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.
- 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.
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.