This is absolutely bonkers…
I made a batch of Coconut Manna Sweet Biscuits. The gremlin-children stuffed their jaws and then immediately forced me to make more. I was like Aunt Jemima in the kitchen, whippin’ up biscuits in mass quantities.
The manna in this recipe is a substitute for vegetable oil. Manna is a “whole food made of pure, dried coconut flesh containing 12% fiber, 9% protein and nourishing fats.” It’s solid, yet melts easily into a silky, creamy, thick-buttery texture.” Ooo-la-laaa!
The coconut sugar is a substitute for the refined crap. It’s brown in color with a slightly nutty flavor and granulated texture. Coconut sugar is a “highly nutritious, rich source of potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and B vitamins. It is also one of the lowest glycemic index sweeteners on the market, with a glycemic index of 35, in comparison to cane sugar, which has an index of 68.”
THE RECIPE: “COCONUT MANNA SWEET BISCUITS”
INGREDIENTS (serves 10-12)
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cups water
- 3 tsp baking power
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 6 tablespoons semi-melted coconut manna (melt on very low heat, or it’ll burn)
For a smaller batch of up to 6 biscuits, simply cut all measurements by 1/2.
- Add all ingredients to mixing bowl and knead until thoroughly blended.
- Form into one big-azz dough ball.
- Flatten out into approximately 1/4 inch thickness.
- Use a cookie cutter or rim of a small cup to form biscuits.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Immediately hot out the oven, spread on additional coconut manna as “icing”.
- Sprinkle with coconut sugar and begin to chew. Then chew some more. You can’t eat just one. Now chew again…
Don’t worry. The biscuits are NOT riddled with sweet. It’s just a tender kiss of sweetness that’s perfect as part of a weekend breakfast or brunch, occasional snacking, or for showing off fancy baking skills to greedy guests. The recipe does contain regular white flour, but don’t be intimated by it. I don’t feed my stomachs white flour on a regular basis, so these biscuits are a nice splurge. By all means, go on and use a white flour substitute if that’s your cup of tea.
…told ya this was bonkers.