Hi there, I’m back! Sorry for the prolonged absence - there were a few snags in what I had hoped to be a seamless transfer to a self hosted blog. Now everything should be back to normal, though you may see some changes (namely to the header) in the coming weeks. Let me know what you think of the new layout! I’m open to any comments or suggestions.
In other news, I’ve still been baking away (and have even made a couple batches of (near) midnight granola in the past couple weeks). But what I really want to talk about is these cinnamon almond flour coconut bites. I haven’t had a macaroon in a long while, but from what I can remember, these little gems bare a great resemblance to the traditional coconut treats. But better. Fresh from the oven they have a nice crispy outer shell, while the inside is dense and chewy, with a very satisfying bite. The almond flour lends a complex and deeply nutty flavor, while the brown rice syrup provides a malty sweetness that perfectly complements the toasted coconut.
The flavor combinations with these bites are limited only by your imagination. I chose to make a warming cinnamon version, but cocoa powder, freeze dried fruit, sesame seeds, or anything else you can think of would all make wonderful additions. These little coconut bites are perfect for a quick snack, crumbled over oatmeal in the morning, and even for dessert (with melted chocolate, in sandwich form?!)
If you still need to be convinced to make these, the kind folks over at Nuts.com have offered up a pound of almond flour to one lucky reader! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me what you’d like to make with the almond flour (after you make these bites, of course). For an additional entry, subscribe to my blog and leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so. The giveaway will be open until Monday, March 11 at 11:59 PM EST. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can email the winner. And now for the recipe!
What have you been baking lately? Are you a late night baker, too, or does the sunlight spark your creativity? I do admit it’s not quite as easy to take good pictures in the dark!
P.S. Effy says “hi!,” and she apparently loves these bites, too!
Don’t forget to enter the almond flour giveaway by leaving a comment below telling me what you’d like to make with it first! You can earn an additional entry by subscribing to Chocolate and Chou Fleur and leaving a separate comment telling me you’ve done so.