Banana Bread Bites

I love banana bread. Growing up, there was nothing better than my grandmother’s fresh, warm banana bread. My favorite part was the just-under-cooked center of the loaf. Unfortunately, I’m not a baker like Grandma Statz. I can bake. Sometimes I will bake. And, occasionally, my baking works very well (e.g. check out my Orange-Cranberry Bread). But I am not a baker.

So, I was really intrigued and excited when I completed this recipe the first time. Admittedly, I was aiming to make banana cream pie-like balls or macaroons. (Brent loves Banana Cream Pie, and if you haven’t tried our recipe for it, you should.) When I took my first bite of these, however, the texture and flavor were nothing like banana cream pie. Instead, it reminded me of that just-under-cooked center of banana bread. The best part? There’s only a little cooking and no baking required!

Ingredients
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 large banana, sliced
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 C raw cashews
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 C unsweetened banana chips

Method

Banana Bread Bites Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Melt coconut oil over medium heat in a pan. Add banana slices and drizzle vanilla extract over them.

Banana Bread Bites Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Caramelize bananas  until fragrant and golden. Cool in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Banana Bread Bites Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Meanwhile, grind banana chips using a mortar and pestle. Pulse cashews with salt in a blender or Ninja into a fine crumble. Next, add caramelized bananas and pulse until fully incorporated into a dough.

Banana Bread Bites Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Roll into small balls and roll them in the ground banana chips.

Banana Bread Bites Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Sprinkle a pinch of salt over balls after plating.

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Banana Bread Bites

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 large banana, sliced
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 C raw cashews
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 C unsweetened banana chips

Method

1.  Melt coconut oil over medium heat in a pan. Add banana slices and drizzle vanilla extract over them.

2. Caramelize bananas  until fragrant and golden. Cool in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, grind banana chips using a mortar and pestle. Pulse cashews with salt in a blender or Ninja into a fine crumble. Next, add caramelized bananas and pulse until fully incorporated into a dough.

4. Roll into small balls and roll them in the ground banana chips.

5. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over balls after plating.

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