Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Raw Vegan Banana Bread Biscuits

Ooooh these are tasty little morsels!  They are uncooked and dried in a dehydrator.  I found the recipe on YouTube and she got it from ANI PHYO’s dessert book.  I had to make a couple changes to the recipe because Sydney and Hubby are allergic to cashews and pecans so I subbed out the cashews for peanuts and the pecans for almonds, I also added in about a 1/4 cup of chia seeds and a handful of dried craisins.  I don’t know if this still qualifies as “vegan” but they taste good.

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Here’s the recipe, the original recipe ingredients are in red.

2 cups unsalted blanched peanuts (cashews)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or add some real vanilla bean
1/2 cup almonds (pecans)
I also added:
1/4 cup chia seeds
a handful of dried craisins (you could go with raisins, or dates, or dried fruit of any kind)

Combine the peanuts and salt in a food processor.  Blend until a small crumbled texture.  Add bananas and vanilla, blend until well blended.  Add almonds and pulse to mix.
Drop by tablespoon or use a small cookie scoop to drop batter onto dehydrator tray, I covered my tray with parchment paper.  Dehydrate at 104 degrees until well dried, mine were in for at least 24 hours.  Eat plain or with jam.  Store in the fridge, they only last a few days but the drier they are the longer they last.  Reheat them in the dehydrator if you like them warm.
If you don’t have a dehydrator you can drop them on a cookie sheet and use your oven on the lowest setting with the door open, but I haven’t tried that.

Here’s what they look like before you dry them:

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tanita davis said...

A variation on these are all the rage in the toddler community - my Mama-friends know them as Three Ingredient Cookies, and while they like them for being an uncomplicated dietary treat for Littles, I prefer the more-than-three-ingredient version. And YUMMY, crasins!!

I've not had chia seeds yet. Isn't it hilarious that these are the same things people grew as ChiaPets!?

Kansas A said...

I brought some in for Lexi 4 and Emmery 1 when I babysat my grandkids yesterday but Lexi didn't like them. Emmery wolfed them back, loved 'em. :)
Well thanks T, I just got that silly song (Chi chi chiaaa!) from those old commercials out of my head every time I reach for my chia seeds and you reminded me again. LOL!