Delicious Lemon Banting Treats

A recipe was going around Facebook this week that looked really yummy. It came from Healthy Recipe Buzz and they called them Coconut Lemon Meltaways. I’ve just renamed them Lemon Banting Treats. Riana downloaded the recipe and made them.


Ingredients for coconut lemon meltaways

Step 1.

Dry Ingredients
1 & 1/2 cups Almond Flour (you can make this, or buy it – however most store bought Almond flour is not raw)
1 & 1/2 cups dried Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (I used medium shred, but fine shred would also work well)
1/3 c Coconut Flour
2 big pinches of Salt
Mix all of your dry ingredients together – set aside and move onto the next step.

Step 2.

Wet Ingredients
In a small mixing bowl combine the following:
3 Tbsp Xylitol (we used 1/4 cup raw honey which across the whole batch was very little per one)
4 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Lemon zest (Tip: Zest your Lemon before you juice it)

Mix together all of the above ingredients…

Step 3.

The Thickener
1/4 cup AND 1 Tbsp melted Coconut Oil
While your Mixer is on, stream in your melted Coconut Oil. Your batter will thicken fairly quickly as it mixes with the Oil and the oil cools down.

Riana used a food processor, but says it was probably more work than if she had simply mixed all the ingredients in a bowl.

All mixed into balls

While the recipe looks complex being laid out in three steps, it actually is quite simple. Mix the dry with the wet, add the coconut oil and then either warm them in a cool (lowest heat) oven for one hour or refrigerate them for one hour. The choice is yours. Either way, they turned out really well and are a delicious lemon Banting treat. They made 32 with about 100g of carbs across the batch, so just over 3g carbs per one.

Lemon coconut meltaways

Thanks Health Buzz and thanks Riana for trying the recipe! The zesty lemon just makes them perfect.

Talking of lemons, there’s a well known saying, “when life serves you lemons, make lemonade.”

When we trust God for our lives and follow His Word, He makes wonky paths straight and certainly can make lemonade out of sour lemon circumstances. I am reminded of Joseph in the Bible who was sold into slavery (by his brothers of all people!), then jailed unfairly, but eventually (and it took several years), he became the governor of Egypt and was responsible for saving his whole family (who he hadn’t seen for decades).

In Genesis 50:20 we read what Joseph says to his brothers – years after they had completely betrayed him,

“You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people”

That’s what God can do. Have a fabulous day.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

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