PALEO COCONUT CAKE POPS
Eating these paleo cake pops make me feel like a kid again and I LOVE that. I think we all need a little help getting back to our childish roots once in awhile! Who wouldn’t want a little reminder of carefree days, munching on sugary treats without a care in the world?! Except now I munch on health-ified versions of those sugary treats and my stomach definitely thanks me for that.
These fun paleo cake pops are creamy and dreamy without ANY refined sugar, so they’ll leave you feeling satisfied and energized, rather than nursing a sugar hangover. They’ve been a hit in my house and disappeared way too quickly… I think I need to start hiding my treats!
You’re sure to be the hit of the holiday party with these fun paleo cake pops. They’re sweet from the banana bread inside, creamy from the coconut butter shell and packed full of protein (if you go the collagen route with the recipe – totally optional!). They’re definitely my new go-to dessert any time of the year (but they sure look cutest surrounded by ornaments and sporting festive ribbon!).
Coconut Paleo Cake Pops
You're sure to be the hit of the party if you bring along these fun cake pops! They're paleo, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and SCD-friendly, making them a perfect sweet treat for everyone!
Paleo Banana bread
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup coconut butter
2 scoops Vital Proteins coconut collagen coffee creamer optional - you can sub with 1 scoop vanilla protein powder IF you want! It's not necessary though.
1/3-1/2 cup coconut butter
Preheat your oven to 350F.
In a bowl, mash your bananas and mix with the vanilla extract, eggs and almond milk. Melt your 1/4 cup coconut butter and mix in as well.
In a separate bowl, mix the coconut flour, baking soda and salt.
Add the dry and wet ingredients together and mix well.
Place in a prepared bread pan and bake for about 40 minutes. Don't overcook it because you want it to be moist for the pops!
Once done baking, let cool.
In a big bowl mash the bread up.
Melt the 1/4 cup coconut butter and add to the mashed bread. Using my hands to mix this part worked best!
Add in the 1/3 cup coconut flakes and optional Vital Proteins and kneed until combined.
Roll into balls (whatever size you'd like!) and set aside.
Melt the 1/3 cup (or 1/2 cup!) of coconut butter and pour the coconut shavings into a bowl.
Take one of the balls, roll it in the melted coconut butter and then roll in the coconut shavings. Set aside.
Once you have done this with all of the balls, do it a second time (roll in coconut butter and coconut shavings). This ensures you get a nice, thick shell!
Place in the freezer for at least one hour and ENJOY! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week (or in the freezer for much longer!)