Posts Tagged ‘Tapioca flour’

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

For the last few weeks, I’ve got to experience what it’s like to be a “hockey (goalie) mom” while nannying for a family. And goodness gracious, let me tell you, there’s a lot of lugging around bulky gear to a different arena each day. And wondering which rink you’re supposed to be at. And sitting in cold seats. And eavesdropping into other people’s conversation. And intaking all the scents coming from the concession stand and wishing there was actually something healthy there that I could eat.

Thus, my desire to make tater tots was born! Honestly, I’m impressed how these turned out! I was expecting a total fail since I just added ingredients as I went. But the end product has a crisp outside and soft inside. Score! (Hockey reference intended).

After making these, I would highly suggest waiting for the tots to COMPLETELY cool. The flavor intensifies. In fact, eating these on the second day made them taste the best 🙂   

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into thick coin slices

1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets

1 tbsp hot sauce

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 cup tapioca flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a baking pan with oil. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in sweet potato. Let boil for 5 minutes. Afterwards, remove from the pot with a slotted spoon. Place into a food processor and pulse until the sweet potatoes are in small pieces and starting to turn into mash. Transfer potatoes into a bowl.

Place your cauliflower into the boiling water and also cook for 5 minutes. Afterwards, drain and transfer to a food processor. Pulse until you have cauliflower  rice. Measure out 1 cup of cauliflower rice and place in the bowl with the sweet potatoes (save the remaining cauliflower rice for another recipe!)

Stir in the hot sauce, garlic, salt, and egg to the bowl. Add in the flours and mix altogether. Let batter sit for 3 minutes to thicken. Using your hands, roll the batter into individual tater tots and place on the oiled baking sheet. Lightly salt your tater tots. Place in the oven for 10 minutes. Take out, flip over with a spatula, and bake for another 8 minutes. Let cool before eating (tastes best the longer you wait).

Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo)

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Goodness gracious, I feel like I’m getting old.

Friday was my little brother’s high school graduation. But in my mind, I still see him as 12 years old. Which doesn’t actually make too much sense as he’s now a foot taller than me :/

So just in name of reliving childhood a bit, Ive got a chocolate chip cookie recipe to share! Ok, so there’s avocado in it. But come on, coming from me, what else do you expect?

IMPORTANT TIP WHEN MAKING THESE: I don’t know if it’s just me, but baked avocados kinda have a weird taste. Luckily, I’ve learned the secret to using them in a baked good: Wait a few hours (or preferably the next day) before digging in! Not only does all traces of avocado disappear, but the baked good gets a super rich taste and the avocado prevents the cookies from getting hard/stale! I recommend making these at night to have the next day, or in the morning to have later that night.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup tapioca flour

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup honey

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 avocado

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of stevia

3 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a baking sheet. Place all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon cookie batter onto the baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes. Makes 18-20 cookies.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo)

Sweet Potato Curry Puffs (Paleo)

This recipe was totally made on a whim with random ingredients. Braced for a total fail, I was pleasantly surprised how awesome these turned out! In addition to the sweet potato and curry taste, these puffs hardened in the outside while staying soft on the inside.

It kinda reminds me of a pierogi. 

And, I “forgot” that my dad doesn’t like the taste of curry. Guess I get them all to myself now 😉

Sweet Potato Curry Puffs (Paleo)

Sweet Potato Curry Puffs (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potato

1 cup fresh spinach

1/2 cup tapioca flour

1 egg

1 tsp curry powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking pan. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Bake on for 25 minutes. Let cool and harden for 15 minutes before eating.

Protein Waffles (Grain-Free)

Simply put, waffles are awesome. I could (and do) eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Leftovers make great sandwich bread as well (especially when toasted)!

And with these waffles, you get a major boost of protein. As if I need another reason to eat them. Without further ado…

Protein Waffles (Grain-Free)

Protein Waffles (Grain-Free)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup vanilla or maple-syrup flavored whey protein powder (I use Dr. Mercola’s brand)

1/3 cup coconut flour

2 tbsp tapioca flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 pinch of stevia

1 cup water

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

Directions:

Spray your waffle maker with oil and place on medium-high heat. In a bowl, whisk together all of your ingredients. Spread in your waffle maker and let cook until desired softness/crispiness (about 2 minutes).

Cheese Sticks (Grain-Free)

I apologize for going MIA so much lately. With all the craziness of school right now, I haven’t had much of a life. The only thing that’s getting me through is my Spring Break next week. Hopefully I’ll have time to work on several new recipes! I’ve been itching to get back in the kitchen lately. Until then, I’m picking recipes to share from my recipe vault!

Cheese Sticks (Grain-Free)

Cheese Sticks (Grain-Free)

Ingredients:

1 cup tapioca flour

3/4 cup + 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 tbsp onion powder

1/2 tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tbsp oregano

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

2 tbsp water

2 tbsp mustard 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine tapioca flour, 3/4 cup cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, and salt in a bowl.Add in the egg, water, and mustard. Mix altogether for about 20 seconds (do NOT add extra water). Grease a bread pan and spread in dough. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes, take out of pan, and use a pizza slicer to cut into sticks. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder before serving.