Paleo Diet Coconut Recipes
Posted on Sep 2 2011 at 12:37:19 AM in Diet & Nutrition
Paleo Diet Recipes are rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Grains, wheat, dairy are excluded from the diet. Coconut makes a great cooking alternative for wheat flour and cow’s milk.
The coconut was called “monkey face” by early Spanish explorers. The three eyes and the hairy shell resembles a monkey. For generations “monkey face” has been a nutritional and medicinal source around the world. A tropical plant that has gained popularity with nutritional enthusiast. Coconut tends to have a slight sweet, nutty and vanilla taste. Coconut flour and meal is vegetable based Paleo wheat flour alternative for cooking. A versatile plant also used as a cow’s alternative. Unlike most fruit and vegetable coconut contains saturated fats.
Paleo Coconut and Walnut Bread Recipe
1 Cup Almond Meal
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 Cup dried shredded Coconut
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Cup finely cut Walnuts
1/2 Cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Honey
1 tsp baking powder
Blend together eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil and honey. Combine coconut flour, almond meal, baking powder and shredded coconuts. Combine liquid ingredients and dried ingredients whisk thoroughly into batter until there are no lumps into cake batter. Pour ingredients into greased 9x5x3 inch or smaller loaf pan and bake at (350F) for 40 - 50 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan and cool on rack.
Paleo Dairy Butter Alternatives:
Have a warm slice of Paleo Homemade Bread with Paleo Friendly plant based dairy butter alternatives.
- Coconut Butter (Coconut Oil Base)
- Almond Butter (Almond Oil Base)
- Sunflower Butter (Sunflower Seed Oil Base)
- Pecan Butter
- Virgin Olive Oil
Pecan Pie Squares Dessert Recipe
Paleo Raw Food Recipe
- 2 cups pecans, made into a smooth "pecan butter" (your food processor can do this)
- 30 dates, pitted
- 1 1/2 cup shredded, dried coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
In food processor, process dates until smooth. Add the "pecan butter," coconut, salt, and cinnamon. Process until everything is well mixed. Remove from food processor and place the mixture in a medium-sized bowl or onto the counter, then sort of "knead" in the chopped pecans until they're well distributed. Press this sticky, pecans, dates 9x9 or 8x8 inch glass pan. Store covered in the fridge.
Can cut into 16-32 sizes.
Paleo Cashew and Coconut Shake
- 2 tbs coconut meat
- 2tbs cashew butter
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 ripe peeled bananas
- 5 ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons honey (optional Honey not allowed in Orthodox Paleo Diet)
-Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed for 30seconds.
Coconut Ice Cream
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 (13.5- ounce) can light coconut milk
- 1 (13.5- ounce) can regular coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a large bowl, whisk yolks and sugar together until pale yellow, 1 to 2 minutes. Add light and regular coconut milk and whisk again until well combined. Transfer coconut mixture to a medium pot and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until just thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, 8 to 10 minutes. Be sure not to let the mixture boil. Remove pot from the heat and stir in vanilla.
Transfer contents of pot to a bowl and chill until cold. Process mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions then transfer to a container with a lid and freeze until firm, about 2 hours more. Serves 8
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