Thursday, May 5, 2016

Almond & coconut bites

Technically you could call these fat bites but I thought some may be put off by that name. I know we are all back in love with fat (personally I never fell out of love) but even so its not the most appealing name.  But really they are mini fat and protein power houses which give you a kick up the bum energy boost when required.  I have one first thing at 5 am before I go to my awesome exercise class. Its enough to get me through with out feeling full (aka want to throw up mid session) and stop my tummy and its embarrassing rumble....

Almond & coconut bites
recipe adapted from here

1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 1/3 cup of almond meal
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey
1/3 cup of raisins (or chocolate chips)
toasted coconut flakes for the top

Line a 8x8 tin with baking parchment.

Melt the coconut oil & butter together in the microwave (or in a pan over a low heat).  Put the melted fats into a food processor with all of the other ingredients, except the raisins and flakes. Pulse until combined, you want to leave a bit of texture from the coconut rather than making a smooth paste.  Stir in the raisins. 

Pour the mixture into the lined tin sprinkle over the toasted coconut flakes.  Pop the tin into the fridge for it to firm up, at least one hour.  Cut into whatever size you think is a bite.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

 Thinking out loud they would also be yummy with a tablespoon of cocoa powder too! Let me know if you try it. When will you eat yours?