Baked Bananas + Chocolate


I have got a serious treat for you on this bright and sunny Monday.

For this month's Secret Recipe Club, I received We Heart Vegan - an all-vegan blog, as you may have guessed :) Though I do not usually use 'vegan' ingredients such as Earth Balance, I love any chance to make a naturally vegan recipe and thus when I stumbled across Brittany & Julie's recipe for baked bananas with chocolate I simultaneously swooned and got hungry. I loved reading Brittany's journey to veganism and her honest approach to making this life change. 

Meanwhile...I made these bananas and they were I mean, what's not to like? Bananas, chocolate, nuts...yum. I made a few slight changes based on what I had on hand and the result was a decadent yet not unhealthy delicious dessert. I think this will be my new go-to dessert!

Baked Bananas + Chocolate

*Adapted from We Heart Vegan

3 ripe bananas

1-2 Tbsp flour*

3 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

3 Tbsp peanut butter chips

2 Tbsp chopped walnuts, or nuts of your choice

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel the bananas. Cut them in half and then slice each piece length-wise. Dredge the bananas in flour and lay on the baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, flip, and bake for 8 minutes more.

In two separate bowls, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. I just did this in the microwave in 30 second increments. Drizzle the melted chips over a stack of bananas. Top with chopped nuts. Devour immediately.

*Note about flour: The original recipe called for coconut flour, but I used all-purpose since that's what I had. The flour did not all melt away, though I shook it off. I would recommend going with the coconut flour, or just omitting altogether. End note. ;)

Have a great Monday everyone!

What's your favorite {semi} healthy dessert?

Do you make vegan dishes?