Posts Tagged ‘coconut’






I originally fell in love with this recipe at Civilized Caveman. However it called for a 1/2 cup  each of coconut oil and honey which I felt was too much. I wanted to lower the sugar content so I reduced both to a 1/3 cup and it was just right. I have made this both with cinnamon and without, it is great either way. This is also great on yogurt or eaten just alone.

  • 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 2 cups of slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp of cacao
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of raw honey
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • heaping tsp cinnamon to taste – optional

Serves 10

heat oven to 325. in a bowl mix all wet ingredients (i used a metal bowl to melt the coconut oil in the oven) in another bowl mix all the dry ingredients. Once the wet ingredients are liquid and somewhat combined, mix dry ingredients with a fork. Then spread on a cookie sheet, I used a stoneware bar pan, helps to keep the cereal from falling off the sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from oven stir in bar pan or pour into bowl and stir.  The put back in oven for another 5 minutes. Remove and cool before eating.  Either eat plain or serve with coconut milk or milk of choice.

calories: 4o2 protein: 9 g fiber: 5 g sugar: 15 g saturated fat: 13 g


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Kheer – Indian rice pudding

  • 4 cups of coconut milk or cow’s milk
  • 1/2 cup of basmati rice of jasmine rice
  • 1 Tbsp of cardamom – the fresher the better
  • 1/4-1/3 cup of sweetened condense milk
  • chopped roasted pistachios, raisins and almonds (optional)

Soak rice while preparing the rest of the pudding. Meanwhile heat milk over medium low heat. Stir continuously so it doesn’t burn. Drain rice and add to milk. Cook over medium low heat for about 30 minutes, stir so it doesn’t burn. After 30 minutes check the thickness of the pudding. When rice is done and thickness achieved, remove from heat, stir in cardamom and sweetened condense milk. Chill or serve warm with pistachios, raisins and almonds.


* I am looking for a substitute for the sweetened condense milk so I can make this totally dairy free.

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