Fair warning; there are some recipes you share because the food LOOKS delicious and then there are some recipes where the food IS delicious – this is the second one. Do you know how hard it is to make mashed banana batter look pretty?! Okay, you’ve been warned; let’s do this.
It’s another cold morning here, and there’s nothing I love more than a warm cup of coffee and a pastry on cold, weekend mornings. I just re-committed myself to sticking with my newest fitness program and meal plan, no matter what, so pastries are out of the question. Or are they?
When I think of the word pastry, I automatically envision an adorable coffee shop, a huge cinnamon roll, and a pair of pants that can be pulled up over my stomach after eating said cinnamon roll. Is that what you think of too? Don’t get me wrong, I loveeeee cinnamon rolls, and adorable coffee shops are my jam, but this is go time, and Spring Break is 40 days away. But there’s no reason I can’t have a healthy pastry at home?! The best part is that there’s no pants required. BOOM.
I knew I was going to make these a few days ago, so I went to the store to get ripe bananas. We’re probably the only household that doesn’t have bananas going bad; my hubby eats them like they’re going out of style. Luckily, a lot of grocery stores sell ripe bananas at a discount, which is perfect for this recipe.
Also, this cashew butter is life. While aimlessly strolling through Costco last week, I saw this huge jar with a price tag of $2.97 – whattttt?! Nut butter is expensive, and even though cashew butter didn’t sound that good to me, I bought it anyway, because $3 is basically free. I was dreading trying it because I just couldn’t imagine it being good – and I was completely and 100% wrong. It’s delicious. Like SO so yum. So I went back to Costco and 2 more jars – I swear I’m not a hoarder. Try it, y’all.
These can be cut into 6 or 9 squares – my original plan was to make 9, but then I cut a line down the center of the pan without thinking, so we ended up with 6 large squares instead. If you’re making them for kiddos, you probably want to do the smaller squares because these babies are dense and pretty filling.
And puhhhhlease – warm them up! They’re good at room temperature, but they’re even better warm. Happy weekend!