PaleOMG pecan slice with date caramel icing

It’s my dads birthday and I’m a poor student so instead of spending $20 on a cruddy present I decided to spend some money and time on a delicious, fancy treat.

As you guys know, I don’t fuck with fake recipes that are “healthy” and taste like crap (yeah hi squashed avocado mousse, you’re not mousse). But this is delicious as all hell and just happens to be full of healthy fats (including MCTs from the coconut oil & coconut milk) and is gluten and dairy free as well so I ain’t complainin.

Ingredients
For the crust
1.5 cups pecans (approx 150g)
¾ cup almond flour/meal
¼ cup Coconut Oil, melted
1 egg, whisked
1 tablespoon Raw Honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

For the caramel
12-14 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in water while you bake the crust
5-6 tablespoons canned coconut milk
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Instructions
1)Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2)Add your pecans to a food processor and blend until you get more of a meal or flour, then add your melted coconut oil, raw honey and vanilla until you get a very delicious pecan butter.
3)Add that pecan butter to a large bowl then add your almond flour/meal, baking soda and powder and salt, then add your egg and whisk all ingredients together.
4)Grease a bread loaf pan with coconut oil and then add your crust ingredients to the pan and use a spoon to spread out evenly.
5)Put in oven and bake for around 25-30 minutes or until middle is cooked completely through. Use the toothpick method to test it.
6)While the crust bakes, lightly clean out your food processor (I recommend eating every last bit) then add your dates.
7)Turn on until dates have broken down (less than a minute) then add your coconut milk tablespoon by tablespoon to the dates while the food processor is still running. Then add your water as well.
8)And add your vanilla extract and pinch of salt.
9)Process until you get a caramel. BOOM.
10)Once your crust is done baking, let cool for about 10-15 minutes.
11)Top caramel over crust using a spoon to smooth out.
12)Put in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to set. Or consume right then really.
Keep in fridge if you have leftovers!

I cut mine into 16 pieces.

Per slice:
156cals
13g fat
9g carbs
3g protein

Excellent source of vitamin E, copper, manganese and magnesium!

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