Happy Wednesday, friends!
It’s currently snowing outside in NYC, and I’m curled up with a steaming mug of my favorite chamomile tea, my life changing down puff slippers — (because, yes those are a thing, and you need them in your life) and a plate of these Banana Bread cookies.
And let me tell you — life is good.
Nevermind the fact that I need to go grocery shopping, and I’m procrastinating doing the laundry.
Right now, in this moment…bliss.
So. Let’s just take a minute to talk about these cookies.
If I were to have you over to my apartment, I would have a plate of these waiting for you because, friends — these are a hug on a plate.
They are amazing.
Now, I know that last month, I shared with you my PB & J Bites. And side note – those were one of my more popular recipes on Pinterest. (Which, don’t get me started on Pinterest. It is absolutely my secret weapon for this blog. Using Tailwind, I literally went from about 100 views/month on Pinterest, – to over 200,000 views/month. And to get a free month trial of this service that I swear by, click here.)
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BUT – these banana bread bites are a fierce contender in the battle for top cookie bite.
Let me just say: they are FAN -FREAKIN-TASTIC!
They’re a cookie. They’re healthy. They’re made with whole foods. And they are absolutely irresistible! Addictive. Scrum-diddily-umtious! ((Have I convinced you to try them yet??))
Plus, they’re Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, AND Paleo!
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 3-4; Makes 14 bites)
1/4 cup pecan butter
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup almonds, whole
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup freeze dried bananas
1/2 cup almonds, whole
24 almonds, halved
Good Chef’s Knife
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 the reserved 1/2 cup of whole almonds and pulse 4 times. (You want them to still be “chunky.” Finally, stir in the reserved almond halves.
Form 1 Tbsp balls in your hands by packing it together. Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy! Makes 14 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 kid you not – they taste just like a slice of decadent, delicious banana bread!
I polished these bad boys off in one weekend!
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49 responses to “Banana Bread Bites”
Enjoy the snow and the banana bites! It finally snowed in Vegas. So, my Yankee yearnings are satisfied. ❤
Thanks so much! Oh wow! Snow in Vegas!! Hugs and love xox
Yes, it actually snowed. It’s also been so cold that we turned the heat on for the first time in the seven years since we moved here. Hugs and love to you, too. Say hello to New York for me. xox😊
Oh my goodness!! Wow!! Stay warm!
I’m staying inside and weaving. 😊
I saw it too, shut the door! I’m from Michigan and can’t take that stuff anymore. Been in Vegas six years 😆😬
Wow! That’s crazy! Polar vortex strikes again!
Thanks for sharing.
You’re very rude to say that to a woman and a senior!
Well, I just checked email – and you had me at the word “bliss.” These sound duh-LISH-us… even worth a trip to NYC. I can use all the hugs I can get. And a whole lot less winter… Cookie on, my lovely.
Haha thanks Nancy – these were definitely blissful! Me too! I’m ready for spring! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
What a good idea to make bites – this looks really good!
Thanks so much! Yeah I love bites – they’re perfect for on the go! And super yummy! Hugs and love xox
Maybe you can mail me some of these, they look soooo good Caralyn! 🙏🏻☺️❤️
Hahaha thanks! Check your mailbox tomorrow 😉
Can’t wait to try these! I was looking for a healthy, yet delicious snack alternative and these just might be the answer. Thanks for posting the recipe!
Thanks so much Greg! Oh these will definitely do the trick! Hope you enjoy! Hugs and love xox
Yummy yums! 🙂 God bless!
thank you so much Ryan! it most definitely was! hugs xo
Love that they’re gluten and dairy free. Can’t wait to make!
Thank you so much Dawn! yes! that’s the best part 🙂 hehe hugs xox
Thank you Dennis! it certainly was yummy! hugs xo
Banana bread look so wonderful 🙂
thanks so much! hugs xo
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Thank you for the link up, Tanya! Hugs and love xox
Thanks for the great recipe. I will give it a try.
Thanks Ali! Hope you enjoy them! Hugs and love xox
Made my mouth water. Thanks for the recipe. I liked how you described them as “hugs on a plate”. Nice.
Thank you so much 🙂 they were super cozy hugs for sure! Hugs and love xox
They look amazing!!
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
Thanks so much! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
These look delightful – can’t wait to give them a go! xx
thanks so much! hope you love them as much as I did! hugs xo
This looks so good! And they’re healthy? I may need to try this today!
Thanks so much! yes! they’re healthy and absolutely delicious! hugs xo
Omg! These look delicious 😍😍 and I can actually make them, lol! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful blessed day my friend 🌹🌹
Thank you Lane! Yes! They are super delicious and super easy! big hugs to you xox
These look AMAZING! I’m sooooo trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!!! I love, love, love the recipes you post! In fact, your blog is such a delight to read. I’m learning a lot from you. Thank you!
Thank you so much!!! Oh my gosh, you’re kind to say that! Hope you enjoy these as much as I did! hugs xo
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
Those look good and easy! Easy is the way….will have to try them. Seems perfect for warmer weather too, no heating up the kitchen!
Thanks so much! Yes for sure! Hugs and love xox