- Add the water to a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow to bloom for 5 mins.
- Heat the coconut milk, honey, and vanilla if using, in a small pot on medium heat. Whisk together and bring to a low simmer. Take pot off the burner and whisk in the gelatin until it is fully dissolved.
- Pour the panna cotta mixture into the ramekins (I like to pour it into a measuring cup first to make it easy for pouring) and refrigerate until set (at least 4 hours).
This is a great dairy-free option for the lactose intolerant, and was incredibly easy to make. It set beautifully, and everyone in the family called for more afterward! You could make this sweeter by adding more honey, or making some macerated berries to garnish on top.
Adapted from this recipe, don't let the "paleo" part fool you - this was a super-moist fluffy muffin that had none of the meal-like texture that I usually associate with nut or coconut-based flours. Granted, there's very little "flour" associated with it at all - just enough to hold everything together, which is why I love it since I'm highly sensitive to refined carbs. Even with all the bananas, it didn't taste over-sweet - in fact, some might find it not sweet enough, though I found it perfectly to my taste, especially with the walnuts to help add texture and the addition of some dark chocolate chips. I think this is a fabulous breakfast muffin, where you don't feel like you just ate a cup of sugar, can spread a little bit of butter and salt atop it if you'd rather have some savory than sweet, and feel like you ate something reasonably healthy with all the fruit and nut bases in it (not to mention a nice shot of chocolate)!
Part of the reason I started baking was because I like my goodies to be less obviously sweet - I want to taste the flavor, not just the sugar. So most of these recipes will have the sugar dialed down.