Cinnamon and Walnut-encrusted Bananas

I can, in fact, confirm, that these are heavenly. This recipe is brought to you from SaraFae from Addicted To Veggies  (follow the link for her original recipe) She posts vegan recipe three times a week with beautiful photos, plus, she is fun to read). If you already have date paste to hand, (which I conveniently did) these take ten minutes. Of course, you could use maple syrup or honey instead.

Are you ready for some wholesome deliciousness? Then let’s begin! These quantities are for 2 medium bananas.

  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar*

*(she used a larger quantity, of “coconut crystals” or coconut palm sugar. I have no idea where you get it, and no doubt it costs a fortune. Whether you use sugar here, and how much you use, is down to personal taste, but it really needs little or none, especially if you use a syrup to coat the slices, which is far sweeter than date paste)

Blitz to a crumb in the mini chopper, or alternatively, use a ziploc bag and a rolling pin and smash to smithereens.

Then take:

  • 2 teaspoons date paste  (or maple syrup/honey/liquid sweetener)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of water

Mix well and toss in 2 medium bananas, sliced,  until all slices are coated in the wet mixture.

Coat your wet banana slices in the walnut crumb. You now have four choices:

  •  Eat now
  • Freeze for about an hour and a half. This is a gorgeous ice-creamy treat.
  • Dehydrate for approximately 2 hours until the outer crumb is a little crunchier. The fruit sugars are slightly more concentrated, and of course, they come out warm. A recipe for a heavenly mouthful, quite frankly.
  • (similar) use your oven as a dehydrator by putting it on it’s very lowest setting, with the door ajar, and follow dehydrating instructions as above. I thinkthe coolest AGA oven would work for this too.

Ready for dehydrating. Some more were in the freezer.

They did not last long enough.I was genuinely sad when we finished eating them. (Does that make me sad? ) A definite keeper!

By the way:

  • I ran out of walnut crumb, because the bananas were massive, so I did some in unsweetened dessicated coconut. Absolutely gorgeous. (In fact, one of my go-to sweet treats is banana slices dipped in dessicated coconut. Yum)
  • I tried both the freezer versions and the dehydrator, and both were fantastic.
  • SarahFae did a chocolate dipping sauce to go with it, made out of healthy plant ingredients  🙂  Here is that link for her recipe again if you are interested , if even to see beautiful food photos. Seems like a great sofa treat with someone you love.

Please try this, somebody, pleeeease! Love thyself, but deprive not thyself either.  Plant-lovingly yours.

Poor photo. But delicious.
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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Angela Stone on February 3, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Woman! Sarah posted this to facebook yesterday and I just pinned these on pinterest so I’d remember to make them. Within 5 minutes I had 29 repins! Wowzers.

    Reply

    • No way! That’s cool! They are delicious.

      Sent from my iPhone

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      • Posted by Angela Stone on February 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

        Very good. Used a little powdered stevia in the topping, I’ll leave that out next time, and 4 drops of liquid stevia in the liquid and it was good. We just put bananas and these crusted bananas in the dehydrator. Yum!

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