Go Coconuts with a Nutty Bar *VN*

February 23, 2011 at 12:11 PM | Posted in Desserts, Food, Health, Inspiration, Nutrition, Recipes | 45 Comments

Hayyllooo everyone! 😛

This is the raw recipe that I mentioned the other day.  It contains an awesome and new-to me ingredient:  it’s the amazingly delicious COCONUT FLOUR!!

Hold your applause, thank you, thank you very much…

I really enjoyed them and my whole family loved it!  Except my sister, who just so happens to ALWAYS like my cooking–except this time. 😛

I know these sort of look like brownies, but they’re not brownies.  And the chocolate?  I intended to make it marbled, but it didn’t work. But it’s all good in the hood!~

Go Coconuts with a Nutty Bar *VN*

Ingredients:

3/4 C canned black beans–drained+patted dry

1/2 C coconut flour

1/2 C brown rice crisps

1/2 C peanut butter!

1/2 C almond milk

1/4 C brown rice syrup (I used Lundberg’s)

1/8 C maple syrup

Directions:

First, finely process all the black beans.

Add the coconut flour and…

eat the P.B., then dollop a huge blob and eat some more. 😀 (That’s Once Again PB which I love)

After wards, add the almond milk.

Whirl the ingredients away!!

Add the brown rice syrup and the maple syrup into the processor.

Melt some dark chocolate chips in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds, until completely melted.

Lastly, fold in the brown rice crisps and the chocolate.

Spread the mixture into a 9×9 inch brownie pan and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or freeze it for 15 minutes like I did because I didn’t want to wait! Hehe.

And voila, you’ll end up with raw, kind of ‘fudgey’ bars.

I know, weird photo 😛

Some Tips for You:

  • The brown rice crisps are not that noticeable taste-wise, but I believe they add a certain textural element to the bars.
  • Instead of doing little steps like I did, you can probably process everything at once! 🙂 I think?
  • Maybe just drizzling the chocolate on top may create a prettier and crunchy chocolate effect!

These are good either post workout, as a dessert, or breakfast, or dinner, or….yeahh haha!

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This is random!  Have you tried Genesis Bread?! It’s like, Ezekiel Bread’s cousin or something.

I know that my dad hated it, but I personally like the nutty taste to it.  Hate is such a strong word don’t you think?

And I’ve been eating some delicious oatmeal concoctions, as well as Ashley’s buckwheat bakes!

Oats with PEAR, I highly recommend it. ^.~*

And the famous buckwheat bake with a tropical twist.  I used TJ’s unsulphured dried mangoes!

I apologize for the information overload y’all!! But this is the most important thing!  Daniel is now taking his first STEPS!!!!!!!! yayyyy!!  I just tried uploading the video, but there was an error.

My Question to you:  Have you tried coconut flour?  What’s your fave recipe with coconut flour?

Have a beautiful and blessed day! 😀  Don’t forget to love on others and smile.  You never know whose life you will change!

Grace & Peace,

Ellie <33

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  1. The bars DO look like fudge! yum 🙂

    I’ve never used coconut flour, but i would love to try it some day.

    • Yes they feel like fudge too 😛 It’s really~nutty and yummy. That’s all I can really say haha

  2. I’ve never tried coconut flour before. I just bought some chickpea flour, though, and I’m excited to work with it!

    • oOOOo I’m such a sucker for new flours! And I’ve been wanting to experiment with chickpea and make socca 😀

  3. Omg Ive never even heard of coconut flour! How interesting. I still need to buy coconut flakes 😀 All those pictures are making me hungry girl!

    • Do you have a health food store where you can get bulk items? It’s the best way to go in case you DON’T like something so much, b/c you can get whatever amount you like!

  4. this bar is great! I love how simple it is… really want to try it!
    But can you really eat raw coconut flour?

    • Hey Coco! Yes! You CAN eat it raw, and tastes so good out of the bag haha. Hmmm! you know what? I wonder how it would taste toasted first!

  5. I won coconut flour in a giveaway…I have used it a few times. Not impressed. I love the smell and idea of it, but it produces a baked good that is so inferior to real flour, in my opinion..:(

    • Ohh what did you bake with it? I think this was one ok b/c it’s RAW, but I haven’t baked with the flour. Will try soon though 🙂

  6. THANK YOU!!! I just bought coconut flour because I’d seen it in many recipes, and then I couldn’t remember where I’d seen all the recipes that used it! I’ll have to make this sooooon! 😀

    • I have heard that coconut flour BREAD is really good too! 0_o mmm

  7. Never tried coconut flour 😦 Ah, I was going to pick up some dried mangoes at TJ’s today because they didn’t seem to expensive. I passed though — now I want to go back for some 😛

    • I haven’t tried the regular ones, but just know the unsulphured ones are reaaallly tough and hard to chew haha

  8. You know I don’t think I’ve ever seen coconut flour but my MIL is obsessed with coconut oil. So I wonder if she has ever tried it! 🙂

    • I think coconut anything is really good! hehe but that’s my humble opinion!

  9. Great post! I have all the ingredients for this I’ll hopefully be whipping these up this weekend! Hows the wedding plans coming?!

    • Thanks for asking! I’m just now getting some tips from married girls and friends, and will start to look at mags/books~

  10. Wow! These look super yummy! I have never tried coconut flour before…I will have to keep my eye open for some! 🙂

    • I guess it’s not that good to some, but many people DO seem to like it. 🙂

  11. I’ve never tried coconut flour, but I’m such a newbie, it really doesn’t surprise me. I can’t wait til the day I get my own place 🙂

    • Sometimes it can be a little tough trying to get things organized in the kitchen with all of my mom’s stuff and mine. But we deal somehow!

  12. coconut flour is on my list to buy soon! I haven’t tried genesis bread, but I love ezekial.. thanks for the recommendation!

    • 😀 Genesis is especially nutty~and has a taste that I can’t put my finger to really–it’s not THE best, but I enjoyed it hehe. Thank you for stopping by!

  13. I’ve been really curious about black bean brownies! These look awesome! I’ve never tried coconut flour but lately I’ve been very into ground flax.

    • I actually haven’t tried the black bean brownies either! 😛 But maybe these are SOMEEWHAT close?

  14. I haven’t tried coconut flour, but that recipe looks delish!

  15. making.these.ASAP. I ALMOST bought coconut flour today too, but I didnt know how to use it!! Thanks for the idea love!

    • you’re welcome! I hope they’re not too hyped up now! lol

  16. This sounds wonderful.. I wonder if I could find genmai syrup here…

    • ooOoO never heard of genmai syrup! Now i’ll have to look it up 🙂

  17. I looooooove coconut flour!!!! Your bars look AMAZING. That’s all there is to it!

    My favorite way to use coconut flour is in pancakes, but I have a feeling that if I try your bars, they will be my new favorite way! 🙂

    • ahh great idea! I have a feeling pancakes will be really goooood 🙂

  18. You know, I have not tried coconut flour yet but between the flour and the oil I’ve heard so many wonderful things. I really need to try it out! This recipe looks so healthy and tasty all rolled into one. Just delicious!

    Thanks so much for the sweet comment, it’s great to meet you as well!

    • Thank you Julie~! 😀 Have a beautious day

  19. I NEED to go get some coconut! I never buy it, but I love it.

    thanks for the blog love, girly! 🙂

  20. Wow I want that dessert! But if I make them I might eat the whole batch…

    Whitney

    • What’s so bad about that? 😛

  21. Yay for coconut flour!! I just got a 2 lb. bag of it and haven’t decided what to try out first yet! Whats your alltime fave recipe with the good stuff:)?

    • Oh! Well~this was my FIRST time using it! 😀 So if you guys have suggestions, then that would be great! Someone said she makes pancakes out of them

  22. I haven’t tried coconut flour yet, although I’ve been eyeing it at our Co-Op for the past few months. I’ve noticed that peanut flour has become popular as well, but I haven’t tried that one either. Looks like I need to branch out from the plain old whole wheat!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe…I’d love to try it and may have to work some substitutions to use what I have on hand 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  23. I LOVE that the Nutty bars are GF. I will definitely be making these, sooner than later.

  24. I love how these are raw. I never would have thought to try using black beans in a bar like this!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments! I love how enthusiastic you are about everything – God, life, food, exercise – everything! I’m definitely going to be back! 🙂

    • Aaahhh those are such encouraging words Bean! Thank you for the support and letting me know that at least someone is blessed 🙂


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