Monday, June 15, 2009

Recipe: Tasty Treats! (beta version)

Started my day with a sleep-in, although unfortunately not as decadent as yesterday's. Packed up my remaining primal muffins and ate them at brunch.

No time for lunch (and no desire for lunch, either), so waited until dinner at 6:30pm:

Organic chicken drumsticks on a bed of lettuce. Washed it down with a plate of sautéed cabbage.

Then I killed some time whipping up some tasty treats in the kitchen. Still perfecting my Primal Almond & Coconut Rough bites - added almond butter today, which allowed more of a ball formation rather than pressing the mix into bars. The recipe currently stands as: 60g melted coconut oil, 15g cocoa powder, 40g finely dessicated coconut, 25g flaked almonds, and 25g almond butter. Mix together, form into balls, and refrigerate until firm. I don't add sweetener, but you could add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup if you need the sweet kick. These measures are to make 10 balls of ~100kcal each, which makes my life easier! If I made any more at once, bad things might happen... :)

Then I had my first go at Primal Cookies - almond meal, shredded coconut, coconut oil, egg and some spices... Mixed together into a big ball, separated into 12 smaller balls, and flattened gently on a tray lined with baking paper. 15 minutes in a 180degC oven...

The results -

(WARNING: The following images may induce uncontrollable saliva production)

Still there? Or have you been swept away by a tidal wave of drooooolllll?


Ellen said...


Ellen said...

The cookies-- really just almond flour, coconut oil, coconut and spices?? How much almond flour did you use- and coconut oil?

Jezwyn said...

And egg, yep!

I didn't measure strictly, but it was around one cup each of almond flour and finely shredded coconut (if you have access to coconut flour, that would probably work), 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 1 egg, and I'd say the spices took up no more than 1 tablespoon (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice).

Had three for breakfast this morning - divine!

Please keep in mine that they'll need sweetener added if you need sweetness - I enjoy the nutty flavour for itself :)

MovingNaturally said...

Those cookies look great! Did you bake them, and if so, for how long and at what temp?

Jezwyn said...

Added detail to the post - I was planning a proper recipe post when I made my second just-in-case-it-was-a-fluke batch, but you guys are ravenous! :D I can't blame you, given the photos... I'm eating a cookie right now, after my Primal Beef Curry leftovers. Mmmm....

I think I'll make a Recipe tag so that the recipe posts will be distinct and easy to find - sound like a plan? And please tell me if you try out the recipe, and what the result was.

Cheers lovelies!

MovingNaturally said...

Awesome! Will have to try soon!