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Frozen Banana Bars

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 15 min
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x

Description

Simple, Frozen Banana Bars without any added sugar or sweetener.  They have a nutty base and banana-coconut filling.  Perfect for a refreshing Paleo and Vegan summer treat.


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Ingredients

Base

  • 1 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup whole, raw pecans*
  • 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces*
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Filling

  • 3 large, extra ripe bananas
  • 1 cup coconut cream**
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp xanthum gum (optional)***

Instructions

  1. For the Crust: combine all crust ingredients in food processor and blend until mixture can be pressed together and hold its shape.
  2. Remove base from food processor and press into lined 8″ x 8″ pan.
  3. For the Filling: combine all ingredients for filling in food processor.  Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour filling over base and place in freezer for at least 6 hours.  Optional: add additional cinnamon on top prior to freezing.
  5. Remove from freezer once set, cut into 16 pieces and serve.  Optional: drizzle with dark chocolate.
  6. Store in freezer.

Notes

*You can substitute any nut or seed for the pecans and walnuts.  

*Use just the cream from a can of full fat coconut milk.  Each can typically has about 1 cup of cream (which is enough for this recipe).

***I like using xanthum gum to create a smoother, thicker texture for the filling but it will not affect the taste.  You can omit if desired.

Keywords: no-bake, banana bars, vegan, no added sugar, egg free, dairy free