Just say or ask and Icadelicias will try to make it real. About a month ago a posted the recipe of my Chocolate Peanut Cups and my sister asked/challenged me to make other cups with coconut in the outside and cashew in the inside instead for peanut. Well, I though about the recipe and put it into practice. Vooilááá! Coconut Cashew Cups created by me and the idea from my sister.
So, I wanted these cups to be not too high in fats and high in protein. For the coconut part I used tapioca starch, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, organic coconut shreds and pea protein powder. If you do not have tapioca starch you may use cornstarch. I decided to use tapioca starch because I knew that it will give me the desired consistency without adding the fat, then I added the coconut oil to intensify the coconut flavor and the consistency. I added organic coconut shreds which added a nice texture in each bite.
For the cashew spread, I made my own but you can use store bought cashew spreads. Cashews are my favorite nuts. They have a neutral flavor that I find delicious. What I also like about them is that I can use them for anything in the kitchen: sauces, dips, cheese, desserts, etc. Did you knew that cashews are the nuts with the less fats? A serving of cashews (1/4 cup) has 14g of fat. I like the Cashew Spread very much because it has a softer texture and it stands out the cashews flavor.
So the cashew spread adds an unusual and delicious flavor inside the coconut cup. It also gives a softer and delightful texture.
1.5 scoop pea protein powder
1T tapioca starch
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk
1T maple syrup
8 T cashew spread
1- In a sauce pan add the protein powder and tapioca starch with the water, coconut milk, coconut oil and maple syrup.
2- Stir on low heat until everything is completely dissolved and turn off the stove.
3- Now, add the coconut shreds and stir.
4- Transfer 1/4 cup of the coconut mixture in eight muffin molds.
5- Include a tablespoon of cashew spread in the middle of the mixture.
6- Add three more tablespoons of the coconut mixture on top.
7- Add a topping if you want. I topped each cup with a cherry. You can use chocolate chips, cashews, bananas or berries.
8- Transfer them to the freezer for at least an hour. After the hour you can pick them because they would have gained the consistency.
Nutrition Facts: 15.75g Fat 8.91g Carbohydrates 6.51g Protein