Banana bread bites
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These banana bread bites are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. How chewy depends on how long you dehydrate them for; flip them after an hour and then try them out every couple of hours until it's as "cooked" as you'd like it to be. They're super easy to make and are a great way to use up over ripe bananas. I have an idea of what I think will be a really really good way to enjoy these; I'll share it if it's successful.
1 banana, ripe
1 cup almond pulp
3/4cup ground flax
1/4cup date paste*
1 1/2 tbsp cacao nibs
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
mix almond pulp with flax and spices. Mash in banana and date paste until a sticky dough forms. Add a bit of water if it's too dry. Stir in cacao nibs and walnuts. Some blueberries would be good too.
Using a tablespoon, drop scoopfuls of dough onto tray liner in dehydrator. Dry at 105F for 1 hour. Flip onto the unlined screen and continue dehydrating until they're the texture you want.
Enjoy with a cold glass of nut milk, or cut in half and spread with some raw butter (ex. chilled coconut oil) or nut butter.
*To make date paste, place 1/2cup packed, pitted dates and 3T water in the food processor and blend until it's a paste. You'll likely have to scrap down the sides a couple of times before it's done.
SEXY UPDATE: Letting these bites stay overnight in the fridge in an airtight container makes them a less crunchy and more chewy. Yum!! Wish I'd known before I ate all but five of them!
SEXIER UPDATE: make this recipe into delicious banana bread: