Healthy Vegan Cashew and Coconut Burfi

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A vegan burfi, that doubles up as an energy bar, sounds amazing right.

Did I mention it is tremendously easy to make and and has simple ingredients which you will easily find at your home since it’s the festive season.

Happy Diwali guys! I know the feeling when your house is filled with sugar filled sweets during the this time and you are trying to eat healthy. I present to you this healthier version of the kaju and nariyal burfi (cashew and coconut burfi) which I’m sure you’ll love because it has cashew butter in it!

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Now where do I get me some cashew butter?

You know what? You can make your own nut butters at home. And they are absolutely delicious! They make recipes creamier, healthier, vegan-er, and filled with protein and healthy fats. This link will take you to my nut butters recipe, all it requires is roasted nuts of your choice and a blender. And it keeps in the fridge for months!

Please do not use any other nut butters other than cashew for this recipe as this works best with these ingredients. And if you do make it, please let me know how it turned out!

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Cashews contain great amounts of potassium and magnesium. They lower blood pressure, protect against the loss of muscle mass and make bones stronger, isn’t that the best thing you’ve heard all day!

Jaggery also called Gur in hindi, is a healthier alternative to refined sugar. It is unrefined sugar obtained from unprocessed, raw sugar cane juice. If you don’t have this don’t freak out, use the same amount of brown sugar or honey instead.

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You’ll be surprised at how easy and insanely delicious this is.

Enjoy these soft and velvety burfis that I fooled my family into thinking were traditional milk and sugar filled ones ones. If you like it share or leave a comment below I would love to hear from you. Do put our tag #zestfulhealth on instagram if  you make it for a healthier and guilt free sweet tooth.

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Healthy Vegan Cashew and Coconut Burfi

Prep time Cook time Total time
5 mins 10 mins 15 mins


This vegan burfi recipe doubles up as an energy bar, is rich in proteins and healthy fats and does not compromise on the taste.

Category: Vegan, Desserts, Guilt Free
Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole Coconut, shredded
  • 1 cup Cashew Butter
  • 2 tbsp Quick Cooking Oats, grinded
  • 2 tbsp Jaggery/Gur
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder
  • Pinch of Nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Shred the fresh coconut flesh in a blender.
  2. Make a water bath and melt your cashew butter, do not put it over direct heat.
  3. After it has melted a bit, add the oats and jaggery/honey, cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Take a plate and spread out a thin layer of extra virgin coconut oil on it so that the mixture doesn’t stick and Level out the mixture on it.
  5. Put it into the fridge for about an hour or two to firm up a bit. Cut into pieces and satisfy your sweet tooth!

* Store in air tight jars and refrigerate for 2-3 months.

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