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Frozen Banana Bites

frozen banana bites

Frozen Banana Bites made with just three ingredients are a super easy treat to make for your Valentine.

I know you guys come here for great grain-free recipes. I also know that you count on me to create healthy recipes that don’t have a trillion ingredients. That’s why I made this Paleo Frozen Banana Bites recipe for you. These chocolate-dipped bananas are not only fabulous for Valentine’s Day, they’ll also prevent you from spending your entire life in the kitchen! What does that mean? More time with your loved ones. And more time for yourself. And a chocolate dessert. What could be better than all of that? Nothing, in fact.

Did I mention that these banana slices dipped in chocolate are irresistible? And that freezing the aforementioned banana slices gives you frozen chocolate covered bananas? As you can see, I’m kinda going bananas over this super easy, healthy Valentine’s Day recipe.

My older son devoured this healthy treat made from a mere three ingredients. I must admit though that he is a bit of a banana lover. He loves bananas and I love making banana recipes –think Banana Bread, Banana Ice Cream, and all of the frozen bananas that I keep in the freezer for smoothies.

Frozen Banana Bites

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  1. Place sliced bananas on a parchment paper lined plate
  2. One by one, using a small heart shaped cookie cutter, cut banana slices into hearts
  3. Melt chocolate over very low heat
  4. Dip sliced banana hearts into chocolate, then sprinkle with coconut
  5. Place on parchment lined plate to set
  6. Freeze for 1 hour
  7. Serve

Makes 14 Banana Bites

I based these Frozen Banana Bites on a recipe that I looked at over at Desi’s website Unconventional Kitchen. I met Desi through Jason Leake who runs one of my favorite websites Pro Blog School; his wife, Lisa Leake, is the founder of 100 Days of Real Food. She has a book coming out in August also called 100 Days of Real Food. Stay tuned for that.

So, back to bananas. When I decided to create my own frozen banana treat I also referred to a post called Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas from Joy the Baker. Her photography is stunning and I adore her writing. Since I so enjoyed the frozen banana desserts from Desi and Joy, and because it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I figured I’d make my Frozen Banana Bites heart shaped. I made a few other adjustments, then added shredded coconut, and voila these Frozen Banana Bites came to fruition.

If you want to make a treat that is not quite as healthy, dip these Frozen chocolate banana bites in sprinkles. My younger son (who is now a teenager –gasp!) loves sprinkles and was tickled pink when I made them for him this way.


posted on February 11, 2014, 21 comments

  1. EsJayKay

    I wonder how it would turn out if I put a dab of peanut butter on the bananas, froze them and then dipped them in chocolate? The recipe sounds heavenly as is, but I’m always craving peanut butter!

  2. Jennifer

    Elana: I just made your coconut whip from your cupcake book. I had a lot of coconut fat in my can of coconut milk. It whipped great and then deflated when I added the agave syrup, vanilla and salt and whipped it in again. Any tips? Still tastes great? We are having strawberry shortcake tonight with you go-to vanilla cupcakes cut in half, strawberries sweetened slightly w. coconut sugar and the coconut whip—-yum! Thanks for all your hard work. Jennifer

    • Kandi

      Think of the whipped cream as a big fragile air bubble. It needs to be handled gently or it will pop. After you whip the cream all puffy and pretty, gently FOLD the other ingredients into it. Lift slowly from bottom in a single folding motion then turn bowl and fold again gently until it is incorporated.

  3. D @ The Kosher Cave Girl @ thekoshercavegirl.com

    These look incredible, Elana!

  4. katie @ fromicecreamtomarathon @ fromicecreamtomarathon.com

    These look delicious! When you say chocolate chunks, would that be the same as chocolate chips? Semi sweet or milk chocolate?

  5. Gundega Vitols

    the banana chocolate hearts sounded like the perfect thing to bring to my grandsons for valentine’s day. however, a heart shaped cookie cutter that small (the size of a banana slice) proved to be impossible to find here in Sonoma, CA. the local gourmet kitchen ware store had none, none of my foodie friends did, etc.

    where on earth did you find the cookie cutter?

    thanks

    • Mary

      Her link goes to a 1 inch cutter on Amazon. I wonder where she buys her bananas because I’ve never seen one with a 1 inch diameter. So disappointed because I wanted to surprise my hubby tonight and there’s no way these are going to look like cute hearts.

      • Kim

        I ended up just packing the bananas into the heart cutter I had with my palms. They actually didn’t come out too bad looking! In heart form, that is. They were cute.

        They didn’t hold up to trying to dip them in the chocolate though. I thought about maybe freezing them before I put the chocolate on to firm them up but I ran out of time this morning so I just dabbed the chocolate on top and froze that. Definitely not as pretty as Elana’s, but I imagine they taste similar.

  6. Brittney

    Yep. I’m making these!! YUUUUMMMMMMMM!

  7. Lynn

    I made these tody and ate half before I got them in the freezer! Thank you!

  8. Kasey J.

    I was wondering what cookie cutter you use, they are so small. Very cute!

  9. Caroline

    These were so cute and so tasty! I found my cookie cutter at Bulk barn (I’m in canada). It was 69cents. :-)

  10. Ally @ Om Nom Ally @ omnomally.com

    What a fabulous idea Elana. I had to rummage through my baking drawer to find a small heart cookie cutter, I’ll have to give this a go tomorrow :) I might even sprinkle some chops nuts on top as it sets. Thanks for the idea and recipe.

    • Tina

      I am allergic to bananas :(. Could I possibly use another fruit. Recovering from pnemonia at the moment that lead to heart failure so really interested in a great sub that’s healthy, fun and a little sexy. ;). Ideas anyone.

  11. Helen

    Just made these for my kiddo for valentines day…OMG out of this world good! Did half w toasted coconut slivers and half w toasted almond slivers. This is I
    on the permanent dessert menu!

  12. Dee

    Sorry, this is off-topic, but has the search option been removed? I used to see a search box at the top of the page, but it appears to be gone. I’m having difficulty finding recipes from the drop-down menu.

  13. Brenda

    Made these yesterday – wonderful – like eating candy!

  14. Oh Elana these are beautiful. I love that you made them into hearts.  I will have to make them with the coconut that sounds fun. I love them with peanut butter, but the coconut shreds are calling my name. 

    It was fun to meet you in Jason's group.  Hopefully we can meet in person some day.

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