I really like chocolate and banana as a combination…okay i really love Banana and Chocolate as a combination, I think they’re the perfect match together. I also love Chocolate for breakfast, using raw cacao you get a caffeine boost as well as releasing happy hormones in your body which is the perfect start to your day.

Combining bananas, coconut flour and cacao, you’re getting a great lower carb energy boosting snack perfect for any time of the day.

I’ve kept this recipe flexible, there are different sweeteners that you can use depending on preference and availability.

 

BANANA BARS

  • 3 ripe bananas,
  • 10-13 teaspoons stevia, (taste the mix and decide how sweet you would like it) or 5 table spoons of xylitol.
  • 3. teaspoons of melted coconut oil,
  • 3 table spoon almond butter,
  • 2.5 desert spoons of unsweetened cocoa, (alternatively use 2 tablespoons of raw cacao for a dark chocolate taste)
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla flavouring, (no alcohol/sugar preferred.- you can also use the insides of a vanilla pod or almond flavouring instead)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder,
  • half a teaspoon xanthum gum,
  • 1 teaspoon of pink rock salt,
  • 10 desert spoons of coconut flour.
  • 2 desert spoons of ground seeds or flax seeds. (optional.- however i recommend)
  • half a cup of chopped pecans. (optional)
  • extra pecans for on top decoration (optional)

 

method:

  1. preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan assisted, and 170 if not. put the bananas into a bowl and mash them with a fork. add in the melted coconut oil, and almond butter, and mash up together.
  2. next add in the stevia, cocoa, vanilla, salt and baking powder. mix it all together until well combined.
  3. next add in the ground/flax seeds if adding these in, and the pecans.
  4. add in the coconut flour and xanthum gum. and mix well. The mixture will look kind of like a cookie dough style. and you should be able to pick it up with your hands without it being too sticky. if it is too stick add a little bit more coconut flour.
  5. on a baking tray line it with baking paper, and then in your hand form out your “cookie” banana mixture little loaves. a bit like a tiny loaf of bread, alternatively you can form cookie shapes if you want to. which ever you’d prefer. Place a whoel pecan on the top of your loaves for decoration and extra yums.
  6.  bake for about 10-12 minutes then take out. Leave to cool and enjoy.

Of course you could also flatten these out and cut them up like biscuits or cookies. I like serving them with a little apple sauce and strawberries too for a fruity twist.