Coconut Desserts & Sweets Recipes

Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies

cinnamon Plantain Cookies
Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies
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Servings: 32-35 cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 medium ripe plantain
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use powder if you are AIP)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 heaping teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (use mace if you are AIP)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 325º F.

Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Peel the plantain and process in food processor until smooth. Add all the other ingredients except the shredded coconut and process until smooth. Taste the batter to make sure it is sweet enough for you. Add the shredded coconut and just pulse until combined. Transfer the batter to a bowl.

Using a teaspoon drop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet leaving room to expand. Use all the cookie batter this way.

Place plastic wrap over the cookie sheets and with a spatula flatten the cookies (this helps it not stick).

Bake for about 18 – 20 minutes or until the edges brown. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

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Robust Raw Cacao Pie with Nut + Fruit Crust

Robust Raw Cacao Pie with Nut Fruit Crust
Robust Raw Cacao Pie with Nut + Fruit Crust
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Servings: Approx. 16 slices
Preparation Time: Approx. 15-25 minutes + chill time

For the Raw Crust:

For the Raw Cacao Filling:

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup (approximately 1/2 pound cacao nibs) raw cacao nibs or raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin olive oil

Source organic, pesticide free ingredients.

Make the Raw Crust:

Process all ingredients in a food processor until mixture sticks together, retaining some texture, then press evenly into a 9 inch pie pan and allow to chill in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

Make the Raw Filling:

Process raw cacao nibs in a food processor until they are crumbly. Now add raw honey and olive oil, process again until mixture is smooth.

Pour filling into prepared raw crust and allow to set up in the fridge overnight. Best served cold.

Note: Enjoy a slice plain (with a cup of coffee), or drizzled with honey, or topped with your favorite fresh fruit. This rich pie has a very robust flavor because of the cold pressed olive oil. If you wish to make a milder tasting pie, virgin coconut oil may be substituted for the olive oil.

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Exceptionally Tangy No Bake Gluten Free Mini Lime Cheesecakes

Exceptionally Tangy No Bake Gluten Free Mini Lime Cheesecakes
Exceptionally Tangy No Bake Gluten Free Mini Lime Cheesecakes
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Servings: Approx. 24
Preparation Time: Approx. 20-25 minutes active + chilling time

Raw Base:

Fresh Lime Filling:

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 cups cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest, optional
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin

Source ingredients that you know are organic and pesticide free.

Raw Base:

Pulse ingredients in a food processor until mixture sticks together; some texture should remain.

Press mixture evenly into muffin tins and chill in the fridge while you make the lime filling.

Fresh Lime Filling:

On low, heat all ingredients, except gelatin in a small pot. Once heated, whisk in the gelatin. Bring mixture to boil then reduce heat & allow to simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat.

Allow the mixture to cool a little before pouring evenly into chilled bases. Allow to set up in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Overnight is best.

Mini cheesecakes are best enjoyed straight from the fridge while still cold. Before serving, decorate with your favorite organic fresh fruit pieces + edible or decorative pesticide free flowers.

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Secret Ingredient Silky Chocolate Coconut Frosting

Secret Ingredient Silky Chocolate Coconut Frosting
Secret Ingredient Silky Chocolate Coconut Frosting
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Servings: Makes approximately 1.5 cups frosting
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and immediately add Coconut Cream Concentrate and raw honey to soften them, mixing well.

In a food processor, combine pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Add the melted oil, honey, and Coconut Cream Concentrate then blend until smooth and creamy.

Now it is ready to frost a cake or cupcakes, or transfer to a covered bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Frosting will thicken when cold.

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Gluten Free Indoor S’mores

Gluten Free Indoor S'mores
Gluten Free Indoor S’mores
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup organic corn flake cereal
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup home made marshmallows, divided*
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil, plus more for greasing dish

*Search online for healthy recipes to make your own marshmallows.

Stir and barely melt the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and 1/4 cup marshmallows together over a double boiler. Remove from heat.
Coat a small dish (about 5×5) with coconut oil. Add remaining marshmallows and corn cereal to dish.

Pour melted sauce over marshmallows and cereal. Allow to set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes + baking time

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together thoroughly.

In a small bowl, combine pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and eggs. Mix thoroughly.

Add wet ingredients to dry – slowly stirring until well combined. Add in chocolate chips and combine.

Coat bread pans with coconut oil before baking. Slowly pour mixture into pans.

Bake at 350° F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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No Bake Lemon Coconut Macadamia Tarts

No Bake Lemon Coconut Macadamia Tarts
No Bake Lemon Coconut Macadamia Tarts
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

Lemon Ginger Chocolate Mousse:

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch pink Himalayan salt

Combine all the crust ingredients in a large food processor. Process until mostly smooth, scraping down the sides when necessary.

Transfer the nut mix to a plastic wrap lined baking sheet and smooth out into one large “crust” using the flat edge of a spatula.

Chill for 30-60 minutes, until “set.”

Using a round cookie cutter or the top of a glass jar, cut out tartlet rounds. Transfer the rounds to a wax paper or parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for 2-3 hours, until hard.

For the mousse, melt the chocolate in a double boiler until silky smooth. Transfer to a high speed blender, along with the rest of the ingredients. Process until silky smooth.

Serve mousse over tarts.

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Coconut Milk Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

Coconut Milk Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
Coconut Milk Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 4 cups frozen cherries
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk*
  • 10 dates
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Put all ingredients in a high-powered blender, using the blender’s accelerator tool to press the ingredients into the blades, until ice cream consistency is reached.

Homemade Coconut Milk

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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