As you know, Stacy has been doing the autoimmune protocol for several weeks now. No, she has not yet gone insane and seems to be thriving quite well with it. It is an unfortunate fact, however, that our baking has pretty much ceased at this point. What could we possibly make that she could eat? No nuts means no almond flour and no eggs means no binder. All our old recipes are out of the question!
But on one night when Stacy was really craving something desserty for the first time in a while, we needed to figure out something! Thus the idea to remake one of our signatures, the Pumpkin Pucks, arrived.
Now if you look at the old recipe, you’ll think it’s impossible. It’s got everything she can’t have! Nuts! Eggs! But hopefully you’ll find these work arounds to be just as genius as we thought they were when we thought of them!
Banana Pumpkin Pucks
Autoimmune friendly: nut-free, egg-free, seed-free, dairy-free, grain-free
NOTE: when we published this recipe on August 19th we posted it incorrectly (used a version from a flop test batch). We have since updated to the below, we apologize for the inconvenience!
1 C pumpkin puree
2 very ripe bananas (medium)
7 dates, pureed
1/4 C applesauce
1/3 C coconut oil, liquified
2/3 C coconut flour, sifted
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
- ♥ In a food processor combine all wet ingredients together until smooth.
- ♥ Add dry ingredients to food processor and pulse until combined
- ♥ Fill 3/4 full in lined muffin cups or greased muffin tin (they will not rise but more would be too dense IMO)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes, will be firm to the touch
Makes 1 dozen pucks. They’re not quite as ‘puck’ and velvet-like as our original recipe, but they’d be a perfect in-school snack since they’re free of all top allergens!
Store at room temperature only for a day or two, otherwise keep in the fridge or freezer (if they last that long!). Do these easy and fun steps (♥) with your little one!
Are they delicious and kid-frienly? Absolutely! Are they going to sabotage your healing plan? Nope! Hope your enjoy these!