Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal

Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal. (Gluten_Grain_Dairy Free)

It has been an awesome 2 weeks researching and planning out my next set of foods.  I know people think I am crazy but I say it’s awesome because I am amazed at how much information is out there.  A little background on my and my last 2-3 years will hopefully explain this.

Back in 2012 I was hospitalized for severe stomach pains after many tests the doctors stated that I should have my gallbladder removed (I did not have stones or anything they just said it wasn’t working).  So I had my gallbladder removed and since I work in Healthcare IT I really wanted a copy of my medical record just so I can go through it all.  I was excited to read the Operative Note since I wanted to see how the surgery actually went.  Then I read the words that changed my life:

The patient is a morbidly obese male.

Wow I knew I was over weight (5’10 270lbs back in 2012) but I had no idea, those words still haunt me to this day.  It was that statement that motivated me for the following year.  Through proper eating and exercise I was able to get myself down to 230lbs by the end of 2012.  I was happy with that progress but then work became overwhelming and I stopped.  It was single handily one of the worst decisions I have made in my life.  Not only did I stop eating correctly but I also stopped exercising .  This continued and then I had another really bad stomach attack in March of 2013.  I ended up in the hospital again for another week and this time the doctor told me he believed I had  SOD dysfunction (I talk about that more here).  At the time I went and got a second opinion and it was pretty much confirmed but I did not want the surgery that the doctor told me I should have.  During this time of not exercising and not eating clean I gained back some of the weight I lost, it was demotivating to me at the time and I just let it continue.  Fast forward to 2014, I still was not exercising and I cleaned up some of my eating habits but most of them were still poor.  Between January and February I had 2 minor stomach attacks and 1 major one.  It was at that last one that I was just sick and tired of being lazy and letting everything pass me by.  My son had just started Teeball and I am really enjoying sharing the coaching experience with him and I decided that if I want to be here to watch him graduate or my daughter get married I needed to change some big things in my life.  Hence I started reading and researching the best lifestyle changes for my stomach disorder and this is what led me to Paleo.  The more I read and research the stronger I believe that I am capable of doing this.  With people supporting me through this process I truly feel that I can succeed, in the end though the decision for failure or success will always be on my shoulders and no one else’s.

-Norm

Today I am using a recipe that I found on Brittany Angell’s blog for a paleo friendly homemade cereal.  If you have not ever seen her blog I would highly recommend it she has some amazing things!

The link to the original recipe can be found here but to keep things simple I have copied it here.

 

Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal

Ingredients

  • 1 packed cup of blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking power (I use double acting)
  • 1 teaspoon oil or melted butter
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the cookie dough ingredients, leaving out the chocolate chips.
  3. Put the cookie dough into a piping bag. Squeeze rows of tiny "candy dots" sized cookies (about an 1/8 of a teaspoon) onto the cookie sheet, leaving a little space between each cookie. (Not much space though, as they will only spread a tiny bit!)
  4. Stick 1-2 chocolate chips into each mini cookie.
  5. Bake 6-7 minutes until firm and lightly golden.
  6. Repeat with two more trays (3 trays total).
http://www.tiltedfork.com/2014/02/paleo-cookie-crisp-cereal/

One thought on “Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal

  1. This looks like a recipe my 10 year old will love! I am always looking for good breakfast recipes and I think I will try this one this weekend. Yummy!

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