My baby doesn’t eat any of the bars/balls I make her rather she looks at me as she throws them on the floor (insert angry face). So I’ve given up and instead created a bar for me :)
This treat came into creation because my Thrive Order gave me free Plantain Chips. They are the kind that consist of Plantains, sea salt and coconut oil. If you decide to make this recipe (which you should because I don’t think you will have tried anything quite like it) make sure you check the ingredients for added sugars.
I’ve never really loved plantains chips by themselves so as I stared at the packet I wondered what we were going to do with them. It was early morning, my baby alarm had got me up at 5:30 and she was playing on the floor at my feet. By playing I mean pulling EVERYTHING out of the cupboards. But she was amusing herself and I had some time to create. I intuitively starting crushing the plantains in the packet. And next thing you know these delicious “Plantain Choc Chip Bars” were born.
I was really pleased with myself for creating and making this recipe all before seven am. And then I looked down at my feet to Blu and saw that she had covered the white cabinets in avocado and blue dye from freeze dried blueberries.
These bars are seriously good. I LOVE them. They are a real treat whilst still being relatively healthy for you. There is no added sugar and because they are made with almond butter they have a fair amount of protein so they satiate a hungry tummy. Also, I mean it when I say I really don’t think you will have tried anything like them before. They are unusually delicious. So unusual that you might want to go back again and again.
Plantain Choc Chip Bites
How to cook Plantain Choc Chip Bites
- Crush the plantains. Open the bag to let the air out then pressing the bag until plantains crumble. Alternatively, you can use the blender for a few seconds or until plantains are in small pieces.
- Blend oats until smooth flour. Combine oats and crushed plantains in a large mixing bowl. Add the choc chips and mix through.
- Transfer almond butter, dates and coconut oil to the blender. Blend ingredients until combined.
- Mix the dry and wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- If using the silicone tray press mixture tightly into molds. Alternatively, you can roll the mixture into bite-size balls.
- Place the tray/balls in the freezer to set for 1 hour.
- Once set remove from freezer. Store in an airtight container either in the fridge or freezer.
I would love to hear from you in the comments if you make this delicious recipe. Tell me what you think? Do you love it as much as I do?
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