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Coconut Cashew Sheera – A Quick Indian Dessert

Oh how I wish I had created this recipe when I was still on the SCD diet! Yes – not only is this recipe gluten free and sugar free but it is indeed SCD compliant!

Sheera is an easy indian dish that I like to call dessert but to many it’s breakfast. Sheera can be made with a variety of ingredients. The most common sheera that I know of is made with Semolina which is a very gritty flour, usually made from wheat. This is one of the Indian dishes I hold closest to my heart. In fact when I was a little kid I would pester my mom to make the wheat version of sheera for my birthday instead of cake. She would mould it into a nice round shape and stick a massive candle on it. Oh.. I even remember one time she shaped it into a heart. What amazing memories. So it’s been quite a sad sacrifice for me to forgo sheera since I’ve become gluten free.

Recently my mom gifted me a Tarla Dalal cookbook that focuses on Indian sweets. I’m a big fan of Tarla Dalal. Her books are one of the few that I like to Read More

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Coconut Chocolate Cupcakes

My sleeping beauties… aaah they were good! The combination of chocolate and coconut is absolutely divine! I became a coconut lover when I tried Coconut Bliss ice-cream. Since then I’ve been craving the chocolate-coconut combination.

So this is Comfy Belly’s Chocolate Cupcakes (using coconut flour) recipe. I (rather Raj) called them sleeping beauties because my *beauties* never *rose*! 😛 Now the fact that they didn’t rise must have more to do with using coconut flour, or not beating the eggs enough, not sure. But the taste was absolutely fantastic. They tasted like dense brownies, super chocolate-ly, and I had them, warm, with a scoop of coffee ice-cream. The 8 cupcakes were over in a day and a half! Now to figuring out why they did not rise… have to make another batch ;)!

NOTE: I didn’t check the chocolate chips to see if they were sugar-free.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes: 8 cupcakes
Ready in: 5 minutes prep time + 20 minutes cooking time

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3 large eggs (I used Egg Replacer)
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional, but they make it so yummy!)
  • Directions

    1. Pre-heat the Read More