Most nights after dinner I find myself wanting something sweet, and I am in need of a dessert. Because I am still battling my lifelong skin drama with eczema, there are a lot of ingredients that I have to be mindful of, so I decided to play around and make my own recipe! That’s when I discovered my faux cookie dough. It is easy to make, quick, and did I mention delicious?
Things You Will Need:
1 cup of garbanzo beans
1/4 cup almond milk (or milk product of your choice)
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tablespoon of nut butter of your choice (I used powdered peanut butter)
2 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Toppings of your choice!
Blend all of the ingredients into the blender until smooth. You can add whatever toppings your heart desires: almonds, sprinkles, cranberries, chocolate chips, etc. I used marshmallows and chocolate chips to top it off! The faux cookie dough is best served chilled, however you can still eat it right away if you’d like.
I had some left over bananas that were ripening very quickly. After making my banana pancakes I still had some to spare, and thought what better way to make use of them than with this snack!
For those of you who have a sweet tooth like me, this snack would be perfect for you, or for those of you who are quarantined and just tired of eating all of your usual snacks check it out!
Bananas are a great source of fiber and potassium. I paired them with ingredients I already had in my pantry and fridge. The first was a dairy-free hazelnut spread that I had purchased from Eataly along with some baking dark chocolate chips that I had laying around in the fridge from the time my friend Crystal and I were making chocolate chip cookies.
Here is a link to where you can purchase this delicious hazelnut spread. They also have an option that isn’t dairy-free and other varieties of the spread as well!
The next filling I chose for the banana bites was my Sunflower Butter that was purchased from Trader Joe’s. I purchased the Sunflower Butter in-store, but wasn’t able to find it on their website (sorry!). I also filled them with blueberries, but the berries were rather large so next time I would probably sprinkle coconut flakes or some chia seeds over the sunflower banana bites.
Things You Will Need:
One large banana
Your favorite nut butters (almond, cashew, peanut, sunflower, etc.) or spread
Now Let’s Make Some Banana Bites!
First slice your banana in small bite sized pieces.
Then fill your banana slices with your favorite nut butter or filling.
Place two slices of bananas together, like you’re making a sandwich.