Almond Butter Chocolate Banana Boats | #Paleo #Glutenfree Snack

Almond Butter Chocolate Banana Boat

I’ve talked a lot on here lately about the Paleo way of eating. One of the tenets of going Paleo is that since you’re theoretically eating filling, nutritrious meals full of healthy fats and protein, snacking should be a non-issue.

According to my new favorite book, Practial Paleo, if you “plan your meal around protein first, make sure you also add good fat,followed by carbs,” you should remain sated until your next meal time.

And mostly, I’ve been able to adhere to the non-snacking rule. But occasionally I just NEED a snack. Maybe I was eating on the go and just didn’t eat enough at mealtime, or maybe life happened, or maybe I just had PMS, but there have definitely been times that I’m searching for a small snack that won’t completely derail my Paleo way of life.

I came up with Almond Butter Chocolate Banana Boats first for my kids, but now I’ll make myself one when I’m having a sweet craving. The only rule here is to use high-quality ingredients. I like Maranatha brand Almond Butter and Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder. Both have minimally processed ingredients.

Here’s what to do:

Slice 1 banana in half

Slather 1 tbsp of almond butter on each half (so 2 tbsp total)

Using a sifter or a fine mesh strainer, lightly sprinkle about 1 tbsp of cocoa powder over the top.

Enjoy! My kids like to split one of these for a mid-morning snack, but you could also pack these in a reusable snack bag or Pyrex container to take along with you!

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Comments

  1. I used to make something very like this for my kids and day care kids. We called them Monkey Sandwiches. We used peanut butter, skipped the cocoa, and put the two banana halves together to make a sandwich.