This recipe comes from the site The Paleo Mom. Again, our family doesn't do paleo or primal eating exclusively, but that does NOT stop me from searching that eating lifestyle for some amazing recipes. I know I personally can't tolerate gluten or dairy, so these types of recipes are perfect for when I want to share in the eating festivities with the kiddos and hubby. Plus The Paleo Mom is right up my alley. She's a Ph.D. turned SAHM who is super dedicated, super smart, and makes some super delish food!
- 2 overripe bananas
- 1/2 cup crunchy almond butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, such as Enjoy Life brand)
- **optional topping** -----> 1 oz dark chocolate
- **optional topping** -----> 1/2 tbsp fat (palm shortening, coconut oil, lard, butter, or ghee)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a rimmed cookie sheet with palm shortening or coconut oil, lard, or butter.
- Mash bananas by hand.
- Add all other ingredients except mini chocolate chips and optional topping ingredients.
- Mix until well blended.
- Cut in the mini chocolate chips into batter.
- Pour onto rimmed cookie sheet and spread evenly with a spatula
- Bake for 17-18 minutes and then let to cool.
- Cut into bars
- **optional topping** -----> If using topping, mix and melt your chocolate and fat together than then drizzle over already cut bars.
- WHOA! These are like banana bread and cookie bars met and had a baby -- perfectly soooo good!! And we didn't even use the topping because I didn't have any more Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
- I took the lazy/easy way out and made this entire thing in the food processor. I measured everything out, clicked on, and then drizzled the melted coconut oil down the feeder tube. Done.
- I did turn the batter out into another bowl, however, to add the chocolate chips, but I'm not sure you would have to do that. I didn't save any dishes doing it that way, but I'm okay with that.
- Next time I'll try with the topping, probably for Christmas, and eat them ALL myself. Yeah, they're that good. I personally like using coconut oil with chocolate as I think it sets better; however, the house has to be below 74°F so the oil hardens.