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This recipe blog is an extension of my original blog Motivation... Determination... Drive. Having been asked numerous times what is involved in paleo eating and the simple question "so... what can you eat?" I have decided to put this collection together. Some of the recipes will be original, and some will be modifications (or replicas) of recipes I have found in cookbooks books or on line. Every recipe listed will be something I have tried, nothing that I think just looks good and want to attempt. As a disclaimer, I will not take credit for those found at other sources, if you are to use one listed with a link attached please give credit to the original site. Thank You and happy eating!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Banana Almond Bites

These are fantastic. I had to alter the original recipe a bit since we don’t eat peanut butter… also I make them in mini muffin cups because I couldn’t get them out of the tin. They are wonderful when they are frozen!!
*Disclaimer: though the chocolate chips are dairy, nut and soy free they are not considered totally Paleo, so if you are doing a Paleo Challenge or staying completely 100% Paleo this recipe will cost you points.*

What you need:
- 1 ripe banana
- 3/4 cup almond butter (I use Trader Joes with Sea Salt)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
- Half bag of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

What you do:
- Mix everything but the banana together (I used my Ninja for this and it worked like a charm)
- Fill mini muffin tin with liners
- Cover the bottom with a thin later of batter
- Add a slice of banana
- Cover banana with batter
- Put in freezer for half an hour
- Melt half a bag of chocolate chips on stove top
- Dollop chocolate on each almond butter cup and return to freezer until serving
These guys melt fast so they should be kept in the fridge when not being eaten.