Paleo Banana Nut Balls

I visited my awesome Uncle Tony last night and he made same delicious Paleo Apple Pie Bars….the recipe can be found at:

I adapted the recipe to Paleo Banana Bread Balls because I had no unsweetened applesauce on me. I also replaced the figs with dates.

1 cup pitted dates
1 banana + 1 tablespoon water, mashed with a fork
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

In a food processor blend dates, banana mixture, and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon.
Pour the mixture into a large bowl, add coconut and almond flour and mix together.
Now in the food processor blend 1/2 cup almonds and 1 cup walnuts.
Mix the nut mixture into the large bowl as well. (I found it easier to use my hands and mix it all together.)
Finally in the food processor, blend the remaining almonds and cinnamon.
Roll 1 tablespoon of the dough mixture into about 20 balls.
Roll each ball in the almond and cinnamon.
Refrigerate before ready to serve!



Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

This is an absolutely delicious banana bread, especially with the addition of peanut butter & peanut butter cups!! If you are a peanut butter cup addict like me, then you must make this banana bread. I found this recipe on pinterest and it came from:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 ripe bananas
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
1- 8 oz. bag mini Reese’s peanut butter
cups (the ones without wrappers)

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a loaf pan with margarine.
Mix together flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl mix mushed bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg, and both sugars.
Gradually add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and mix until just combined.
Fold in mini Reese’s cups.
Bake for 1 hour.
Cool for 15 minutes and then loosen sides with butter knife and cool on cooling rack.