Paleo Acorn Cakelets


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This is one of my favorite cake pans. Since I am feeling more comfortable with grain-free baking, I rolled up my sleeves and started experimenting with ways to use it while keeping it grain-free.

Paleo Acorn Cakelets

What better way to use an acorn cakelet pan than with roasted organic acorn squash?

I took two {one medium, one small} organic acorn squashes and roasted them whole {after poking a few holes in them} on a sheet pan. Then I sliced them open and scooped out the seeds and dumped the fruit in the food processor to purée.

I love that the fruit easily pulls away from the skins. Especially after discovering that squash “sap” has weird effects on my skin. Roasting squash whole makes for easier and not so scary prep work. Huzzah!

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Paleo Acorn Cakelets
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Paleo, Primal, Grain Free
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Serves: 36 acorns
These cakelets would be perfect for your next autumn celebration!
  • 1 cup roasted, puréed organic acorn squash
  • 1 cup organic almond butter
  • ¼ cup organic maple syrup
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp Organic Vinegar Apple Cider
  • 2½ tsp organic pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • Organic coconut oil for greasing cakelet pan{s}
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease each acorn in the acorn cakelet pan with coconut oil. If you only have one pan, you will need to wash and re-grease the pan before baking the other half of the batter.
  3. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix all ingredients.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, fill the acorns with batter.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes until golden in color or an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool in pan 1-2 minutes before inverting cakelets onto a wire rack.
  7. Cool completely.

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I’ve made these a few times now. Yesterday most recently. I made a batch just for The Mister’s hunting trip. The neurotic wife part of my brain wouldn’t stop with the “what if he gets lost in the woods” thoughts. Yes, he’s an Eagle Scout. Yeah sure, he can start a fire in the rain. Okay, he packed his homesmoked beef jerky, coconut oil, grassfed steaks, apples, and trail mix.

But still. What if?!

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Yes, he probably inhaled ate half of these acorns on the drive down.

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  5 comments for “Paleo Acorn Cakelets

  1. November 6, 2013 at 1:25pm

    What a fun treat! Do you think it would work without eggs? It doesn’t look like a chia egg would do the trick here.
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    • November 6, 2013 at 3:55pm

      I wouldn’t know without trying 😉 But if not, you could also try applesauce or mashed banana? I’ve heard that works well for an egg replacement, in cakes especially.
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  2. November 8, 2013 at 11:31am

    I heart the cake pan; I’m adding that to my Christmas list.

    This recipe is so healthy it seems almost wrong to call them cakelets. Definitely one that I’m pinning to try later.

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday. Have a great weekend.
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    • November 8, 2013 at 1:09pm

      Thank you, Barb! You could also make a little frosting and sandwich these together {that’s part of their design, but I don’t bother}. My family loves these and I’m actually about to make another batch for my husband’s hunting trip tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend!
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