With just a touch of sweetness, this bite-sized snack can really hit the spot without derailing your healthy eating plan. The healthy fats and omega-3s in the walnuts and coconut can help recharge your mind and keep you focused. Landria Voigt, a nutritional consultant at the Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine and b logger at her site “Stir It Up,” offers this recipe and many more in her recently published book “Super Paleo Snacks.”
2 large apples, chopped
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, blend the apples, almonds, walnuts, coconut, coconut palm sugar, cinnamon and salt until the apples and nuts are chopped into small pieces.
In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla and butter. Add the nut/apple mixture to the bowl and stir well. Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten just slightly with your hand to shape. This should yield about 20 bites. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until lightly browned along the edges.