While I love creating new recipes and finding new food to share with you all, sometimes, we need help from others around us. Today, I have help from my friend, Caitlin. She is here to tell you about her recipe for Chocolate Coffee Bites and I’m so excited. These are a great option for an easy snack or dessert. And best of all, they are gluten-free!
My grandmother was diagnosed with Celiacs quite a few years ago. I am always on the lookout for yummy treats she can have. It isn’t easy to find gluten-free food that actually tastes good. Especially for those who had it for a long time before any diagnosis. For her, it was trying to learn an entirely new style of eating. After over 50 years of eating gluten products, change wasn’t easy.
I hope you all enjoy the recipe for Chocolate Coffee Bites from Caitlin! Her information is at the bottom, so show her some love when you’re done reading.
Since I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance a couple of months ago, I’ve been trying really hard to eat gluten-free. And tell you what, it was a real hassle at first. I just couldn’t get used to saying no to my favorite carb sources. Desserts were the toughest – as somebody who loves cakes and pastries, I really wasn’t ready to accept that my favorite dessert recipes were now off limits.
But thankfully, I love making sweets as much as I love eating them. So when I realized that I can’t sacrifice my wellbeing to the sweet tooth, I took the opportunity to experiment and change things around in my dessert repertoire. Honestly, I was skeptical at first. Soon enough, I had been proven wrong – desserts can actually be made with healthy ingredients, free of artificial sugar, and absolutely delicious too.
These pretty cakes are a raw vegan dessert, and if you think you’re not the one for raw vegan cakes – just trust me, this is game-changer. They’re also much simpler to make than it might seem at first glance. After all, you won’t be needing your oven for this one!
For me, coffee is the ingredient that absolutely nails this recipe. If you’d like something that isn’t from the raw category but is also gluten-free and has that lovely coffee flavor, I strongly suggest you try this gluten-free coffee cake. That recipe involves baking, but it’s incredibly simple and the taste is just amazing.
Chocolate Coffee Bites
- 3 cups cashews
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 2 cups almonds
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2-4 tsp coffee (dissolved into 2-4 tsp water)
- 4 tbsp almond milk
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 10 tbsp almond milk
- 5 tbsp maple syrup
- Soak the cashews in water for one hour, then drain
- Cut baking paper into small strips to place in the cupcake pan to easily remove the bites after they are frozen
- Put the cashews and almonds into a blender and pulse until you have a coarse mixture
- Add the maple syrup, then pulse the mixture again until the ingredients start clumping together
- Place 2 tbsp of the crust into the bottom of each cup of a cupcake pan and flatten
- Put the cupcake pan in the freezer while you prepare the next layer
- Place 1 1/2 cups of the soaked cashews in a blender with the rest of the coffee cream ingredients and blend until smooth
- Remove the cupcake pan from the freezer and spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the coffee cream onto each crust
- Immediately return the pan to the freezer
- Place 1 1/2 cups of the soaked cashews in a blender with the rest of the chocolate cream ingredients and blend until smooth
- Remove the cupcake pan from the freezer and spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the coffee cream onto each coffee cream layer
- Immediately return the pan to the freezer and freeze for at least one hour
- Remove the pan from the freezer
- Pull the bites out using the baking strips
- Allow the bites to thaw for about 10-15 minutes before serving
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Caitlin is a bookworm and dancer. She is also a medical student in love with science. When she is not trying to find the meaning of life and the Universe, Caitlin is researching and writing about various health-related topics. She is happily addicted to art in all its forms, grilled tofu, and caffeine.