Choco-Nana Magic Bites (GF/V)

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You know when people cringe when you say you are “winging” something? Or when you cringe. Like they (and you) know it’s going to be a catastrophe? Well this was definitely not one of those times.

I decided to wing this one and see how multiple layers of yumminess could combine to make magic. And it was just that. Magic.

I surprised myself with my control when I was able to only eat two. Though I kept eyeing the other ones but I saved them for my family, which I really think I deserve a medal for doing so.

These sweet treats are relatively low sugar, and contain healthy fats, protein, fiber, as well as essential nutrients like zinc, EPA&DHA, vitamin B12, magnesium, iodine, and vitamin D3. A fantastic snack if you have a sweet tooth but also want to boost your nutrient status!

These are commonly missing nutrients in the general population, and particularly amongst vegans, and what better way to consume them than in (delicious) food form?

PLUS they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and crappy food free, always.

You. Are. Welcome.


Ingredients

Base

1 cup oats
2 deglet noor dates
1 tbsp coconut oil

Middle

2 frozen bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
Coconut milk to taste

Topping

1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp cacao powder
stevia or monk fruit optional
1 tbsp almond butter
coconut shredding



Instructions

  1. Blend the base ingredients together in a food processor until a sticky texture is formed. Add some nut milk if it is too dry. Form into patties and place into the freezer.

  2. Blend middle ingredients together, and add nut milk if the mixture is too clumpy until you reach a thick ice cream like consistency. Add this layer (about 1 tbsp) on top of the base. Store in freezer.Then top with 1 tbsp of almond butter ( I used superfood almond butter from NUIT) on top of the banana layer. Store in the freezer.

  3. In a sauce pan on low heat, add the coconut oil and chocolate until you have a saucy mixture. Pour over the cakes, and top with coconut shreddings (optional). Place in the freezer. When ready to eat, remove from the fridge for about 30 minutes. ENJOY!



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Laurence Annez