I have a very insistent sweet tooth and while I’m quitting sugar, I need some easy alternatives that stops me falling off the back of the band wagon. And this is a goody!
- 2 cups of unsweetened desiccated or flaked coconut
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil – heated to a liquid
- 1 tsp ground sea salt
- 1 tbsp Chia seeds – optional
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
Line a baking tray with aluminium foil
Mix all the ingredients making sure the coconut oil coats all of the coconut flakes. You need the coconut oil to cool and bind everything together so if you feel like your coconut isn’t coated well enough just add some more oil.
Bake in the oven for around 5 minutes. You want to take it out when it’s golden brown but keep checking on it, it doesn’t take long to burn. I had enough time to do the dishes and it was just about ready.
When it comes out of the oven it will be like a course breadcrumb that’s not bound together at all. I left mine to cool for an hour or so on the bench top and when it started to stiffen and bind together I popped it into the fridge. 10 minutes later – amazingly addictive coconut crunch.
Salty, sweet, goodness that’s Paleo and Atkins friendly. Yummo!