A little sweet for you “primal’s” out there… plus, it’s sugar-free and made out of only almond meal, so dig in.
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used Bluebonnet dual action)
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 4 packets stevia
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup unsweetened large coconut flakes
Preheat your oven to 350. Mix the dry ingredients (almond meal, protein, baking soda, stevia & salt) in a medium bowl. In a smaller bowl beat the eggs, and add the Grapeseed oil. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix together. Add most of the coconut flakes (leave just enough to top the ‘bites’ before baking) and mix.
Cover your pan with parchment paper & spray with coconut oil. Scoop the ‘bites’ onto the pan. Then top them with the remaining coconut flakes. Makes 12-15 ‘bites’. Bake for 8-10 minutes (I used a Convection oven, so 8 minutes was plenty). Your coconut topping should be just browned.
Until next time…
Seems I came up with some deliciousness while procrastinating…. what better way to put off studying for finals than to bake with nuts and chocolate chips!
Ingredients: 2 cups pecans, 1/2 cup almond, 1/2 cup cashews, 1/4 cup ginger (can use candied), 1/4 cup molasses, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, 1/4 cup coconut flour, 2 scoops protein (I used primal fuel).
Pre-heat oven to 325. In a food processor add nuts and ginger. Process until nuts are ground, add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and molasses. Mix. Pour mixture into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. It should turn out to be the consistency of cookie dough. You can add the flour last and add until you reach the recommended consistency. Pour the mixture into a pre-buttered glass 9 by 9 pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Yum!
They actually hold together quite well and this recipe makes about 20 bars. I would definitely opt on the side of undercooking them as they tend to dry out if overcooked. Keep an eye on them and once the sides look browned take them out of the oven and let them set.