These frozen Banana-nut bites are an excellent vegan Dessert for summers with no refined sugar! Great for kids, easy-to-make, and super nutritious with nuts, oats, and banana- a must-try!  

 

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A while ago, I had compiled a post on “10 healthy foods to eat everyday!” Banana was on that list because of its benefit of providing high potassium content among others. So, I try to come up with recipes using a banana. Last week, I shared a mint-banana smoothie, and this post is about a dessert bite that I’m sure you will like – frozen banana-nut bites. The resulting texture of these frozen banana nuts bites is that of a gelato or soft in nature.  

Although I don’t have a sweet tooth, I try making bite-sized desserts for those occasional sweet urges. These frozen banana-nuts bites are one of those, and since my family relished it, I decided to post it on the blog! If your kids love bananas – this is an excellent dessert with packed nutrition for them as well.

How to make Frozen Banana Nuts Bites?

Step-by-Step Instructions

Serves:

6-8 Bites

 

Ready In:

 

20 mins Preparation and 5 hours freezing time 

Diet: 

Vegan,

Gluten-Free 

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1-2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 pinch cardamom or cinnamon powder (per your choice)
  • 1/2 inch ginger (optional)
  • 2-3 dates per taste (I use Medjool dates)
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

Frozen Banana Nuts Bites STML 2020
Step 1

Roast Nuts and oats for 20-25 minutes at 370 deg F until oats are roasted well.

You may also roast them in a pan on the stovetop until brown. 

Step 2

Save 2 tbsp of nuts for garnishing and crush them coarsely. Keep them aside.

Step 3

Deseed the dates and peel the banana.

Step 4

Blend the banana, roasted oats, roasted whole nuts, lemon juice and all other ingredients. Please don’t blend the crushed nuts which you kept aside in Step 2 above. 

Step 5

In a tray put parchment paper and spread the blended banana, nuts and oats paste in a thin ~1/2 inch layer. Garnish with roasted and crushed nuts.

Step 6

Freeze for 4-5 hours; cut into bites and serve. The resulting texture should be that of a gelato or soft and not hard cubes.  

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Expected Questions for making Frozen Mint-Banana bites

1. Can I replace Banana with another fruit?

Yes, you may replace with papaya, ripe pear or a ripe persimmon.

2. Can I skip oats?

Certainly so; just add more nuts in its place.

3. Can I skip cocoa?

Cocoa gives a little chocolaty flavor – you may skip it, and the resulting bites still taste good but taste a little more banana-ish.

4. In spite of freezing, the resulting bites are still soft?

That is the expected texture! It doesn’t get very hard – just a little chewy like gelato. 

5. Can we use frozen bananas?

Yes, please go ahead!

6. Can I leave the bites outside after having one serving?

No; please keep these bites frozen in the freezer. They lose texture if left outside and the banana will go through browning.

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Frozen Banana-Nut bites

Excellent summer Vegan Dessert with no refined sugar - Frozen Banana-Nut bites! Great for kids, easy-to-make, and super nutritious with nuts, oats, and banana- a must-try! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword banana shake, dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 7 Bites
Calories 85kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana Ripe
  • 1-2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 pinch cinnamon or cardamom powder
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2-3 Dates
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice optional

Instructions

  • Roast Nuts and oats for 20-25 minutes at 370 deg F until oats are roasted well.
    You may also roast them in a pan on stovetop until brown.
  • Save 2 tbsp of nuts for garnishing and crush them coarsely. Keep them aside.
  • Deseed the dates and peel the banana.
  • Blend the banana, roasted oats, roasted whole nuts, lemon juice and all other ingredients. Please don't blend the crushed nuts which you kept aside in Step 2 above. 
  • In a tray put parchment paper and spread the blended banana, nuts and oats paste in a thin ~1/2 inch layer. Garnish with roasted and crushed nuts.
  • Freeze for 4-5 hours; cut into bites and serve. The resulting texture should be that of a gelato or soft and not hard cubes.  

Notes

1. Can I replace it with another fruit?
Yes, you may replace with papaya, ripe pear or a ripe persimmon.
2. Can I skip oats?
Certainly so; just add more nuts in its place.
3. Can I skip cocoa?
Cocoa gives a little chocolaty flavor – you may skip it, and the resulting bites still taste good but taste a little more banana-ish.
4. In spite of freezing, the resulting bites are still soft?
That is the expected texture! It doesn’t get very hard – just a little chewy like gelato. 
5. Can we use frozen bananas?
Yes, please go ahead!
6. Can I leave the bites outside after having one serving?
No; please keep these bites frozen in the freezer. They lose texture if left outside and the banana will go through browning.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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