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Chocolate-Chip Banana Bites

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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.

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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.

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If you’re in the mood for a naughtier version…

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Forget the bananas and make Cookie Sandwiches.

Changing subjects…
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!

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Published on July 18, 2011

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  1. Lisa Fine says

    Yum – that’s one of my favorite combinations (chocolate and banana), and they’re so cute.

    I’d love to hear about your trip to NYC….are you planning on any blogger meet-ups? I might be there next week, and it’d be fun to meet up. 🙂

  2. Jennifer JCD says

    Yummylicious!

    As for NYC, I’d love to hear about your trip! I’ve never been there, but would like to someday. For now, I can live vicariously through others. 🙂 Have a great trip!

  3. Melissa says

    THANK YOU! Its like you read my mind. I have a party to go to, and while its not a dessert party, I was put in charge of desserts. I’m definitely gonna make these!!!

  4. Sarahishealthy says

    I would LOVE to hear a trip recap! And if you’re still doing recipe posts too, it’s like we get the best of both worlds from our favorite blogger! 🙂

  5. Erika says

    These are beautiful, Katie :). But I am with many of the other commenters. I’ve told you before that I am so interested in your “day in the life” posts, so I’m excited for the NYC ones!
    Happy day, sweet Katie!

  6. VEGirl says

    Aww adorable! I have been tossing around the idea of having an “everything mini” tea party with lots of little nibbles that are mini :D. I even have a mini teacup set! 😉 Mini pies, mini cookies, mini sandwiches, mini frosted cakes, mini cupcakes. It would be so much fun!

    Personally, I would love to hear about your trip– especially the food on your trip (I have my priorities)! I can understand why you wouldn’t want to bring your camera, but if you make a make-shift cover/case for it and slip in into your purse or backpack it wouldn’t have to be target? The camera case can be a dead giveaway, but when I was in NYC I took my DSLR and was fine (granted, I was in a group of thirty small-town kids with about ten chaperons, so take that as you will….. ;))

  7. Ragnhild says

    Katiiiie- your photos and ideas and recipes are just getting better and better! These looks amazing, and I would love to serve them at a party! Perfect finger food 😀
    As much as I love your recipe post, I would love to hear about your NY trip!!

  8. Kat @ Cupcake Kat says

    This is such a fun idea! A dessert only party sounds like heaven to me. I think I’m going to host one. You’re invited! I would love to see a recap of your NYC trip! I’ve never been there so it would be really interesting for me atleast

  9. Lilly says

    ohhh yum! how good would these sandwiches be with banana butter 🙂 Would love you see NYC with you, or through you 😉

  10. Lisa says

    im all for restaurant reviews! Im living in NYC this year so Id to love to hear your opinions on vegan options!! 🙂

    and the banana chocolate chip idea is so cute!! dessert party sounds right up my alley 😉

  11. Amber K says

    While I love all things frosting, the banana idea looks delicious. Especially topped with a nut butter, like chocolate peanut butter. YUM!

  12. Julene says

    As a resident of NYC I’m curious what kind of places you’ll be chowing down. Went to Quintessence for the first time after reading about it on your blog – the coconut cream pie was HEAVEN!

  13. Sarah says

    I would love trip-recap posts! i luv those a bunch. Experiencing NY through someone else’s eyes! BTW- random question: why did you become a vegan? was there a specific thing that happened or was it just a lightbulb moment? Thanx!

  14. The Teenage Taste says

    Oh my goodness! A dessert party is definitely my kind of party. 😀
    These banana bites look delicious, but the recipe of yours that currently has me drooling are those bean blondies you posted a few months ago. I made them yesterday and am in love! You can’t even tell they have beans in them. YUM! 😀

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