A Sri Lankan friend of mine brought me a gift from her trip back home. Coconut Crumbles. I was surprised to read the ingredients as they had no grains or fillers and could be classed as primal, depending on the sugar used.

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Coconut crumbles from Sri Lanka

Coconut crumbles from Sri Lanka

So I thought I would see if I could make them and here are the results!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 3 very small eggs (probably equivalent to one medium-large normal egg)
  • 1 TBS of unrefined coconut sugar
  • 40grams of grass fed butter melted
Local organic eggs are very small. This is a local farm fresh egg compared to a store bought medium organic egg.

Local organic eggs are very small. This is a local farm fresh egg compared to a store bought medium organic egg.

Instructions:

  • I preset the oven to 170DegC and then mixed all ingredients together in a bowl. It doesn’t bind together in the bowl but ensure all butter is melted and mixed in.
  • Lay out a sheet of baking paper and using your hands, form a small ball of the mixture. It will feel quite wet when you squeeze it together.
  • Press the ball into a round using your fingers to keep the edges together and not too thin (else the edges will cook too quick compared to the middle). I made the first batch thinner than the second batch and I think that worked better but both ended up good.
  • Put the rounds in the oven on the top shelf and cook until golden brown. It took less than ten mins so stay near the oven and keep an eye on them.
  • Take out and leave on the side to cool.
  • I have stored them in the fridge

Results:

Well they taste, look and smell great! They are crispy round the edges but not in the middle like the packaged ones from Sri Lanka. I expect I used a lot less sugar than they did. If the ingredients are listed in order, they used more sugar than egg and butter as I used more egg and butter than sugar. This is something I can play around with on the next batch but I found mine nice and buttery but not too sweet. After a while in the fridge they got even better!

It made 13 but this could easily have been 15+ if I had made them a bit smaller and thinner.

Batch 2 on the right are bigger and thicker than batch 1.

Batch 2 on the right are bigger and thicker than batch 1.

Batch 1 were thinner and smaller than batch 2

Batch 1 were thinner and smaller than batch 2

If anyone has a go, please share your results!