3 absolutely delicious and easy to make coconut snacks

3 absolutely delicious and easy to make coconut snacks

These 3 recipes are a nutritious way to start the day or make the perfect snack. Don’t miss out!

Coconut is a true multitasker. Who doesn't like drinking coconut water when it is extremely hot? Coconut oil is also a great make-up remover, a powerful moisturizer, and delicious addition to desserts. Coconut has many other properties and there are multiple reasons to include it in the diet.

Let's try 3 incredible delicious recipes with coconut!

1- Two-ingredient coconut macaroons

This recipe not only is low-sugar but a healthy alternative and super easy and quick to make.

A macaron or macaroon is a French sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food coloring. But this recipe not only is low-sugar but a healthy alternative and super easy and quick to make.

Ingredients (for about 12-14 macaroons):

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F or 170C.

2. Whisk the egg white and then stir into the shredded coconut until well combined.

3. Using a tablespoon, scoop the coconut mix and form little macaroons. You will need about 12 tbs for each. Place on a lined baking tray.

4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the tops become golden. Allow to cool and tuck in!

2- Banana and coconut teff muffins

Wholegrain teff is extremely nutritious, it boasts a wealth of vitamins and minerals and is perfect in baked goods.

These delicious muffins are a nutritious way to start the day or make the perfect snack. Wholegrain teff is extremely nutritious, it boasts a wealth of vitamins and minerals and is perfect in baked goods.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC
  2. Mash the bananas then add milk and liquid sweetener and mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, add all the dry ingredients (excluding the coconut flakes) and mix.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth batter forms. Spoon into a silicone muffin tray.
  5. Top each muffin with some coconut flakes and bake for 30 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

3- Oat & Coconut Cookies

Oat & Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:  

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C or 320°F.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix well the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, or honey and baking powder. 
  4. Add the oats, almond meal, cinnamon, and desiccated coconut. Mix and add 2 to 3 tbsp of warm water. The dough should be sticky.
  5. With slightly wet hands, roll tablespoon-sized amounts of dough into balls. Lay on the baking sheet and flatten with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until slightly golden.
  7. Remove the tray from the oven and leave to cool.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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