Raw lemon bites with coconut and baobab
I am so into making raw treats lately, I love that they are so healthy and easy to make and yet they still taste absolutely amazing! I have been creating so many new recipes these past two weeks and my tiny freezer is just filled with all kinds of raw treats – which means that I have been making quite a lot, because usually I eat them faster than I make them ;)
One of my newest creations are these cute little lemon bites, I love how fresh they are compared to my usual chocolate/caramel treats and the sweet taste of the coconut goes so well with the sour taste of the lemon. I added baobab powder to give an extra vitamin C boost and the flavor goes really well with the lemon and coconut, so do not be afraid to add baobab if you have some lying around.
1 cup raw unsalted cashews
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 small lemon or 1/2 large, juice and zest
1 tablespoon raw honey, agave or other sweetener of choice
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract *
1-2 teaspoons baobab powder – optional (I used this one – affiliate link)
A pinch of turmeric for coloring – optional
Inspired by this recipe by My Darling Lemon Thyme
* the specific amount depends on what kind you use. You can leave it out and add the zest from another lemon instead.
- Start by adding the cashews and shredded coconut to a food processor and pulse until the mixture has turned into a fine meal.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until everything is well combined and roll the mixture into small balls. I rolled half of the lemon bites in shredded coconut, but it was purely for decorational purposes so you can leave that step out if you like.
- Put the lemon bites in a lidded container lined with baking paper and place them in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving, enjoy!