Gluten & Grain Free
Refined Sugar Free
Easter Birds Nests
These little Easter Birds Nests are a lot of fun to make for both adults and children to enjoy. They are naturally gluten and dairy free and free from added refined sugars which is so important particularly as we are bombarded by highly refined sugary Easter Eggs at this time of the year. Make a few and wrap them as gifts for friends. We made mini dairy free eggs to go inside our nests.
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup buckwheat (toasted – see note below)
5 Tbsp currants
½ cup sunflower seeds
4 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp cacao powder
1 Tbsp chia seeds
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup + 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
Mix all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Next add in wet ingredients and mix well. Use your fingertips to ensure that it is well mixed.
Spoon into muffin tins and create a well in the centre.
Place in fridge/freezer to set.
Place chocolate eggs in a for an Easter treat.
Alternatively if you don’t want to make a nest shape this mix could be pressed down firmly into a standard cake tin, lined with baking paper, and had as a slice. Perhaps drizzle with chocolate for an indulgent treat!
Note You can alternate the seeds if desired, use less of one or exclude altogether.