Chocolate Coconutty Bars

Chocolate Coconutty Bars
Chocolate Coconutty Bars
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Servings: 35 square bars
Preparation Time: Approx. 15 minutes + cooling time

Turn stove on low. Melt chocolate, coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a pan.

Blend nuts in a food processor until fine.

Grind coconut chips (if you prefer it to be chewy, skip this step).

Mix oats, coconut chips and blended nuts together in a bowl.

When chocolates are all melted, put in dry ingredients and mix well. Put mixture in an 11 x 7 pan. Spread evenly and set aside to cool and harden, or pop in the fridge to speed this up.

When firm, slice into little squares.

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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars
Chocolate Coconut Bars
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Servings: 20 bars
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

Filling:

Topping:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Generously grease a 9×13 baking dish with coconut oil.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Add almond flour, coconut flour, and salt. Press crust evenly into bottom of greased baking dish.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, gently warm coconut cream concentrate, honey and coconut oil. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and spread over crust layer.

Top with 3 cups shredded coconut, spread evenly across top layer pressing down slightly into filling layer.

Bake in oven about 10 minutes, or until coconut is toasted.

Cool completely on counter, then refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars, and store in the refrigerator.

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 1 hour

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl combine the first 6 ingredients. Mix and set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the two eggs with a fork.

Melt the coconut oil and cool slightly in a smaller container.

In the meantime, add the apple butter, honey, and yogurt to egg mixture and mix to combine. Mix in the melted coconut oil until all is well combined and set aside.

Shred zucchini to get about 1 1/2 cups, can be a little more (about 1 1/2 small zucchinis).

Add the liquid mixture and the shredded zucchini to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until combined. Scoop mixture into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan and smooth top evenly.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Oven temps can vary – it might take a bit longer or shorter, watch carefully.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove from pan to continue cooling completely on the baking rack. Serve with grass-fed butter or room temperature coconut oil.

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No Bake Dark Chocolates with Toasted Almonds and Coconut Flakes

No Bake Dark Chocolates with Toasted Almonds and Coconut Flakes
No Bake Dark Chocolates with Toasted Almonds and Coconut Flakes
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Servings: 24
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Lightly toast coconut flakes and allow to cool. Lightly toast almond slices and allow to cool.

Mix and gently heat coconut oil, maple syrup, honey, sugar and cocoa powder, over low heat until well combined. Be careful not to scorch the cocoa powder. Turn heat off and stir in vanilla and salt. Then stir in the almond butter, toasted almond slices, and toasted coconut flakes.

When well mixed, taste the mixture to ensure it’s sweet and salty enough for your taste. Adjust by adding salt or honey if necessary and mix well to combine.

Spoon little mounds of the mixture onto a sheet pan, lined with parchment paper (or into candy molds) and place in the freezer to set. Store in the refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container.

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Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies

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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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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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