Some seriously good-looking Banana Walnut Muffins inspired these raw treats. I couldn’t ditch the craving for a muffin and since I’m continuing to eat only delicious raw vegan food I just had to toss something together. Banana goodness!
Chunky Banana Bites
1 ripe banana
1 cup sun dried raisins
1 cup raw nuts: I used walnuts and pecans
splash of pure vanilla
pumpkin pie spice
pinch of sea salt
I prefer to grind the nuts well before adding everything else. Once the nuts are ground well blend in the rest of the ingredients. The spices are to taste so use as much or as little as you like.
After this is mixed add:
½ cup sun dried raisins and about 1/3 cup of walnut pieces
Pulse a few times but don’t over mix.
I used mini liners in a mini cupcake pan to keep portions small – these are rich so a little goes a long way.
Make 12 good-sized balls (it will be a bit sticky) and place into twelve liners.
Cover and refrigerate until firm.
When they’re ready use the back of a teaspoon and gently press down each ball.
Prior to serving top with one slice of banana and a pecan halve. To keep the pecan in place I used a dab of agave.