Hey guys, today I wanted to share a Passover dessert that I like. Though I am not personally Jewish, I have a lot of family members who are. I really enjoy partaking in the festivities of the Jewish holidays and it is a good excuse to spend time with the friends and family that you do not see very often. For those of you that do not know, Passover is a holiday to celebrate God delivering the Israelites from slavery by taking them out of Egypt. In simpler words, it is like Thanksgiving with a little bit more ritual.
One of the big parts of Passover is unleavened bread. As the story goes, the Israelites had to leave Egypt with such haste that their bread did not have time to rise. What does this mean for observers of Passover? Well, you cannot cook anything that rises…that means no baked goods. Because you cannot use baked goods, it can be hard to find the right desserts to feed all of the dinner guests. Here at Kelapo we have a favorite dessert, coconut macaroons, and they are perfect for Passover!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup organic shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/8 cup agave
1 Tsp. sea salt
- If you have a dehydrator: mix all ingredients together and form into small balls. Dehydrate for about 8 hours.
- If you do not have a dehydrator: you will preheat your oven to its lowest setting.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and form into small balls.
- Place macaroons on a baking sheet lines with parchment paper.
- Place baking sheet in oven and keep oven door open slightly. If you want to ensure proper dehydration, place a fan in front of the oven to allow air circulation.
- “Bake” macaroons for about 5 hours or until they feel stiff and are dry to the touch.
These macaroons were a huge success when we made these last holiday season! The recipe may need to be tweaked a bit here and there depending on how you like the flavor. Also, the final count of macaroons will vary depending on the size that you will make them. If you want to make vanilla macaroons simply replace the cocoa powder with organic vanilla bean. Our macaroons were completely organic, raw, vegan, and gluten-free because we made ours in the dehydrator. If you chose to use the oven, please remember that they may not be completely raw since the heat that they are exposed to may be a bit higher depending on your oven.
What do you choose to make in the dehydrator? Happy Passover!!
-Sebastian & Lani
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