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Aussie AIP S’mores – aka the Passionfruit Roderick Sandwich

September 8, 2015

JFC AIP Smores

It’s a long one today. There’s a bit to talk about so strap yourselves in…

This past weekend was one of our regular Sydney AIP picnic catch ups.

It was also Father’s Day in Australia and New Zealand. And, it rained. Not the most auspicious start to a successful AIP get together…

Kirstie (of The Nutritionista), Rory (of The Paleo PI) and I started our local catch up picnic sessions just over a year ago, now. We hoped to share stories and support with other peeps who ‘got’ this crazy AIP caper we are on. And, despite the fact that we’ve lost Rory (temporarily) to the States, we love catching up with local AIPers. Friendships have been formed.

We have no plans to stop.

On Sunday, we had a late change in plans because of the shitty weather. So, everybody convened at JFC HQ. Luckily, it was an intimate little gathering for this session. We managed to fit everybody around my dining room table.

JFC The Nutritionista and Joanna Frankham

Kirstie, me and Bella (our Rory stand in)
(Image by LM)

I have yet to meet an AIPer who’s not interested in food. That means we usually have a pretty impressive spread when we get together.

And, this picnic was no exception. The recipes are often sourced from fellow AIP bloggers, so I’ve put together a list of some of our highlights from Sunday… It was ALL good!

The very talented Laura Vein’s Sweet Potato Lefse from Sweet Treats Baking. SERIOUSLY good!

My mate Emma over at The Bacon Mum has just come out with her AIP version of Finger Lickin’ Chicken. And it ROCKS!

Alaena of Grazed and Enthused fame (and soon to be launched cookbook collaboration with The Paleo Mom) has recipes that are always a popular choice at our picnics. This time her Sea Salt Taro Chips, Orange Coconut Delights and Orange Carob Bliss Balls graced the table.

The ever-lovely Sophie’s Chocolate Carob Fudge guest post at The Paleo Mom looked amazing. (I can’t eat carob)

My longstanding blogging buddy, Petra from Petra8Paleo is WORLD famous for her Ketotsatic Fudge, so it stands to reason it was served at our picnic.

I had my first introduction to Hannah from Healy Eats Real and her Grain-Free Blueberry Crumble. YUM! Who doesn’t love a crumble?

JFC The Bacon Mum Finger Lickin Chicken

Thanks, The Bacon Mum!
(Image by LM)

And, my other contribution to our Sunday picnic?

You may recall my post from last week (and giveaway which is STILL live!) for MARVIE’ Mango and Mint Marshmallows?

Well, it occurred to me that I could combine this marvie’ marshmallow madness with my take on a graham cracker. I call it a Roderick Cracker. Mainly because I’m not exactly sure what a graham cracker is.

And, I was in the mood for biting into a Roderick over a Graham.

In my mind, this delicious little combo’ would resemble what I imagine a s’more to be, only it would be an Autoimmune Protocol-friendly version!

Small segue…

The things you learn when you become a blogger…

Like s’mores, graham crackers are a North American ‘thing’. I looked ’em up on Mr Wiki to find out just what they are. Here’s what was written:

“The graham cracker was invented in 1829 in Bound Brook, New Jersey, by Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham. The original graham cracker was made with graham flour, a combination of finely-ground unbleached-wheat flour with the wheat bran and germ coarsely-ground and added back in providing flavor. While graham crackers started out as a mild food, unsweetened or mildly sweetened, they are more commonly known as a sugar- or honey-sweetened baked good that approaches a cookie.”

But wait! There’s more…

“The graham cracker was originally conceived as a health food as part of the Graham Diet, a regimen to suppress what Reverend Graham considered unhealthy carnal urges, the source of many maladies according to Graham. Reverend Graham would often lecture on “self-abuse”, as masturbation was commonly called at the time. Graham would often say how these experiences were inspired by children eating crackers. One of his many theories was that one could curb one’s sexual appetite by eating bland foods.”

Aren’t you glad I called my cracker Roderick now…? There’s nothing bland about Roderick!

So, that’s what I did. I made passionfruit marshmallows and sandwiched them between two Roderick Crackers.

JFC AIP Smores

And, they were very nice indeedy!

For my marshmallows, I followed the recipe for The Urban Poser’s Rustic Home Made Marshmallows except:-

Instead of using a 20 cm square pan, I used a bigger one. I wanted my marshmallows to be thinner.

I added 4 tablespoons (40g) of Fresh As Passionfruit powder and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice to the ingredients

At step 2, in my mixer bowl, I sprinkled the gelatin evenly over 1/2 cup of water. I also mixed the passionfruit powder and lemon juice into a paste in a small bow before stirring this paste into the gelatin. Allow to bloom as per recipe.

That’s it! All other instructions remain the same.

The Roderick Crackers have come about as the result of experimenting with Otto’s Cassava Flour. It’s fab’. I’m loving mucking about in the kitchen with a flour that I can actually eat.

And, this puppy is so versatile. You can add all sorts of flavouring to suit your mood. You can cut it into different shapes. Best of all, it’s a doddle to whip up.

The Aussie AIP S'mores - aka the Passionfruit Roderick Sandwich
Recipe type: Sweets
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This recipe is AIP Friendly
  • 1 cup Otto's Cassava Flour
  • ½ cup green banana flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  1. Heat your oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Line a couple of baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Pop your cassava flour, green banana flour, baking soda, salt, coconut sugar and vanilla powder into the bowl of your food processor. Pulse to combine.
  4. Add your coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix until it forms a dough.
  5. Pop the dough between two pieces of baking paper and roll out evenly until ½ cm thick
  6. Using your cookie cutter of choice, carefully cut out your 'crackers'. Place onto baking tray.
  7. Bake for 14 - 15 minutes or until golden.
Inspired by a shortbread recipe by The Bacon Mum

E N J O Y !

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Buy up to 5 kg of their product and only pay $5 for shipping anywhere in Australia.
If you’d like to take advantage of this great offer, just click on the link below

This recipe features in the Phoenix Helix Recipe Roundtable

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  • Sally September 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Hi Joanna! I seem to have dropped off your list for the AIP picnics, as I wasn’t aware of the latest one! Can you adds me to your lust going forward as I don’t want to miss another one! Sally

    • Joanna Frankham September 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Hi Sally – there isn’t really a list, per se. Maybe we need to start one… Good thinking, Batman!

      Kirtsie and I promote the picnic via our Facebook pages (here’s mine!)

      Very sorry you missed out. I suspect the next one will be our Christmas picnic!

  • Melanie September 8, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Brilliant wrap up Joanna! Yes, wasn’t it an incredible spread. And as Kirstie said, this time it did have quite a few of the “occasional treats” whereas the previous picnic had more of the protein options. But you can’t tell what is going to arrive at a pot luck picnic.
    I think it is great that you are sharing where the recipes came from, so the original creator of the recipe gets to see it being used. A great way to thank them!
    Ah, so that’s what a graham cracker is, I was wondering. I thought they might be something like our Saos, but from that description I guess not. What would Mr Arnott think of that? And as for the passionfruit roderick sandwich… I have to confess I had 3 of them! Not exactly akin to occasional, but I am being perfect for the rest of this week 😉

    • Joanna Frankham September 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Mel’! – it was great to see you, as ever (and you make a GREAT bikie chick!)

      I’m not sure Dr Graham would approve of me… And, I’m actually OK with that!

      VERY glad you enjoyed the Roderick Sandwich 🙂

  • Petra Chambers-Sinclair September 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    What a fascinating bit of trivia you dredged up about the nefarious nature of crackers. Who knew? Graham crackers still had a lingering reputation as health food, even when my kids were small. Weird. Cause they’re actually cookies. But cookies with a moral purpose~.

    These look delicious!

    • Joanna Frankham September 9, 2015 at 10:23 am

      I’m all for starting a petition to rename the Graham Cracker, Petra… I’m a fan of the Roderick 🙂

  • Gunilla September 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you for being so inspiring. It is spread all the way to Sweden 🙂
    I have a question regardin the cassava flour in the recepie. Is this the same as tapioca flour?


    • Joanna Frankham September 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Hi Gunilla! I love that you are reading my blog in Sweden. Welcome!

      Tapioca Starch (flour) is the bleached and extracted starch of the cassava root. Cassava flour is the whole root; peeled, dried, and ground. They are not the same and they are quite different in how they are used in cooking.

      I would drop the lovely peeps at Otto’s Cassava Flour an email and see if they have a distributor in Scandinavia. Their email address is:

      Good luck!

  • Kate September 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm


  • Rory September 13, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Way to knock everyone socks off with yet another drool-worthy recipe. How long until they bed down that whole teleportation thing? I don’t want to miss out on another picnic with a spread like that. Although Bella does make for a ridiculously cute fill-in.

    • Joanna Frankham September 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

      Rory – we miss you at the picnics. They are definitely not the same without you, Possum

      And, if you can figure out that whole teleportation thing, count me in for a trip to DC!

  • Hannah Healy September 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Thanks for the love for my blueberry crumble! Hope you enjoy it!

    • Joanna Frankham September 18, 2015 at 9:24 am

      It went down a treat at our picnic, Hannah! 🙂

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