Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting recipe

If you’re as big a fan of my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes as the Boulder High Freshman Baseball Team, you’ll love them topped with my luscious Peanut Butter Frosting. There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. You could even call this grain-free treat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup style cupcake.

The best thing though, is that if you’re following a strict Paleo diet, or if you’re allergic to peanuts, you can easily make this Peanut Butter Frosting with sunbutter. If you’re not in love with the flavor of Sunbutter (I like it just fine) you can make this recipe with peanut butter (I made it that way for my husband who adores peanut butter, and doesn’t care as much for Sunbutter).

I’m going to ask my boys to make my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with this Peanut Butter Frosting recipe for me for Mother’s Day, along with my older son’s Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Most likely, we’ll have a few of our neighbors over to partake in these healthy, yet decadent treats for a fun, yet quick and easy Mother’s Day tea.

Peanut Butter Frosting

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  1. In a food processor combine sunflower (or peanut) butter and shortening
  2. Pulse in honey, stevia, and salt until fluffy
  3. Serve

Frosts 8 cupcakes

If you like this quick and easy Paleo, grain-free recipe, you may want to check out my Pinterest Board called Elana’s Paleo Recipes with 7 Ingredients or Less.

In another variation, I made this without stevia, so if you don’t like stevia, please know that I omitted this ingredient and although the frosting was not quite as sweet, it was still delicious. You may also want to try this Peanut Butter Frosting on my Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes –we did and it was every bit as delicious as on my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes.

Here are some of my other frosting recipes that you can mix and match with my Paleo cupcake recipes above:

What’s your favorite frosting recipe? Leave a comment and let us know your favorite way to top a cupcake!

Favorite Passover Ingredients

passover ingredients

Over the years many of you have asked for a list of my favorite Passover ingredients. Well here you go –a rundown of the products that will make your grain-free Passover a breeze.

These are the items I have come to depend on for making my Passover Seders since 1998 –the year I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve had gluten, or chametz for that matter! I’ve been kosher for Pesach for close to ... read more →

Grain-Free Matzo

Grain-Free Matzo recipe

For years my friends, family, and readers have been asking me to create a grain-free matzo recipe. This year, instead of throwing matzo together the day of our Seder, I took time during the last few weeks (well prior to Passover) to work on creating an amazing gluten-free, Grain-Free Matzo recipe.

As you can imagine, my house has become a veritable grain-free matzo factory with batch after batch of matzo spread out all over my kitchen counters.

Matzo is an interesting food. Most Jews, including myself will tell you that we don’t really like the taste of matzo. It’s dry and starchy, and for the most part completely lacking in flavor. On the other hand, matzo is an incredible vehicle for a fabulous part of the Seder, the Hillel Sandwich, which is matzo with charoset and maror (horseradish).

Meringues

meringues paleo cookie recipe

Meringues are a light and crunchy naturally gluten-free dessert that melt in your mouth. Better yet? Mine are made with only two ingredients –egg whites and maple syrup.

Meringue cookies are fun, yet elegant, pleasing both young and old; my children and their friends devour them. So does my husband. We’ll be serving my quick and easy Meringues at our Passover Seder, along with my egg-free Macaroons, in order to give everyone with food restrictions loads of options.

If you’re not Jewish, these meringues are also a wonderfully springy, light, and festive Easter dessert.

I Won’t Meditate

meditate

I won’t meditate. How can a yoga teacher trained over 20 years ago, long before yoga was the ubiquitous activity it is today say something as blasphemous as this?

Yes, that’s me. The yoga teacher and anti-meditator. Makes no sense, does it? Why not mediate? Especially when the benefits of meditation have been scientifically proven through research, and when my medical doctor in fact recommends it.