These were so easy to make and are a super healthy, but perfect sweet treat. Have you ever gotten them from a bulk bin at the store? I have tried them a few times and they were good. Decided there was no reason not to make them at home. Four simple ingredients is all it takes. There is no added sugar, they are vegan and Paleo. Don’t be thinking with all those issues they must not be good. They are delicious!
Apricot Date Coconut Logs, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!
1 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup almond flour (almond meal)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
In a food processor, pulse together the dates and apricots until they are all small bits. Add the almond flour and pulse until all combined. Roll the mixture into 12 tablespoon-size logs (you could roll them into balls, too). Roll them each in the coconut and store in an airtight container.
Told you they were easy. I’ve also had ones from those bulk bins that are just apricot and rolled in coconut. Two ingredients. So good.
I’ve told all my Facebook friends and followers. Not sure if all my blog readers know yet, but I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). Long story. What it means for me is that I will be taking some different turns in the foods I eat. Right now I plan to go gluten free and no refined sugars. Never fear—I’ll still be baking up yummy treats of all kinds for my family and friends. But from time to time I’ll have things that I think are great, healthier treats to share here, too.
I’ve known about the MS for the last year and a half, but the last few months it kind of bit me in the rear. I was ignoring it before, but am now on the road to kicking it in the rear big time and kicking it out the door. It won’t rule my life. I’m in charge.
I tried going completely Paleo for a week. No grains, no dairy, no sugar, and no legumes, which includes peanut butter! That wasn’t so easy. I asked my doctor about those kinds of diets. She advised me to just eat a healthy, balanced diet and not go crazy with too many things. So I stopped being completely Paleo crazed and decided there are benefits to trying gluten free, I plan to use mostly healthy, whole grains and it certainly can’t hurt to give up refined sugar. I’ll have plenty of things up my sleeve with healthy coconut oil, agave, raw honey, coconut sugar and some other great gluten free flours. Stay tuned. I’m excited to see what is out there and what else I can come up with.
For fun, while I was not eating peanut butter (and I actually still haven’t--going on more than two weeks now) I have been making my own nut butters. Stay tuned for the sunflower seed butter I made and the delicious home roasted and homemade almond butter. Next up, I’ll be trying pecan butter, which hopefully is fantastic as pecans are my favorite nut. A little sneak peek, here’s what I had for lunch yesterday.
That’s the almond butter. I could just spoon it right into my mouth. But I love it on celery and carrots. I made my most favorite breakfast smoothie with some sunflower seed butter, too. I’ll be sharing that soon as well, it has a secret ingredient that is so good! You’ll have to wait and come back for that.
We’ll be going on a vacation next week, so I’ll probably not be able to blog until once July comes around! Happy Summer!