Friday, April 12, 2013

Banana Bread Bites! GF, V, SCD, Paleo!

Hey guys!!

Guess what!..........It's Friday!

I hope everyone had a fabulous week! Things here have been wonderful! Lots of projects on the horizon!

Today is a drizzly day in NYC, but this entire week has been absolutely gorgeous! I've been spending as much time as possible outside. What about you? Have you been able to enjoy the warmer weather?

Well, today, I'm sharing another TREAT to kick off the weekend!!

This is another cookie bite, and let me tell you...these are FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!! I thought my PB&J Bites were unbeatable, but ladies and gentlemen, we have another fierce contender!


Yes. You read that correctly. Banana Bread Bites!

They're a cookie. They're healthy. They're made with whole foods. And they are absolutely irrisistible. Addictive. Scrum-diddily-umptious. Have I convinced you to try them yet?? ;)

And they're Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, and Paleo!

Here's what you need: (Serves 2-3; Makes 7 bites)

4 dates
2 Tbsp pecan butter
1/8 cup cashews
1/8 cup almonds, whole
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 freeze dried bananas

1/4 cup almonds, whole
12 almonds, halved

This recipe could not be easier. Throw everything (minus the 2nd group of additional almonds) into the food processor and process until you get a "sand-like" consistency, scraping down the sides twice. Then, add in your 1/4 cup of almonds and pulse 4 times. (You want them to still be "chunky.") Finally, stir in your almond halves. Form 1 Tbsp balls in your hands by packing it together. Chill for 30 minutes, and enjoy! Makes 7 bites.

These are divine. Truly. They are rich, and chewy, slightly crunchy and creamy, and stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth amazing!

The freeze-dried bananas give it a subtle sweetness, while the cinnamon chimes in with a slightly spicy note. Just perfect! And the dates make it so chewy and luxurious.

I polished these bad boys off in one weekend!! :)

Until next time!

Need a food processor? If you haven't noticed by now, my food processor is my baby:) Here's the one I use and love:


  1. Not sure I know where to find freeze dried bananas (or any fruit for that matter). Are these just dehydrated or no? Thanks Caralyn—Awesome recipe—can't wait to try! :)

    1. Hi Dana! I find them at my local health food store. Dehydrated and freeze dried fruits are not the same, but I'm pretty confident that you could use either...using dehydrated will just give it a chewier texture. I hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Oooh!! These sound so easy and yummy! What a perfect healthy treat :)

    1. Thank you so much Sarah! I love a healthy cookie:) I hope everything is good with you! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  3. I would probably eat like 18 of those, Ah ha ha! ;)

    1. Haha I hear ya there, Gigi! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  4. I love all things banana. And I love freeze dried fruit. Totally need to try these.

    1. Thanks Katrina! Isn't freeze-dried fruit great?! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Sunday!

  5. Yum! These look absolutely wonderful--a perfect snack.

    1. Thank you so much Gena! You're right! They were a healthy nd delicious snack! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!


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