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I don't have anything witty to say about this recipe, or what's going on in my life that is relevant at the moment. Sorry; I'm failing in that area as a blogger. Anyhow- I'm currently almost 7 months postpartum with my second child, and have been trying diligently to get back to where I was (diet and exercise wise) pre pregnancy. Moderate carb makes me feel best, and I love coming up with "treats" that are sweetener free and low (ish) carb. Feeling like you're indulging when you're not is THE BEST. This recipe definitely made me feel this way. The fact that it was cheap and easy to make made it even better. 5 ingredients? Yeah. I realized I didn't account for the coconut oil, so it's actually 6. Whatevs.
what you need:
- very ripe plantain
- 3 cups of organic shredded coconut
- 3 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of organic cinnamon
- 1 medium-large carrot, grated finely
- 1 apple, chopped (I used a granny smith apple)
1. Preheat oven to 375. Peel and chop apple. I chose to just dice mine, but if you want to get "fancy" you could slice them like the ones pictured below. The apples will not be mixed into your "cake" mixture, just lining the bottom of the pan. You may end up needing an addition apple to do something like that.
2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil in a medium skillet. Add chopped apples and 1/2 of the cinnamon. Stir. Cook on medium for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce to low/medium and cover. Cook for about 3-5 more minutes, or until apples are tender. Remove from heat.
3. In a blender add shredded coconut, and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Blend until the coconut is thick, and somewhat oily, but a grainy/floury consistency still. You don't want to blend is into butter.
4. Add ripe plantain and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon to the blender. Blend until you have a smooth, thick dough.
5. Add dough to a bowl, and add shredded carrots. Mix.
6. In a pie pan, 8" round dish, or a springform pan (what I used) pour your apples (with oil) into the bottom. Arrange them however you like. Once thats done, scoop your dough onto them by the spoonfuls, smoothing as you go. It will be very thick, so you can just pour it over the apples.
7. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until it starts browning around the edges feels firm. Remove and let cool for atlas 7-10 minutes before cutting.