This is a guest post from Louise Hendon, author of the Essential Paleo Cookbook, and I think you’ll love this recipe. Here’s Louise…
When I first started a Paleo diet, one of the toughest things was dealing with what to eat as a snack. And clearly I’m not the only one who loves snacks since $374 billion was spent on snacks worldwide during 2013.
Every afternoon, I would have this craving for something – it didn’t even have to be sweet. And so I would wander through the stores near my office in search of that something. Often I came back with a non-Paleo snack (M&M’s, chocolate bars, potato chips) and would then regret it 30 minutes later. I would make a firm resolution of not buying a snack the next day, only to fail again when the next afternoon came.
That’s when I realized the importance of Paleo snacks. While I don’t encourage people to eat Paleo desserts and snacks all the time, they can be crucial to helping you stick to a Paleo diet initially.
So, if you’re in need of a Paleo snack, then please give my cinnamon sugar pretzel bites recipe below a try, or try Jess’s coconut macaroons or cinnamon granola. If you’re looking for a snack you can purchase straight away, then I put together my favorite list of Paleo snacks here.
- For the pretzel bites
- 3 eggs
- 1½ cups (143 g) almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons (26 g) ghee, melted
- 3 Tablespoons (21 g) coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon (7 g) raw honey
- For the coating
- ¼ cup (36 g) coconut sugar
- 1 Tablespoon (8 g) ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup (51 g) ghee, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).
- Place all the pretzel bites ingredients (eggs, almond flour, ghee, coconut flour, and honey) into a
- bowl and mix well (with your hands) until it forms a dough.
- Let the dough sit for 5 minutes.
- Roll into pretzel bites (small balls) and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
- Bake in oven for 6-7 minutes.
- Take the pretzels out and heat oven to 400 F (204 C).
- Turn each pretzel bite over, place back in oven, and bake for 4-5 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, in another bowl, combine the cinnamon and the coconut sugar.
- Remove pretzel bites from oven, let cool, and dip each into the melted ghee and then into the
- cinnamon and coconut sugar mix.
- For a less sweet option, brush the top of each pretzel bite with ghee and sprinkle the cinnamon
- and coconut sugar mix over them.
Coconut sugar can be used instead of honey in the pretzel bites dough mixture.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 10 pretzel bites (approx.)