In the last post I experimented with super food baobab powder, which worked really well. So now I decided to tackle lucuma powder, also known as “the Gold of the Incas” with numerous health benefits like antioxidants, B vitamins and much more. It has notes of soft golden caramel. I googled the net for recipes with lucuma powder and there are hundreds of lucuma ice cream recipes, which apparently is the most popular ice cream flavor in Peru. Lots of the recipes contain dates, but I don’t have any. So I had to create a new recipe and this is it:
Lucuma Coconut Bites
- 1/2 cup / 1.25 dl shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup / 1.25 dl finely chopped cashew nuts (unsalted & unroasted)
- 1/4 cup / 60 ml coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbsps lucuma powder
- 2 tbsps maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- A dash of salt
- 2-3 tbsps cocoa powder, unsweetened
- Finely chop the cashew nuts or throw them in a food processor with the coconut.
- Stir in the lucuma powder and salt.
- Mix coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a separate bowl.
- Combine everything in a bowl and stir well.
- Shape into balls and cool in the fridge.
- Roll in cocoa powder when cold.
- Store in the fridge.
Yields 12-15 lucuma coconut bites