guess what i finally got around to opening?
the tropical traditions coconut cream concentrate i won in miss stephanie's giveaway like two months ago!
i'm so on top of things.
so, what is it?
coconut cream is simply ground coconut meat. period.
just like how peanuts are ground up to make peanut butter, coconut meat is ground up to make coconut cream.
it's 70% fat, so it's similar to coconut butter, except coconut cream has all the fiber of whole coconuts... score!
ok, so what do you do with it?
the website recommends using it to make homemade coconut milk (my wallet rejoices!), as a spread on toast, a soup base, or blended into smoothies.
well, what did i do with it?
funny you should ask...
cocoa coconut brownies
adapted from the tropical traditions recipe blog
1 cup coconut cream concentrate
3 room temperature eggs
1/3 c maple syrup or brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
splash vanilla extract
1/3 c cocoa powder (my favorite ingredient ever!)
and 1/3 c each add-in: nuts, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, dried cherries, etc.
mix all ingredients until just combined.
bake in a greased 9x9 at 325* for 18-20 mins.
um... aren't they gorgeous?
i couldn't help but drool.
these. are. so. good. these. are. so. good. these. are. so. good.
i wish i had planned to be this awesome, but i also realized after i made these they are flour and gluten-free.
score. my little sister can now join me in snacking my face off.
and promise you won't laugh?
here's... um... dinner:
what's better than yogurt, fresh strawberries, chocolate, and coconut?
thanks again stephanie!
p.s. - check out the tropical traditions website.
they're a really cool company with an awesome story behind them. and hello coconut peanut butter!!!