I don’t know why there is a kettle bell in this photo? Maybe these cookies make you want to do some kettlebell swings. I think Trav was being a creative genius. I don’t question it, he’s the photo dude. I was making some more Choc Coconut Clusters and I went a bit overboard with the mixture….. So I started adding extra things to the bowl and these happened. They are, well, coconutty. They are not chocolatey though you could add more cacao if you wanted a more chocolate taste. Hot tip. Coconut butter & coconut oil ARE NOT the same thing people. Think peanut butter v’s peanut oil. Coconut oil is the oil extracted from coconut flesh. Coconut butter is the whole coconut flesh puréed into a butter.
Don’t be deterred by the high fat content of coconuts, the saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat. Therefore, even though it’s high in saturated fat, coconut can aid in weight loss. Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Coconut can help boost the immune system.
3 cups coconut flakes (shredded will be fine)- preservative free
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract
Optional- 2 tbs protein powder
2 tbs raw cacao
1 tbs nut butter
1 cup Coconut Butter (if you don’t have this you can use 1/2 cup coconut oil & 1/2 nut butter)
Dash stevia (or maple syrup if you prefer)
Preheat oven to 150C. line some baking trays with baking paper. Ok, in a bowl whisk together the cinnamon, vanilla, stevia, cacao and eggs. Pour over the coconut and mix well. Heat your nut butter and coconut butter gently in the microwave or a small pot until it is a bit runny. Pour this over the coconut mix and give it a good mix. It should be looking doughy. If it is too dry, add another egg. Add protein powder now if you are using it. Once all is combined and doughy. With your hands roll into cookie shapes, place in tray, bake for 5-10 mins depending on how fudgy or crunchy you like them. I did mine for about 8 mins. I drizzled some extra coconut butter on top. These are best stored in the fridge though they do freeze well.1