A friend found a recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Banana Bites and sent it to me saying, “I bet you could make a version of this for The 21-Day Sugar Detox.” Challenge accepted! It came out perfect the first time! Enjoy!
No Bake Chocolate Banana Bites
grain-free • gluten-free • sugar-free
PREP TIME: 10 minutes hands on + 60 minutes for refrigerating/freezing
SERVINGS: 3 bites (½ banana)
for the batter:
- 2 green-tipped bananas
- 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 ½ Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp. cashew nut butter (other nut butters can be substituted)
- 1 Tbsp. cassava flour
- 2-3 Tbsp. shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 2-3 Tbsp. chopped pecans (or other nuts)
Add all ingredients (except shredded coconut and chopped pecans) to a food processor. Pulse until well combined.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up the batter.
On a cutting board, evenly distribute the shredded coconut and the chopped pecans for rolling.
Using a spoon or cookie dough scoop, roll the batter into balls and roll the balls onto the shredded coconut and pecan mixture until well coated.
Refrigerate for 45 minutes (or freeze for 20 minutes) to firm up the batter. Take the balls out of the refrigerator about 15 minutes before serving,
Makes 12 bites.
Katie is enthusiastic about helping people maintain health and vitality through whole-foods based nutrition, customized supplementation, and wellness coaching. Katie is a graduate of Bauman College Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. She is a certified Nutrition Consultant and is skilled in gluten-free and paleo-centered cuisines. She leads regular monthly 21-Day Sugar Detox groups. As a private Nutrition Consultant, she is focused on working one-on-one with clients to improve their digestion and balance their blood sugar through diet analysis, cooking and shopping instruction, and individualized dietary and nutrient recommendations. Katie has been following a paleo diet and has been gluten-free since 2012. She practices yoga and hikes. She is also a breast cancer survivor. She and her husband, Jim, live in Santa Clara, CA, with their dogs Jax and Molly. Katie can be reached at www.cleaneatingwithkatie.com or cleaneatingwithkati[email protected].