Banana + peanut butter = heaven
Look at them! Aren’t they just pretty? I know I sound like a proud mother, but I was really over the moon when I gave birth to these babies, bananas wrapped up in a smooth peanut butter glaze, topped with crunchy peanuts & cocoa nibs. Pure heaven!
I don’t know about you, but to me a combination of peanut butter and banana is just fabulous and one of the things I could never say no to. Like, a long time ago, before I knew better I used to love peanut butter sandwich topped with banana, heck I even used to eat peanut butter straight from the jar! I still love peanuts, although some raw foodies consider it a controversial topic, however, I listen to my body and if it wants peanuts, I give in. Easy! The other day I spotted these small bananas in a store, they were on a special offer and I immediately thought of peanuts. Peanuts and bananas, I thought, sounds like heaven to me!
I bought them, brought them home and checked what I had in my pantry. We’ve all seen bananas covered in chocolate, but I wanted to create something original. So, with peanut butter, coconut oil and agave + some crushed peanuts and cocoa nibs that I found, I came up with these beauties. You can make them real fast and real easy. So, let’s get to work!
Banana & peanut butter heaven
5 mini bananas or several large ones
couple of handful roughly chopped peanuts
handful cocoa nibs
For the glaze:
2 Tablespoons peanut butter (home made would be best)
2 Tablespoon liquid sweetner of your preference (maple, agave etc)
1 Tablespoon cocnut oil, melted
Make the glaze first: mix together the peanut butter, sweetner and coconut oil till glossy and runny. Peel your bananas and place one by one in the mixture-turne them around, making sure they are evenly coated. Place them on a tray lined with greasproof paper or silicone mat and cover them with chopped peanuts. Press them in a little bit so they will hold together better. I covered some of mine totally and only in peanjuts and for the others, I mixed peanuts with cocoa nibs. Place into freezer to set hard for at least half an hour. Devour! Non nom. Keeps in the freezer well, in a sealed container-remove about 10 minutes prior to eating.