Hors d’oeuvres will never be the same.
Imagine you’re invited to a “desserts only” party.
A party where everything—from the drinks, to the appetizers, to the main course—is a dessert.
Dare to dream.
Impress all your friends with these gourmet-looking cookie bites that are secretly healthy and so simple to make!
Chocolate-Chip Banana Bites
- 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup flour (I used 70g oat flour. You can use all-purpose, spelt, or gf all-purpose.)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda (not baking powder)
- 3 tbsp to 1/3 cup chocolate chips, depending on your preference
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or coconut brown sugar or sucanat (do not omit or sub with white) (20g)
- 1tbsp plus 2tsp white sugar or evaporated cane juice (If you have no sweet tooth, like me, you can omit) (21g)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil (or pre-melted margarine) (12g)
- 2-3 tbsp milk of choice, or more if needed (feel free to switch proportions of milk and oil) (30-45g)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix your dry ingredients, then add in wet. Form baby-sized cookies OR big cookies and bake 6-8 minutes. Take out when still underdone–they’ll continue to cook while cooling, and so you don’t want them to get hard. (If you made big cookies, you can use a circle-shaped cookie cutter to achieve baby cookies.) To serve: sandwich a banana slice between two cookies. If possible, do this at the last minute so the bananas stay fresh. For a variation, replace banana with sliced strawberries!
If you’d prefer, here’s a Sugar Free Variation.
If you’re in the mood for a naughtier version…
Forget the bananas and make Cookie Sandwiches.
What would you prefer?
I’m going to be in NYC this next week, so I was wondering: would y’all be interested in seeing trip-recap posts, with restaurant reviews and point-n-shoot photos? (I’m not bringing my DSLR camera on vacation.) Or would you rather I stick to my signature dessert posts? I don’t care either way, so I wanted to ask your opinions. (Even if you do vote for NYC-recap posts, I’ll still mix in some recipe posts as well.)
Also, a huge thank you to whomever put this post on stumbleupon. I don’t really understand stumbleupon, but I was amazed by how many people viewed the post. Usually (read: never), my blog doesn’t get 5,000 unique visitors from of 2-3am!