Good morning! So I’ve had a few inquiries and requests about recipes, and I’m excited to post my very first one today!
Being that I’m on a coconut oil, gluten-free experiment/diet, I’ve been getting creative with options that are on-plan but still delicious. I made my signature Paleo Banana Fritter Bites this morning and remembered to take a photo for the blog post 🙂 Now, being that I made up the recipe myself and don’t really measure anything (I really just eyeball it), I’m going to do my best to give approximate measurements so you can duplicate my creation.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 egg (I use large, cage-free organic, but any will do)
1/3 cup almond flour/meal (approximate measurement…I’ve also used cashew flour, which is yummy. Use whatever you like best, or go crazy and mix them :-P)
1 -2 (heaping) Tbsp psyllium husk (optional, but great added fiber…sometimes I use chia seeds instead (a sprinkle) and it’s great that way, too)
water (to consistency)
1 medium banana (ripened to preference)
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional, but highly recommended for added yumminess)
healthy dash of cinnamon powder (again, optional, but recommended)
1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
Okay, so now that we have the ingredients list, this is how you mix them together to make the magic happen.
1. In a cereal-size or small mixing bowl, combine egg, almond flour, psyllium husk/chia seeds and enough water to achieve a thick pancake batter consistency.
2. Peel and cut banana into 1/2- 3/4 inch pieces and add to above mixture. Add vanilla & cinnamon powder (optional, but definitely recommended; I’ve made it with and without, and it’s MUCH more delicious with it). Stir to coat banana pieces with batter.
3. In large skillet, add coconut oil (enough to fully coat the bottom of the pan…approximately 1 heaping Tbsp does it for me) and get the oil nice and hot.
4. With oil pre-heated and heat turned to medium/medium-high, use a spoon to place banana pieces (make sure you’re grabbing 1 batter-coated slice at a time…they cook best this way) into the oil leaving a little space between each “bite” so they can cook individually.
I actually had eaten a few before I took the picture…thankfully I stopped myself and snapped this photo ^^ haha. But seriously, these are so delicious and satisfying that you will hardly believe they are Paleo, gluten-free, and grain-free with no added sugars! Wheeeeee!!! Enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, for dessert…or any time!
If you make them (which I hope you do!), please let me know how you like them and/or if you have any questions about the recipe.
Ciao for now,