I love coconut! Anything with coconut; sweet, savory it is all good to me. When I came across a recipe for Coconut Bars on Elana's Pantry, I had an addition to my to do list. My intention was to make them this weekend. As I was getting the ingredients together, I realized I need to get back on my power bar kick.
I love having them around for something to satiate without having a meal. Suprisingly my father has taken a liking to those creations. That makes me happy. Being the Superman that he is, he will go a long hard day without anything to eat, except maybe some peanut butter and crackers. Not the worst thing - but not a power bar. So I decided to make a couple adjustments to the recipe, and this is what I ended up with; to the delight of my own personal Superman. I love coconut and I love my father!
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix eggs, coconut milk, oil, and stevia in a bowl. Fold in flours, coconut and salt. Make a ball with the dough insert chunks of the Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark and flatten onto a greased baking sheet or baking stone. You should have enough dough for 18. Bake for 10 minutes, rote the pan in the oven and bake for another 5-8 minutes, until the cookies are browned to your liking. Cool and enjoy!
Do you think coconut is a guilty pleasure? Are you not so sure about how I can call this decadent delight a healthy treat? In an article in the Huffington Post, Dr Joseph Mercola gives these great reasons why coconut and it's oil are good for you.
• Improving your heart health.
• Boosting your thyroid.
• Increasing your metabolism.
• Promoting a lean body and weight loss if needed.
• Supporting your immune system.
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