This is the recipe I cam up with:
- 2 cups of dry coconut
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- A bunch of raw cacao (maybe 1/2 a cup??)
- Coconut oil to make it sticky so the ingredients can be mixed together
After mixing all the ingredients above I added some almond meal until it made a nice scoopable mix. I probably put in about 1 cup, but if you try this, you should add gradually and stir in until it seems like it a good consistency to put in the cookie dough scooper. The recipe makes about 16 macaroons & they need to dehydrate at 105 for 3 hours.
The aroma while they were dehydrating permeated my whole house ... it's was heavenly!
Here's a picture of them - I added dehydrated tart cherries to the top of some of them - I was thinking banana split macaroons, but I decided I needed sweeter cherries. If I try this again I'll cut them into small pieces and put the little pieces inside the "dough".
I brought half the macaroons to the office and my coworkers really liked them too!
By the way, I am really liking Alissa Cohen's second book "Raw Food for Everyone". That said, I am a little overwhelmed by it - it's just packed with information but I'm really glad I got it. I think of the five raw "cookbooks" I have, it's the only one that really goes into the benefits of raw food to explain why it's a good idea. I hear her first book is great too, but I can only buy so many books at one time and the other book is about 7 years old so I decided to order the newer one.
Anyway, there are 97 pages of just information, plus 300 receipes, so I'm definitely going to read it. She has a ton of differenttoo. And her recipes seems to be written quite simply. I don't have a juicer right now, but I can see getting on in a couple months. I just want to spread out the big investments a little bit.
I was looking at the recipes in "Raw Food for Everyone" and there is a recipe for "Eggplant Bacon". I think this weekend I might make some dehydrated "bread" and "eggplant bacon". I guess I'll need to do Mayo too. I'd LOVE a BLT!!!
Tonight my dehydrator is busy dehydrating thin slicked sweet potato chips for me and thick slicked sweet potato treats for the dogs. We'll see how they turn out. I just added a little olive oil to my thin chips. It's an experiment. Once they are dehydrated I might try adding a bit of cinnamon to them. We'll see. I hope they turn out good.
Tomorrow night I want to make corn chips and then maybe I'll have a big mexican salad with guacamole again over the weekend with chips and salsa.