1 tablespoon of honey (or any sweetener you like – optional, depending on your taste)
In a bowl mix together coconut butter, coconut flakes and honey (remember, honey is optional).
In case your coconut butter is too hard, just microwave it for a few seconds to soften a bit.
Spread the resulting mixture on a baking sheet, creating a rectangular shape that should be roughly 1cm tall.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes ⏰ and then slice it into small square shapes to serve.
It’s DONE! 🎉
Did you know? The word cocada is basically derived from the word coconut (in Portuguese just “coco”, the fruit), but added a suffix to indicate something made from coconut.
This treat is popular in many other Latin American countries, not only Brazil, such as Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile.
Some traditional recipes might include eggs or even other fruits, to change the final colour of the sweet.
For example, guava can be added to the ingredients to create beautiful red coconut slices.
I have a special space in my stomach for these Vanilla Muffins, no matter how much I ate before there will be always some space for them! ❤️
They are super fluffy and moist, also dairy and nut free, packed with fibre and good stuff.
My number one option when I want to surprise guests with a healthy cake. Typical comments are “no way, this cannot be healthy, that’s impossible!” or “are you sure this is gluten free?!”. 😝
Well, they are indeed perfect and delicious, and If I were you I would run to the kitchen right now to make your own batch!
⅔ cup of sesame seeds
6 medium eggs
½ cup of melted coconut oil
⅓ cup of honey (or any sweetener you like)
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
⅓ cup of coconut flour
1 teaspoon of psyllium husks
2 teaspoons of baking powder
A pinch of salt
In a food processor add the sesame seeds and mix for 4 minutes.
Then, add eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and mix them for more 5 minutes.
Next, add the coconut flour, baking powder, psyllium husks, and salt. Mix just enough to incorporate all ingredients.
Pour the batter into a greased muffin tin, leaving some space as these muffins raise well.
Preheat oven at 180C (350F) and bake it for 30 minutes. ⏰
It’s DONE! 🎉
Tip: For a lower carb version, replace honey with an artificial sweetener of your choice.
Did you know? Muffins are a typical American tea snack and share a lot of similarities with cupcakes, especially on how they are prepared and the basic ingredients.
A key difference, however, is that whilst cupcakes are widely accepted to be exclusively sweet, muffins can also be prepared in different savory varieties. Maybe I will bring you a savory muffin in the future? Who knows!?
1 tablespoon of honey (or any sweetener you like, this is also optional)
In a bowl mix together coconut butter, peanut butter, salt and honey (like I said above, honey is optional, depending on your taste).
In case your coconut butter is too hard to mix, just microwave it for a few seconds to soften a bit.
Spread mixture on a baking sheet, creating a rectangular shape and making it 1cm tall. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. ⏰
Then, slice it into small square shapes to serve.
Trivia time! The word paçoca is originated from a local indigenous language and its closest meaning is “to crumble” or “to grind”.
There is no direct translation of the term to English, but commonly acceptable variations for the name of this treat are: Brazilian peanut slices, Brazilian peanut candy squares, Brazilian paçoca, or Brazilian paçoquita (a famous brand).
In a blender add olive oil, milk, egg, salt, and parmesan cheese. Then mix until well combined.
Once combined, add the tapioca flour in three steps (½ cup each) until all of the tapioca flour has been added.
Mix well on high, scraping down the sides of the blender so that everything is nicely blended.
Grease a mini muffin tin and pour the batter in, leaving some space unfilled as they will raise considerably.
Bake them at 200C (400F) for 20 minutes or until they are light golden brown.
It’s done! 🎉
Did you know? The brazilian cuisine has a variety of dishes and snacks; some of them very popular in a particular region of the country, while completely uncommon in other parts. Cheese Puffs, for example, are more frequently found in the Eastern Central area of the country, mainly in the state of Minas Gerais and its capital, Belo Horizonte.