I wanted to experiment, but had no idea where to start. I stood in the kitchen and saw a banana sitting on the counter. I could work with that. Looked in the cupboard. Almond butter. Hmmm…almond butter and banana? A classic. What if I mixed ’em up, rolled ’em up, and froze ’em up? Sounded intriguing. And what if I rolled ’em in coconut flakes? Even better! These little angels were so yummy, they’re gonna be regulars around these parts!
Recipe: Nutty Banana Coconut Bites (makes enough for 4-6 people)
2 ripe bananas
2 TBSP unsweetened almond butter (I buy it at Costco)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (Note: I bet these would be even more delicious dipped in chocolate, too, but since I didn’t have any on-hand and I’m doing the Whole30, I didn’t try it. Come back and let me know if you do!)
In a bowl, mash the bananas and mix in almond butter until a gooey, semi-smooth consistency forms:
Spoon onto a parchment paper-covered plate or dish. Put in the freezer for 30-40 minutes, until the mixture is hard enough to mould with hands. Remove and quickly form into balls. Roll each ball in coconut flakes and put back on plate. Freeze for another 20-30 minutes, and then run to the freezer and enjoy!