Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

A friend introduced me to these sweet treats and now it’s my turn to pass them along!

They’re a healthy snack… easy to pop on the go!
My husband loves a few of them just before he works out; I like to have one (or two!) after I feed the baby.
Plus, this sweat treat is KID APPROVED. No dairy or eggs, either 🙂

The ingredients are simple:
✔️nut butter (I used almond butter)
✔️unsweetened applesauce
✔️ground clove
✔️old fashioned oats
✔️dark chocolate chips

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First thing’s first- mash the bananas with a potato masher…


Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips & oats:

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Mix with a hand mixer until batter is smooth.

Fold in your chocolate chips and oats: photo 5-3

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, scoop a round tablespoon onto the sheet, and pop in the oven at 350 degrees:
25 minutes for extra gooey
30 minutes for soft & chewy

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Remove and Enjoy!

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Full Recipe: makes 18-24 bites
2 ripe bananas
1/2c nut butter
2/3c unsweetened applesauce
1tsp vanilla
1/2tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of ground cloves
1/4c dark chocolate chips
1 1/2c old fashioned oats

+preheat oven to 350
+line a baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside
+mash bananas in bowl
+add nut butter, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, & cloves and mix with hand mixer until well blended
+fold in oats & chocolate chips
+spoon round tbsp of mixture onto cookie sheet, leaving an inch or two between (flatten slightly if you wish)

+Bake for 25 minutes & allow to cool slightly
>>> 25 minutes extra gooey
>>> 30 minutes soft & chewy

Pancakes? Or Crepes? Or…? YOU decide!

What are you having for breakfast?

YUM! I stumbled across this deliciousness this past week & gave it a shot. They were categorized as “pancakes”…

Were they delicious? YES.
Did they look like pancakes? YES.
Did they taste like pancakes? Um….sorta??

Most importantly {see #1}….they were delicious!

Just so you know what you’re getting yourself into, these mysterious pancake looking breakfast items LOOK like pancakes but are kinda missing the whole bread thing…. Honestly, I’d say they tasted like fluffy crepes…sweetness and all!

Why don’t YOU decide?!

Start with a banana, two eggs, 1/2 c old fashioned oats, 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce (21 day fixers can use half an apple instead of applesauce).

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Toss all that deliciousness in a blender and….well, blend!

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Pour a small amount of “batter” on flat griddle. Cook until small bubbles appear on top (see bottom two cakes), then flip. Cook on reverse side until golden brown (see top two cakes).

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Serve up & enjoy! The fruit makes them sweet enough no syrup is really needed. Of course, it’s your call.

Then let me know….pancakes? or Crepes?

Recipe: Pancake Crepes (makes 6)
1  banana
2 eggs
1/2 c old fashioned oats
1/2c unsweetened applesauce (or half apple for 21 Day Fixers)

Blend all ingredients.
Pour small amount on griddle; cooke until small bubbles appear.
Flip. Cook on reverse side until golden brown.