Bite sized desserts are so fun! Lately, I have been making bite sized carob nut butter cups, carob covered frozen banana bites and mini cookies! I got the idea for these cookies from Kelly at Foodie Fiasco. She makes similar healthy cookies, so I had to try them! These cookies are made with coconut flour, which is basically defatted coconut meat (what they are left with after making coconut oil). It is high in protein and fiber and has a lovely sweet taste. Because of it’s high fiber content, it absorbs a considerable amount of liquid and doubles in size. In fact… I have been making the cookies and skipping the baking part! Cookie dough is so good! Or you can mix a little bit more nondairy milk into the batter and you have a yummy pudding or spread! The best part about these cookies? They are completely guilt free, grain free, dairy free, sweetened with date, vegan and low calorie (so you can go ahead and eat the whole batch) !
Coconut Lime Macaroons
Peanut Butter Tahini Cookies
Almond Lucuma Cookies
Recipe: (makes about 8 bite sized cookies)
2 T coconut flour
1 t date paste (blended dates with water to form a thick paste)
2 T mashed apple or banana (I used a banana/pear sauce)
3 T nondairy milk
1/8th t baking powder
Mix all ingredients together, form into balls and bake at 350 F for about 15-20 mins or until golden on the bottom. Cool on wire wracks!
1 t lime juice and zest of one lime
coconut extract (optional)
You also may need to add a touch more date paste to balance out the lime!
1 t tahini to the batter
1 t lucuma powder
almond extract (optional)
You may need to add a touch more nondairy milk!
And to wash it down… How about a glass of my favorite nondairy milk!
Recipe: (makes about 6 cups)
1 c raw cashews (soaked for at least 6 hours)
5-6 c water
Soak you cashews in water for at least 6 hours. Poor cashews WITH soaking liquid into a blender (the soaking liquid is sweet, do not through away!) and add enough water to be 5 cups total water (including soaking liquid). Blend on high until completely smooth. Taste and add more water if you want it thinner. Straining is optional. Small sediments with fall to the bottom as it sits.