Now you need to enjoy coconut to like these, but they are awesome to keep in the freezer for when you need just a little something sweet. I won’t lie. There may have been a time or two where I couldn’t be bothered to wait for them to thaw and plowed into them still frozen. Although the recipe touts these as breakfast bars, the size of the serving would NEVER be enough for me for breakfast. I would need to eat a whole row at least! I think of these more like dessert. Each bar only has 99 calories so one won’t break your calorie count for the day. The blog where I found this recipe is mommayoungathome.com, who credits the recipe to Sylvie Roy. The blog has tons of information on other topics as well. I look forward to exploring her site in more depth. I just haven’t had time up until this point. This particular recipe was so popular that she addresses some substitute questions at the bottom. I encourage you to check that out. The version included here is copied from the site and all notes are hers.
- Coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 Tbsp coconut milk
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350. Use the coconut oil to grease an 8×8 pan.
- Crack your eggs into a medium sized bowl and quickly whisk.
- Mash your banana – I like to just do this quickly on a plate – add to the bowl with the eggs along with the honey and vanilla.
- Measure and add your coconut flour, making sure to combine everything well and ensuring there are no clumps.
- Measure and add the unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut milk and mix to ensure the batter is well combined.
- Spoon the batter into your pan and smooth it out. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top.
- Bake your bars in the pre-heated oven to 20-25 minutes until the edges and golden brown and the center is firm.
- Freezing these is a cinch! Simply wait for them to cool, cut them to the desired size and store them in a freezer container or freezer bag. I tend to try to do this as soon as I can.
- You can defrost them quickly by popping them in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
16 small servings: 99 calories, 2g protein, 7g fat, 9g carbs each