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!
Servings 7 Bites
- 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
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.
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.
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