Coconut Butter Lemon Bars

Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
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Servings: 40+ small bars
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

In a small/medium bowl, combine ingredients except for the ground flax. Stir well.

Line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Transfer mixture onto the pan. Spread evenly.

Sprinkle with ground flax. Freeze.

Cut according to preferred shape and size, serve.

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What is Coconut Cream Concentrate™?

Coconut Cream Concentrate is whole coconut meat in concentrated form. It is sometimes referred to as “coconut butter.” It contains no additives* (not even water). The dried coconut meat is ground very finely, giving it a creamy consistency due to its high fat content, much like other nut butters. Since it is 70% fat, it is a rich source of pure coconut oil. Note: this is a food, not a cooking oil.

How is Coconut Cream Concentrate™ used?

You can mix 1 or 2 teaspoons of Coconut Cream Concentrate with water or juice to make a creamy coconut drink. Many people put it in their coffee as a non-dairy creamer. It is also an excellent ingredient for cooking and baking. Because of its low moisture content, it can be mixed right in the batter or dough of breads and pastries. It can also enhance soups, be blended with smoothies, or made into ice cream. Many people just eat it straight, or spread it on breads and crackers, because it is so delicious!

See Sarah Shilhavy’s article: 10 Different Ways to Eat Coconut Cream Concentrate

Note: in colder weather Coconut Cream Concentrate will become hard, due to the high amount of natural coconut oil and fiber. It needs to be warmed to liquefy. But this is a food, not a cooking oil. If you use high heat, it will burn.

How is Coconut Cream Concentrate™ different from canned coconut milks and creams?

Commercial coconut milks and creams are generally sold in cans, or sometimes boxes and tetra packs. The main ingredient in these products is water. If the fat content is 17%, it is called “coconut milk.” If the fat content is 24%, it is called “coconut cream.” But most of what you are purchasing is water. Coconut Cream Concentrate, on the other hand, has NO water, and is pure coconut. Unlike the commercial varieties, it also contains ALL the fiber of the coconut. Pure, dried coconut contains more fiber per gram than even oat bran! This fiber has been stripped out of commercial coconut milks and coconut creams. Also, almost all commercial coconut milks and creams have additives to prevent the water from separating from the coconut oil, and also have sulfites added to keep it white longer. Sometimes these additives are so small, that the FDA does not require them to list them on their labels as ingredients. Coconut Cream Concentrate, however, contains NO additives and NO preservatives at all: it is 100% natural coconut made from Philippine coconuts grown without pesticides or fertilizers. Coconut Cream Concentrate comes packaged in 1 pint or 1 quart glass jars.

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Almond Flour Raspberry Coconut Chocolate Tart

Almond Flour Raspberry Coconut Chocolate Tart
Almond Flour Raspberry Coconut Chocolate Tart
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Servings: (1) 9 inch tart
Preparation Time: 15 minutes + chilling time

Crust:

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk*
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup organic raspberry preserves
  • 2 cups fresh whole organic raspberries

Source ingredients that are pesticide free.

Grease a 9 inch tart pan, with a removable bottom, with coconut oil.

Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Press crust mixture evenly into prepared tart pan.
Put bittersweet chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Bring coconut milk to a boil in a small saucepan; immediately pour coconut milk over chocolate and allow to sit for one minute, then stir until smooth. Add raspberry preserves, combine well.

Pour chocolate filling into the prepared crust. Decorate the top with fresh whole raspberries and put the tart in the fridge to cool completely for 1-2 hours, up to overnight. Serve cold with whipped cream, if desired.

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

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

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Coconut Milk Sweet Potato Breakfast Custard

Coconut Milk Sweet Potato Breakfast Custard
Coconut Milk Sweet Potato Breakfast Custard
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes – baked, cooled and peeled
  • 14 ounces coconut milk*
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Heat oven to 350° F.

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth. Pour the mixture into a greased pie plate and bake for 50 minutes – 1 hour. The center should be set and jiggly.

Cool before serving. Keep in the refrigerator.

Make Your Own Homemade Coconut Milk

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

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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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Gluten and Dairy Free Tapioca Cake (“Bolo de Tapioca”)

Gluten and Dairy Free Tapioca Cake Bolo de Tapioca
Gluten and Dairy Free Tapioca Cake (“Bolo de Tapioca”)
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Servings: 12-24
Preparation Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Homemade Coconut Milk:

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

Soak the tapioca pearls in 3 cups of milk for 1 hour.

Beat sugar, eggs and coconut cream concentrate for 10 minutes. Mix in the soaked tapioca pearls. Add coconut flakes and remaining 2 cups coconut milk and mix. Let set for 5 minutes.

Pour into a greased 13×9 baking dish. Bake at 350° F for 30-40 minutes until set.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Homemade Coconut Milk:

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

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with coconut oil, or use paper liners.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the coconut flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the chocolate chunks and stir well.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted ghee (or grass-fed butter), coconut milk, eggs and vanilla extract.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until mixed well. Divide batter evenly into the muffin cups.

Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until done in the center. Let cool in pan before removing.

If desired, drizzle each muffin with melted coconut cream concentrate after muffins have completely cooled.

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Dairy Free Sweet Potato Tarts

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Dairy Free Sweet Potato Tarts
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Bake and cool sweet potatoes and peel when fully cooled.

Grease or spray muffin pans and set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a food processor finely mix oats, nuts, shredded coconut, flour, salt, sugar then add coconut oil. Pulse a few times until mixed well. By the heaping tablespoon, press crust mixture into 8 standard muffin tins on bottom and sides. Bake for 15 minutes and set aside to cool.

In same food processor mix the sweet potatoes, coconut cream concentrate, eggs, maple syrup or raw honey, sugar, and salt until smooth. Add optional spice now, if using. Divide the mixture into the muffin pans and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until top is no longer tacky. Cool on wire rack.

Serve as is or with whipped cream or a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Dairy Free Hot Fudge

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Dairy Free Hot Fudge
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Coconut Milk:

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

Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a boil and continue stirring for 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve warm over ice cream.

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