Lemon & Coconut Slice

Lemon & Coconut Slice

  • Servings: At least 16 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick and easy healthy sweet slice combining two of my favrouite ingredients - Lemon & Coconut.

I love anything flavoured with lemon and I’ve mentioned before how much I love coconut – this recipe combines both. Definitely a great baking combo! We always have lemons on hand at home and I use them throughout the day, starting the day with a glass of water with lemon juice, with Avocado for breakfast, over salads and in my herbal teas. In terms of Coconut, I also use this throughout the day, when I have Bircher in the morning and over salads for lunch/dinner. I also obviously love creating recipes which include both ingredients.

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As mentioned, first thing in the morning, I always have a large glass of lemon infused water for digestive support. It’s a great way to stimulate digestion (helping to stimulate production of stomach acid and bile). Lemons are also a great alkalizing food that is hydrating, nourishing, strengthens the immune system and full of Vitamin C, Calcium and potassium. Lemons are also very good for skin and help to flight inflammation.

Coconut has a high nutritional value and is a great source of healthy fats. When choosing dried coconut whether is desiccated, shredded or threaded, I always choose organic and unsweetened. Unsweetened coconut usually contains less preservatives than sweetened and isn’t treated with sulfites which are used to keep it white (as often in sweetened coconut). Coconut is another versatile ingredient – it is often associated with sweet dishes but can be used in savoury dishes too i.e. sprinkled over salads, in Curries

This recipe is super simple and very quick. Another recipe the whole family can enjoy. I stored the Lemon & Coconut Slice in the fridge and found it also freezes well. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Bridge xx

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Ingredients

Wet:

  • 1x mashed ripe banana
  • 2x eggs
  • 3T Honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 1/4c lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Dry:

  • 1/3c Coconut Flour
  • 1c unsweetened shredded coconut (save 2-3 T for the topping)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C.
  2. Combine all wet ingredients together.
  3. Add Coconut flour and shredded coconut to the wet ingredients (don’t forget to leave some of the shredded coconut for the topping). Combine together. You can also mix together in a food processor but if so, add the shredded coconut last and pulse to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into a lined square baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded coconut.
  6. Bake for 20-25 mins (until golden).

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Enjoy x

*Use organic ingredients where possible

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