There’s nothing better than a simple recipe that ticks both the taste and nutrition boxes. Plus, it seriously doesn’t get any quicker or easier than this.
These are a great healthy snack for active kids because the nut butter provides them with protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrate and the bananas, as well as being an amazing source of complex carbohydrate, are rich in minerals which are often depleted during heavy activity. The cacao makes them chocolatey good and is also a great source of antioxidants.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit nut-free.
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Who'd have thought just three simple ingredients could produce such a delicious, decadent treat? Plus they are gluten, grain and dairy-free.
- 6 medium sized , very ripe bananas (2 cups approx.)*
- 250 g (1 cup) nut butter (any kind you like, such as peanut butter, almond butter, hazelnut butter etc;)
- 60 g (½ cup) raw cacao powder or Dutch process cocoa (you can use less if you prefer a less intense chocolate flavour)
- Preheat your oven to 180℃ and line a small brownie tin with baking paper.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a powerful blender or food processor (Thermomix, 15sec, speed 5).
- Pour into the lined tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm to touch.
- Allow to cool and slice into squares. These can be frozen for up to a month.
You could try sunflower butter (I've not recipe tested as yet).