Banana Bread Bites

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.

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Nevermind the fact that I need to go grocery shopping, and I’m procrastinating doing the laundry.

Right now, in this moment…bliss.

Banana Bread Bites - Cookie recipe from BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #specificcarbohydratediet #food #edrecovery #dessert

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.

Banana Bread Bites - Cookie recipe from BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #specificcarbohydratediet #food #edrecovery #dessert

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.)

Sorry for the tangent, but I just love Tailwind like a child, so…forgive me.

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!

Banana Bread Bites - Cookie recipe from BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #specificcarbohydratediet #food #edrecovery #dessert

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!

Banana Bread Bites - Cookie recipe from BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #specificcarbohydratediet #food #edrecovery #dessert

Here’s What You Need: (Serves 3-4; Makes 14 bites)

8 dates
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

Tools: Processor
Good Chef’s Knife
Wooden spoon

Banana Bread Bites - Cookie recipe from BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #specificcarbohydratediet #food #edrecovery #dessert

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.

Banana Bread Bites - Cookie recipe from BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #specificcarbohydratediet #food #edrecovery #dessert

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!

Banana Bread Bites - Cookie recipe from BeautyBeyondBones #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #specificcarbohydratediet #food #edrecovery #dessert

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”

  1. 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

    • Thanks so much! Yeah I love bites – they’re perfect for on the go! And super yummy! Hugs and love xox

  2. 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

  3. 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

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