Some 7 months ago my husband and I set out on our first Whole 30. Wow, I can’t believe it was that long ago!
While on the Whole 30 you aren’t allowed to eat any sort of baked creation that would replicate bread, cookies, pancakes etc. Well, my husband really missed having something “bread-y” for breakfast or before/after workouts so I did some research and wound up creating these (I think they might technically be Paleo but honestly I don’t know what is technically Paleo) biscuits out of coconut flour, eggs, coconut sugar and coconut oil.
These aren’t your standard light & fluffy biscuits. They are heavy and dense but quite tasty and my husband really likes them. They are totally customizable-you can add blueberries, chocolate chips, cinnamon, herbs or whatever you heart desires!
Since doing the Whole 30 twice, my diet has changed some. Some things stuck, some didn’t. For starters, I don’t really eat grains any more. I don’t have issues with grains (some people do) but mostly they just didn’t sound all that good after I stopped eating them. I see them as “filler” carbs now. I would rather get carbs from vegetables, fruits, sweet potatoes & potatoes. You know, the good stuff. Second, I eat meat now, not tofu! I’m not a huge carnivore eating meat 4 times a day or anything but once I realized how much easier it is to get protein from meat I just never went back to eating tofu. Plus there was the whole hormone issue I was (maybe) having from eating soy. Eating out is so exciting for me now. It’s a whole new world!
I still eat loads of vegetables. Maybe even more than before because before the Whole 30 I ate quite a bit of beans & grains and now I get most of my carbs from vegetables. I will still choose dark chocolate as a treat over anything else and I still like a little wine from time to time 🙂
Bottom line: From all the research I’ve done, it seems the healthiest diet is one that consists mainly of assorted vegetables, protein (from whatever source floats your boat), some healthy fat & some fruit. Really limit consumption of any type of baked good/pastry/candy/sugary food/food you know is not health food.
Yep. That’s it. I’m yet to find the miracle diet that promotes alcohol consumption and chocolate cake. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop looking though 😉
Here are a couple of Rocco pics! As soon as I get more caught up on my blog I’ll post more but I don’t want to make this post too long!
Here he is snoozing in a blanket. This is just about the only time you can take a picture of him because he is always in motion!
And here he is sitting smug on my husbands lap!
I’m not good about updating my blog but I am pretty good about updating Rocco’s Instagram account. Follow him @Rocco_the_minpin!
And last, here’s the recipe for those biscuits!
Coconut Flour Biscuits
Makes about 20 biscuits. I make a huge batch and freeze half. If you don’t want two dozen just half this recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or regular ol’ white sugar)
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- 12 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- options: 2 teaspoons cinnamon, blueberries, chocolate chips, herbs
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (a must have kitchen item!). In a very large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Next, use an electric mixer to beat in the eggs and vanilla. Last, add the melted coconut oil and mix until well combined, scraping down the sides as you go.
Use your hands to form the batter into “biscuit” shapes. The size is up to you! Small cookie size is nice and large ones that can be cut in half are nice too.
Bake at 400° for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch.
Have a great weekend!