What to Make for Valentine’s Day

I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day *except* for the excuse I get to eat more treats😏

Alex and I are actually in Asia for our big vaca this year, but truth be told we never do much for the holiday, anyway! We much prefer to stay in and cook a nice meal over venturing out to overpriced restaurants, so we’ll usually ball out with some nicer cuts of meat and a festive dessert.

If you’re like us, are maybe are even just hosting a Galentine’s or practicing some serious self care that night, I highly recommend making one or two of these recipes below!

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Beetroot Cashew Cream – This is my friend Bailey’s recipe and while I haven’t made it yet, I’ve had it pinned for over a year now just based on the fact that is is beauuuutiful😍

Sheet Pan Steak Frites – Okay I LOVE this idea. Definitely want to make this when we’re back in town!

Cassava Flour Brownies – You guys I made these last week and honestly don’t think I’ll ever make another brownie recipe again. Highly recommend, especially fresh out of the oven👌🏻 Top with V-Day sprinkles if you have ’em!

Heart-Shaped Cupcakes – Where has this trick been all my life?! It’s GENIUS.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Loaf Cake – For some reason, I just love baking things in loaves rather than cake pans…maybe because I don’t have a good cake pan? Idk, I also just like slices of things ’cause they’re fun to eat😂

Sweetheart Valentines Buddies – I kid you not, I’ve had a craving for muddy buddies for like 2 months now, I think I might need to make these when I get home, even if it’s post V-Day!

Dancing for Donuts | Cocoa Nut Butter Donuts With Chocolate Passionfruit Glaze

Cocoa & Nut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Passionfruit Glaze – Legit the perfect breakfast, just swap rainbow sprinkles for pink ones!

Okay that’s it, I’m getting too hungry…

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?!

xo Jordan

Gluten Free Almond Flour Cutout Cookies

If you’re still looking for something sweet to make for Valentine’s Day, I’ve got you covered!

Dancing for Donuts | Gluten Free Almond Flour Sugar Cookie Cutouts

These cutout cookies are legitimately INCREDIBLE, and they’re even on the healthier side, if that’s something you’re concerned about! The base is almond and coconut flour, and the only sweetener is 1/4 cup of honey. You can leave as is, but I find them to be sooo much better frosted! And yes, I know that adds sugar to them but hey, all we can do is our best, right?😂

The only other thing you need to know about these lil babies is that they’re actually better after the first day, which is why I’m posting this before Valentine’s Day. If you make them today, or even tomorrow, they’ll be perfect in time for celebrating!

Dancing for Donuts | Gluten Free Almond Flour Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp liquid/melted ghee (I use Fourth & Heart!)

2 cups blanched almond flour

1/2 cup coconut flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill for both flours!)

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch of sea salt

For the icing: 2 cups powdered sugar, 2-3 tbsp water, 1-2 tsp pink pitaya powder (or drops of food coloring, but I’m trying to keep things natural!)

  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a larger bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients including the egg, vanilla, honey and ghee. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet, and knead with hands until fully combined. The dough may feel crumbly at first, but I promise it’ll come together!
  3. Form dough into one ball, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. When ready to remove dough, preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Once the dough has chilled, dust a clean counter space with coconut flour. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out shapes. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they start to brown. *Cookies won’t expand, so you can place them closely together!
  5. Let cookies cool for at least 30 minutes before frosting or removing from the baking sheet. While they’re cooling, whisk together the ingredients for the frosting. Using a knife or spoon, decorate the cookies with the frosting, or any other add-ons you’d like. *If the frosting feels too thick, add water 1 tbsp at a time, or if it’s too thin, add powdered sugar 1 tbsp at a time. Store in an airtight container.
Dancing for Donuts | Gluten Free Almond Flour Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Let me know if you guys make these!! I’m seriously obsessed with them, I think I was eating at least three a day last week…😅

xo Jordan