Dried Coconut

Grain-Free Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Grain-Free Zucchini Chocolate Cake
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Servings: 28
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes


Preheat oven to 350 ° F

Combine dry ingredients in a sifter, set aside. You can also combine them into a bowl and whisk together, if you don’t have a sifter.

Place wet ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat on medium for 1-2 minutes, until frothy and fully combined. Add the zucchini and beat again just enough to incorporate.

Using the sifter, slowly add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer, then run the mixer until all the ingredients are well combined.

Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, top with the optional walnuts and/or chocolate chips. Also, batter could be spooned into muffin liners, fill almost to the top. (Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.)

Bake for 30-35 minutes for cupcakes, or 45-55 minutes for a cake, until the middle is set and a toothpick comes out clean.

Serve warm with ice cream, or home made whipped cream.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

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Indian Coconut Prawn Curry

Indian Coconut Prawn Curry
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

  • 15-20 raw prawns, shelled and de-veined
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk*

Place prawns in a bowl, add turmeric and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well and set aside.

Heat one tablespoon coconut oil in a sauce pan. Add sliced onion and saute onions until they turn translucent. Add garlic and coconut flakes and saute till the coconut turns brown and the garlic is cooked. Turn off heat and let the mixture cool down.

In a blender, combine the prepared mixture, coriander seeds and cayenne pepper. Blend until a fine paste is formed. Add water while blending, if necessary.

In the same sauce pan, heat another tablespoon of coconut oil then add the above paste and saute it for a minute. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup of water. When it comes to boil, add the prawns. Once the prawns are cooked, add coconut milk and stir well. Boil for a minute and turn off heat.

Serve hot coconut prawn curry over cooked rice.

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

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Servings: Approximately 14
Preparation Time:  30 minutes

On low heat, warm the peanut butter until smooth. Remove from heat and add honey and coconut oil, and mix well.

Transfer to a food processor and add drained white beans, protein powder, vanilla, salt, and heavy cream. Mix well.

Transfer to a bowl and mix in dried coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Transfer into a 9×9 square pan for a thick, chunky fudge. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy.

Prepared by Lynelle. Photo by Orissa.

Coconut Banana Cupcakes with French Buttercream Icing

Coconut Banana Cupcakes with French Buttercream Icing
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Servings: 16
Preparation Time:  1 hour 30 minutes

Coconut Banana Cupcakes:

French Buttercream Frosting:

Coconut Banana Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 °F

Cream butter, coconut oil, sugar and honey together in a large bowl or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Add bananas and mash with a potato masher until small lumps remain.

In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir until just combined.

Spoon into cupcake molds and bake until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10-12 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.

French Buttercream Frosting:

Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and cook over low heat until sugar has dissolved and it reaches 238 °F. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, cook until it reaches soft ball stage.

In a stand mixer combine egg yolks and salt. Beat on medium-low until light yellow and fluffy. Continue to mix while adding the sugar syrup (pour it in a slow stream near the side of the mixer.) Beat on high speed until the mixture is very light colored, fluffy, and has cooled to body temperature.

Mix in butter and coconut oil to frosting one tablespoon at a time. Once all the butter and coconut oil is incorporated, add vanilla extract and mix gently. Spoon into a piping bag and frost cupcakes. Garnish with chopped or shredded coconut as desired.

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Grain Free Coconut Onion Rings

Grain Free Coconut Onion Rings
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time:  15 minutes

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees ºF. Separate the onion slices into rings, saving the smaller, internal rounds for another use.

Place the coconut cream concentrate, eggs, water, salt, and smoked paprika in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour the batter in a shallow dish. Spread the flaked coconut in another shallow dish.

Oil a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Dip each onion ring into the coconut butter mixture to lightly coat, and then into the flaked coconut. Place in a single layer on the cookie sheet. When all of the onion rings are coated, bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the coconut is lightly browned. Sprinkle on additional salt, if desired. Serve hot.

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Coconut Strawberry Cacao Smoothie

Coconut Strawberry Cacao Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time:  5 minutes

  • 1 cup coconut milk*
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 tsp cacao powder

In a blender, combine ingredients. Blend for about a minute or until mixture is completely smooth.

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

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Coconut Honey Chocolate Bites

Coconut Honey Chocolate Bites
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time:  30 minutes

Warm the coconut oil until it is liquid. Add in all ingredients except for the chocolate. Mix well.

Line a shallow pan with parchment paper or foil and lay out the coconut mixture and pat it down to flatten evenly. Pop it in the freezer until solid.

Melt chocolate using a double boiler and pour over the solid coconut-honey mixture. Let it set in the freezer

Once the top chocolate layer hardens, remove it from the freezer and cut it into bite size pieces or squares. Keep refrigerated.

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Sweet Potato Coconut Pudding

Sweet Potato Coconut Pudding
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Servings: 4-5
Preparation Time:  15 minutes
  • Cinnamon & Sucanat Shaker (3 parts sucanat to 1 part cinnamon)
  • Coconut Whipped Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees ºF.

Coat a 7″ x 11″ glass baking pan with coconut oil.

Put all ingredients into a food processor; process until smooth scraping down sides with a rubber spatula and processing again for consistency. Spread mixture into baking pan.

Bake for 40 minutes. Spoon pudding into serving dishes. Dust with cinnamon/sucanat. Serve with coconut whipped cream.

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