I think I say this every year when the holiday season rolls around, but I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. Mostly for the sensory experiences associated with them. The smells, the tastes, the music, the lights, the candles, all that jazz. It’s simply magical.
I’m in the process of planning our Thanksgiving menu, and I decided to share a recipe roundup like the one I did last year! All of these recipes are gluten free and most are Paleo, but I threw in a few that include some dairy or corn because YOLO. My spread next week will probably look pretty similar to this!
For a decadent breakfast… (I’ll eat some proteinz too)
For Big Bertha.. (I name all my turkeys Big Bertha)
For the veggies and other sides…
Annnnd for dessert…
Not a pie person? These Bourbon Apple Molasses Bars would make an amazing addition to your Thanksgiving spread! Look at the ooey gooey sugary goodness 🙂 The bourbon is optional, but highly recommended!
- ½ C butter (can also use ghee or coconut oil)
- 1 C coconut palm sugar
- ¼ C molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ C + 2 Tbsp cassava flour*
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- about 2 medium honey crisp or pink lady apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼ in. thick slices
- 3-4 Tbsp bourbon
- Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper or greased foil.
- Cream together the butter and sugar using a mixer or food processor until smooth. Add the molasses, eggs and vanilla and mix just until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, powder and spices). Add the dry ingredients to the mixer/food processor and mix/pulse evenly combined.
- Pour half of the batter into the lined pan, then spread the apple slices in an even layer. Some can overlap a little bit. Pour in the remaining batter on top of the apple slices.
- Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and drizzle the bourbon on top (or brush it on) while still warm. Let cool and let slice into squares.
- If you want, drizzle with melted coconut butter or white chocolate!
What’s on your Thanksgiving menu??