Hellooo ♡ today I want to show you one of my favorite „Guilt-Free Desserts“ with which you can always satisfy your sweet tooth!
The Frozen Banana Bites are super easy and quick to make & you can also keep them in your fridge for weeks! Just take them out whenever you feel like eating something sweet and enjooooy!
OH and please forgive me that my food photography isn’t as awesome as last time :( my camera is broken and therefore I needed to take this picture with my iPhone. I tried my best though!!
TIME NEEDED: 10min + 30min freezing
INGREDIENTS: 3 bananas, 2 bars of dark chocolate & toppings of your choice: nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, …
1. PEEL AND CUT THE BANANAS
Take your bananas and cut them into pieces. You can create any shapes & sizes you prefer! I personally like little pieces that I can eat in one bite ♡ but you could also cut them into sticks, bigger pieces or cubes.
2. DARK CHOCOLATE
With dark chocolate I mean reeaaaaally dark chocolate. 85% at least, 90-95% is better. And don’t worry, your dessert will still be sweet enough! The bananas already give it a lot of fruit sugar & sweetness.
And you’ll maybe ask yourself: does eating 90% chocolate count as cheating? Hmmm I would say: no. 90% means that it consists to 90% out of cacao and I already told you in my BREAKFAST BLOGPOST how many healthy benefits cacao powder has! On top of that it only has about 5g sugar on 100g which is like nothing! But you still have to keep in mind that chocolate is super high in fats and therefore in calories (550kcal on 100g) so you should definitely eat it in moderation.
Sooo just put the regular chocolate bars in a pot and slowly melt it at low heat. This way you will get a liquid chocolate sauce - just as seen in my picture above. Dip the banana pieces in the chocolate, turn them a couple of times and make sure that they are fully covered. Then you need to carefully place them on a plate or some baking paper!
Now let’s head to the real fun! I love to put walnuts, pistachios, coconut flakes or various seeds (flea seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, …) on my banana bites. But you can actually just add whatever you like.
Sprinkle your toppings on the chocolate while it’s still liquid! Because that's the only way to make the toppings stick. Otherwise they will fall off. So better be quick!
4. FINISH OFF & FREEZE
This is how the banana bites look before & after being primped with toppings ♡ Now you just need to put the plate or baking paper into the fridge & freeze everything for at least 30min before they’re ready to eat!
But my personal favorite is: prepare a loooooot of banana bites at once and store them over days (or weeks) in the fridge. Perfect if you ALWAYS want to have something sweet & healthy ready to eat as soon as you get cravings.
I hope you liked this short but sweet dessert! Tell me in the comments if you would like me to post more of these kind of recipes ♡