*NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*
Transitioning to a Paleo-friendly diet can be intimidating. You may wind up buying new ingredients that you have never even heard of before, let alone used– some of which can be pretty darn expensive. Enter Kelly Bejelly’s new amazing cookbook, Paleo Eats: 111 Comforting Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for the Foodie in You. Paleo Eats is way more than your average cookbook! She knows firsthand how tough going Paleo can seem at first, especially when bringing your family along! To help you navigate these waters and smoothly transition your family to this diet, Kelly has included a few special sections in Paleo Eats, including how to:
- Go Paleo without breaking the bank
- Find the freshest, “cleanest” veggies
- Work with new-to-you Paleo ingredients
- Rescue a culinary disaster
- Stock your Paleo pantry
Recreate your own family-favorite recipes Kelly takes the scary out of this healthy, delicious eating plan to give you confidence in your kitchen again!
This book has a lot of fun ideas that would be great for special occasions and to share with others. Additionally, it has some good everyday recipes too. One thing that I really like about this book is the helpful tutorial and substitution list in the back. For instance, Kelly lists which ratios of almond and coconut flour to use as a sub for tapioca starch/flour. I love this because as someone who formerly suffered with SIBO, I have to watch my starches and tapioca starch is something I avoid. I actually never knew there was an alternative until now! She lists lots of other useful tips as well and of course, shares her story.
Check out this book preview video that Kelly made below:
Meanwhile, Kelly has allowed me to share her Sweet Bread recipe from her book, which I also tried myself. It is so easy to make and not complicated at all. I appreciate the ease of the recipe and the fact that the bread is only subtly sweet. My husband and I both gave it the seal of approval (we ate it warm with butter) and decided to freeze the rest of the loaf, and save it for a special Christmas morning breakfast (going to make French toast with it, another recipe in Kelly’s book!).
Please know, I made mine with unsweetened applesauce instead of apple butter. I asked Kelly first if this would change the recipe drastically and she said it was a good alternative. Also, my bread took a little longer to bake, but I think it’s because applesauce has a little bit more moisture than apple butter. If you use applesauce because that’s what you have available to you, please keep this in mind.
Anyway, if you’d rather just get to the giveaway, scroll all the way to the end for details.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: *35 minutes
Makes 1 (5 by 9-inch) loaf
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
- 5 large eggs
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup apple butter
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 5 by 9-inch loaf pan.
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until thoroughly combined, roughly 1 minute.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for *30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 15 minutes before cutting.
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days or you can freeze and defrost as needed.
*NOTE: If you have a copy of the book that says 20-25 minutes for baking time, this is an error. It should read 30-35 minutes. The publishing company is fixing this error for future prints.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Want to enter to win your own copy of the Paleo Eats cookbook? It’s simple to enter — just comment below and tell me why you want to win this cookbook! The giveaway is open to U.S. only and ends on Monday, December 22 at 11 p.m. PST. One winner will be picked at random and announced Tuesday morning (Dec. 23). Thanks and good luck!