Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Cakes and Cookies

So in case you haven’t noticed yet, I really never bake. I much prefer just cooking because I like throwing random things into a pot without measuring too exactly and seeing what comes out.

However, we were having friends over on Saturday night and given that it is pumpkin season and it is one of my favorite flavors, I decided to try my hand a baking a Primal friendly treat. My good friend, April, has a young son, and as part of their family going Paleo/Primal, she has tried out some fun treats that are kid and adult approved! She recommended I give these cookies and cakes from The Food Lover’s Primal Palate a shot and I’m so glad I did – delicious! The only sweetener used is pure maple syrup.

Here are my cakes that I made in a mini muffin tray – recipe made 24. Just grease well with coconut oil! I used butter and not quite enough I think so the bottom half of muffin isn’t as pretty as the top. I also added a few very dark chocolate morsels to mine.

And here are the cookies – so tasty!

Thanks to the Primal Palate for the wonderful recipe (their cookbook is currently on the way to me) and to April for a great recommendation!

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These look soooo good! My husband is missing my Autumn carrot cupcakes I used to make (I need to find a recipe using coconut flour), and these will be a good treat and reward for him.

My husband, if anything, needs to gain weight. He admits he feels so much better digestively since eschewing grains/flour on a Paleo regimen, but he is missing dessert options. I’m going to follow the recipe author’s suggestion and roast my own pumpkin and freeze it. I bet these would work with butternut squash, too.

April Lambert

I’m so glad you tried these AND, more importantly, that you liked them! You’ve got to try the banana bread too! Not sure which is my favorite! 🙂


    Yes, so good! I will have to give that a try too, I just got their cookbook!

Carrie aka Caz (@girlandcoconut)

Sooo, I ate a lot of these at your house Friday night. I told Michael to apologize to you for me 🙂 They were delicious!!