I love easy recipes! This shortbread recipe is one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. I got the recipe courtesy of Cara Roth, just searching Pinterest (it’s a habit of mine). A lot of people think you need to eat salad three meals a day to be ‘paleo’ and ‘eat clean’. While salad three times a day is great, you may go a little insane if that’s all you eat. I should also note, it bothers me when people eat bacon for all their meals and also call themselves Paleo- eating healthy is a balance! It’s always my goal to find healthy ways to replace my family’s favourite treats (basically trick them into eating really healthy-shhh). Being Scottish, we all love shortbread- and if you’re not Scottish, I’m sure you love it too! This recipe has only 3 ingredients, 3! It’s paleo, grain-free, refined sugar free and with a couple of swaps it can be vegan too 🙂
This recipe is so nutritious, coconut flour is used as the base. Coconut flour is filled with fibre and such an awesome grain-free flour to use for baking. Grass-fed butter is also full of fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E, & K) essential for great health (and healthy teeth!). If you choose to use coconut oil instead you’re getting another great source of essential fatty-acids, and did you know coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fugal, and antiviral? Talk about superfood. I’m like the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, he uses Windex for everything, and I feel the exact same way about Coconut oil! I will definitely do a post about the many uses of coconut oil later on. Raw honey is the final ingredient in this recipe and is a great option as a sweetener because it’s full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Another great vegan swap out is organic maple syrup!
I doubled the original recipe because it only makes a few cookies per batch.
Coconut Flour Shortbread
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 4 tbsp room temperature, organic grass-fed butter (or coconut oil- will change the taste)
- 2 tbsp organic raw honey (or organic maple syrup)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place all ingredients into medium sized bowl.
- Mix to incorporate, and feel free to get messy and use your hands! (I’m all for playing with food)
- Roll mixture into approximately 8 balls, flatten with a fork on baking tray (they won’t spread out when baking)
- Bake for 8-10 minutes- bottoms will be golden brown.
- Leave to rest on baking tray until cooled.
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