Christmas Day | Dessert Delight | Coconut-Quinoa Snowball Cookies | Chia Seed-Coconut Pudding

December 01, 2023 3 min read

Christmas Day | Dessert Delight | Coconut-Quinoa Snowball Cookies | Chia Seed-Coconut Pudding

As the days grow shorter and a frosty chill fills the air, a palpable sense of magic descends upon the world. Christmas, the most enchanting day of the year, arrives like a cherished storybook character, casting its spell on young and old alike. The twinkling lights that adorn homes and streets transform even the most ordinary neighborhoods into dazzling wonderlands, reminiscent of fairy tales. Snowflakes, like whispers from the North Pole, fall gently from the sky, creating a serene backdrop for the enchantment that unfolds.

At the heart of Christmas lies a treasure trove of traditions that beckon us to gather, share, and give. Families come together, not just to exchange gifts, but to exchange love, laughter, and stories that bridge generations. The aroma of gingerbread cookies wafts from the kitchen, and the melodious notes of carolers echo through the streets. Beneath the tree, carefully wrapped presents hold the promise of joy, gratitude, and the spirit of giving.

Christmas is not just about the presents under the tree; it's a season of giving, compassion, and hope. It's a reminder that even in the coldest of winters, the human heart can radiate warmth. Acts of kindness ripple through communities, from donations to those in need to the simple act of reaching out to someone who may be feeling alone. It's a time to reflect on the year gone by, to set intentions for the one ahead, and to hold onto the belief that, like the returning sun after the darkest night, brighter days are on the horizon. Christmas is a beacon of hope, a celebration of love, and a testament to the enduring spirit of humanity.

Celebrate this Christmas Day with friends and family by cooking super simple yet delicious dessert recipes.

Ingredients

  • Pride Of India- Coconut Flour (8 oz)
  • Pride Of India- Coconut Sugar (8 oz)
  • Pride of India- Three Color Quinoa (1.5 kg)
  • Pride of India- Whole Black Chia Seeds (1.36 kg)
  • Pride of India- White Sesame Seeds Raw Unhulled (1.13 kg)
  • Pride of India- Himalayan Pink Salt (2.26 kg)

Recipes-

  1. Coconut-Quinoa Snowball Cookies

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, 1/4 cup shredded coconut, 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into small balls and roll them in sesame seeds to coat.
  • Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and gently flatten them with a fork.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden.
  • Allow them to cool before serving. These cookies have a delightful coconut and quinoa crunch.
  1. Chia Seed-Coconut Pudding

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 cup coconut milk, 2 tbsp coconut sugar, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the mixture thickens.
  • When ready to serve, spoon the chia seed pudding into serving glasses or bowls.
  • Top with toasted sesame seeds for a delightful crunch and fresh berries for a burst of color and flavor.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy this healthy and festive dessert.
  1. Quinoa Chocolate Truffles

Instructions:

  • In a food processor, combine 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1/4 cup coconut flour, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp melted coconut oil, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Pulse until a dough-like consistency forms.
  • Roll the mixture into small truffle-sized balls and roll them in sesame seeds for a unique texture.
  • Place the truffles on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Serve these quinoa chocolate truffles as a healthy and festive Christmas dessert.
  1. Sesame Seed Brittle

Instructions:

  • In a skillet over medium heat, toast 1 cup sesame seeds until they become fragrant and slightly golden. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 300°F (150°C) on a candy thermometer or until it forms a hard ball when a drop is placed in cold water.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and quickly stir in the toasted sesame seeds.
  • Pour the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread it out thinly.
  • Allow the brittle to cool and harden completely before breaking it into pieces.
  • Serve this sesame seed brittle as a crunchy and sweet Christmas treat.
These dessert recipes offer a delightful variety of Christmas treats using coconut flour, coconut sugar, quinoa, chia seeds, and sesame seeds. Enjoy making and sharing them during the holiday season!

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