Coquitos

On rainy days, my son and I have a favourite plan, we like baking something sweet for our teatime.

Today we prepared coquitos. They are easy, healthy and delicious… very “eatwell&livefit” style.

If you have kids at home, I’m sure you will spend a good time together making these coconut balls … and eating them afterwards 😉

For about 15 coquitos:

150 gr. of grated coconut

5 egg whites

grated zest of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon of sweetener (agave, honey, brown sugar…)

……..

Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees.

Put the grated coconut and the lemon zest in a bowl.

Add the egg whites and the sweetener to the bowl. Mix it. (It will look like thick sand).

Wet your hands and make little balls.

Put the balls on an oven tray with wax paper. Bake them at 180 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Leave them to cool down.

Ready to eat!

The portion to eat in the afternoon with a nice cup of tea would be 1 coquito as they are quite satiating and energetic. That’s why they can be also a perfect pre-training snack.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Coquitos

  1. La receta pinta estupenda pero siempre desisto de hacer postres que requieren solo claras porque luego veo complicado utilizar tanta yema. ¿Se pueden cambiar las 5 claras por 2 o 3 huevos completos, por ejemplo?

    1. Hola Elena!
      Sí, no hay ningún problema puedes hacer la receta con 3 huevos enteros.
      Cuando uso sólo claras es para rebajar las calorías de la receta ya que en la yema se concentra la grasa del huevo y las calorías, mientras que la clara es pura proteína con mínima cantidad de calorías.
      No sé donde vives, pero en España, en casi todos los supermercados grandes venden botellas de claras de huevo pasteurizadas (sólo claras).
      Un abrazo,
      Patricia

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