Raw Banana Pecan-Raisin Bites
It’s Monday and I can finally breathe, well almost! This weekend, I accomplished a successful Healthy SnackFEST class, where we discussed the “big wig” companies, played a fun question game with healthy food prizes (because you are…”The apple of my eye,” get it) and ate delicious raw and whole food snacks! Just to fill you in, I am working hard at writing a cookbook, the snacks are my test foods! It has been quite a fun, adventurous foodie weekend! People came from different backgrounds and knowledge about the food industry and it was a blast to discuss many things!
One lady pulled me aside and said that snacks need to be quick for her since she works 40+ hours a week. She is also tired of the same old carrot and celery but doesn’t know how to jazz things up. This recipe is for her.
You can really dress up any fruit or vegetable with any toppings. I like to picture my fruit like an ice cream sundae. Yes, I really did just compare fruit to ice cream. There are so many toppings to choose from! Take a banana for example. A banana is amazing, you can pour goey chocolate on top with nuts, you can slice it in half and put toppings in the middle like a sandwich, you can even add it on top of your ice cream! It’s sweet and delicious. Cherries, berries, nuts, whipped cream all taste yummy! This simple recipe is healthy too! Just goes to show you that snacking can be simple and healthy!
- 1 banana
- 2 tbs pecans, chopped
- 1 tbs raisins
- shredded coconut
Step 1: Slice banana in bite size pieces
Step 2: Add pecans, raisins and coconut.
Make sure that your bananas are right. When I mean right, I mean ripe. If they aren’t ripe, it takes away from the sweetness factor. If this is the case, I just throw on some maple syrup. It’s a great combo!
Be sure to make plenty! Out of no where, these hungry monsters start to appear and run with plates! I actually made a plate for my husband and my children beat me to it. So I made two more plates.
This recipe is great because you can put the raisins, coconut and pecans in a bag and take a banana with you. When you get to work or school (wherever) slice up the banana and throw on the toppings from the bag! Saves lots of time and its an easy way to jazz up your banana! The end result is pure healthy and deliciousness.