Oh là là! Bring me a cupcake! Finally. I made one of my best discoveries today I’m sure you’re gonna love too…
I’m still a Paleo newbie myself, so I’m always trying to figure out how to take Paleo-approved ingredients and turn them into delicious recipes. It sure makes eating paleo a whole lot tastier!
My newest discovery? Organic Palm Shortening from Tropical Traditions.
They’re not paying me to tell you how awesome this shortening is, but I will anyway. You know, one of the things I miss most since going Paleo is being able to make frostings and cookies. It’s possible to make make a decent frosting out of coconut milk or coconut oil, but it’s a lot of work. And the end result isn’t always that great.
One of the reasons I haven’t posted more treats on my site is I don’t want to give you recipes that are just so-so. When a recipe is labeled Paleo, most people assume it’s less than par. (Silly people!) I hope to change that. I believe Paleo can be better than any “regular” recipe you’ve tried before, and therein lies my challenge.
Palm shortening has just made me a very happy girl. I ordered mine direct from the Tropical Traditions website. You can whip the shortening up with any nut butter (I used sunflower butter) and a little raw honey and it tastes pretty close to a peanut butter-flavored buttercream frosting without the peanuts or refined sugar. I made it with chocolate cupcakes today and loved them.
We all know cupcakes aren’t for every day, but when a special occasion or birthday comes along, they are a great treat for celebrating – and you don’t have to feel guilty enjoying this very paleo-friendly version.
Honestly, you don’t even need a reason to try this recipe. Just whip these bad boys up, frost them, and enjoy. It will make your family happy. I promise. You can thank me later.