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Last season, we brought you these delicious Apple Cider Tartlets. This season, we're giving them a little pumpkin spice upgrade!  Use the same recipe for the cup, but replace the apple cider with coconut cream. And we fill it with a dairy-free pumpkin pie filling instead.  ENJOY!

 

Pumpkin Pie Tartlets

Ingredients

  • 1 can organic pumpkin
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Goji Spice Supernola (get some here!)

Takes , serves 12-15.

Instructions

  1. We ground our own almonds into a meal, and then kept the blender on for an extra 30 seconds until about half of it turned into an almond butter- like consistency.
  2. In a large bowl, mix your almond meal/butter with the ghee, adding in the eggs and coconut cream (to replace apple cider) until incorporated.
  3. Then add all of your dry ingredients, making sure not to mix too heavily once the coconut flour is added. Consistency should be similar to a shortbread cookie dough.
  4. Grease a mini muffin pan or mini tart pan with ghee. Form the dough into a cup shape making sure the base and sides are thick enough.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  6. For the filling, beat the eggs, add the coconut cream, maple syrup and pumpkin. Beat thoroughly.
  7. Combine the spices and salt. Pour filling into each of the tartlet cups and bake for 10-12 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Top with Goji Spice Supernola and share! 

Paleo Superfood Pumpkin Spice Bread.

paleo superfood pumpkin spice bread

You will not be disappointed. Sometimes you see the word 'paleo' and think, oh it's going to be dry, eggy, or just 'ehh'. But THIS super simple Pumpkin Spice Bread is amazing.  Especially with some of our Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese spread on top and Goji Spice Supernola. And especially because it is amped up with superfood Have a healthy breakfast or impress your guests this season with a delicious and healthier version of Pumpkin Spice Bread that will energize them!  

Don't have these superfoods handy? Seriously, stock up. If you have hemp protein powder and maca powder handy, it's super easy to give anything a boost by adding one of these superfoods.  

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups cooked pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon hemp protein
  • 1 tsp maca powder

Cook Time: . Serves: 10.

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs and mix in vanilla, coconut oil and pumpkin.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Place in an oiled (or parchment paper lined) loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes (oven must be preheated).  

 

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Dip/Spread.

pumpkin spice cream cheese dip paleo pumpkin spice bread

Ok, let me start out by saying that this is going to probably be the least healthy recipe we'll ever post.  It's cream cheese, I know. Yes, I'm lactose intolerant. But I LOVE cheese, and I can't help it.  Sick for hours, bloated for days... but sometimes... I'll take it. For those of you who CAN eat dairy, ENJOY THIS!  

Serve this as a dip for Supernola, spread on our Pumpkin Spice Bread, dessert or whatever you please. 

Ingredients

  • 1 package cream cheese or Neufchatel
  • 1/2 cup cooked pumpkin 
  • 5 ounces coconut whipped cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice

Takes . Serves 2.

Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese, pumpkin and pumpkin spice thoroughly, making sure there are no lumps. A mixer may be useful.  
  2. Fold in the coconut whipped cream with a spatula.
  3. Serve chilled with chunks of Supernola Goji Spice.

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Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding.

Welcome to Pumpkin Spice season!  We're just a little pumpkin obsessed here at Supernola... and a little holiday obsessed in general... so we're bringing you pumpkin spice recipes all season long!  Starting with our delicious and energizing pumpkin spice chia seed pudding... yummmm...

Notes:  The spices are your traditional pumpkin spice mix -- if you have a 'pumpkin spice' seasoning, you can cheat and use this.  Be sure to read our blog post on the importance of using ceylon cinnamon first though here

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut cream (liquid only)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ginger 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/8 tsp allspice  
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 oz. Goji Spice Supernola 

Takes , Serves 2.

Instructions

  1. This recipe is best with fresh baked pumpkin, but the can of pure pumpkin will do just fine all year round or when you don't grow your own pumpkin. Begin by opening up a can of coconut cream and using only the liquid by pouring it into a jar.  
  2. Add to this the pumpkin, coconut milk, and spices.  
  3. Close jar and shake what your momma gave you for 10 seconds.
  4. Add in the chia seeds and set in your fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.  
  5. Serve topped with Goji Spice Supernola, or layered into a parfait. 

Not all things are created equal.. and the same goes for cinnamon.  Yup, I said it. CINNAMON!  The typical 'cinnamon' you're used to buying and tasting isn't actually real cinnamon.  And it doesn't contain the maximum amount of benefits that real cinnamon does... time for some real talk. 

We've been plagued for decades by the misleading food industry. This is healthy, NO, THIS is healthy!  That's not good for you anymore, because this is good for you and that will give you heart disease.  FAT IS BAD! AHHHHHHHH!  It's super annoying.  And I'm sure you're just about as sick of it as we are.  That's why we are who we are here at Supernola, and we're here to help you navigate through all the false claims and false advertising you see everyday. But for now, we'll focus on cinnamon.  

Open up your spice cabinet and take a look at the cinnamon you have. What does it say?  Chances are, it says "Cassia" on there or just says plain "Cinnamon".  What is it though?  Cassia cinnamon generally is a product from China... it is a cheap product from China which is exactly why it's what you see most. 

What's the Real Difference Between Cassia Cinnamon and Ceylon Cinnamon? 

Cinnamon naturally contains a blood-thinning component called coumarin, which is known to damage the liver if consumed in excess. Ceylon cinnamon contains about 50 times less coumarin than Cassia cinnamon does.  As a result, European health agencies have warned against consuming Cassia cinnamon as a supplement, and suggest the use of Ceylon cinnamon when considering use for health benefits.  Other toxins founds in Cassia cinnamon are cinnamaldehyde (used as a fungicide in agriculture, a corrosion inhibitor for steel, and a known skin irritant), and styrene (used to create rubber, plastic, insulation, fiberglass, pipes, automobile and boat parts, food containers, and carpet backing, and is regarded as a hazardous chemical).  Ceylon cinnamon not only has substantially lower amounts of coumarin, but it also contains a lower amount of these naturally occurring hazardous chemicals and skin irritants. 

Taste Difference.

What do the different kinds of cinnamon mean to taste?  Cassia cinnamon is much coarser and harder to grind due to its density, and the resulting flavor is spicy and very bold.  Ceylon cinnamon on the other hand is much lighter and brighter in tone and flavor, resulting in its preferential use in many dessert dishes. 

Supernola Uses Ceylon Cinnamon. 

Not only do we use high quality Ceylon cinnamon, but we only buy organic when it comes to this spice.  We try to avoid naturally occurring hazardous chemicals by using Ceylon, so we also need to avoid hazardous chemicals impacting this by humans by going organic. It also brings a brighter, lighter and all around more sweeter flavor to our Goji Spice Supernola.   

Taste the difference!  Try a taste test between the two different kinds of cinnamon and tell us what you think!  

Summer's almost over for most of us (why can't everywhere have weather like LA). Summer doesn't have to end just yet though... we want to enjoy our five favorite things as long as we possibly can!  

What have we been crushing on? Here's our top 5! 

1.  Pineapple. 

Pineapple is just delicious. And it's also an anti-inflammatory.  It's also one of the key ingredients in Power Pineapple Supernola, which is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. What else do we love about it? I goes well with #5 and some yogurt... 

2.  Coconut. 

Coconuts are one of the most powerful and versatile superfoods on the planet.  The water of them is extremely hydrating, the skin inside them can be pressed for coconut oil and we all know the endless uses for coconut oil (check out this article for some ideas!  http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/), or it can be eaten (hello, Supernola!!).  And obviously the shell can be used as a bowl or a bra, or pretty much anything you want. 

3.  Apricots.  Apricots are not only delicious, but they are one of the lowest glycemic fruits you can have, so you won't be ingesting straight sugar like you're warned about with other fruits. They're also rich in antioxidants and fiber. And they can be dried so you can enjoy them all year long! 

4.  Rambutan.  THESE ARE SO FUN!  They look like a crazy sea urchin, but couldn't be more different.  Similar to the taste of a lychee, these little monsters have so many health benefits.  Rambutan fruit is rich in iron, calcium, Vitamin C, and many other antioxidants. They're also fun to suck on. 

5.  Dragon Fruit Limón Supernola.  How can we not crush over this.  Bold and pink, this flavor is summer in a granola.  Organic lemons are zested and squeezed to give the refreshing citrus flavor, while red dragon fruit naturally colors it a bright pink. Rich in Vitamin C and magnesium, this antioxidant rich flavor of Supernola will have you dreaming of summer all year long. Keep summer going and stock up!  

Need something a little sweet that will give you sustained energy during your day?  Besides Supernola.... try this Coconut Fig Energy Crumble! The powerful effects of Maca and chia seeds give this snack a 1 - 2 punch of energy and deliciousness.

 

Here's the recipe:

- 1 1/2 cups coconut chips

- 6 chopped dried figs (about 1 cup)

- 1 tablespoon chia seeds

- 1 1/2 teaspoons maca powder

- 2 tablespoons non-processed organic honey

 

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together with a spoon or by hand if you're feeling freaky, break up into crumbles and place on a pan with parchment paper.

Pop it in the oven for about 8 minutes at 350 degrees (watch it! some coconut likes to get too dark too fast!). Let cool completely before taking off the pan to keep those crumbles big. 

That's it! Simple, and delicious. 

Makes about 4 portions. 

    It's getting cold.  Time to cozy up next to that fire with some warm breakfast.  This holiday superfood porridge recipe with Goji Spice Supernola is sure to warm you up from the inside out, fueling your holiday cheer all day long!

    This recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and of course, paleo.

     

    Makes about 4 servings (1/2 cup). 

     

    Ingredients:

    1 cup almonds

    1 tablespoon chia seeds

    1 tablespoon hemp seeds

    2 teaspoons hemp protein powder

    1/3 cup shredded coconut

    1 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

    1 tablespoon honey

    1/2 - 1 teaspoons ceylon cinnamon

    Dash of salt (we used Cyprus Black Lava salt)

    Goji Spice Supernola (get some here!)

     

    Directions:

    Grind the almonds and chia seeds until they are in small pieces, but before it turns completely into almond meal. In a small pot, combine the ground almonds, hemp, shredded coconut, hemp protein (to give you that added protein you need), and milk.  Mix together and turn the heat to medium-low (3 out of 10). Cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 8 or so minutes. Stir in the honey, cinnamon, and dash of salt once thickened.  Top off with Goji Spice Supernola, and you have a nutritious and delicious warm breakfast sure to keep you going all day!

     

     

    This holiday season, we'll bring you a few of our favorite ways to share Supernola -- baked goods of course!  Let's start with our favorite so far.... Apple Cider Tartlets.

    What do you do with the smaller pieces and crumbs of Supernola at the bottom of your bag? ...make some dessert! These Apple Cider Tartlets are the perfect bite-sized dessert to serve your guests this holiday season, and the perfect use for that last little bit of Supernola. Health conscious or not, your guests will have no idea these delicious treats are paleo-friendly and won't bloat them!

    Ingredients

    For the tartlet cup:

    2 cups of almond flour

    1/3 cup grass-fed ghee

    1/3 cup coconut flour 

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1/4 teaspoon salt 

    3 eggs

    2 tablespoons apple cider

    1/2 cup coconut sugar

    1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

     

    For the filling:

    4 apples (we used organic golden and red delicious), diced into small pieces 

    1/4 cup apple cider

    1 1/2 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

    1/4 teaspoon cloves

    1/4 teaspoon ginger

    1.5 tablespoons coconut flour

     

    For the topping:

    Goji Spice Supernola (get some here!)

    Drizzled honey (if desired, raw & organic)

     

    Takes about 1 hour.

    Makes about 25-30 tartlets.

     

    Directions:

    We ground our own almonds into a meal, and then kept the blender on for an extra 30 seconds until about half of it turned into an almond butter- like consistency. In a large bowl, mix your almond meal/butter with the ghee, adding in the eggs and Apple cider until incorporated. Then add all of your dry ingredients, making sure not to mix too heavily once the coconut flour is added. Consistency should be similar to a shortbread cookie dough.

    Grease a mini muffin pan or mini tart pan with ghee. Form the dough into a cup shape making sure the base and sides are thick enough. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

     

    While that's in the oven, dice your apples into very small pieces (skins on or off, your preference), and add them to a pan with the Apple cider (medium heat). Add in the spices and cook for about 5 minutes or until the liquid starts to thicken a little. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of coconut flour to thicken to an apple pie filling consistency (amount will depend upon liquid released from your apples).

     

    Once your tartlet cups are done in the oven, spoon inside a heaping amount of your filling. Top with Goji Spice Supernola to pull all of your favors together, and, if you have a super sweet tooth, drizzle a little extra honey on top of the Supernola.

    Plate on a holiday dish and, voila! A healthy and delicious way to share your Supernola crumbs with your guests this holiday season!