Updated: Jul 13
Coconut is simply one of my all time favourite foods - so diverse. Coconut can feature in so many aspects of your diet, from the variations of the dried nut, to the hydrating water or utilising the deeply nourishing coconut milk, oil and cream. Coconut pacifies the Pitta and Vata dosha mainly due to its sweet property, but also as a dried nut it can (in small amounts) aid the Kapha dosha too.
This slice really highlights the best of coconut using the flour, milk, oil, sugar and dried nut for a delicious, rich flavour celebrating this highly medicinal food. Because coconut flour is very drying in nature, the extra egg substitute and eggs themselves, are required to bind the slice.
This slice is hearty and soothing, perfect for the mid-afternoon Vata "slump" and perfect for a take-to-work or school snack. You can also add a little lemon icing for a seriously indulgent treat, as the lemon and coconut work beautifully together on the palate.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 1/2 cups organic coconut flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Himalayan Pink rock salt
1 cup of coconut sugar or jaggery
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 small handfuls of organic flaked or shredded coconut
1 cup melted coconut oil, cooled
1 cup coconut milk
6 tbs flaxseed or LSA meal, with 18 tbs water added and combined in a small bowl - prepare this right at the beginning of making this slice, allowing the meal and water to combine and become gelatinous.
3 free-range or organic eggs
3-4 tsp organic vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare a large slice tray or medium sized roasting pan with a grease-proofing method of your choice.
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients with your hands and make a large well in the centre of the mixture. Please use a wooden spoon to mix if you are one to avoid turmeric staining on the skin!
In a medium sized bowl, add all the wet ingredients and whisk together really well by hand until the mixture is well combined, light and airy.
Pour the combined wet ingredients into the well of the large bowl and using a wooden spoon or spatula, gently fold the mixture until just combined. Be careful not to over do it, otherwise the mixture becomes too dense.
Pour into your lined tray/pan and put into the oven for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden brown, coming away from the edges and a skewer comes out clean from any part of the slice.
Allow to cool slightly for 10 minutes, then take the slice out of the tin and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack. Enjoy my friends!
Love and light,,
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