you make them 🙂

I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!