Before moving to know the coconut seed recipe, I want to take your focus to a point. As you may have looked in earlier posts, I’m really trying hard to be more creative in finding good low-sugar options for my kids to eat – that they actually like!
In the past, I definitely did a lot of defaulting to what was quick and easy and what wouldn’t be met with a big unhappy ‘awwwwwww’ when I announced what was on the menu for meals and snacks.
Here is a kid-approved, after-school, tide-me-over-til-supper kind of snack (for them and me!!!). It’s a moist, chewy, gently sweetened snack bite with a nutritional punch! It’s also jam-packed with all the goodies like omega 3’s, protein, minerals, healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber…and even a yummy superfood thrown in for fun!
I used some lucuma powder for its sweet caramel-like flavor (that has no impact on blood sugar FYI). It’s high in many crucial minerals such as calcium and iron, plus studies are suggesting it has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and skin-repair effects on human skin – BONUS!!
Check The Simple Coconut Seed Bite Recipe To Make Delicious Bites
This is a very simple recipe to make. Mix your dry goods in a large mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix well using your hands (handle with wet hands for best results).
Line a cookie sheet with parchment and flatten out the mixture until it’s about 1/4-1/8″ thick. Also, gently score with a knife into 1″ squares and bake at 400 F for about 25 minutes or until the outer edges start turning brown.
Let cool and then break apart into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Superfood Coconut Seed Bites: Key Details To Know
These chewy, nutrient-packed bites are the perfect afternoon snack!
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 80-100 squares
Ingredients That You Need For Coconut Seed Bites
- ½ c pumpkin seeds coarsely chopped for coconut seed bites.
- 1 c ground flax (ideally grind your own in a coffee grinder as ground flax tends to go rancid quickly).
- 1 c ground chia.
- ½ c hemp seeds.
- Also, add 1 c unsweetened shredded coconut.
- Pinch sea salt.
- ¼ c lucuma powder.
- Moreover, you need ⅔ c Lakanto or Swerve.
- 1 c water.
- 3 tbsp Frontier Vanilla Flavor (you can use extract, but just flavor to taste and increase sweetener).
- Also, do not forget to add 3 tbsp yacon syrup.
**As I am attempting to keep things low sugar/low glycemic I have not added any dried fruit. But a handful or two of raisins would likely be really good if you wanted things to be sweeter**
Also read: Matcha Latte Recipe
Instructions To Keep In Mind For Making Coconut Seed Bites
- Preheat the oven to 400 F, it is necessary for making coconut seed bites.
- Mix pumpkin seeds, ground chia and flax, hemp seeds, coconut, salt, lucuma, and Lakanto in a large mixing bowl.
- Also, add water, vanilla, and yacon syrup and mix well using your hands (wet hands help prevent sticking).
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment and spread the mixture out evenly ⅛-1/4″ thick.
- Also, keep in mind that lightly score with a knife to make 1″ squares.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until the outer edges begin to turn brown.
- Let cool fully and then cut or tear into squares and store uncovered at room temperature.
Bonus: Try Another Bite That Offers Instant Energy
These coconut seed bites are ideal for boosting your energy without making you feel sugar-crazed. The ideal energy also boosts you to get through till your next meal. You’ll need a cooked sweet potato for this dish (either oven-baked for 45 minutes or microwaved for 2-3 minutes).
Ingredients Needed For Coconut Seed Energy Bites
- Baked or mashed sweet potatoes, 1/3 cup.
- An additional 1/3 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut is needed for step 4.
- Moreover, you need 1 generous tablespoon of sunflower seed butter.
- Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon.
- 1/4 cup flax (ground meal).
- 10 grams of hemp hearts.
- Also, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs or dark micro chocolate chips.
- Also, 1 teaspoon of chia seeds.
- 8/32 tsp. of cinnamon.
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (it is optional).
- A dash of nutmeg or Jamaican spice.
- Himalayan salt, a dash
Instruction: Follow Step By Step For Better Result
- All ingredients should be measured out and put into a medium mixing basin.
- Ingredients need to combine thoroughly.
- Moreover, you can try to make balls out of a tiny spoonful—about an inch in diameter.
- The remaining 1/3 cup of sliced unsweetened coconut is used to roll each seed ball.
- Place in a glass baking dish with parchment paper inside then cover and freeze.
- Finally, the seed balls must be set for at least two hours.
To save preparation time, roast the sweet potato in advance. Also, keep it frozen that is for up to a month. Best consumed frozen or somewhat frozen.
Do Not Forget To Try Coconut Clusters
They offer the ideal crunchy topping for yogurts, cereal, ice cream, etc., and are quite easy to create. However, they are also excellent on their own as a snack. They are not just terrific for topping!
Ingredients For Unsweetened Coconut Clusters
I prefer to use shaved coconut, but flaked coconut is also an option.
The coconut clusters must contain these wholesome little treasures.
These are great alternatives to the raw nuts that Costco uses in this recipe. Additionally, they are nutrient powerhouses ideal for these clusters.
Brown rice syrup
It is an alternative that you may use instead of honey, but I usually have honey on hand.
How To Make Coconut Cluster
Coconut cluster is another must-try recipe after coconut seed bites.
- Mix all of your dry ingredients together.
- To make combining simpler, microwave the honey for around 30 seconds.
- Combine vanilla and salt.
- Mix thoroughly after drizzling over the dry ingredients.
- Pour it onto a baking sheet.
- Turning once or twice during baking, until golden brown.
- Take it out of the oven, then let it cool.
- Separate as necessary.
Let’s Sum Up This Post Now
For those looking to increase their use of coconut oil in their diet, this snack is ideal. Coconut oil doesn’t have to be consumed directly from the container or added to coffee. To get the benefits of all their potent nutrients, simply combine them with the other nutritious components. These bites have a really creamy texture thanks to the coconut seeds.