Okay, okay, but hear me out. Paleo desserts are my thing. I love them. Adam loves them. And, when Sunday rolls around and we're meal planning for the week, Adam inevitably asks what paleo dessert I'm making.
Speaking of -- Isn't meal planning the worst? It's like packing. We sit there on Sunday and pick dinners for the entire week. I do this for 3 reasons; (1) weeks are so busy and it makes life easier if I know what I'm making, (2) it makes the grocery store trip much easier, (3) it saves us money. But -- it sucks.
How the heck am I supposed to know what I'm going to want to eat on Thursday, on Sunday.That's crazy. That's like saying I am for sure going to want to wear the black maxi on Saturday by the beach instead of the white romper. It's a ridiculous goal. It is definitely the major plight that comes with meal planning. Cost efficiency v. cravings. It's the eternal struggle. PS. Adam hates rompers so it wouldn't be the romper by the beach.
The part that gets me past all that --- is the meal planning for sweets. I always try to make at least one type of sweet for Adam. It makes all the boring meals a little better. And hey, sometimes the sweets craving is too much to handle. I can attest. I find it better to eat a mini paleo lemon nugget then stuff my face with the thin mints I have hiding in the pantry. I guess better is relative for everyone.
Let's do this.
- 1 heaping cup cashew butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a food processor, combine all the ingredients until smooth. If the batter seems too runny, just stick it in the fridge for a minute.
- Use a cookie scoop to form cookies and drop onto a lined baking sheet
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Let these cool completely before removing them from the baking sheet. (They will feel soft -- they'll harden, promise).
Why is cashew butter so dang good? One of lifes little mysteries I presume.
Yes, yes, yes.
Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope it's full of delicious sweets and lemon nuggets.