Coconut Snack Recipes

Coconut Almond Chocolate Pudding

Coconut Almond Chocolate Pudding
Coconut Almond Chocolate Pudding
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency is reached.

Homemade Coconut Milk:

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

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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip
Pumpkin Pie Dip
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 4 hours

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, chilled*
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 ounces coconut milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Fruit, cookies, etc., for serving

In a blender, combine the chilled coconut milk, pumpkin puree, coconut milk yogurt, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Blend until smooth.

If desired, cut the top off of a pie pumpkin and scoop out seeds. Pour dip into pumpkin shell. Refrigerate about 4 hours or overnight before serving. Serve with fruit or cookies.

Homemade Fresh Coconut Milk:

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

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Maple Chocolate Pudding Popsicles

Maple Chocolate Pudding Popsicles
Maple Chocolate Pudding Popsicles
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes active, 6 hours to set

Mix cacao powder and corn starch. Over medium heat, whisk in milk one cup at a time, and stir in maple syrup. Continue to stir, bringing mixture to a boil, then boil and stir for a minute.

Turn off heat. Stir in coconut oil, vanilla, and salt.

Mix well, and allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Pour into popsicle molds, and freeze at least six hours. Store in the freezer.

Homemade Coconut Milk:

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

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No Bake Gluten-free Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

No Bake Gluten-free Peanut Butter Coconut Balls
No Bake Gluten-free Peanut Butter Coconut Balls
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Combine coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, and flour. Allow to firm by cooling in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

Roll mixture into about one tablespoon balls, and then roll the balls in the coconut flakes.

Allow to firm up in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Stores well in the refrigerator.

*Gluten Free Flour Mix:

Makes 3 cups

Mix all ingredients together and use as directed.

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Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites

Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites
Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites
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Servings: 32-36
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Lightly grease a mini muffin pan with coconut oil.

Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse a few times to incorporate them.

In a separate bowl mix together remaining wet ingredients. Pour slowly into food processor and pulse until everything is well combined.

Fill mini muffin pans and press mixture until it is well compacted and just below the top of the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly brown.
Cool before removing from the pan.

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Multi-Fruit Tropical Cranberry Sauce with Fermented Option

Multi-Fruit Tropical Cranberry Sauce with Fermented Option
Multi-Fruit Tropical Cranberry Sauce with Fermented Option
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Servings: 50 (2.5 – 3 quarts)
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

  • 3 bags fresh cranberries, rinsed, washed, and inspected
  • 2 oranges, washed, zested, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 3 pears, ripe but not overripe, washed and cored
  • 2 small raw beets, scrubbed, not peeled
  • 5 slices fresh ginger root, or 1 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 2 sweet crisp apples (Gala, Fuji, Yellow Delicious, Honeycrisp — not Granny Smith or Red Delicious), washed and cored
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen-and-thawed papaya
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen-and-thawed pineapple
  • 2 cups dried fruit — raisins, dates, prunes, apricots, etc.
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 10 cloves, ground, makes about 1 teaspoon
  • ¼ whole nutmeg, grated, makes about ½ teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • ¼ cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons liquid whey, optional

Using a food processor for all steps, first process the cranberries in 2 batches to a fine mince; transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Wash and zest 2 oranges, add zest into the bowl. Then peel, roughly chop, and process the oranges; add to bowl.

Process 3 pears to a chunky sauce; add to mixing bowl; mix immediately to let the orange juice prevent oxidation (browning). Fresh stevia leaves may be processed and added at this step, optional.

Process beets + ginger to fine mince; add to bowl and mix. (If you’re using dried ginger powder, add it directly to the bowl.)

Process 2 apples to fine mince; add to bowl and mix.

Add shredded coconut to bowl; mix. If you have only coconut chips or coconut flakes, grind these in the food processor until they’re small.

Process papaya + pineapple to small chunks/sauce. If both are raw, or both frozen, you can do them together. Otherwise, process fresh/frozen individually.

Process dried fruit to a thick paste. If it’s too thick to process, add back into the processor a quarter-cup of what’s already in the mixing bowl to thin it down.

Add cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to the bowl. Allspice and cardamom also work well, if preferred.

Stir in molasses; mix well.

Add sweetener of choice, either raw honey or maple syrup, to taste.

Transfer contents of mixing bowl to glass jars and refrigerate.

Serve chilled.

Optional fermentation step:

Add in 2 tablespoons liquid whey. This can be strained from (non-Greek) yogurt, using a cheesecloth. Mix well.

Transfer cranberry sauce to jars. Cap loosely, set on plates or in bowls (in case of any overflow), and leave in a shaded corner of your counter-top for 1-2 days.

The friendly bacteria from the whey will proliferate in the cranberry sauce, pre-digest it slightly, produce lots of additional vitamins, and preserve it from any pathogenic bacteria. Plus, the flavors marry better while it sits.

After a day or two, tighten caps and transfer jars to fridge. Cranberry sauce thus preserved will keep for many months.

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No Bake Pumpkin Truffle Squares

No Bake Pumpkin Truffle Squares
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Servings: 24
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Dry:

  • 3/4 cup honey graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon spice
  • 3/8 teaspoon pink salt

Moist:

Topping:

Crush graham crackers by hand or by placing them in a plastic bag and using a wooden spoon to beat them into a crumble. You can use a food processor but the consistency/texture will be more fine so you will only need 1/2 cup that way.

Mix the crushed graham crackers with the remaining dry ingredients and combine well.

Scoop out and reserve 1 tablespoon of the dry mixture to use as the final topping and set aside remaining dry mixture.

Mix together all moist ingredients, blending/stirring until smooth and all coconut cream has been well incorporated.

Add the remaining dry mixture to the moist mixture and stir until well incorporated. Pour into an 8×6 dish and smooth with a rubber spatula until evenly distributed. Set aside.

For the topping, place the chocolate and coconut cream concentrate in a double boiler on medium low heat and stir continuously until smooth. Then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract until fully incorporated.

Pour the melted chocolate over the pumpkin mixture in the pan and smooth until evenly distributed over the top. Next, evenly sprinkle the reserved graham cracker over top, cover and place in the refrigerator for 1 – 1 1/2 hours or until the chocolate topping is firm.

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Egg and Veggie Quesadillas

Egg and Veggie Quesadillas
Egg and Veggie Quesadillas
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 20 6-inch tortillas
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped freeze-dried chives, optional

In a large pan melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil, then add bell peppers and chives. Sauté for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Pour into hot pan with veggies, and stir occasionally until eggs are fully cooked.

Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 tablespoons coconut oil, and preheat oven to 350° F.

Assemble quesadillas by brushing one side of each tortilla with coconut oil. Place the oiled side down on a large baking sheet. Put about 1/3 cup of the egg mixture on top, then top with 1/4 cup cheese. Place another tortilla on top with the oiled side up.

Bake for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

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