Add a little sweetness to your day with this these yummy cake bites. They are made with the goodness of nuts & seeds (almond and flax), raw oats, unsweetened coconut and whole dates (no refined sugars). And BTW, they are also a perfect little treat to share on Easter & Passover (as these have no flour at all — “coconut flour” is basically coconut ground into meal). NO eggs and NO refined sugars — means you can actually lick the bowl.
They are so easy to scoop into balls and such fun to dip and decorate, why not wait and enjoy the completed treat. For a simple homemade honey-sweetened chocolate dip: I choose 1/3 cup baking chocolate morsels and melted them in a Tbsp of Coconut oil, then added 2-3 teaspoons of honey to make the chocolate syrup sweet enough for my little sweeties. I also dusted a few with unsweetened coconut flakes for added texture/flavor. But you can always top with coco nibs, a variety of nuts or simply dust with cinnamon.
When it comes to making these treats, you’ve gotta grind up the dry ingredients first. Then add in the wet ingredients. Unless you want a more texture version – you could just process everything into a cuisinart or Nutri-bullet (that means, dates, coconut flour, coconut flakes, almond meal, coconut oil, flax seeds, et al and don’t forget to add the 1/2 cup water used to make the “date puree”) at once. But you may end up having to add more liquid to help it process. So I prefer to keep it simple and grind my bulkier dry ingredients first (oats, coconut flakes, flax seeds and mulberries) with the grains blade for the Nutri-bullet (although I think it may also work with the regular smoothie blade).
The result is a bite-sized treat my kids like to scoop out and decorate, and of course they enjoy eating them, too! We had so much fun making them, my girls wanted to be involved in styling the food for our pics. Looks like they decided to add Easter Bunny ears. Here’s the recipe:
- ⅛ cup flax seeds
- ⅛ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ⅛ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup almond meal
- ⅛ cup mulberries, dried
- ⅛ cup oats, raw
- ½ cup date paste (8-10 small dates pureed with ½ cup water)
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- *Optional: EZ Homemade Chocolate Sauce
- Grind flax and coconut flakes, mulberries and oats until resembles a meal (flour consistency)
- Add coconut flour, almond meal, date paste and coconut oil.
- Mix well.
- Scoop with mini scoop into balls on a lined tray.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Optional: drizzle on chocolate sauce
- Optional toppings: crushed almonds, coco nibs, cinnamon or coconut flakes
And just in case you don’t have any chocolate syrup, here’s a simple way to get a nice chocolate coating to make your treats just a little more festive. You could just melt down chocolate chips with a little coconut oil or try this one, sweetened with honey:
Honey Sweetened Chocolate Syrup
- ⅓ cup baking chocolate morsels (or extra dark chocolate chips)
- 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 2-3 tsp Honey
- Place all ingredients in microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for a few minutes, until all melted.
- Stir until well incorporated.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
We are are dressed up in green. (Are you?)