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Grain Free Banana Bites

It’s SO hard to find easy, grain free recipes. Here’s one that I loved!I found this recipe at Power Hungry – so you can check out her thoughts and variations as you please!

But here I include my instructions for using the air fryer. Quick Tip – with this recipe, it’s okay for the cookies to be undercooked! Test your air fryer and build up the minutes to get to your perfect flavor.

Let’s get to it:

How to Make It

  1. Mix almond flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the banana into your measuring cup. Then, scoop it into a mixing bowl with the almond flour and baking powder.
  3. Blend ingredients. This part was a little tricky, I wasn’t sure how the dough would look. It begins very dry and seems like it won’t blend. However, with a fork and some effort it will blend nicely.
  4. I use a small cookie scoop and place the banana bites into the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. The edges will be golden brown. But, the inside will still be soft.
  6. If you enjoy a crunchier shell, bake at 350 for 8 minutes. The outside will be dark all around (on the verge of looking burned), but the inside will still be soft!

Want to keep this recipe and my other treats for yourself? Grab a copy here!

Variations:

My favorite variation will always be adding in chocolate chips. I use Lily’s chocolate chips because they aren’t made with many ingredients, I can pronounce each ingredient, and there is no sugar. I’m fine with Stevia in my diet, as it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels.

At Power Hungry, she recommends sugar sprinkles, peanut butter imprints, cinnamon, and coconut as some great varieties. I haven’t tried them yet. If you have tried these flavors, please leave a comment about how it worked out!

Yum, Yum:

Now for the background. These are easy ingredients on the tummy, bananas are often recommended when a person in a Colitis flare is looking for easy foods. But, these treats are great for people in remission too! I’ve been in remission for 5 years and off medication for 9 months – so, I have to take my food very seriously.

Back to the baking – I thought these would somehow flatten out, like cookies. However, mine basically kept the same round shape they had going into the oven. At first, I was a little disappointed thinking I made a mistake (I doubled the recipe, so I probably did make a mistake somewhere). But! The little banana balls were so tasty and just the right pop of a snack.

We were heading out the door on a camping, so I placed them in a Ziploc bag and tried keeping them semi-flat in the trailer.

My husband isn’t usually too impressed with my grain free, sugar free treats, but he liked these! I mean, it’s a ripe banana – what’s not to like?

Final Note – The approach I take to my recipes are always with colitis/autoimmune disease in mind. It’s very difficult to find sugar free/grain free recipes, so I’m on the hunt to find and share them here!

Let me know how these turn out!

Hanna

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