Sunday, June 19, 2011

Homemade Coconut Butter

A lot of people use this to spread on their toast, but it is also great as a base for homemade frosting!

Homemade Coconut Butter (~1/2 cup of butter)
(Adapted from Oh She Glows)

optional flavourings (vanilla, almond, cocoa powder, etc.)

1. Put the shredded coconut in a food processor and mix for about 10 minutes, or until buttery and smooth. Scape down the sides of the bowl periodically.
2. If desired, use add-ins to make a personalized flavour!

Allergy-Friendly Low/No-Sugar Birthday Cake Master List

I put this list together because of the difficulties I had as a mom searching for an allergy-friendly sugar-free birthday cake for my daughter. All of the recipes listed here are free from refined sugar and some are even totally sugar free! Some of these recipes have nuts, so please be aware if you or your child have nut allergies. Most of the recipes are vanilla or fruit based, however, I have included a few chocolate based recipes for those interested. I hope that this list can be of use to others who wish to find a healthy alternative to the typical birthday cake.

Angel Food Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Angel Food Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Apple Quinoa Flake Bake (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Applesauce Cake (dairy-free/egg-free/soy-free)
Banana Birthday Cake (dairy-free/soy-free)
Banana Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Banana Walnut Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Blueberry Cupcakes (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Carrot Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Carrot Cake (dairy-free/egg-free)
Carrot Cupcakes (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Carrot Cupcakes (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Chocolate Cupcakes (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Coconut Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Coconut Cupcakes (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Coconut Layer Cake (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Date Muffins (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Flourless Coconut Cupcakes (dairy-free/gluten-free)
Fresh Apple Cake (gluten-free/soy-free)
German Chocolate Cake (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Gluten-Free Bundt Cake (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Pumpkin Spice Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Pumpkin Spice Cakes (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Quinoa Applesauce Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free)
Roasted Banana Mochi Cupcakes (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Strawberry Cupcakes (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Strawberry Orange Cornmeal Cakes (gluten-free/soy-free)
Triple Berry Coconut Cake (gluten-free/soy-free)
White Cake/Texas Sheet Cake (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free)
Whole Grain Banana Date Muffins (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Vanilla Bean Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Vanilla Berry Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Vanilla Cake (dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Vanilla Cupcakes (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Zucchini Quinoa Cake (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free)

Apricot Orange Glaze (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Cashew Cream Icing (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Chocolate Date Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Cinnamon Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Cinnamon Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Coconut Buttercream Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Coconut Buttercream Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Coconut Pecan Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Coconut Whipped Cream (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Dairy-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free Icing (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting (egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Mascarpone Frosting (egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Raspberry Coconut Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Raspberry Ricotta Frosting (egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Raw Cashew Icing (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Vegan Coconut Frosting (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting (egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)
Zesty Lemon Icing (dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free)

Homemade Coconut Butter
Homemade Coconut Flour