We are big peanut butter fans in my house. I have also recently been into coconut oils that I have been using in oatmeal and smoothies. Earth Balance found a way to combine the goodness of both foods in their delicious new Nut Butters such as their Coconut and Peanut Spread. Available in both smooth and crunchy varieties, I recently tested out this dreamy blend that we have been enjoying in our sandwiches and for baking. This healthy fat is wonderful to fill kids up while also providing vitamins E and omega 3s to our growing children
For cooking and baking, Earth Balance also offers various spreads like coconut that adds a rich dimension of flavor and health benefits to a variety of dishes. For the holidays, this vegan and organic spread can be used for cookies, scones, muffins and even to add some new flavors to vegetables.
Earth Balance is also committed to their mission for consumers to enjoy a plant-based diet - both for your health and the environment. Through this commitment you will never find any animal products, artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils. They also strongly support the Non-GMO project as well as adhere to sustainable agriculture products that are made without genetically modified ingredients.
With Thanksgiving being only a few weeks away we have been searching on the Earth Balance website and I am really excited to test out the Classic Coconut Macaroons (see recipe below) that is sure to be a hit! They also have a host of delicious recipes that can be found on their website.
Classic Coconut Macaroons
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3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbs. tapioca starch or cornstarch
pinch of salt
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a can, the kind used in Asian cuisine)
1/3 cup Earth Balance® Organic Coconut Spread
2 tsp. egg replacer plus 1 Tbs. water mixed together
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. coconut extract (optional)
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 bakingsheets with parchment paper.
Stir together coconut, sugar, flour, tapiocastarch and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Heat coconut milk and Earth BalanceOrganic Coconut Spread in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to meltthe Earth Balance Organic CoconutSpread. Remove from heat and stir inegg replacer and vanilla extract.
Stir the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix well. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet, or use a small ice cream scoop.
Place macaroons in freezer for 20 to30 minutes. Bake 25 to 30 minutes,until golden brown. Allow to cool 20minutes before removing from pan.
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