These tasty Coconut Bites provide a delicious snack for those on a sugar-free diet. Based on an idea found by a client in Ireland, the Coconut Bites offer a mini-cake alternative for the ‘anti-Candida’ diet.
With no grains or flour added, the Coconut Bites are also perfect for those avoiding or reducing gluten in the diet. Keep the Bites in the fridge for up to 5 days, and use them in a lunch box, or for a mid-afternoon treat. Try them with a tablespoon of sugar-free coconut yogurt (or natural cow, sheep or goat yogurt), for a luxurious dessert.
Fresh ginger brings a depth of flavour to the Coconut Bites, but if you are not a fan of ginger, try replacing with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Alternatively, if you can get hold of ground vanilla, half a teaspoon of this fragrant spice adds mellow and warm tones to the taste.
Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Whisk the egg white until it is light, firm and fluffy. Carefully stir in the finely grated ginger, coconut flakes and desiccated coconut. Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper. Use a teaspoon to place small rounds of the mixture , about the size of a walnut, onto the baking sheet.
This amount of mixture will make about 12 bites. Bake for about 12 minutes, until the bites are just beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray before removing.