Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Turkey Avocado Bacon Bites (Another Coconut Flour Recipe!)

by Lisa Beach, Ph.D.

I have one more coconut flour based recipe to share with you! If you missed the prior posts/recipes, check them out here: 
What is Coconut Flour and what can you do with it?
5- Minute Breakfast Cookies
Coconut Flour Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I love making crispy "bites" with all different themes--like pizza, ham and cheese, cheeseburger, etc. The base is always the same, and then you just add in whatever you like! The recipe I'm sharing today is my favorite "bite" theme to date!

Grain Free Turkey Avocado Bacon Bites

Heat 2 heaping Tbsp coconut oil in a skillet.
In a bowl, mix together:
1/4 cup diced avocado
3 Tbsp crumbled bacon
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese (grated or shredded)
3 Tbsp diced turkey
2 Tbsp diced sauteed purple onion (optional)
1 egg
1 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour

Dump the melted coconut oil in with the other ingredients and mix well. Add a little more coconut oil to your pan, and drop dollops of the mixture in the pan on medium-low heat. Flatten just a little bit. When the bottom is browned, flip them over and finish off the other side.

Serve with Chipotle Avocado Dip. This isn’t really a recipe, but just take 1/4-1/2 of your avocado and blend (or mix with hand mixer) it with a splash of oil (I used walnut oil, but olive oil or some other would work–it’s just to thin it out a little bit). Add chipotle powder or cayenne pepper to taste. Add a dash of salt, a squeeze of lemon, and any other seasonings you like (I put in a shake of southwestern seasoning).

This serves one to two people (one if it’s for me!).

The "stuff" to go into the bites.... note, I only used 1/4 of the avo, but you could probably use 1/2.

It isn't pretty, but it turns into one of the most delicious things I've had for dinner in a long time!

Avocado Dip is the perfect complement to the bites!

These are amazing!


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