Looking for an alternative to the ‘ol bowl of cereal for breakfast?? Well these are a whole lot better than a bowl full of cereal! Think crispy, fudgey, and smooth!These little bombs are packed with loads of seeds, nuts, butter and coconut oil and are sure to go down a treat!
They have some organic crispy cereal in them and are loaded with all sorts of little superfood boosters. Filled with antioxidants found in the goji berries and the raw cacao, these foods help to stop free radicals damaging the cells.
The good fats from the coconut, butter and nuts are so important for growth development and cell function. They can also be used as a fantastic source of energy, especially for kids!
When my little ones aren’t feeling like eggs or other savoury options, these are fantastic alternative – he loves them!
You can press the mix into a tin and slice it up for something different too! They are best eaten straight from the fridge, as they will get softer as they sit out.
- 120g Cashews or Cashew Butter
- 50g Organic Butter
- 20g Coconut Oil
- 50g Maple Syrup
- 10g Raw Cacao Powder
- 50g Organic Brown Rice Crispies or Organic Brown Rice Chocolate Koala Crisp! (I use Natures Path brand from Iherb.
- 30g Organic Corn Flakes (Fruit Juice Sweetened) - I use Natures Path brand from Iherb
- 20g Almond Milk Pulp (or Almond Meal)
- 10g Shredded Coconut
- 10g Goji Berries
- 20g Black Chia Seeds
- 10g Sunflower Seeds
- 5g Pepitas
- Roast the cashews for 10 minutes at 180°C or until golden brown.
- Place into the Thermomix and mill 10 Sec/Speed 9. Scrape down the edges of the bowl, then process 1 Min/Speed 4. Scrape down the edges of the bowl again and process a further 10 Sec/Speed 6 or until a nut butter consistency is achieved.
- Add the butter, oil, maple, and raw cacao to the nut butter and cook 3 Mins/50°/Speed 3.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and process 3-5 Sec/ Speed 5, or until it looks similar to a bliss ball consistency, but with some of the cereal still in tact and visible.
- Roll into decent sized balls and place into a container lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until set.
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Coconut Butter – What a brilliant alternative for those avoiding dairy! It is uniquely different to coconut oil in that it is made from the dried flesh of coconuts. Sometimes it is marketed as coconut oil, however they are two different things. Coconut butter contains the oil as well as the coconut flesh. It’s uses are endless. Much much cheaper to make than to buy and takes all of 4 minutes in the Thermomix.
Coconut Butter was one of the 1st things I made in my Thermomix as my sister-in-law had been trying to make coconut butter in her food processor (as had I in a commercial food processor at work!) and it was taking us about 10-20 minutes! I just chucked a bag of shredded coconut in and wanted to see what would happen – well how fast it was!! I rang my sister-in-law straight away! She was not completely convinced on the machine, until of course I went to visit and she saw it make such light work of this butter!
The heat during the cooking process is important as it will help to get the oils working in the coconut a little quicker. Even if you don’t set the Thermomix to 37°, it will reach this temperature being on for 3 minutes anyway, but will be a little quicker if you select it from the start. This method will give you a great puree consistency, but don’t expect a completely smooth result like dairy butter.
I use shredded coconut, but coconut chips work really well too. I find the more oily your coconut, the better the result, thus I find either shredded or chips better than desiccated.
You will need this coconut butter recipe to make my Choc Peppermint Creams.
A wonderful alternative for those who can't have butter! Makes 500ml (2 cups).
- Place the coconut into the bowl of the Thermomix and mill 1 minute/Speed 8.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue processing for a further 2 minutes/37°/Speed 6.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend a further 1 minute/Speed 7.
- Store in an airtight container out of the fridge. If refrigerated it will set quite hard.
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