Saturday, February 16, 2013

Raw Vegan Banana Cake Bites Recipe- Gluten Free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free, GAPS Legal

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Banana cake bites- top right and bottom left,
carrot cake bites top left and bottom right.
Yesterday, when I was making my raw vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free carrot cake bites, I decided to go all out and make 3 different types of healthy desserts, all the same basic idea- dates and sunflower seeds, but different varieties and flavors. I had a mushy banana lying around, so figured- hey, why not make "banana cake bites" in addition to the carrot cake bites? They came out really yummy, and are just as healthy!
(Ok, you can put chocolate chips in them, and if the chips are less healthy, these are less healthy. But if you use healthy chocolate chips or leave them out, then it's just as healthy.)
As with the carrot cake bites, you can use any nuts or seeds you want for this, from sunflower seeds to almonds to walnuts to cashews to brazil nuts to pumpkin seeds.

Raw Vegan Banana Cake Bites Recipe- Gluten Free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free, GAPS Legal

1 1/2 cups ground nuts or seeds
1/4 cup mashed overripe banana
1/4 cup date paste or pitted dates
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
More nuts or seeds for coating

1. Mash the banana with a fork. (Do not use a food processor!)

2. Grind the nuts or seeds; I use a coffee grinder for this.

3. If using date paste, remove any hard parts. If using whole dates, remove the seeds, then grind in a food processor.

4. Mix the banana, nuts/seeds, and dates until uniform.

5. If using chocolate chips, pulse for a second or two in the food processor or coffee grinder so you have smaller pieces than regular chocolate chips.

6. Mix in the cinnamon and chocolate chips (if using) into the mixture.

7. Wet your hands, and roll marble sized balls.

8. Roll the banana cake bite balls in ground seeds to coat.

9. Store in the refrigerator until eating.

10. Try not to eat it all in one go.

Are you a fan of banana cake? Have you ever seen a recipe for banana cake bites before? Does this look like a recipe you'd try out?

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  1. I like banana bread; never had banana cake. Will have to clean out my grinder first, though, as it is usually used for Indian spices.

  2. I just got a load of not-pretty bananas from the supermarket, so this is something I'll have to try :-)

  3. How finely ground should the seeds be? Coffee grounds or small bits?


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