Tons of Goodness Keto/Paleo Coconut Bites

As I mentioned in my previous post, Keto Fat Bombs and Our Family Business, after hundreds of recipe attempts I developed three paleo and keto friendly fat bomb recipes that I loved and wanted to share. This post is all about Coconut Bites.

Coconut Bites are crafted with unsweetened shredded coconut nestled within creamy coconut butter. They are raw, chewy, and slightly crunchy with a perfect hint of sweetness.

These little bites are packed with superfood benefits:

  • Only 2 net carbs per bite
  • No sugar added
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • Short chain and medium chain fatty acids
  • Immune system support
  • Prebiotic dietary fiber

Coconut

I love using coconut in my recipes. Coconut is pretty amazing! It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called “The Tree of Life.”

  • Coconut improves heart health, improves glucose tolerance, and reduces body fat accumulation by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health. Unlike other fats, the unique properties of coconut also contain a large amount of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother’s milk.
  • Coconut provides a quick energy boost. Coconut is utilized by the body to actually produce energy, rather than to store it as body fat.  It supports improved endurance during physical and athletic performance. As well, it promotes healthy thyroid function and helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.
  • Coconut also contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal healing properties.  Coconut helps to aid and support overall Immune System functions.

Coconut Butter

Most people know about coconut oil and shredded coconut, but some of you may not be as familiar with coconut butter. Coconut butter is made from the meat of a coconut. It is flaked and conveyed through a hot dryer and is then ground like a nut butter. We used Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna in our recipes. I found that it has the best consistency for fat bombs and it is made with fresh organic coconut meat that is not pasteurized or refined.


Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is made by grating flesh from a brown coconut, soaking it in water and then straining it to produce a milk-like consistency. Coconut milk is high in medium-chain triglycerides and also contains many other nutrients.

When purchasing coconut milk it’s important to buy one that is 100% coconut milk. Many brands add water, stabilizers, thickeners, gums, or preservatives. We use Aroy-D 100% Coconut Milk. It’s also great as a coffee creamer and is tasty in smoothies or protein shakes. If you’d like to try to make your own coconut milk, Wellness Mama has an easy to follow recipe for Homemade Coconut Milk.


Vitafiber IMO

VitaFiber IMO (isomaltooligosaccharide) is a natural, organic, plant-based prebiotic fiber sweetener. It is minimally processed and free of sugar, gluten, allergens, artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives. VitaFiber IMO is made from the root of tapioca, or cassava, plant. It is rich in dietary fiber, which can help support healthy weight management by promoting feelings of satiety or fullness. It also provides a good source of prebiotics to assist in healthy gut function.

We chose to use Vitafiber IMO due it’s health benefits. Many people, especially those following a ketogenic diet, lack fiber and prebiotics from plants in their diet. This is a healthy and tasty way to incorporate more fiber and prebiotics into your diet. Vitafiber also has a unique syrupy, sticky texture that gives our fat bombs a chewy texture. You can learn more about Vitafiber IMO’s health benefits and find more recipes here.  You can also purchase it here.


So, gather your ingredients and give this recipe a try!

Tons of Goodness Keto/Paleo Friendly Coconut Bites

Coconut Bites are crafted with unsweetened shredded coconut nestled within creamy coconut butter. They are raw, chewy, and slightly crunchy with a perfect hint of sweetness.

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, keto, no bake, paleo
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 20 minutes
Servings 13 servings
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut manna or coconut butter
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla bean extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Vitafiber prebiotic dietary fiber
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup medium shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine coconut oil and coconut butter/manna and heat over low-medium heat until fully melted. Make sure your saucepan does not get too hot or your mixture may stick to your pan.

  2. Stir in vanilla extract, coconut milk, and Vitafiber.
  3. Stir in finely shredded coconut and medium shredded coconut. Stir until well combined. It helps to scrape the sides with a silicone spatula.
  4. Once mixed take the saucepan off the heat. Measure a tablespoon of the mixture into each of the silicone mold cavities. Alternatively, you could spread the mixture evenly into a small container or tray and then cut into bite-sized pieces later. I would recommend lining your container with parchment paper for easy removal.

  5. Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes until the fat bombs harden.

  6. Remove and store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy. They can be stored frozen or refrigerated depending on your preference.

Recipe Notes

We used a combination of medium shredded coconut and finely shredded coconut for these bites to reach the desired texture. Feel feel to try with just one type of shredded coconut, they will still taste amazing!

Coconut manna/butter is usually solid in the container. You can soften it by placing the jar in a bowl of hot water or by microwaving the jar without the lid in 30 second increments until softened.

These also taste great dipped in chocolate. Try my recipe for Easy Homemade Keto Dairy Free Chocolate!


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